Aug 8, 2010

Heart Attack Prevention Program for You-TRUE HAPPY Project of Dera Sacha Sauda

January 2010: True HAPPY performed the largest ever cardiac risk profiling program in a record 3-day period. Using a health camp concept , 10,000 particpants received cardiac risk profiling. The  TRUE HAPPY(Heart Attack Prevention Program for You) PROGRAM  owes its beginning to the Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan (lovingly referred to as Father or  "PITA JI")  it the spiritual head of an organization, Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS), Sirsa. The TRUE HAPPY program is very ably led and managed by Dr. Shaan-e-Meet Ji.

Dera Sacha Sauda preaches free spiritual meditation while promoting universalism and inter-faith harmony that all religions proclaim the one-ness of the same One God, is a core belief. Powered by this conviction, the organization works to remove artificial barriers built by vested interests in the name of caste, color or creed while respecting the sanctity of all religions. Dera Sacha Sauda ensures that the message of humanitarianism must reflect in our actions.As such, this organization established the world record for the largest blood donation drive on 8th August 2010, when rising to counter the shortage of blood in view of the dengue epidemic; the DSS volunteers donated 43732 units of blood in a few hours. Likewise, the organization proactively engaged in fighting the carbon dioxide build up by tree plantation drives. In one such drive on 15th August, 2009 Pita ji's birthday), the volunteers planted more than 7 million saplings in a day. Amongst scores of humanitarian initiatives, the intervention from DSS has rescued prostitutes and rising to the call of Pita ji, over 1500 Bhagat Yodha  (young men) have publically vowed to marry women who agree to quit prostitution. Already, nearly a dozen such weddings have been solemnized. This social amalgamation approach of such high risk groups is entirely novel and is also aimed at the eradication of HIV. A daughter organization of DSS, The Shah Satnam Ji Green 'S' Welfare Force Wing, offers voluntary humanitarian assistance in droughts and natural disasters. This body comprising of 37,000 selfless volunteers have distinguished themselves in India and abroad in all kinds of calamitous situations. On the healthcare front, campaigns against drugs and alcohol as well as sexually transmitted infections are major activities that have directly influenced more than 40 million devotees. The organization embarked on the TRUE HAPPY Mega health awareness and diagnostic initiative to prevent and fight lifestyle-related diseases, such as heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. While the HAPPY camps have now enrolled over 14000 volunteers to the preventive program, Pita ji has inspired all these volunteers to adapt to the healthy life-style, which is being scientifically investigated. The True HAPPY has also started to use SMS messaging in a subset of volunteers with an access to phone and English language.