Home » Posts tagged with » Sewa International

A Man for All Seasons, Gitesh Desai is Honored, Here and in India

A Man for All Seasons, Gitesh Desai is Honored, Here and in India

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: It has happened so often for the local desi community that it is almost expected that someone from this area will make the final cut for the annual Parvasi Bharatiya Samman (Overseas Indian Honor) awards. After four previous local Indians received the award, it was remarkable to learn that yet another […]

‘Women’s Health Issues’ Interactive Session with Women Physicians

‘Women’s Health Issues’ Interactive Session with Women Physicians

BY DR. SARITA MEHTA HOUSTON: This is for the first time SEWA International organized a workshop for Women’s Health Issues, co-sponsored with Arya Samaj on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Arya Samaj, Houston Texas. More than fifty five women participated in this Family services workshop by the female physicians specialists on Internal Medicine, Dermatology and […]

Sewa International’s Gala 2018 for Human Upliftment!

Sewa International’s Gala 2018 for Human Upliftment!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma STAFFORD: HELP 2018, an Annual Gala was organized by Sewa International on Sunday, September 30 at Stafford Convention Center. Sewa International is a nonprofit service organization that focuses on selfless upliftment of those in distress through their various development programs focusing on family services, child, tribal and refugee welfare, women empowerment, […]

Building Institutions to Serve: Two Successful Indian Social Entrepreneurs Share their Vision and Work

Building Institutions to Serve: Two Successful Indian Social Entrepreneurs Share their Vision and Work

HOUSTON:  Sewa International, in collaboration with India Culture Center of Houston, organized an interactive session – “Public Policy and Public Health” on September 11, with two highly successful social entrepreneurs from India. The event held at the Consulate General of India was addressed by Dr. Anant Pandhare of Dr. Hedgewar Hospital, in Aurangabad, India and […]

Sewa and Vyasa Present Workshop on Diabetes & Yoga

Sewa and Vyasa Present Workshop on Diabetes & Yoga

By Sachin Dabir HOUSTON: Sewa International along with VYASA Houston organized a free community workshop – “Role of Yoga in Managing and Prevention of Diabetes” on July 27. The event was hosted at VYASA Yoga center and was attended by over 50 people. Smitha Mallaiah, a renowned Mind-Body intervention specialist at the MD Anderson Cancer […]

American Red Cross Awards $500,000 Grant to Sewa International: Little Cambodia to Benefit

American Red Cross Awards $500,000 Grant to Sewa International: Little Cambodia to Benefit

HOUSTON:  The American Red Cross awarded Sewa International a $500,000 grant to rebuild homes of the economically underprivileged devastated by Hurricane Harvey in Rosharon Village, Brazoria County, TX. This grant in the next 18 months will help Sewa reconstruct 11 completely destroyed homes and 24 partially-damaged homes thus benefitting 154 men and women, including 35 […]

Awards and Recognitions Galore for Sewa International

Awards and Recognitions Galore for Sewa International

HOUSTON:  The Houston Chapter of Sewa International received the  prestigious Global Seven (G7) Award given by the Houston International Trade Development Council (HITDC) in the category of “Outstanding Nonprofit Organization”. The award was given at HITDC’s Fifth Annual Gala at the Ballroom at Bayou Place in downtown Houston on Friday, May 25. Gitesh Desai (Sewa’s Houston Chapter President) received the Congratulatory […]

Stop Diabetes Movement (SDM) Camps Create Measurable Impact on Participants

Stop Diabetes Movement (SDM) Camps Create Measurable Impact on Participants

By Nikhil Jain HOUSTON: Sewa International and VYASA organized ten-day yoga camps from Feb 16 to 25.  The camps were held simultaneously at three locations in the Houston area (Sugar Land, West Houston & Katy). The camp is specially designed for diabetic and pre-diabetic people to help them manage and control high blood sugar levels […]

Sewa Responds to Indian Community’s Growing Needs in Houston .. Once Again!

By Sachin Dabir HOUSTON: Hospitalization  death and bereavement in the family, medical emergencies, family counselling are the increasing but sparsely met needs of our growing community in USA. Recognizing this, Sewa International initiated a “Family Case Management Services” program in 2013 and has helped many families since then. However, demands for these services have been growing steadily and Sewa wanted to step up its […]

Sewa International Gets Major Disaster Relief Grant

Sewa International Gets Major Disaster Relief Grant

HOUSTON: Sewa International has been awarded a $397,590 grant by the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF) in its second round of grants announced today. GHCF, which has raised more than $80 million for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, had strict criteria in evaluating grant proposals, and a very quick  seven-day grant announcement  to grant submission […]

