Appeal for Funds for Emergency Relief for communities affected economically due to the pandemic
The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement has begun distribution of emergency relief packs for families unable to access essential food and hygiene items for their households due to the prevailing lockdown and restricted movement conditions in the country. In this regard, The President of the Movement Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne makes an appeal to the general public to contribute however they can to be able to continue with this emergency relief program.
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Past Video messages on Sarvodaya’s response to Covid-19
Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, board member of Sarvodaya USA and the General Secretary of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in Sri Lanka, speaks on Sarvodaya’s contribution to society to cater to their quarantine requirements during the pandemic. He elaborates on the shift in mindset, lifestyle and attitude required to combat the new normal and how the center would cater to helping the people who are situated therein to take the time in quarantine for self reflection to bring about change in a positive direction.
Dr. A.T Ariyaratne, Founder of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in Sri Lanka, speaks of the spiritual aspect of combatting the pandemic. Society coming together for the greater goodness of all living beings is the only way forward for humanity to survive and thrive. Founded on the principles of Mahatma Gandhi, combining buddhist principles, the motto of this movement is “We build the road, the road builds us”. Dr. A.T Ariyaratne and now his son Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne firmly believe in shared humanity as a big step in the upliftment of self.