Hindustan Newspaper Meets IndiPam

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On 16 February, IndiPam was doing Karma Yoga at Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh.

The term ghat refers to a series of steps leading down to a body of water, particularly a holy river, in this case, The Ganges. Journalist Ahish Lakheda just happened upon a crowd of onlookers and upon closer inspection this is what he saw.

Please see below for English translation

Hindustan Hindi Newspaper, Rishikesh – 17 February 2017 With thanks to Ashish Lakheda

English translation:

It is essential to work for the country and the community. Pamela Tosh of Cape Town, South Africa is doing what The Gita defines as Karma Yoga. She gives first aid and primary care to the suffering and poor population of Rishikesh, India. She started this work in 2013 during the Uttarakhand flood disaster.

A foreign lady washing the feet of a baba (Sadu) on the banks of the Triveni Ghat. She applies ointment on the wounds of the feet, trims the finger nails of a beggar and applies lotion to the cracks on the feet. A crowd gathers around to watch. On enquiring we learn that she is a chiropodist and works in retirement homes and health care centres in South Africa. In 2013 Pamela came to India for the first time to do her yoga teacher training and it was then that she came to understand the concept of Karma Yoga.

To live for and serve the country is how Karma Yoga is defined by Shri Krishna in the Bhagvad Gita. With this understanding Pamela began to work with the victims of the disaster offering first aid. In 2016 Pamela came back to India and continued her volunteer work under name IndiPam. IndiPam is self-funded and she hopes to continue serving the poor, destitute and sadhus, trending a path to inspire others in selfless service, Karma Yoga.