Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission is a registered Charitable trust working with a not for profit motive. The trust aims to serve the backward sections of the population of Attappady block of Palakkad district in Kerala state, India. Overall development of the people of Attappady, especially the scheduled tribes, with freedom from illness, poverty and malnourishment has been the focus of the mission ever since its establishment. The activities of the mission have hence ranged from medical relief to education, women’s empowerment and eradication of social evils like alcoholism.
Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission is inspired by the rousing call of Swami Vivekananda to serve every man as God himself—‘Nara’ as’ Narayana’. We are driven by his vision of India rising from the villages and forests, from the most remote and most backward sections of our great motherland. We therefore strive, in every step, to serve each person as God, to remove agony, reduce suffering and provide comfort.
To liberate people from the clutches of ill health and poverty and lead them to better lives through education, empowerment and social regeneration
We are a not-for-profit organisation working towards providing quality health services to the poor and towards the eradication of poverty and suffering. We chose our karmabhoomi (land of action) to be Attappady, a tribal block in Palakkad district.
Attappady was always known as a land of poverty, malnourishment and related health problems. The region was always in the news for calamities and other issues like infant and neo-natal deaths, land alienation, exploitation etc.
Attappady is a revenue block in Palakkad district of Kerala state. It has an area of 745 sq.km and encompasses three panchayats Agali, Pudur and Sholayur. It has a population of 69723(2011 Census).Tribes form 44% of the population (30460) and are represented in three sects called Irula, Muduga and Kurumba. They live in hamlets in and around the hills of Attappady. There are 192 such tribal hamlets.The non-tribal population comprises of settlers from Kerala and Tamilnadu.
Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission is a Charitable trust which was registered in 2004.The trustees are citizens of the area who have come together for a noble cause. Some eminent citizens from Palakkad district and outside have also later joined as members to further the cause.
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