BANABASI SEVA SAMITI

       

BBS Annual Report


ANNUAL REPORT- 2018-19

C O N T E N T S

Introduction : 

It all begins in 1972. It was the holy birthday of great Gandhian leader Gopabandhuu Choudhry “the Budha Purnima”. Late. Biswanath Patnaik, the visionary social guide took rest of his human spirit into convergent social action at Balliguda. His un-rest radical philosophy united the likeminded personalities to a social forum i.e. Banabasi Seva Samiti in Kandhamal district.

His greatness and marginalized thoughts of possible social alliance dreams out the dignified home for participatory people’s evolution.

It is the 47th  year of our holy birth of Banabasi Seva Samiti. We salute our humble respect to the great social leader of our state Orissa Late Gopabandhu Choudhury, Maa Ramadevi, Nabakrushna Choudhury, Malati Devi, Sarat Chandra Maharana, Annapurna Aaharana, Manmohan Choudhury and others.

It is the sacrifice and a promise to battle against injustice and in-equality for the sufferings in our community they are the tribals and dalit. We look for a healthy society with the ideology of Gandhi, Vinoba and Jayaprakash.

Our Humble Philosophy :

People’s uniformity in other words a democratic social union envisaged is the visionary outlook to the inclined convergent social action of Banabasi. Building a “Gram Swaraj” and to translate the Gandhian ideology and Sarvoday movement for grass root reality is the reformation philosophy of Banabasi Seba Samiti.

The core objective to secure the dignified values and social recognition of the classified class and caste as the common social beings in the society.

The fundamental mission of BSS is to mandate a conducive social environment for the development of a healthy society towards self reliance, equality, liberty, justice and democracy for all.

The disciplinary vision of BSS is to catalyse and to overcome the growing intolerance of narrow identity, blind fundamentalism, political instability, cultural erosion and adverse civic management at all level.  

The prospective goal of BSS to enable the deprive sections of the society towards collective partnership and nation building exercises for their rights, equality, justice and freedom of voice.  The question mark of actual social acceptance is always debating. We celebrate 43rd birthday ceremony of our institution. But about our basement we are steel interim in our journey. Our self assessment is ongoing.

Our Social Look :

The drive to promote elementary education for the inaccessible and helpless children in the community is the promoting challenges to the history of Banabasi Seva Samiti. Before the crux of this emergent issue, the BSS focused strong initiatives in the field of educational activities like continuing of pre-schooling crèche centers in remote tribal pockets of the State. It has also actively involved in formal education in schools, formal residential school for SC and ST and special hostels for ST and SC girls in different parts of Orissa.

Mission . . .

The fundamental mission of BSS is to mandate a conducive social environment for the development of a healthy society towards self reliance, equality, liberty, justice and democracy for all.

Vision . . .

The disciplinary vision of BSS is to catalyse and to overcome the growing intolerance of narrow identity, blind fundamentalism, political instability, cultural erosion and adverse civic management at all level.

Goal . . .

The prospective goal of BSS to enable the deprive sections of the society towards collective partnership and nation building exercises for their rights, equality, justice and freedom of voice.

Objective . . . 

  • Supporting community based organization to affect their needs and manage their knowledge through self governance.
  • To achieve social economic and political justice and equal assets to resources and opportunities on local national and international level.

Core Values :

  • People centered and right based approach
  • Partnership with the people at local, national and international levels
  • Sustainable development
  • Problem solving
  • Maintaining neutrality from any religious and political affiliation
  • Honesty, accountability and transparency at all levels
  • Honour and mutual respect to the traditional knowledge system

Strategies :

  • Collaboration with Government Departments, Agencies, NGOs, Media and individuals to address common development programmes.
  • Initiation of debates on development issues and develops an effective mechanism for response.
  • Work with mass organizations - both local and international towards information dissemination, awareness generation, advocacy lobbying to development of downtrodden people.
  • Built up strategic alliance with bureaucrats.
  • Promote and strengthen community based organizations.  
  • Mainstream Gender as an organizational strategy in all developmental intervention.
  • Human Resources :
  • Human resources are the major strength of organization to achieve the dream to reality. We have professionally qualified and profusely experienced personnel who have command over wide areas of development issues. The Staff strength of BSS is 248.

Thrust Area :

The organization works for ST, SC and downtrodden and socio-economically backward people and bring in different stakeholders like CBOs, NGOs, Government Departments & institutions. More particularly, the target beneficiaries include:

  • Child Care
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Community Management
  • Health
  • Women Empowerment
  • Micro Finance
  • Training & Capacity Building
  • Lobby & Advocacy
  • Natural Resource Management & Ecological Caring
  • Caring of Helpless Older persons

Operational Area :

BSS is a leading organization in Odisha but the operational areas of the organization covers all blocks of Kandhamal district, Bahwanipatna and Narla blocks of Kalahandi district and Gunupur & Ramnaguda blocks of Rayagada districts.

