Naivedyam

Since the time She was a very young, the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, had dreamt of creating a small world where ‘people would live without having to busy themselves with food and lodging and clothes and all the imperious necessities of life.’ (The Mother, Questions and Answers, November 1956-November 1962, p. 15, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1956.) This dream was translated into reality at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, where all the material needs of aspirants are looked after so that they can turn ‘spontaneously towards the divine life and the inner realization.’

But in the present times, specially due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, innumerable people have lost their livelihood and many are forced to live on reduced income. Since no one in the Mother’s kingdom should go to bed in an empty stomach, Overman Foundation has undertaken a scheme named NAIVEDYAM through which ration kits are provided to needy families on a regular basis.

On Friday, 16 October 2020, Overman Foundation donated ration-kits to Sane and Enthusiast Volunteers’ Association of Calcutta (SEVAC) for the nearly one hundred patients who are being treated there for problems related to mental health. Located at Thakurpukur (Kolkata), SEVAC runs a 100 Bedded Mental Health Facility-cum-Halfway Home for the treatment of the acute patients and residential care of the recovered and stable patients. Dr. Tapas Kumar Ray, Founder-Secretary of SEVAC accepted Overman Foundation’s humble offering of ration kits on behalf of the organization.

On Sunday, 4 October 2020, Overman Foundation donated ration kits containing flour, cooking oil, sugar and biscuits to twenty families selected by the authorities of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Siriti.

Since our means are limited while there are many who need help, we humbly request generous and broad-minded people who are willing to help people in distress to kindly come forward and help us in our endeavour to the extent possible so that hunger can be replaced with a smile.

Under the present situations, we are accepting only online donations which can be sent to the following bank account:

Name: Overman Foundation

Bank: YES BANK

Branch Address: Kanak Towers, Ground Floor, 7A Russel Street, Kolkata 700071

A/C No. 001783800012871

IFS Code: YESB0000017

Swift Code: YESBINBB