The Covid pandemic is devastating the lives of people all over the world. India is currently the epicentre of the suffering! People are fearful, feeling helpless, engulfed with sorrow.
Veerayatan has identified the following immediate and practical needs in Bihar, Kutch and Palitana in India:
1. Support of rural hospitals by supplying Oxygen Concentrators.
2. Support people infected with Covid to manage at home by distributing Medical Kits to householders. The kits will contain a thermometer, oximeter, masks, hand sanitisers and preventative medicines.
3. Support people by providing Food Kits containing rice, lentils, wheat flour, edible oil, tea, sugar and pulses.
Veerayatan is also looking at other areas where there might be a need. We will update this page once confirmed.
In these dire times, what is needed is positive actions underpinned with our compassion, friendship and support for all in need. Let us all take this opportunity to alleviate the pain and suffering we are witnessing daily! Recommended donations are set out below but all donations, whatever the amount, are welcome!
Item UK Pounds (£)
Oxygen Concentrator 10L x 1 1,200
Oxygen Concentrator 5L x 1 650
Food kits (10kg) for 10 households 100
Medical Kits for one household 25
To donate on GoFundMe page click HERE
Veerayatan has already supported thousands of people during the first wave of the pandemic by distributing food parcels to the underprivileged in the state of Bihar.
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Veerayatan is committed to providing emergency relief support to all in need as evidenced by its’ past work in the aftermath of earthquakes in Kutch and Nepal and flood relief work in Gujarat and Bihar (For more information: (www.veerayatan.org).
For more information, contact:
Prakashbhai Patalia: Tel: +44 7956243352
Dineshbhai Shah: Tel: +44 7739976169
Yuvacharya Sadhvi Shubhamji October 3, 1957 - January 2, 2021
"Soul is the central point of spiritual discipline" - Tirthankar Mahaveer
Born as Shobha, Yuvacharya Sadhvi Shubhamji became a disciple of Acharya Chandanaji at a very early age. After spending her initial years gaining an in-depth knowledge of multiple religious scriptures, she dedicated her life to Seva (Service), Siksha (Education) and Sadhna (Spirituality).
In her early youth she led multiple humanitarian projects at Veerayatan. Not only was she blessed with a sound understanding of religious principles, her strong mindfulness enabled her to perform multiple long ‘Avdhaans’ (remembering and responding to 100 + questions) at a very young age.
As Veerayatan expanded globally she traveled to many countries around the world preaching Jain Values to all ages. She developed one on one life transformation relationships with many around the world
She was loving, kind, calm, simple and jovial. She was an embodiment of non-attachment, completely free of all aversions. She was a true saint who not only attracted humans but birds and animals as well. Free birds including parrots used to fly up to her, sit on her shoulders, eat from her hands, spend time with her and fly away only to return back.
She was anointed Yuvacharya of Veerayatan by Acharya Chandnaji a few years back which was celebrated by the Jain community all around the world.
She had recently developed some liver related ailment and was being treated at a reputed hospital in Pune. Surrounded by Veerayatan Sadhvi Ji’s, her well-wishers and many volunteers she remained calm and in complete tranquility in her final moments in the same way she was the rest of her life.
She was given Santhara by Acharya Chandnaji at 12:30 am on January 2 at Jupiter Hospital, Pune, and left for her heavenly abode at 6 am. Sadhvi Shilapiji, Sadhvi Shrutiji and Sadhvi Manasviji were with her in her final moments.
As she left for her heavenly abode she wished the world well before she left and continues to shower her blessings from her new abode.
While we understandably feel sad at this huge loss, let us take a moment to remember her smiling face, her calm spiritual influence, the warmth of her pure selfless love & kindness for each one of us. Let us pay our obeisance to her by celebrating her amazing life and incorporating the values she taught us in our own lives.
Please consider observing a 2 minute meditation prayer after reading this message.
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