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Sadhu T.L Vaswani

The Sadhu Vaswani Mission is a spiritual,social welfare and non-profit institution which endeavours to reach its caring services to the poor, needy, sick and aged, irrespective of caste, creed or colour. The Sadhu Vaswani Mission was started in 1931 in Hyderabad-Sind (now part of Pakistan) by Sadhu T. L. Vaswani, whose universal outlook and philosophy of life revolved around the supreme ideal of reverence for all life, service to suffering humanity and cultivation of the soul.

Following the partition of India, the Headquarters was shifted to Pune in 1950. After the passing away of Sadhu T.L Vaswani (in January 1966), it was felt appropriate that the Organization be re-named after the Founder. Originally, it was called the Brotherhood Association and since 1970, it has been known as the Sadhu Vaswani Mission.

"Religion? Let us talk of it less, practise more!" urged Sadhu T. L. Vaswani. Daily feeding of the poor and needy, grains to birds (twice daily), food to animals, distribution of fruits to poor patients at the Sassoon (Govt.) Hospital, service to inmates of the Homes of the Aged, the Handicapped, the Blind and Leper colonies, milk and lunch to poor students, form an integral part of the Mission's daily service activities.

The Sadhu Vaswani Mission has launched a worldwide campaign to observe November 25th (Sadhu Vaswani's Birthday) as an International Meatless Day and Animal Rights Day, symbolically seeking World Peace through a shared expression of Reverence for All Life. The Sadhu Vaswani Mission is a non-sectarian, non-political, non-communal body and breathes out peace to all people of the earth.

Although Sadhu Vaswani Mission has existed in Pune, India, for many years, awareness of it in London came in the early seventies.In 1972 the first satsang started with just a few people. Around 1979 shewa (Service of the Homeless) started in a small way with sandwiches and hot cups of tea, given out individually to the homeless sleeping on the streets. In 1980 - weekly satsangs started and in 1984, Dada J P Vaswani first started visiting London - people started getting inspired by his talks and teachings. Word spread all around London and UK and soon Dada started visiting London regularly - sometimes twice a year. Public programmes are held with a captivating crowd of 600 - 900 people.

The Sadhu Vaswani UK is a young charity, always open to fresh prespective, new ideas and welcomes new members!