Our principles are based on the eternal Indian teachings as below:
I. Serving Humanity is Serving God (in Sanskrit Nar sewa Narayan sewa).
II. All beings are one family (Vasudaiva kutumbakam).
III. May all be happy; May all be free from sickness; (Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah; Sarve Santu Niramaya;)
May all see things good; and, May none have misery (Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu; Ma: Kaschit Dukha: Bhag Bhavet;)
Om peace, peace, peace! (Om, Shanthih! Shanthih! Shanthihi!)
The Main Objectives of SEWA AUSTRALIA are organisation of Charitable and Relief activities and setting up of a Public fund in fulfilment of the activities below
- Provide relief to the victims of natural disasters like floods, bush fires and other natural disasters in Australia.
- Providing counselling and direct support to members of the families which are victims of domestic violence and abuse using accredited volunteers.
- Organise social, cultural and civic awareness activities for senior citizens of Indian origin to improve their social wellbeing, mental health and support ongoing community integration
- Provide relief to persons from suffering, destitution and illness due to disability, old-age, injury or accident and death of a family member (s)
- Conducting such other activities that are consistent with charitable and relief activities established under the public benevolent fund
- As a part of the larger fabric of Australian Community and society in general, Sewa will conduct other activities that are consistent with the objectives of SEWA, which are deemed to be beneficial to the local, state and national community and are approved by the Management Committee.
All activities will be carried out to all irrespective of race, nationality, religion, or sex.
in Sanskrit is a multi-faceted concept and is usually not translatable but the closest English meanings is akin to “the law or righteous practices which sustains the universe”