DSF, Parmarth Niketan & Accion Planetaria Team Up Again!
A team of dentists from Spain is once again offering dental treatment to people from villages and schools around Rishikesh, India, from 27 November – 6 December 2018. The service project is organized by Divine Shakti Foundation and Parmarth Niketan Ashram with the blessings of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji in association with Acción Planetaria DSR*, an NGO from Spain which works to improve the environment and the quality of life, with the belief that a better world is possible.
This is their second time in India with the Divine Shakti Foundation and Parmarth Niketan Ashram. During the course of their dental camps they will have visited in different villages and schools in the vicinity of Rishikesh: Deuli, Veerpur, Prakash Bharti and Kushi Foundation. It’s a group of 11 professionals (6 dental practitioners,3 assistants, & 2 logistics). They are prepared to attend to 100+ children and adults a day and the treatments include fillings, cleaning and extractions.
For the large majority of the patients it’s their first time to see a dentist and they all have the same view about the project.
Christian Vargas, the surgeon who founded the NGO in 2004, says that “everyone is able to do a small action, even once, to improve the planet. We love to be here, people are very polite, even when they are afraid of the treatments. And besides the Ashram is very organized and provide us all the structure and logistic to make things easy for us to work.”
There will also be an educational component so that the importance of tooth brushing is understood and adapted by the children, parents and teachers during this visit and the next.
*Acción Planetaria DSR was founded by Christian Vargas, more than 10 years ago, with the goal to offer dental care to impoverished people around the world. Their first activities were focused on Senegal, Mauritania, Serra Leon, Peru and Barcelona. Later, they expanded their profile of volunteering in order to be an open platform for anyone who, through their planetary action, wants to contribute to the construction of a better world.