COVID 19 & Our Contributions

Celebrating International Day of Older Persons – Anand Melava

Every year (since 2002) Janaseva Foundation celebrates International Day of Older Persons in which Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India, Govt. of Maharashtra, Pune Municipal Corporation, Savitribai Phule Pune University, International Federation on Ageing, International Longevity Centre – India, ASCOP, FESCOM, Bharatiya Yog Sansthan, All India Retired Railway Men Federation, Defense Accounts Pensioners Association, Navchaitanya Hasya Yog Parivar, NRIPO, Bharatiya Yog Sansthan and Insurance Pensioners Association etc. participate. Since year 2020 due to covid pandemic & national lockdown, foundation is celebrating it online which can be viewed on you tube. In the year 2021 Hon'ble Shri Viredra Kumar, Union Minister, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment inaugurated the virtual programme, Mr. R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary, MSJ&E, Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General, IFA, Dr. Neena Gupta, Coordinator Health through the life course, WHO-SEARO – Decade of Healthy Ageing, Dr. Neelam Gorhe, Dy. Chairman, Maharashtra Legislative Council, Dr. Narendra Jadhav, MP (Rajya Sabha), Magsaysay awardee Dr. Prakash & Dr. Mrs. Mandakani Amte and various experts participated in this programme.

You can still view the programme to you tube with following links.

Radio for Senior Citizens

As per the directive to Janaseva Foundation from National Institute of Social Defense (NISD), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India regarding starting podcasting the various programmes for senior citizens, foundation has procured all the necessary infrastructure for recording the programs are loaded on the website i-radiolive.com which are then broadcasted.

Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE)

Janaseva Foundation arranged WHOs 3 days ICOPE training for Primary Care Physicians (9th to 11th December), Nurses (15th – 17th December) & the Health Workers (22nd - 24th December) in 2021 in Pune. This training programme had four sessions daily between 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. with one hour lunch break. Participants received Certificate and Daily Allowance of Rs. 2000/-. The doctors who attended this training and received certificate will be training MBBS / BAMS doctors / nurses in each city / state.

Gnan Vidhi

The Vidhi (Self Realization) process was organized by Dada Bhagwan Foundation and discourses by Pujya Deepan bhai with Janaseva Foundation on 11/12/2021 at Poona Club. Nearly 500 seniors of Ekta Yoga Trust, Century Clubs, Chaitanya Hasya Club, Bharatiya Yog Sansthan, attended this programme.

Celebration of Global Day of Joy

About 44 employees visited our Destitute Rehabilitation Centre and interacted with the children. They conducted various activities for the children e.g Hookstep challenge, various competitions, Treasure Hunt, Talent Show and Ramp Walk etc.

Help provided during covid 19 pandemic

Janaseva Foundation has been continuously working for providing help to needy and elderly as follows;

Due to rising covid cases in 2nd wave foundation's rural hospital has been put for the service of rural people under the Disaster Management Authority (DMA) of Government of Maharashtra declaring as COVID Centre to take care of entire region serving rural population This hospital is equipped with Oxygen Concentrator, test facility and a diagnostic centre. Foundation has provided O2 concentrators and BIPAPs to Sassoon Hospital and provides it to the poor needy patients. Special training sessions are being conducted for the benefit of frontline Ashaworkers, Anganwadi staff and ANM nurses.


Janaseva Foundation, a Pune based NGO and National Award winner of “Vayoshreshtha Samman” as “Best Institution in the service of Senior Citizens and Advocacy” in the year 2016, an award instituted by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, has been serving the society and the people of all ages at the bottom of the pyramid for past three decades.

In this time of crises due to COVID 19 pandemic, it is our responsibility to reach out to people in unorganised sectors, Daily wage earners and People living on the street are the most vulnerable section of the society. Due to lockdown these group of people is the most affected with no earnings and non-availability of food in many houses.

Dr. Vinod Shah, Chairman, Janaseva Foundation participating in webinars organised by WHO, IFA and Medical Associations, getting updates and sharing his experience to fight this pandemic and networking with other NGOs, our well-wishers, individual and corporate donors has been continuously working providing help to needy and elderly as follows;


  • 6,500 Food serving daily to poor families in Pune & Villages.
  • 1,000 Grocery kits distributed in Pune and villages in Velhe Taluka.
  • 1,000 Masks and Sanitizers distributed among people.
  • 200 New toilets are under construction in villages (2000 completed)
  • 200 Sr. Citizens at our Old Age Home at Ambi (Ranwadi) are provided, Food, Shelter, Clothes, Medicines and Health check-up etc.
  • 120 Destitute children and adults are also provided similar care at our Bhilarewadi (Katraj) Center.
  • All 200 inmates of our OAH are safe as;
  • i) Ensuring hygiene practice, washing of hands, No touching etc.
  • ii) Visitors including relatives not allowed in the premises.
  • iii) Use of disinfectants for housekeeping. Periodic checking of body temperature of some elderly.
  • iv) Use of Mask by Staff and Caregivers.
  • v) Will tests for very old inmates once test kit supply improves.

Our Mobile Medical Units (MMU) equipped with Instruments, Doctors, Nurses are regularly providing health care services and medicines to 65 villages in Velhe taluka of Pune District under National Health Mission (NHM) scheme of Government of India.

As RRTC (Regional Resource & Training Centre), we are a nodal agency for Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, having regular interactions with 48 Old Age Homes in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Vidrabha Region of Maharashtra for monitoring wellbeing of inmates and reporting to the Ministry and coordinating for help if, any.

Spread Awareness on Arogya Setu app, specially developed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for COVID 19 with a request to download and use and Advisory for Senior Citizens issued by the Ministry.(Hon’ble PM mentioned both as important items, highlighting seven points during his address to the Nation) among all Sr. Citizen associations, Old Age Home functionaries, Elder Care Groups and Government officials in GJ/MH/MP and Diu & Daman UT.




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