Contact:- +91 7364029438, +91 8158829761 & +919434943246

HANDLOOM PRODUCTION UNIT

For self-employment of rural women, we started one production unit for weaving under financial assistance of the CAPART in 1987 at Vivekananda Complex of the organization at Faridpur. More than three decades have passed and we are glad that the unit is still being continued & needy women are engaged there for their part-time earnings beyond their domestic work. In accordance with engagement of time the women earn some amount of money per month. One skilled trainer is engaged here on part-time basis.

Now the unit runs at our own financial enterprise.

NATIONAL CRECHE SCHEME

It is a scheme of Central Social Welfare Board. We got sanction of 2 creche centers one in 1986 and the other in 1987. It is a very noble and effective scheme both for babies and their mothers. The babies, particularly of working & ailing mothers, face various problems of existence & development owing to absence of proper maternal care. To mitigate the problems partially, the organization has been operating these centers in Contai-II Block, one at village Dakshin Paikbar and the other at village Paschim Bamunia. Babies in the age group from 0-5 years are being provided there with maternal care, supplementary nutrition & pre-school education. 25 babies at each unit are being benefitted. Now mid-day meal is provided to babies from 9 am to 5 pm.

INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICE (ICDS) PROGRAMME

SERVICE (ICDS) PROGRAMME
ICDS is a unique programme meant for all round development of the children up to 6 years of age. We were allotted to run this project by the Department of Women and Child Development & Social Welfare, Govt. of W.B. It is a national programme of our country under the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Govt. of India. It serves a major role for upliftment and all round integrated development of mothers & children. The scheme launched in our country on the second day of October, 1975. We started the scheme for implementation throughout the entire jurisdiction of Contai II (Deshapran) Block in the district of Purba Medinipur in 1999 and have been continuing in 209 centers the Block area of 8 (eight) Gram Panchayats. Phone No. -03220-253589. The office has been shifted to Purba Mukundapur, Basantia on 29.07.2016.

KHEYA SENIOR CITIZENS’ HOME

Owing to abolition of joint family system, old men & women in the family are being neglected. Sufferings of old women in the society, especially in poverty stricken rural families have reached extreme level. Considering the sufferings of neglected helpless old women, VLN started Senior Citizens’ Home for women (25 head capacity) on 01.03.1994. Now the home is at NIBEDITA COMPLEX, Faridpur under financial assistance from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India. Contact No. 9434943246.

FAMILY COUNSELING CENTRE (FCC)

It is a noble programme of the Central Social Welfare Board, New Delhi. The centre started operation on 10.07.2000. Women are not only in vulnerable and difficult situation outside their homes but also in their homes where they get victimized with both physical & mental tortures. The women have to get rid of it either escaping from the family or having amicable & respectful settlement with the family members, especially with husband. Such sufferers or victimized women get help from this centre after appealing to appropriate authority i.e. counselors. After receipt of complaints the counselor in charge calls on the husband or in-laws for discussion between both the parties to dispose of the disputes through settlements, to provide legal assistance or arrange rehabilitation for the victimized women. In case of failure, the counselor refers the case to the Sub-Divisional Court.

Working Women’s Hostel

Women are confronted with a variety of problems both within and outside their homes. Such problems are manifested when the women come out of their homes in search of employment. The problems further aggravate in care and safty in the places of employment if far away from their homes. To mitigate the problems of such women, the Organization constructed the Hostel in the heart of Contai town with financial assistance from the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Govt. of India. It started on 10.01.1999. The Hostel presently consists of 52 resident capacity and provides comfortable living and balanced food along with total security. The boarders are very happy to stay there.

Sonar Toree Swadhar Greh

It runs at NIVEDITA COMPLEX, Faridpur with sanctioned by the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Govt. of India. It is a scheme for protection of women with their minor children in difficult circumstances.

Widows deserted by their families or relatives become victims of exploitation, women prisoners released from jail and without any family support, women survivors of natural disaster left without shelter or any social & economic support, trafficked girls or women rescued or runaway from brothels or other places or such victims of sexual crimes disowned by the respective families do not want to go back to the previous place for various reasons. Mentally Challenged women who are without any support from family or such other women fallen in some difficult circumstances are taken as residents in this Home with 30 resident capacity. Contact No.- 6295870461

SNEHAKUTIR SPECIALIZED ADOPTION AGENCY (SAA)

