Each chapter of Rashtra Sevika Samiti is called a Shakha meaning branch. Shakha is a place where a group of women (sevikas) meet regularly at a fixed time. Samiti conducts structured programs of regular athletic and academic activities to develop strong character and leadership skills in its members. Every person associated with the organization is called a sevika. Just as regular diet and exercise are required for good health, regular Sanskaras (values) are necessary for building up a healthy national character. In addition to the organisational capacity, mutual love, affection, good will, faith, healthy character-building, co-ordination and a feeling of oneness can be created by regular sanskaras. Resultantly Samiti has stressed for daily shakhas. Physical training is imported with the motive to make all sevikas of all age groups, healthy, strong enough to protect themselves, self dependent and capable of using discretionary power and presence of mind. This self implies not only the individual self but also family, society, nation, religion and culture. Boldness to face any situation, vigor, daring nature, pure character, patriotism etc. are automatically evolved through shakha procedure. A sound mind dwells in a sound body. Intellectual development is a result of various such programs arranged in daily Shakhas Thus Sevikas become aware of the glorious culture and tradition of Bharat. Elderly women and housewives who cannot attend daily evening Shakhas conduct weekly Shakhas.
Various activities include:
In order to promote spiritual growth, a sense of unity with the environment and general well being, yoga is an important part of the shakha program.
There are a variety of games, including kabaddi and kho-kho, that are played in shakha. The games enhance our ability to work as a team, our stamina, our physical strength or even our strategic skills. These games bring about a spirit of
cooperation and create a light, free atmosphere in shakha.
Bouddhik includes lectures, interactive workshops, discussions, songs (geet) and seminars which enhance intellectual development while helping to increase cultural awareness and improve communication skills.