ROLE OF SANTINIKETAN SISHUTIRTHA; THE N.G.O ON WHOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT OF ORPHAN AND OTHER BACKWARD CHILDREN Introduction:
Santiniketan Sishutirtha is a non government organization working with the orphan and other children come from backward society. It is a registered society under West Bengal society act. It runs primary and middle school and also a home for the orphan and other poor and backward children. The primary school is now at present is run by the state government under the supervision of the society. The middle school and the orphanage is run by the society themselves. It was created on the basis of the thought that "Millions of children are denied the basic rights of survival and protection." In India we know there are still many children who cannot get proper schooling or better to say education and food that is nutrition which is very much required for proper growth and development of a child to the fullest. In this context Central and State government have introduced and conducted many programmes but these are not sufficient for attaining the whole. So there is required involvement of non government organisation for fulfilment of the objectives. In India one can found many organisations working with this kind of children who are orphan and belongs to such back ward of the society. Then what is the uniqueness of Santiniketan Sishutirtha. Let’s try to find out those things. Santiniketan Sishutirtha was created in order to care for children in the rural areas of Birbhum district, West Bengal, India. The goal is to provide these children with a protected nurturing environment that not only protects them from harsh poverty but also provides them with the skills necessary in order to become self sufficient for the future. According to Sri Supriyo Tagore, the president of the society and creator of Santiniketan Sishutirtha the aim of the organisation was not only provide them education and nutrition but making them self efficient, teach them the life skill so that they can live their future life and face the greater world without any problem and if they are facing some problem can make out a way to get out of it. For this the organisation follows the thoughts of Rabindra Tagore and can found the touch and feel of Santiniketan Asrama at the place of Sishutirtha. The most of the member of the society and employee are or were associated with Visva-Bharati University and Santiniketan. So the flavours and thoughts of Tagore which are blowing in Santiniketan can also easily be found there at the complex of Sishutirtha. The orphanage provides a 'family like' environment to orphans and destitute. The children are placed under the care and custody of a suitable supervisor or mother and brought up in an atmosphere of love and affection. The school provides a craft-based education which is extended to children of the neighbouring villages. This complies with the 4 basic rights of children that were defined in the 1989 United Nations Charter to which India is a signatory. Right to Survival.. to life, health, nutrition, name, nationality Right to Protection .. from exploitation, abuse, neglect
Right to Development .. to education, care, leisure, recreation, cultural activities Right to Participation .. to expression, information, thought. Santiniketan Sishutirtha is situated near Ballabhpur Danga village adjacent to Santiniketan of some 3 Kilometres away. Santiniketan takes it's name from two Bengali words: shanti, meaning peaceful and niketan, meaning abode. The area has a rich cultural heritage steeped in history. The idea of Santiniketan Sishutirtha was conceived in the year 1989 by a group of people who wanted to work in restoring the basic rights to children. Sishutirtha took the name from a Bengali expression meaning a place transformed to a pilgrimage owing to the presence of children. Santiniketan Sishutirtha became a registered association (charity) in 1989. Registration No. S/61333 of 1988-89 (Registered Under Act...
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