Sewa Jyoti thrives on the words of Helen Keller, “Alone, we can do little; together, we can do so much” and therefore, excessively devotes time and effort for communal harmony. Nawalgarh and India as a whole are a haven to a diverse community, of a different culture, people, languages, faith system, and religion. Our Communal Harmony programs are run by committees that bring together people from different walks of life to promote peace and harmony through meetings, events, and activities. Some of them are listed below.
Sewa Jyoti has hosted several activities at the grass-root level in the community to promote holistic development and improved communal wellbeing. Rural sporting events are one of the activities that have been greatly regarded by the community. Sewa Jyoti organizes rural sports events at the district level to boost the physical and mental health of people.
The culture of a nation signifies its values and invariably boosts its recognition. India is symbolized by its plural art and culture because our culture represents a group of shared attitudes and attributes, goals, values, practices, expressions, and traditions quite diverse and unique from each other. Our culture and fine arts are visible in all social, economic, and development activities. And Sewa Jyoti’s contributions ensure that India’s heritage is not being tampered at any point.
At present, Sewa Jyoti is determined to preserve the reminiscence of the Shekhawat clan, the descendants of Rajputs of the Nawalgarh district, and the state of Rajasthan. Shekhawat consists of one of the world’s largest collections of songs, music, dances, theatres, performing arts, cuisines, rites and rituals, scriptures, paintings, and artifacts, which are together hallmarked as the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’.
In an attempt to safeguard the Intangible Cultural Heritage, Sewa Jyoti actively works on refurbishing and protecting the artistic significance, cultural assets, and paintings of the Havelis (forts) in the Nawalgarh district so as to attract more international tourists and develop Rajasthani tourism in this part of the state.
To preserve the centuries-old Shekhawati handicrafts, Sewa Jyoti has trained several women from the villages to learn traditional crafts and use the skills to generate income. As of the date, we have provided training to 535 women and youths on Shekawat handicraft, leather handicraft, sewing and embroidery, lakh bangle making, canvas making, and toy making.
The workshop will not only preserve the age-old tradition but also provide an opportunity for the ladies to earn and support their families.