|Tagore Society for Rural Development (TSRD)
is one of the oldest and largest civil society organization in
the eastern India engaged in rural development since 1969. Which
was founded by the then Ghandian leader Sri Jayprakash Narayan
and freedom fighter Sri Pannalal Dasgupta imbibing the
philosophy of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. TSRD
is working in more than 2801 villages spread in 47 blocks of
two states viz. West Bengal and Jharkhand under the name and style of Rangabelia Project, Sagar Project,
Bolpur Project, Tapan Project, Rajnagar-Khoirasol Project,
Hingalgunj Project, Patamda Project, Maheshpur Project. Name of the
projects indicates their operational head office only but each
of them covers numbers of villages and blocks and also works
with different thematic areas. All the project areas of TSRD are
situated in the remotest corners of the states like islands of
Sundarbans or at the international border of Bangladesh in
northern Bengal or hilly dry plateau forest base in Jharkhand. The organization is lead by Padmashree Tushar
Kanjilal, the national teacher awarded by the President of India
for his invaluable contribution in social service sector.
NGO Attachment Programme for the Officers of the Government
A group of 18 IAS Officers Trainees will visit TSRD Rangabelia
Project for NGO Attachment programme under IAS Phase-I
Professional Course of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of
Administration, Mussoorie. The NGO attachment programme will be
held on 23rd January 2017.
Visit of Senior Level Officers at Rangabelia project
In 2016, September 25th to 27th a group of Senior Level Officers
of Government of India visited Rangabelia project of Tagore
Society for Rural Development. The group consisting of 29
officers like Deputy Secretary, Under Secretary and Directors of
different ministry visited the project site like Women
organization (Rangabelia Mahila Samity), Animal resource
departments, Soil testing laboratory, Rangabelia hospital. The
group also visited the villages and met with the rural community
where TSRD is running a project supported by KKS-BMZ.
Ms. Arundhati Maitra is supporting a child education centre
in the Bandarberia village under Rajnagar-Khoirasol project of
TSRD. Ms. Arundhati is associated with TCS and individually she
is supporting this centre. She organized a crowed fund by appeal
in the internet and collected fund to solve the water problem of
Bandarberia. TSRD excavated two ponds through that fund support.
Nalco Water India and their staff supported
Sanitation-Health-Hygiene and Drinking water project in
Abadnagar village of Birbhum District under Rajnagar project.
TSRD constructed 20 family latrines and 3 bore tube-wells in
that village. Mr. Aninda Deb with his team visited to Abadnagar.
TSRD organized an inauguration programme. BDO, Rajnagar block
and Vice-President of Panchayat Samity also addressed their
speech. In that occasion Mr. Deb personally awarded Rs. 1000 to
the local tribal artist group and he personally funded for
distribution of school bag to the village children. 70 children
received school bag. Dr. Mrinal Kanti Saha also personally
donated one bore tube-well in the same village.
Adult Education Centers for 28400 learners through Software
developed & supported by TCS
Tagore Society for Rural Development is going to start 60 adult
education centers. More than 28000 people of 5 branches of TSRD
situated at West Bengal and Jharkhand will become literate
through this programme supported by Tata Consultancy Service (TCS).
The entire programme will be performing with the software
developed by TCS.
Model Village Supported by Rotary Club of India
The Rotary Club of India supporting in Model Village programme
at Nityanagar Village of Tribal populace under Rajnagar block of
Birbhum district. Toilet for each and every household and one
bore well for every seven household are under construction.