The five freedoms to aim for a Goshala are:
- Freedom from hunger and thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigor.
- Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and comfortable resting area.
- Freedom from pain, injury, and disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.
- Freedom to express normal behavior by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind.
- Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment, which avoid mental suffering.
Goshala literally means the home for cows and is meant to rescue, shelter, protect, feed, treat and rehabilitate weak, sick, injured, handicapped and abandoned homeless cattle. These are the institutions of India’s great cultural heritage giving concrete example of India’s reverence and affection for animals, particularly for cows.
Natural farm (Organic Farming)
Natural Farming is a farming practice that imitate the way of nature. It can be interpreted in many ways and sometimes people misinterpret the notion of Natural Farming since the word “Natural” is used so casually in many places.
Convert Dry Land To Green (Growing Trees)
Manavata’s Green Belt Movement (GBM) organizes tree plantation drives globally. Volunteers collect seeds, plant them in nurseries and distribute the saplings in local communities. Manavata has planted more than 50, 000 saplings in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat areas in India and abroad as well and is planning to plant 1, 00, 000 plants this year.
Arogya Vanam (Medicinal Plants Growing, Educating and Promoting):
Manavata conducts free workshops for farmers emphasizing the benefits of natural farming, on how to make natural farming profitable and growing toxin-free food in their fields. Manavata has conducted workshops in Chittoor, Khammam, East Godavari districts in Andhra Pradesh which have benefited around 400 farmers. Manavata’s Natural Farming Centers serve as model farms and help to educate farmers.
Sustainable Living and Nature Cure
About 90 per cent of the waste generated by households is currently being disposed of in landfill sites or incinerators. Yet, if we all take a few simple actions, we could reduce this amount considerably and really make a difference.Recycling saves natural resources, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and reduces emissions of air and water pollutants.
Yoga & Samskara Vidya Teachers Training
Manavata has been conducting Samskara vidya program across the globe with the mission to create Healthy, Happy and Harmonious world.
Manavata’s Academy of Human Excellence’ (MAHE) institution established in 2006 particularly to provide Value based holistic Educationto give best opportunity for every child to become healthy and excellent. The program makes children healthy, self-confident, responsible and disciplined. Children learn soft skills, life skills, techniques to sharpen memory and become proactive and intelligent.
Skill Development in Sustainable Ways
Manavata offers free 2 month, full-time vocational courses for Electricians, Refrigeration technicians, Air-conditioning technicians, Multimedia/Computer Hardware and DTP professionals. Aimed at economically backward candidates, aged between 15 and 25 years, with a minimum of 8th standard qualification, the program has trained over 1000 people and has helped over 350 candidates earn their livelihoods. It runs on referrals and sponsorship.