It has been running since 2005 at NIVEDITA COMPLEX, Faridpur for care & protection of abandoned, surrendered and fondling babies upto six years under legal license from the Deptt. of Women & Child Development & Social Welfare, Govt. of W.B. under Women & Children Institution (Licensing) Rules 1958. Child adoption is also offered by this agency following the CARA norms.
There is an arrangement for over all maintenance and bringing up the babies. Food and diet suitable for the age are given, advice of doctors is followed up, and garments, cradles, etc. are also provided with. Sanctioned strength-20. Contact No. 9434041098

SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR THE VH & MR)

To provide special education to the especially able children who are not capable of having formal education in normal schools, we started the special school for visually and mentally challenged children with only 18 students with effect from May 2, 1998. Initially, the project was financed by local contributions.
Gradually, the initiative gathered momentum and a landmark reached on February 1, 2001 when the school got recognition of the Mass Educations Extension Department of the Government of West Bengal. During the same year, VLN got itself registered under the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995. The school got sponsorship on 01.12.2005 from the Deptt. of Mass Education Extension, Govt. of West Bengal. Though there is sanction for 89 students, we have 115 students in total

B.ED. SPECIAL EDUCATION (MR)

Like formal education to normal students, there is need of special education to especially able children, especially the Blind, the Mentally Retarded, and the Hearing Impaired. As specially able children are unable to undergo normal education methods, separate & special course & methodology have been introduced by several Universities of our country. Realizing the deficiency of properly educated teachers in such special methodology, Netaji Subhash Open University introduced B.Ed. Special Education course through eligible educational Institutions, NGOs, etc. for conducting such special teachers’ training in collaboration with Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). since 2005-06 academic session RCI approved ODL Course (B.Ed. Spl. Ed. MR- ODL) of 2+½ yrs. i.e. 5 semesters has been introduced at Vivekananda Complex, Faridpur as a Study Centre of the University. Now the intake of student is 40.

VIVEKANANDA PRIMARY TEACHERS’ TRAINING INSTITUTE (VPTTI)

D. El. Ed.
The Institute is at Vivekananda Complex, Faridpur, and recognized by NCTE from 30.08.2008 and affiliated to W.B.B.P.E. from 21.05.2009. The institute has well-equipped multistoried building having adequate library facilities, ICT facilities, psychological lab., science lab., gymnasium facilities, two playgrounds, a superb multipurpose hall and dignified suitable manpower to provide quality education to the would be teachers of next generation. It has two Separate hostels, one for boys and the other for girls. It has also waiting rooms for guests. Total intake 100.

Eligibility for admission: Passed 10+ 2 or equivalent with 50 % of marks in any stream (as per State Govt. rules).

B.Ed.

Additional course B.Ed. with an intake 50 from the academic session 2016-17 has been recognized by NCTE and affiliated to WBUTTEPA in composite setting.

Eligibility for admission: Passed 10+ 2 + 3 or equivalent with 50 % of marks in any stream (as per State Govt. rules).

Now the unit runs at our own financial enterprise.

D.ED. SPECIAL EDUCATION (MR)

At Vivekananda Complex, Faridpur the course started in September, 2013. It is equivalent to D.El.Ed course and the successful trainees are eligible for candidature of TET examination for primary school teachership. The course is recognized by Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), a statutory body of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India. Such education is required for Special Educators / Resource Teachers to teach the differently able children, especially mentally retarded primary school students. The course is of 2 years duration and the admission procedure is similar to D.El.Ed course. Session starts in July every year. Total intake 30.
Eligibility for admission: Passed 10+ 2 or equivalent with 50 % of marks in any stream (as per State Govt. rules).

SAGAR TIRTHA COMPLEX

It is a special enterprise of VLN to meet up the needs of old people or retired persons who may reside here paying costs of food & lodging, etc. The two storied building consists of 35 rooms to be used. We have provision to upgrade some rooms under A.C. system in future. We have also allowed some rooms to be used as Guest House for tourists, visitors, officers, etc. with a large CONFERENCE HALL there at a reasonable rate. We have allowed special privilege to other NGO visitors. It is located at New Digha (Near Amaravati Park & beside Toy Train) at a short distance from Digha Rly. Station. Contact Nos. 8670703500 & 9002464577.

MULTI GYM

We got sanctioned to construct Multi Gym (Indoor game with Physical Culture) building from Hon’ble Ex-M.P. Mr. Prasanta Pradhan who allotted the sum of Rs. 3,00,000/- for the same. It is being continued at Vivekananda Complex, Faridpur. Women residents of Senior Citizens’ Home, Swadhar Greh, boys of Children’s Home, students of VH & MR School including the trainees of D.El.Ed., D.Ed.SE(MR), B.Ed & B.Ed.SE(MR) do their regular practices here. Besides, some local youths come for practice against a token fee.

