“Through selfless service, you will always be fruitful and find the fulfillment of your desires.” – Bhagavad Gita

On the auspicious occasion of Vinayaka Chavithi, Hindus have been restricted to their homes owing to the corona pandemic. States across the country denied permission to set up idols and worship at public places. Every family is confined to their homes. Serving their favorite deity by offering puja, bhajans and prasadam at the comfort of their homes.

This is the first in many decades. We have always celebrated Vinayaka Chavithi in a grandeur way, Gigantic Lord Ganesh idols, Big music system and hundreds of devotees flocked together at one single venue, owing to the desperate situation Covid has put us in, this year public celebrations were put on hold.

To prevent community transmission and to maintain social distance, Govts had no other option but to deny permission for public gatherings.

Many still were not disheartened but showed their love towards their God by following rituals at home. Some took this opportunity to put into practice the age-old belief that service to mankind is service to God. They took opportunity to distribute food and serve the helpless.

Aravapalli Venkateswara Rao, President of the trust.

One such charitable trust, Aravapalli Charitable Trust, serving people for quite some time now, decided to serve food to the orphans at Apple Foundation Orphanage, Gundala, Vijayawada. Led by its Managing Trustee Aravapalli Subramanyam, the trust provided food to  orphans at the orphanage. Mr. Subramanyam personally served food to the orphans.

Inspired by his father Aravapalli Venkateswara Rao, President of the trust, who all throughout his life was very eager in serving his fellow human, prior to his retirement Mr. Venkateswara Rao decided to open an old age home to provide refugee to old people abandoned or unfortunate to provide for themselves. His ideals motivated his children to carry the torch lit by him. His Son Mr. Subramanyam has been doing charity ever since, he is a staunch believer of the notion, service to mankind is service to God.

Whatever good you do comes back manifold, doing what you can when you can is a good thing and help the less fortunate. Hope many are inspired by the likes of the Aravapalli Charitable Trust and extend their hand to the needy.

“Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps, and whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.” – Bhagavad Gita

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