This organization (NGO) was established in the year 1984 through the great inspiration of Swami Amaeyanandaji Maharaj, Adhaskhya, Matri Mandir, Joyrambati, Bankura. We are much indebted to him. It is a Non-Govt, Voluntary Organization under Register of Societies Act-1961 vide no. S/IL/60086 and we depend on the charity of the generous people of India and abroad for our various types of charitable & welfare activities for the distressed and helpless.
Hijaldiha Vivekananda Seva Samity is located in a remote village at Hijaldiha under Moynapur Gram Panchayet in Joypur block of Bishnupur sub-division in Bankura district (West Bengal). The distance of Joyrambati and Kamarpukur from Hijaldiha is about 18 Kms and 22 Kms respectively. The Samity is now situated on about 3 (three) acres of own land beside the road near bus stop.
In this adverse situation this Asmama took up the, responsibility to conquer the natural challenges through human development and social service under the effective guidance of the inspiring Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Ma Sarada Devi, the motto being “To Serve God is to serve man”. Very little has been done so far because of our limited resources and inabilities but we are very firm on this resolve “We shall overcome someday".
Swami Vivekananda's great teaching of service and renunciation are our guiding star. The Samity was organized by a group of dedicated youths to fulfill the spirit of unselfish service to the poor and ailing villagers and to work for the all round development of the remote villages & common mass. Since its establishment the Samity has been rendering various types of social services having inspired with the ideology "Service to mankind is service to God" and "Work is worship" preached by Swami Vivekananda and his great master Thakur Sri Ramakrishna.
For the smooth running of the Seva Samity and its eleven departments like Education, Medical Treatment, Magazine, Building, Student Welfare, Rural Development, Sanitation, Agriculture, Puja, Cultural and Ramakrishna Vivekananda Bhab Prachar Parisad, one advisory board, one managing committee and eleven sub-committees used to meet 36 times as and when necessary during the whole year.
At present this Ashrama is conducting multiple Social Activities such as basis medical services, education (Primary School Coaching Centres etc.) and Pallimangal to enhance the income of women. In the near future this Ashrama plans to construct an Eye Operation Theatre for cataract operation and start a school in the idea of Gurukul to impert education with special stress on the moral and ethical values for the next generation.
A beautiful temple has come up inside the Ashrama where images of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Ma Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda are worshipped daily in the morning, day and evening. Most of the villagers take active part in the spiritual activities. Besides this, festival like Durgapuja, Jagadhatri Puja and Rathayatra, the birth anniversary of great spiritual personalities are observed with devotional fervor and enthusiasm. Free cooked food (prasad) is distributed to the devotees.
The Seva Samity runs Bengali medium primary school up to classes IV. Around 300 students from adjacent villages attend the school. Beside the traditional education moral and ethical lessons are included in the curriculum. There are six free coaching centres, a book bank for lending text books to school students. Meritorious students get scholarship for higher studies. A computer centre is run to impart basic computer skill to the students.
Health & Sanitation Activity
Medical camps are organized Periodically for creating awareness among the villagers. Special attention is being given to pregnant and lactating mothers. Nutritious foods are also provided to the ehildren. Health guidelines are also given like washng, sanitation, hazards of open defecation and importance of safe drinking water etc. Drinking water are also supplied free of cost in religious festivals and in case of scarcity of drinking wgater. A free drinking water testing laboratory is also run by this Ashrama. It dovers four blocks of Joypur, Kotalpur, Bishnupur and Indus.
|President :||Sri Ganesh Chandra Pratihar|
|Vice-President :||Sri Sankar Prasad Chowdhury|
|Sri Swapan Nandi|
|Secretary :||Sri Bikash Paladhi|
|Assistant Secretary :||Sri Sitesh Pramanik|
|Sri Dinabandhu Roy|
|Sri Chayan Paladhi|
|Sri Chunilal Saha|
|Sri Tapas Kumar Roy|
|Sri Sankar Prasad Das|
|Sri Raghab Chandra Pan|
|Sri Sankar Chandra Pal|
|Sri Santi Nath Chakraborty|
|Sri Chittaranjan De|
|Sri Shyamal Das|
Hijaldiha Vivekananda Seva Samity is a reputable charitable organization set up in 1984 in a remote village in the district Bankura to work among the poor in the spirit ‘Service to man is service to God’ as preached by Swami Vivekananda, whose ideals have inspired us in this philanthropic venture.
Since its inception Hijaldiha Vivekananda Seva Samity is engaged in a number of social works in the field of education, health and training for development of human resources. Recently we have opted for opening one medical unit for total care of eye diseases, especially micro surgery of cataracts. It will serve the purposes of a health centre also with a pathological Labrotary. The hospital building is almost complete with generous public assistance, but for furnishing the OT and purchasing surgery instruments we require about 15 lacs. We appeal to benevolent people from all quarters to extend their hand of co-operation in this noble venture of restoring sights to those who may otherwise become blind in future. The health centre will render medical services for general diseases also in this rural area.
In our endeavour to cater to the needs of education to uplift the less privileged members of our society the Samity maintains Gadadhar Chhatrabas an orphanage of fifteen destitute children. We provide them food and loading, education, dresses and all other necessities free of cost. The monthly expenditure per student is 3000/-.
You are requested to extend your Co-operation by donating at least one month’s expenditure for one or more and thus play a meaningful role of a part sponsor’ for these deprived students.
We appeal all and Sunday to come forward with generous help in cash or kind for the above projects which will fulfill urgent needs of the deprived section of people in this remote are.