It's the apathy of the good people which has brought us to this state. Let the youth and citizens come forward and pledge 1 Hour to the Nation and Volunteer for a Better India.
--Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Volunteer for a Better India (VBI) is a project inititated by The Art of Living under the guidance of Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji which aims to bridge the social issues through the spirit of volunteerism in every citizen to solve problems at the grassroot level. VBI Campaign is a Citizens Action Plan encouraging citizens of the country to give “1 hour a day to the nation” and making community service a way of life.
For a Just, Peaceful and Prosperous India: What Can You Do?
This initiative invites you to give 1 Hour A Day to the nation in activities that you think will make a difference, for example, Environment, Education, De addiction, Girl Child and Women's Safety, Senior Citizens and Good Governance/ Voice against Corruption. It allows people to know the problems closely and make them realize that instead of blaming the government for the problems, their little help could make a huge difference.
The members of VBI visit orphanages and slums, educate underprivileged children, undertake clean-up drives (recently VBI Mumbai has taken an initiative to clean the railway stations at Andheri, Dadar, Bandra, Goregaon, Kandivali and many more) and organize self-defence classes for women.
Other noticeable activities include organizing free medical camps for more than 1000 underprivileged slum dwellers, educating slum children, organizing rejuvenating musical hours for them, voicing against the use of plastic and making people aware about their right to vote.
VBI also performed the ‘’Patriotic hour’’ at Infinity Mall, Andheri (West) on Republic day with a thought provoking skit to stir the common man to contribute to his country. Here, they reached out to 1500 people with 250 and more registering to be a part of this cause.
With a vision to help the society and make a significant change, VBI is all set to be launched in Mumbai on 23rd February at Vishnu Park Ground, opp. Ganga Jyoti bldg, Bangur Nagar, Goregaon West from 6:30 pm onwards in the presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji.
To initiate or associate with more projects log on to www.vfabimumbai.org or call on:
Andheri : +91 9987806734
Ghatkopar: +91 9223543820
Goregaon: +91 9867697989
Mulund: +91 9223371002
Byculla: +91 9503631647