Recently on Saturday, June 3rd, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev along with Uttrakhand's Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat, inaugurated Patanjali's Sevashram and the Sanskrit Gurukulam in Devprayag, Uttrakhand. These institutions by Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved will provide free education to over 100 children who unfortunately turned into destitutes due to floods in Kedarnath in 2013.
According to ANI, on-an-average, about Rs. 15,000 will be spent on a child monthly, as all their educational and living expenses will be sponsored by the Patanjali Ayurved Limited.
Sevashram and the Sanskrit Gurukulam were built at the cost of Rs. 15 crores in Devprayag, a town merely 80 Km away from Kedarnath.
Acharya Balkrishna, CEO, Patanjali Ayurved addressed the people in the inauguration as he said, "Merely 20 days after the tragedy struck Uttarakhand, we hired a hotel in Narayankoti and immediately provided support to all the destitute children in that place. And with this aim, we started Patanjali Sevashram within 20 days since the tragedy struck."
Yog Guru Baba Ramdev said "The campus is breathtaking and I don't think anything can match the beauty of this Patanjali Sevashram. The area is surrounded by forests and beautiful mountains. We can also see the confluence of Alakananda and Ganga at this pious place."