Monday, January 28, 2008

Guru Takes On AIDS

File under: Gurus Doing Good

Unlike Swami Ramdev with his bunkum claims, Balia Baba is actually doing something about HIV/AIDS in Orissa, India:
Balia Baba, a prominent spiritual guru, told reporters here on Monday that Ananta Balia Trust has resolved to take care of these diseased children.

"We are deeply upset over reports that quite a few little children from Kendrapara district have come the vice-like grip of HIV positive virus. It's upsetting to note that they have become objects of neglect," Baba who has embarked on several welfare works through the trust founded by him, said.

Ananta Balia Trust has decided to provide nutritional support to the infected children. Besides the Trust would bear the cost of their periodic medication like anti-retroval therapy.

"We are not saying that agencies concerned duty bound to take care of them have failed. But the ground reality is that these innocent children are leading a pathetic life. They need urgent attention," the spiritual guru noted.
It's nice to see a guru getting his hands dirty in a way that would probably send Sri Sri screaming in the other direction.

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