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Veerayatan is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, which was established in 1973 in the state of Bihar by Acharya Shri Chandanaji with the blessings of Param Pujya Gurudev Shri Amar Muni ji Maharaj. It is run by a team of dynamic and dedicated Sadhvis with the support of Trustees, committee members, professional staff and committed volunteers whose work is performed without any regard to caste, creed, race, religion or socio-economic status.. Since its inception Veerayatan created an indelible impact in extending extraordinary contribution towards the alleviation of human suffering.

Veerayatan encompasses a wide spectrum of activities which include starting and running Schools, Hospitals and Vocational training for the under privileged section of the society, especially for the Rural population. Free medical checkups, Eye surgeries, Polio re-correction surgeries have been the part of our effort. Veerayatan has also actively initiated emergency rehabilitation programs in the aftermath of natural calamities like earthquakes, floods and tsunami.Veerayatan was among the first organization presented to provide necessary relief and rehabilitation following the 2001 earthquake in Kutch Gujarat, the tsunami in 2004 and during the Surat floods in 2006.

Our Mission

To beautify the life of everyone who comes in contact with us through Seva (Service) Shiksha (Education) and Sadhana (Inner Development).

Our vision:

  • Empower people to benefit through service (Seva).
  • Guide individual and social development through education (Shiksha).
  • Revive humanity through development of inner self (Sadhna).

Origins of Veerayatan in Kutch

On 26th January 2001, a terrible earthquake struck the region of kutch. Seeing the devastation caused, the Sadhvijis of Veerayatan were deeply moved and immediately rushed to the area to initiate relief and rehabilitation work. With the blessings of Acharya Shri Chandana ji, under the dynamic leadership of Pujya Sadhvi Shri Shilapiji, several stopgap schools and vocational training centers were set up to support local people. Realizing the vast need for ongoing rehabilitation and for education at all Levels, Veerayatan then established many permanent centers of Learning in Kutch. Using a professional approach, along with inculcating moral and spiritual values, Veerayatan has created a revolution in the educational field in Kutch.

Veerayatan’s Initiative of Technical Education

Kutch, the largest district in the country, is witnessing an individual revolution. Literate, skilled and educated manpower is in high demand in all industries in this burgeoning economic and industrial hub of Gujarat, one of India’s fastest growing states,

Young people need to be trained professionally to gain employment in these specialized areas, Veerayatan has embarked on the journey of providing first class technical education so that young people can be involved in this process at the outset. Education in this field is vital for the health of the local community and the country as a whole.

Veerayatan Institute of Engineering, Management and Research

India has a vast pool of bright young people – the largest in the world and equivalent to that of the US and Europe combined – who could be taking up the new challenges in our country. However, this human resource remains largely untapped, because at the moment, only 14% of those eligible for the higher education register to continue their studies. Because of the lack of growth in the rural areas. The majority of young people who take up higher education and their talent is not utilized for the development of our country. Therefore, Veerayatan is committed to bringing professional education to rural areas to train young people holistically.

Achievements to date in Kutch.

  • Relief and rehabilitations work at Kutch-Gujarat after the devastating earthquake of 2001. Immediate education in stopgap schools for 10,000 children.
  • Since 2001, more than 12,000 people have become financially independent through 36 vocational training centers at different places in Kutch.
  • Initiated KIDS and Shrutam projects to provide literacy and hygiene education for hundreds of slum and working children.
  • Established primary and secondary schools at Jakhania for children whose parents do not necessarily have a background in the higher education.
  • Established primary school in Rudrani Village for children who were the first in their families to experience formal education.
  • Created modern hostels for hundreds of children from villages where there is no provision of secondary education or good primary education.
  • In 2005, the first Pharmacy Degree college in the district of Kutch, Gujarat. Opened Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computer Application Colleges (2008).
  • Established state of the art Veerayatan Institute of Engineering, Management and Research at Haripar in 2010.
  • Clean, hygienic kitchen and dining and dining facility at Jakhania for 500 sittings. To date, more than 800,000 square feet of construction completed.
  • Water facilities for over 10,000 cows and other animals.
  • Direct employment for 350 people.
  • Extended helping hand to affected people in the eventuality of natural calamities in various parts of the country.

Our current programmes at the Rajgir- Bihar

  • Netra Jyoti Seva Mandiram: a world class renowned Eye – Hospital.
  • Shri Brahmi Kala Mandiram: a world class museum depicting the lives of thirthankars.
  • A school: Thirthankar Mahavir VidyaMandir at Licchuwad and Pawapuri.
  • B.Ed college at Pawapuri.

World wide spiritual centers

Shri Chandana Vidyapeeth:
Challenges of everyday life become a huge issue to tackle if not managed in the right perspective. Proper training, education and guidance is required to understand how to live an ideal, tension free life.

Shri Chandana Vidyapeeth, with its global presence, has been striving since the last 15 years under the able leadership of Sadhavi Shree Shilapiji to inculcate values of good living amongst youth, children and adults.Our programs have been well received and many people have been inspired to lead a life where sharing and caring for others is important.