Childline- Kandhamal :

Childline is a 24x7 tool free emergency telephone outreach sercvice no. 1098 for children in need fo care and protection llinking them to various services. Under this services protection providd to the children who are Abandoned, Lost child, lDestitute child, Mentally, Physically or sexually abuse child, trafficing child, and child labour etc.

It is stated science 2012 in Kandhamal district help of Childline Foundation, Mumbai. Now it is run at Kendupadar, Phulbani. During this year conduct the major activities ; Village meeting- 302 nos. , Phon call- 3703 nos., School meeting- 88 nos. SHG meeting- 34 nos..  Case Manage- 508 nos.

Child care

Social disaster and misshapenness are the precarious situation before our Indian children. More than 40% children are always the encounter of social disaster. Therefore the helpless children become destitute. At this out stake, the organization BSS focused to care and to protect the destitute children with homely love, care and education with long term caring up to self sufficiency. The statuses of the ongoing Sishu Sadan are follows.

 

Sl. No

Name of the scheme

Place & District

B

G

Total students

Staff

01

Children’s Home

Balliguda, Kandhamal

70

80

150

17

02

Children’s Home

Jakikia, Kandhamal

50

-

50

06

03

Children’s Home

Rabingia, Kandhamal

50

-

50

06

04

Children’s Home

Dangariguda, Kalahandi

50

-

50

06

05

Children’s Home

Phulbani, Kandhamal

34

-

34

06

Total

254

66

334

41

Maa Rama Devi Adivasi Kanyashram (Residential Hostel for 100 ST Girl Students), Rabingia:

Looking at the poor educational standard of the tribal girls the Samiti had started Maa Rama Devi Adivasi Kanyashram at Rabingia in 1997 with 35 tribal girls at Rabingia in the memory of renowned freedom-fighter and women organizer, educator Rama Devi Choudhury. In the subsequent year onward, this Kanyashram is being supported by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs of Government of India. At present 100 nos. of Adivasi girls have been accommodated in Kanyashram, Rabingia. They are being provided formal education and the result of Annual HSC Examination 2019 was cent percent. Seven numbers of girls appeared and out of which 2nd class-3 & others are 3rd Division pass. Newly we provided self defence coaching to the inmates of the hostel for their sefetyness.

Bairu Gamango Adivasi Kanyashram, Kujendri, Rayagada :

Bairu Gamango Adivasi Kanyashram has been established at Kujendri in Ramanaguda Block of Rayagada District in the year 1999. It is interesting to note that Late Biswanath Pattnaik was able to change the mind and heart of Shri Bairu Gamngo and his fellow land-lords, who donated lands during Bhoodan Movement (Land Donation Movement led by Vinoba during 1950s). In memory of the land donor the Bairu Gamango, Adivasi Kanyashram is being managed from the corpus fund of the organization for 30 tribal girls.

Adibasi Kanyasram, Bandhagarh

With the initial support of Bharatiya Adim Jati Sevak Sangh, New-Delhi another residential School for tribal girls has been established in Phiringia Block in Kandhamal District in the year 1985. At present, 100 nos. of tribal girls are availing the formal education along with vocational course with grant-in-aid from the MoTA of Government of India.

Table showing the strength of Children & Staff at Adivasi Kanyashram.

Sl.

No.

Name of the Kanyashram

Place & District

Supporting Agency

No. of students

No. of Staff.

01.

Maa Ramadevi Advasi Kanyashram

Rabingia, Kandhamal

Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India.

100

12

02.

Bairu Gamango Adivasi Kanyashram

Kujendri, Rayagada

Own fund of Banabasi Seva Samiti.

30

05

03.

Bandhagarh Adivasi Kanyashram

Bandhagarh, Phiringia, Kandhamal.

Initiated by Adim Jati Sevak Sangh,

 New-Delhi.

100

12

Total

230

29

Special Hostel for ST & SC Students:

50 nos. of poor SC & ST students are providing with special coaching with free food, boarding, clothing, medicine, educational support and vocational education in addition to formal teaching in school under this special hostel programme.

Formal Education (Banabasi Primary School, Balliguda :

Banabasi Seva Samiti believes that the self reliance through education, so in this context the Samiti started a primary school to provide quality education to the children since 1994, this school is operating at Baliguda in Kandhamal District. The school is managed by Samitis own fund. During the reporting year total 101 students enrolled in school.

Banabasi M.E. School, Balliguda:

This school is providing up to ME school standard education supported by Education Department, Govt. of Orissa, since 1977. Present student strength is 105 and it is a co-education school.

Banabasi Library :

Banabasi Library runs with the support of Raja Ram Mohan Library Foundation and Department of Culture, Government of Orissa in side Banabasi Campus at Balliguda in Kandhamal District.

Special Sponsorship Programme :

Special sponsorship Programme for children by EEDM France, supported to 94 nos. of needy children with free boarding, fooding, clothing, medicines and learning materials to complete their school education at Balliguda.

