The philosophy and approach of Sewa Bharti originated in Indian beliefs and values regarding 'Sewa'. The volunteers of Sewa Bharti are guided by the credo - "Sewa Hi Paramo Dharma" - Sewa is the biggest virtue/way of life.
The actions of Sewa Bharti can be said to be guided by three words:-
Atmiyta - the feeling that the society is mine and I am of the society
Kshamta - building capacity
Samata - working towards a harmonious society
Sewa Bharti's goal is the creation of "Samaras Samaj" - a society that lives in harmony.
Since various deficiencies exist in society, citizens should contribute their best to the society. However, this contribution should not be out of charity, but out of a sense of responsibility due to the feeling that the society is my larger family and I am privileged to get a chance to perform Sewa and fulfil my duty.
Similarly, Sewa Bharti's philosophy is that all Sewa projects should be temporary in nature so that the people themselves build their capacity of addressing the problems that they face.
Thus, we don't encourage dependency, instead we promote self-reliance. We have our projects that those hands which were begging turning into independent strong people with contributing hands to the society. And that's what we call empowerment, and that's what our dream is: long-term empowerment of the society.