In the developing world, the increase in population is paralleled by increased incidences of loss of lives and livelihood due to natural calamities and human conflicts, such as floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, famines, cyclones, or major climatic damages. In the recent years, we also see increased terror activities. As a consequence, people are rendered homeless and need immediate relief and long term rehabilitation. HEART is committed to respond to such emergencies around the world, through our own programmes as well as in cooperation with partner agencies. HEART’s focus on emergency help, relief & redevelopment is steadfast, after an emergency situation.
The Hindu Emergency Aid & Relief Team (HEART) was conceptualized by Swami Vigyanandji in 2009 as a charitable organization and the trust was registered on 22nd October 2009 at New Delhi. The prime objective of the Trust is to dedicate for the cause of society and work for the unity of society, particularly when people are faced by challenges of natural disasters due to global warming, climate change or environmental damage. In short, the HEART Trust represents a movement for eradication of human miseries.
The trust is registered under Section 12A, read with section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and entered at Serial no. DEL-HR22140 – 22052012 at Delhi. The trust also satisfies all conditions of Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and has been granted approval for benefits and exemption under section 80G, with serial no DEL – HE23943 – 22052012, dated 22/05/2-12 at Delhi. As a consequence, all donations made to HEART will qualify to avail tax exemptions as stipulated under section 80G.
Carry out charitable activities through a Trust in form of collection and dissemination of knowledge, experience, information and other resources to serve people and society without distinction of caste, colour, creed, religion or sex. Further, to serve people who are suffering as a consequence of natural disasters, climate change, environmental damage and civil conflicts, acts of terrorism etc.
To realize the aforesaid desire by – - Encouraging maximum participation, - Operate with sensitivity to the local culture & relationships, work whenever possible through national partners, give attention to economic recovery, encourage peace building, - provide suitable training in disaster prone areas, and develop skills, raise monies - funding to carry out development / rehabilitation projects.