Reaching out to those in needs. During the wanderings on foot village to village and into
remote tribal inhabited areas for long period, His Holiness Swami Shukadas Maharaj
had personally witnessed the prevailing pathetic leaving conditions of those poor,
illiterate villagers and tribal folks and decided to do every thing reach to mitigate their
sufferings.The great world monk Swami Vivekananda is the inspiring hero of His
Holiness Shukadas Maharaj and so he founded Ashram in the name of ‘Vivekananda’ on
the auspicious day of makar sankrant, 14th January 1965 at his father’s village HiwaraBk. To day’s Vivekananda Nagar, in Buladana district of Maharashtra state of India, Situated on the river’s bank of korari is blessed with enchanting scenery. Many years ago this area was known as Dandakaranya. Vivekananda Ashram is a tranquil place in the range of Ajanta Hills. At distance of 32 kilometers There’s is world’s second largest Sault water lake LONAR, formed by the fall of meteor, many centuries ago. There are famous & historical and religious places in surrounding areas. Vivekananda Ashram is the renowned holy place as well as service mission; it is the registered public trust which has a motto of the teachings of adorable Swami Vivekananda, “worship of living God’’. Vivekananda Ashram believes and works for the material and spiritual development of human beings. Adorable Swami Vivekananda’s doctrines is the base of Ashram’s religious and social activates; activities for the up liftmen of the down trodden, poor and tribal. To establish Hospitals, dispensaries, shelters for orphans & disabled, run educational institutes etc. Vivekananda’s birth day anniversary function is the most famous function which is shared by lacks of devotees. More than 2 lacks people have a sacred food in row at one time at the time of this religious function.
A Non-Profit, Non-Sectarian Public Charitable Trust
Established: January 14, 1965
Societies Registration Act 1860 - Cert. No.MAH / 219 / Bul.
Dated 29th Aug.1972
The Bombay Public Trust Act 1950-. Cert. No.F-296- Bul.
Dated 31st Oct.1973
Founder: P.Pu. Shukadas Maharaj
Mailing Address: Director
Vivekanand Nagar (Hivra Ashram)
Taluka Mehakar, Dist. Buldana-443301 (MH)
Telephone number : Phone / Fax: 07268 - 264225, 264473,264475
९७६७८९७३१८ (Vice President),9 7678 9 7307 (Secretary), 97678 9 730 9, 923127171 (Joint Secretary)
Akola Branch: Phone: 0724 - 2450278, 9 657718 9 78
Permanent Account No.:AAATV5412B
Income Tax Exemption-U/S-80G.F.No.CIT-1/80G/V-502/06-07,
Import-Export Coad No.0307010309,
Foreign Donations :Authorised to receive foreign donations
Under FCR Permit No.083790011 Dated-20/01/1999
Bank Account No.:11390333339
Bank A/c Name: President / Secretary Vivekanand Ashram Hiwara Bk.
State Bank Of India, Mehakar Branch
Bank Swift Code: IFSC CODE : SBIN0000426
Geographic Location: Buldhana District (Maharashtra State)
Mehkar tehsil - Busstop ... Hiva Ashram: Buldhana District (Maharashtra State)
Mehkar - Chikhli State road 30 Kms east from Chikhali
15 km west of Mehkar
Nearest Railway Station: Malkapur, Shegaon, Jalna, Akola
Nearest airport: Aurangabad (Chikthathana)
Vivekanand Ashram at Hiwara has well equipped Pathology Lab which caters to the needs of the villagers at a very low cost- even free of cost in case of very poor patients
The Ashram has 2 fully equipped Ambulances to carry patients from the Ashram and also from interior villages to the city hospitals or nearby dispensaries.
This center provides wide variety of medicalservices to thousands of people every year. These include (1)Free Distribution of Vitamin A Capsules & Deworming Tablets; (2) Free Diagnostic Camps (3) Mobile Dispensary for remote and un-served villages (4) Reproductive and Child Health project.
Was a scarce commodity in many villages and the ladies had to walk long distances to fetch water for their household needs. Shukadas Maharaj made water facility available close by to their homes.
There was no power supply in most of the interior villages. Shukadas Maharaj prevailed upon the nearby Power Supply Company to make electricity accessible to the villagers.
Was available but away from Hiwra and at very high cost. Under the auspices of Vivekanand Ashram. Shukadas Maharaj himself started giving medicare to several villages in and around Buldana District.
In line with Swami Vivekanand's teaching that elderly people are to be respected and taken care of, Shukadas Maharaj established an Old Age Home for senior citizens who had no home of their own. As of now, there are 30 elders who are freely provided everything they need - shelter, food, clothes,medical aid and above all loving care and dignity.
In the year 2006, when heavy rains and consequent flooding destroyed the small properties of the villagers, Shukadas Maharaj distributed household cooking utensils, food grains, milk and clothes, etc. to the affected people. He also offered free Medicare to the needy patients.
He also established a Post Office and Bank as well as long distance communication line(Phone Facility) On his request, the State Transport authorities started regular State Transport bus services to Hiwra
Vivekanand Ashram arranges Mega Free Diagnosis camps thorough out the year by courtesy of export Doctors and Pharma Companies. In this camps the following services provided (1) Bone density test (2) Neurol ogy test (3) Orthopedic test (4) Asthma test (5) Diabetic test (6) Blood group test (7) Blood sugar test (8) Hemoglobin test (9) Cancer detection (10) ENT and throat check -up (11) Heart disease (12) Dental diseases (13) Family welfare counseling. (14) Eye check-up test & General check-up.
All Diagnosis are done free of cost. More than 20,000 patients are taking benefit of these camps and get free check-ups, free medicines and free tests in one registration. Very nominal registration fee is charged.