SIKSHA SATHI

It is a new project at Vivekananda Complex, Faridpur as a supporting educational help to the needy & helpless students of the locality. It is completely under self finance and without seeking any assistance from the government sector. It started since January, 2016, wherein students come every day to get coaching on tutorial basis. Selected needy students from class VI to class X are benefited with this scheme.

MUKTA NEER OPEN SHELTER

The Shelter is started in 2018 at Mukta Neer Complex, Contai (Near Central Bus Terminus). It has been being continued in the Contai Municipal area with three contact points: i) Mukta Neer Complex ii) School Bazar & 2) Darua, with financial assistance from the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India and Deptt. of Women & Child Development, Govt. of West Bengal under ICPS for 25 boys in the age group between 6 and 18 years. To cater to children in need of care and protection particularly beggars, street and working children, rag pickers, small vendors, street performers, orphans, deserted or trafficked or run away children, children of migrant population and any other vulnerable group of children are our beneficiaries. Contact No. 7585891862.

SAG-KANYASHREE PRAKALPA CONVERGENCE PROGRAMME

Having approval from the Deptt. of Women & Child Development, Govt. of West Bengal the Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG)- Kanyashree Prakalpa Convergence Programme started on 01.12.2019 in five Blocks and has been continuing through the respective ICDS offices in Contai- I, Contai Urban, Ramnagar-I, Egra –I & Egra- II towards empowerment of adolescent girls.

FREE EYE TESTING CAMP

Every year we organize free Eye Testing Camp at Nivedita Complex, Faridpur with which local people get benefited. A team of doctors & nurses from Chaitanyapur Netra Niramoy Niketan in collaboration with VLN implement the programme. Special prescriptions with medicines & spectacles are given to needy patients free of cost. Cataract operation is also done free of cost.

DENTAL TREATMENT CAMP

Every year we organize such camp at Nivedita Complex, Faridpur for free dental and oral diseases treatment. Dr. Rahul Sahoo, MDS, the Dental Surgeon of Contai renders free service with supply of some medicines. He conducts the camp in association with other Dental Surgeons.

AMBULANCE SERVICES

Glad to inform that Sri Tushar Kanti Das of Paschim Bamunia wished to donate something for the benefit of local people & Home residents. As proposed by our respectable Ex-President, his mother Sailabala Das donated one vehicle i.e.“Maruti Omni” for use as Ambulance. The vehicle is easily accessible to all day & night for quick transport to destined hospitals, treatment points, etc. for free services to the poor but in exchange of nominal cost from financially able persons. To call for ambulance service, dial Mobile No. 9735239774 (Bishnu Pada Dalai).

STAFF WELFARE SCHEME

We introduced the programme on Micro Credit basis in 1998. The fund is issued for the purpose out of the institution’s own resource. On emergency or necessity or on demand of the staff, loans are issued to them against nominal service charges and become realized from the salaries on installments.
Moreover, we issue loans to the deserving staff for their children’s learning, acute illness and marriage of daughters, etc. Facilities of enrollment in EPF started the year 2014. System of gratuity has also been introduced. The programme has become very helpful to the employees of this organization.

IDENTIFICATION & DISTRIBUTION OF AIDS & APPLIANCES TO SPECIALLY ABLE PERSONS

Every year identification camps of the local disable, that follow distribution camps, are organized by VLN in association with ALIMCO and financed by CSR fund of different corporate sectors where the target people are given necessary equipments like Tri-cycles, Motorized Tri-cycles, Wheel Chairs, Hearing Aids, MR Kits, Digital Walking Sticks, Crutches, Elbo-Crutches, Commode Wheel Chairs, etc. free of cost.

 

CELEBRATION OR OBSERVATION OF AUSPICIOUS DAYS

We celebrate the birth day of Swami Vivekananda including the birthdays of eminent personalities of national importance like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Vidyasagar, Gandhi and so on. We observe International Women’s Day, Children’s Day, World Disabled Day, Teachers’ Day, Independence Day, Republic Day, etc.

CHARIOT FESTIVAL

To encourage the creative talent in the children the tradition of chariot festival has been going on from the inception of our organization. It is needless to say that we have won the hearts of younger section of the locality participating in Chariot Festival of Lord Jagannatha on the day of Rathayatra. The festival is organized at Faridpur. Thousands of people attend the fair wherein most of the participants & visitors are school children or the teens from rural area of the locality. We arrange the necessary light & sound system to encourage the exhibition of chariots. Consolation prizes like saplings, etc. are given to all the participating chariot holders from our organization by the end of the festival called Ulto Rath.