Houstonians Show their Choice of Charity at SEWA’s Annual Fundraising Gala

Houstonians Show their Choice of Charity at SEWA’s Annual Fundraising Gala

HOUSTON: Sewa International’s Houston Chapter hosted its 2017 Annual Fundraising Gala on Sunday, November 5, at Stafford Center. More than 550 people attended the gala making it a sold-out event. The team revisited some traditions while opening doors to the new ideas. Youth volunteers were invited for lighting the lamp thus making new generation part […]

Manoranjan & VPSS Haveli Raise Harvey Funds via “Sathi Hath Badhana”

Manoranjan & VPSS Haveli Raise Harvey Funds via “Sathi Hath Badhana”

HOUSTON: Manoranjan Inc. and VPSS Haveli joined hands to raise funds for the first responders of our community with an entertainment program on Sunday, October 29. Titled “Sathi Hath Badhana” (Together, We Will Move Forward) raised funds for first responders and Sewa International. With everyone’s help, the event raised $12000.00. Mystic Rhythm of India started […]

Houstonians Lend their Support for SEWA’s Harvey Relief!

Houstonians Lend their Support for SEWA’s Harvey Relief!

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: In the aftermath of hurricane Harvey, several organizations and individuals have supported the victims of this disaster. Amidst passionate speeches and moving performances, the Harvey Relief fundraiser event, organized by Mousumi Banerjee and well supported by Hemang Thakkar and Achalesh Amar was held on September 16, at India House. More than 300 people, including […]

Satyal Puts a Comedic Spin on 60 years of American Pop Music

Satyal Puts a Comedic Spin on 60 years of American Pop Music

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: From the moment he jumped on the stage, he was wired and in his groove, talking a mile a minute, every sentence containing a burst of humor that made the audience break out in a laugh. Thin, in a light blue suit with matching thin tie, his eyebrows thick and dense, […]

3 Community Organizations Partner to Present Workshop on Diabetes & Yoga

3 Community Organizations Partner to Present Workshop on Diabetes & Yoga

By Sachin Dabir HOUSTON: Sewa International along with Houston Durgabari Society & VYASA organized a free community workshop – “Manging Diabetes – How Yoga is better than exercise” on Augsugt 5th.  It was attended by over 60 people and was conducted by Dr. Ulupi Choksi who has been practicing for the past 30 years along […]

End of Internship Gala – Sewa International

End of Internship Gala – Sewa International

HOUSTON: On July 29, Sewa International hosted an End of Internship Gala for all of its interns to celebrate their various efforts and accomplishments at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce hall. Every summer, Sewa has held Get Inspired Houston and LEAD Houston internships for college and high school students respectively. Their responsibilities span various […]

NASA Scientist Dr. Kishen Kumar Inspires Sewa International’s Summer Interns

NASA Scientist Dr. Kishen Kumar Inspires Sewa International’s Summer Interns

By Azra Fatima Mirza  HOUSTON: On Saturday, June 10, the Sewa International Houston chapter welcomed its high school LEAD interns for the summer of 2017. To end the informative orientation, LEAD and GIH interns alike took part in an interesting lecture from NASA’s Dr. Kishen Kumar, who gave them valuable advice on the topic of […]

Sewa International Raises Million Dollar, Spreads its Reach Across the World

Sewa International Raises Million Dollar, Spreads its Reach Across the World

HOUSTON: Speaking at the just concluded annual meeting, Sewa International President, Dr. Sree Sreenath said that the charitable organization raised nearly $ 2 million, and disbursed $ 1.86 million in the year ending December 2016 on a variety of outreach programs and projects to provide support to those in dire need, like in Colombia after […]

“Sewa Dancing Stars” Dazzle Houston with their Scintillating Performances

“Sewa Dancing Stars” Dazzle Houston with their Scintillating Performances

HOUSTON: Sewa International’s power packed dance competition based fundraiser “Sewa Dancing Stars” captivated the Houston dance landscape on Sunday, April 2, at Houston Durgabari. 3 Genres, 4 age groups, 15 dance schools, 20 sponsors, 30 volunteers, 49 performances, 204 participants, 600 attendees and over $25,000 raised by the end of the 7 hour program tell […]

3 Community Organization Partner to Present Workshop on Diabetes & Yoga

3 Community Organization Partner to Present Workshop on Diabetes & Yoga

By Nikhil Jain HOUSTON: Sewa International along with JVB Preksha Meditation Center & VYASA organized a free community workshop “Multifaceted holistic approach to Diabetes through Yoga” on January 28. It was attended by over 100 people and was conducted by Dr. Sudha Rajan who has been practicing in the Clear Lake area for the past […]

Page 1 of 212