The story behind the existence of Narayan Seva Sansthan is miraculous. The founder of Narayan Seva Sansthan Dr. Kailash Manav was serving in Post & Telegraph Department and was posted at Sirohi, Rajasthan.
On a day of May 1976, Dr. Kailash Manav was going to Sirohi, on the way, near Pindwara, Sirohi, he saw that a truck had collided with a passenger bus. The accident was very serious. Dr. Manav immediately rushed to the accident spot to rescue the injured people and got them admitted in civil hospital, Sirohi. He used to visit hospital everyday to enquire about condition of the injured people. But on a particular day, due to some urgent assignment he couldn't make his visit to the hospital. But the very next morning, he heard someone knocking on his door. He opened the door and found a weak person standing along with his 10-12 year old daughter. His eyes were full of tears. Dr. Kailash Manav could identified the girl, as she was one of the injured persons admitted in the hospital. He asked the man about the purpose for meeting him so early in the morning. The man politely replied- “Babuji! You did not come to hospital to visit us yesterday evening, my daughter is, since then, crying to see you & wanting to know as to why you did not visit her yesterday”. The man and his daughter were totally unknown to Dr. Kailash Manav.His ten day visit ti the hospital turned the lives of many patients, as Dr. Manav met each & every single patient as with so much love & affection, as if they all are his own family members. Dr. Kailash Manav is very sentimental and very kind hearted person from the beginning. After this incident. Dr. Kailash Manav never missed any opportunity to visit the hospital daily and meet the injured persons admitted there. After some months, Dr. Kailash Manav was transferred to Udaipur. In Udaipur too, he developed the habit to visit the government hospital every day, meet the patients and purchase medicines for these patients from his own money.
An incident proved to be a turning point in the life of Dr. Kailash Manav. On one day, he was on his regular visit to the hospital and was talking to the patients, kitchen staff was serving the food to the patients. Dr. Kailash Manav saw an old man who was eating one chapatti and hiding 2 chapattis beside his pillow. Dr. Kailash Manav became curious to know the reason behind it. He went to the old man, Kishna Ji Bhil and asked “Baa sab. (Sir) what is the matter, are you not hungry enough? Why have you hide the chapatties beside your pillow? The eyes of the old man filled with tears. He replied- Babuji! I am still hungry, but my brother & son, who are taking care of me, have nothing to eat. Whatever money, we had borrowed for my treatment is completely spent on my medicines. If I eat all of the these 3 chapatties, my son & brother would remain hungry, so I have kept these chapatties for them. After saying these words, the old man started crying bitterly, as he wouldn;t talk much beacause of his weak condition. This incident moved the heart of Dr. Kailash Manav very deeply. On the very next day during Dusheera Pooja, he tohis friend about this incident. They all decided to help the patients like Kishna Ji. They decided to collect a handful of flour from the neighbors, bake chapattis and distribute them among the attendants of the poor patients in the hospital daily.
A history was created on 23rd October, 1985 when the collection of a handful of flour and service to the patients was given the name of “NARAYAN SEVA” . Smt. Kamla Devi Agarwal, wife of Dr. Kailash Manav is a religious and pious lady. She stood by her husband in this humanitarian endeavor. His daughter Kalpana (now Mrs. Kalpana Goyal) was always at the command of her parents and always assisted her mother in baking chapatties.
This is how “NARAYAN SEWA” existed with a handful of flour- which stands to this day as “Narayan Sewa Sansthan”, Udaipur with many records, achievements, highlights and landmarks to its credit.