Sevalaya is a non profit, nongovernmental organisation that was inspired by vision of three leading Indian personalities including Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda and Mahakavi Bharathi. It is based on the philosophy of “Serve the needy”. It began operating in 1988 with 5 children in rented home and it started its operations into its own premises with support from philanthropic minded public. It started the Mahakavi Bharathiyar Kalvi Nilayam (School) in 1991 and began Mahatma Gandhi Health Care Centre in 1993. Following its progress, a Swami Vivekananda Library was opened in 1995-96. These facilities are offered free of cost to the villagers of Kasuva and neighbouring villages.
Some of the activities performed by Sevalaya are as follows:
Destitute Children’s Home – It acts as a home for the destitute children where their care is taken by dedicated and service minded staff. The children are raised in an atmosphere of love and equality irrespective of any prejudices based on gender, language, caste, creed, religion, etc. It aims to make the children self reliant and support them.
School – Mahakavi Bharathiyar Higher Secondary School offers free educational services pre-KG to 12th std. Apart from free teaching, the text books, note book, uniforms as well as transport is also provided free of charges. It offers value-based education with special focus on craft-education.
Medical Centre – The Mahatma Gandhi Free Medical centre offers health-care for the children & staff at the home. It is managed by a full-time Nurse practitioner and a visiting doctor. It is open for all people from surrounding villages and offer medical facilities free-of-charge. It also conducts regular periodic health camps.
Library – The Swami Vivekananda Library comprises of many books that includes the rare volumes of works of Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda along with many biographies of famous people, books on self-improvement, children’s books, etc.