In the past 2 decades, India has seen significant growth with a population of over 1.3 billion. Foodgrain production has doubled up almost two times. There is plenty of food in our country yet the poor are starving. Despite having so many resources to boost industrial and economic growth, the nation still has nothing to show for people starving day in day out.
According to a survey, 190.7 million people go hungry every day, 3,000 children die every day from poor diet-related illness in India. It is no surprise that “Rich are getting richer and Poor are getting poorer”. It is difficult to explain the conditions of poor people who can’t afford to buy food and thereby they fail to meet the caloric demands of the body.
Day by day, their stomachs keep growling but they are left with no other option as they survive somehow eating from garbage. Celebrities on TV channels claim that they are donating a whopping amount to the poor and needy, but on the ground level, the truth is different.
There is a saying that ‘if you feed others who are in an empty stomach, then you are considered on par with God. We will learn about a special person named Sitaram Das Baba who cooks for 500 people in a day for absolutely free of cost. Yes, you read it right! He does not charge even a penny from the less unfortunate ones.
Feeding any hungry person gives him a great scene of accomplishment. He has, in fact, dedicated the last 36 years of his life to this noble work. The same Baba Sitaram’s ashram is near the Ramnath Swamy temple which is located at Keelavasal. When the tourists and devotees go there they get to eat good and don’t return back empty stomach.
It is also believed that the name of Sitaram Baba’s ashram is Bajrang Das Baba Ashram and both North Indian and South Indian dishes are served in this ashram.
Sitaram Baba’s ashram is always open to all people and there is no discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, gender, etc. Sitaram Baba wakes up at five in the morning so that he cooks food for the people who come to the ashram. Also, his ashram runs with donations from people. Sitaram Baba has a small team of 10 people who assist him in running the ashram.