Is it really possible to give to others without expecting anything in return?
Code : A000444
Project : Medical Assistance
Volunteer : Subuddi Santosh Kumar
Need : Poor and needy accident victim
LAASA’s Solution : Provided medical assistance
Beneficiaries : Ellumalli Vallabha
Location : Rangoli Village, Srikakulam Dist.
One of the most extolled virtues of all time is selfless service to others. The value of selfless service is found in many religions and spiritual traditions around the world. Indian religions refer to selfless service with the Sanskrit word seva, which means helping others in need without the thought of receiving any reward or repayment in return. Seva is thought to advance a person’s spiritual growth or development.
So, is it really possible for an ordinary person to serve others without expecting reward or recognition, or does one have to be a saint to engage in such service? The answer is that we all have the capacity for selfless service. ‘Helping out is not some special skill. It is not the domain of rare individuals. It is not confined to a single part of our lives. We simply heed the call of that natural impulse within and follow it where it leads us.’
Proving that selfless service is possible, our volunteer Subuddi Santosh Kumar had identified a poor and needy person Ellumalli Vallabha Narayana (21 years old) at Rangoli Village, Srikakulam Dist. He lost his father. Recently, he met with an accident due to which his leg was broken. He underwent a surgery and was now in post-operative care. He doesn’t have enough money to pay for his medical expenses. We the LAASA provided medical assistance to this deserving person.