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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.

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NGO Attachment Programme for the Officers of the Government of India
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.

An Appeal from
Shri Tushar Kanjilal,
Chairman, TSRD


Mahila Kisan Sahsaktikaran Pariyojna

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