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Email: sevankur@gmail.com

History of Journey So Far

Dr. Avinash Saoji, the founder of ‘PRAYAS’, after passing out MBBS from GMC, Nagpur in 1983 decided then only ‘what not to do in his life’. One thing he decided was not to apply his knowledge & skills for making money, but to use it for those who are in need. He lived at & worked for villages, for initial 22 years, where no services were available. He also decided not to go for post-graduation, as he believed in reaching out to masses with basic knowledge, rather than giving more specialised services to few. He worked with a NGO in tribal & rural area for 10 years, as full time volunteer, mainly in the field of community health. PRAYAS emerged out as the need felt by Dr. Avinash Saoji to work independently, to move forward towards the destination. PRAYAS believes that equilibrium in all four dimensions of health (Life) viz.; Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual, is an essential prerequisite for actualization of innate human potential and the contentedness in life. It is absent in lives of most of us today, mainly because of the craziness for money & power & the materialistic attitude in general. PRAYAS is working towards this realization through various programs for all the three generations.

1994
Prayas Registration
1994
School/college Awareness Programs: Reached out to 5000 + schools/colleges, 10 Lacs students, 60,000 +teachers.
1998
Mobile clinic started for tribal & rural population: 30000+ pateints treated
2000
Heart Attack Reversal Awareness Program : 1500 Awarness programs across the state & 200 + Workshops.
2005
Scrap Bank & Disaster Management : 10000 + cloths collected & ditributed every year to the needy or disaster affected people.
2007
PRAYAS Sevankur Bhavan at Amravati : <br>A Recharging Station for every kind of negativities of Life. G +4 building at the heart of the city built through the contribution of the well wishers of PRAYAS with all residential facilities for learning/teaching for 50 inmates.
2007
Sevankur Youth Motivation Camps started : For social sensitisation & motivation. We organized residential camps at diffrent places for youths, 8000 + youths participated.
2009
Spark Summer Camps for Children : 40 residential camps, 1000 + children of 8 to 18 years age group. Learning by doing/assignment based learning for overall personality development, confidence building & development of Emotional Quotient
2012
Sevankur Little Champs : Stage show for mass therapy for generalized depression & frustration: 19 programs/50000+ audience.
2013
Prayas Center for Competitive Exams : used by 1000 + students. Highly disciplined & well acknowledged center. 100 students got selected for various posts.
2014
Prayas Sevankur Bhavan
2014
Amhi BiGhadalo program :36 monthly motivational/transformational programs organized at Amravati,Nagpur & Yavatmal.
2015
Mission deep Nilona, Yavatmal : One of the best Public Private partnership program, story appeared in 40+ newspapers globally, De silting of the Nilona Dam at Yavatmal, 1.3 Lacs tractor trollies silt removed, 50+ days water requirement of Yavatmal city added.
2018
Cancer awareness Program : Initiated a state level cancer network of cancer survivors, organizations, cancer awareness yatars every year, promotion of cancer supportgroups, helping cancer patients in treatment.
2020
Diabetes Reversal, Weight Loss & Wellness Program : Regular online course of 8 weekly sessions of 2 hours each. 31 Hindi Indian & 14 US English batches 850 + participants.

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