NITYA SEVA is a charitable association which engages itself for the welfare of the street, slum and other children from the under priveleged sections of the society in India.
Set up in 1998 in Germany by Claus D. von der Fink, NITYA SEVA has tried to live up to its name which means continuous service.
NITYA SEVA SOCIETY, the Indian counter part, was set up in November 1999 by Claus D. and Asha von der Fink in Bhopal, M.P., India.
The association opened its first children’s home in the Chandbarh area of Bhopal in July 2000.
The second children’s home was opened in August 2004 in the village Pipalner about 10 kms from the centre of Bhopal town.
The third children´s home, an After Care Center, was opened in October 2014.
NITYA SEVA has actual more than 200 children under its care in the two children’s homes.
Project AASHIRWAD, which is the Hindi for blessing, provides the children in our children’s homes the following facilities
- not just a roof over their heads but also a home and an identity - three warm nourishing meals every day - modern toilet facilities for a hygienic living and the luxury of a bath every day - school education in regular schools - vocational training and on-the-job training facilities. Some of our children are pursuing university education while others have been settled in regular jobs. - after school help - medical attention - care and attention and the opportunity for a better future
We also give back to these children, who come from the poorest strata of society, their smiles.
They can live like children instead of being forced to work as child workers on the street or to be forced into prostitution to survive, or peddle drugs.
We try to install in the children the feeling of self esteem and also make them aware about their responsibilities towards their families and the society.
We try to give the children a normal life and the right values to enable them to develop to their potential and become responsible citizens of the country.
Education being the biggest building block for this we lay a lot of emphasis on it. The children are told that the right education and future careers are the keys for a better future.
We are enabling the children to help themselves and become independent.
The funds for project AASHIRWAD are mobilised through donations which are transferred completely to India without any deductions for any purpose.
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EXPENDITURES FOR THE PROJECT AASHIRWAD IN THE YEAR 2015
The management team consists of Claus D. von der Fink, Asha (Gopal) von der Fink, Shyam and Nishi Shrivastava, Shri Bali and Dr. Chhaya Bali.
The management team does not take any remuneration’s for their work. A brief bio of the management team is given below.
Claus D. von der Fink, the founder of NITYA SEVA (Germany) and NITYA SEVA SOCIETY (Bhopal / India), is a retired senior police officer in the State of Hessen in Germany. He has dedicated himself for the social work in India which he does in off office hours and in nights. For his dedication and commitment to helping homeless children and his social work in India, the German Government has awarded Claus von der Fink one of its highest awards, the Federal Cross of Merit, in recognition.
Asha (Gopal) von der Fink is an ex Indian police officer who worked in the Madhya Pradesh Police for 24 years before taking a voluntary retirement as Inspector General of Police to dedicate herself to social work with Claus D. von der Fink.
Shyam Shrivastava is a retired Major General.
Shyam and Nishi Shrivastava provide management of NITYA SEVA SOCIETY in Bhopal.
Shri G. Bali, an alumni of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, came to US for higher studies. After completing Masters and Ph.D., he worked for many years for US corporations, finally retiring from Bell lab, Lucent Technologies in 2003.
Dr. Chhaya Bali, a retired Paediatric Cardiologist is an alumni of Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal and has been the Chair of Paediatric Cardiology Department at Deborah Heart and Lung Centre. Shri Bali and Chhaya Bali are the founders of NITYA SEVA USA.
The above Management Team is supported by a dedicated and professional staff who looks after the daily running of the three Homes in Bhopal.