Divya Prem Sewa Mission is Situated under the benevolent vision of Goddess Chandi Devi, in the Chandighat area of Haridwar. A casual visitor may easily overlook this place from a distance that is basically named as Sewa Kunj also, but those who take some pains to reach up to the Ashram, realize that they are in a different world. Calm green surroundings in a traditional Indian atmosphere, away from hustles and bustles on the city, give a unique aesthetics and add to the distinct charm of the ashram.
In late 90s, Ashish Bhaiya was searching for the right approach for his philanthropic goals. He wanted to seek God by serving the needy, but didn’t know what he should exactly do?
Being a devout Hindu, he frequently visited Haridwar, a famous Hindu pilgrimage. Few supporters of Ashish Bhaiya polled in a sum of Rs. 20,000 and constructed one of the rooms in Rani Sati Dharamshala with his name. Meanwhile, he went to attend one of the meetings at Ayodha, where 20-30 like-minded people brainstormed that what should they do to serve the society.
When Ashish Bhaiya returned to Haridwar, he was shocked to find a lock on his room at the dharamshala. It was probably let out to some other person by the manager of the dharamshala. Being a shy guy, he couldn’t mutter the courage to fight out with the landlady and simply walked out of the place, thinking that God had some other plans for him.
It was late evening and he saw a small temple beneath the Najibabad over bridge. He approached the caretaker (Sadhu) of the temple, who gladly granted him a temporary accommodation. Then Ashish Bhaiya started dressing lepers in the nearby area. When the news reached back home about his dislodgement, his colleagues came rushing forward to help him. With a small sum of Rs.500, they bought a dilapidated hut and literally moved it to a location nearby the temple.
Bhaiya and his team, also managed to convince a final year medical student, Dr. Nitin Agarwal, from Rishikul Medical College to sit at their primitive dispensary for a couple of hours daily. The people now realized that these boys are not fly by night operators and started trusting them. Soon, the lepers and other poor people started flowing in for the want of medical care.