Specialised Adoption Agency (SAA) :

Since 1995, BSS is continuing a Shishu Greh (now SAA) to be treated as the home for delinquished infants and in country adoption center at Baliguda, Kandhamal. This center provides the safe rescue and care for the relinquished infants out of the increasing incidence of unwed motherhood and death of helpless mother in a tribal district. The organization under the collaboration of Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA), Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India runs the maintenance of these infants. The present status of the home is taking care of 12 nos. of infant’s. during the reporting year total 14 adoption has been made out of the 9  male child and 5 female child as per the legal provisions. 

Welfare of the PWDs

Banabasi is more attentive for the welfare of the handicapped children in the community with support of free education and learning. From 1985 onwards, Banabasi has started its activities for the welfare of the handicapped. The ongoing programmes are;

Red-Cross School for the Blind:

The Red-Cross School for the Blind is being run by this institution at Biswanath Palli, Balliguda since 1981. At present 76 nos. of children of visually impaired boys and girls are being providing with special care and educational support with free boarding, fooding, clothing, medicines and educational support to complete their education from lower primary to 10th class standard. This school also provides the skilled education on Braille prints and computer education. Other than this the accommodated children of this school are providing with the skill development knowledge for the production of chalk, candle, coir works, weaving crafts, fine arts etc. Also these schools promote the cultural activities of folk music, practice of songs and folk dance amongst the children.

School for the Deaf:

This school is providing free boarding with food, medicine, clothing and educational support to 86 nos. of students having problem in hearing and speaking comprising to boys and girls. This school also providing skill development education to the children like fine art and weaving crafts.

Biswanath Memorial Mental Retarded School:

The Samiti started a school for the metal retarded children from January 2001 in memory of Late Biswanath Pattnaik, Founder. At present there are 33 students enrolled in school. This school is managed by Samiti’s own fund.

 

Health

In spite of several interventions on health issues in our country, there is a long disparity to the common access of public health care. On these aspects, the Banabasi promote the concept of Public Private Partnership on Public Health Care. The ongoing intervention reduced the social discrimination and stigma at community level. The action programmes on health are.

Maa Greha ( Maternity Waiting Home)

It is a temporary home for expectant motherws where they can wait for sate dellivery preferably 7-10 days before EDD onset of labour, they are be shifted to near by health facililty faving at least Bemoc facilities for delivery.

            Science 2013, BSS is continueing at K.Nuagaon, Kandhamal under te Collaboration of NHM & District Administration Kandhamal. during the year  conduct 346 nos. of mothers delivery in 79 villages.

 

Reproductive Child Health - II

Programme on RCH lunched covering to 3 GPs namely Budrukia, Mediakia and Parampanga under Baliguda Block with the support of NRHM to reduce the IMR and MMR ratio at village level. The ongoing activities of this year was majorly focused to social communication, immunization of infants

 

 

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and approached to antenatal care as well as post-natal care. These activities undertaken during the reporing year is distribution of normal delivery kit, strengthening of VHND, health camp, social marketing of contraceptives, orientation programme, celebration of full immunization day, wall painting, parivar kalian divas and observation of designated health days .

Asha Training Programme ( Dist. Training site)  :

Banabasi Seva Samiti is continuing District Training site (STS) for ASHA under the NHM, Kandhamal. During this year held HBNC (Round-4) training and NBNC + training. This year total NBNC (Round-4 ) 2 batch- Total- 76 nos. Asha, NBNC + 3 batch- Total 89 nos. of Asha & ANM.

Banabasi Dispensary & Ambulance Service :

A public service dispensary is running inside Banabasi campus at Baliguda with the facilities of visiting Doctors, health workers and ambulance facilities. This center provides free health service for the poor and local people of the Baliguda Sub-division.

Skill Development Programme

Computer Training Centre

Now IT sector is fast growing sector in India and this sector will create more job opportunity it is a good sign for IT related students. Now it is the right time to learn computer education. So in this context Banabasi Seva Samiti run a special computer training centre since September 2009 with the help of NABARD for providing quality computer education to the ST& Orphan students of the Samiti. Under this activity till reporting period we have completed 2 nos of batches in Diploma in Computer Application and 37 students were completed the course successfully.

Academic Empowerment

Anganwadi Workers’ Training Center  ( Two Units Kandhamal & Kalahandi dist. ) :

From 1992 onwards, Banabasi Seba Samiti is providing the professional trainings and refresher course to the Anganwadi Workers of different district of Orissa State. During the year 2018-19. 1420 nos. of AWC workers have completed their professional training in this center at Dangariguda unit at Kalahandi under 33 nos of refresher course, at Baliguda unit in Kandhamal District 893 nos of AWC workers completed their training under 24 nos of refresher.

Anganwadi Helper Training Center :

Anganwadi helper training center is another unit also continuing at Dangariguda, Kalahandi since a long period.  In this year 2018-19, 1043 nos. of Anganwadi Helpers have completed their professional training in 23 batches in this center.

Legal and Micro Legal Literacy Camp :

The samiti always give emphasis to create awareness among the rural poor on law and legal aid to the poor. So in this context BSS organized several numbers of legal and micro legal camps in different villages of Balliguda and K. Nuagaon Block of Kandhamal district in collaboration with Taluk Legal Service Authority, Balligua. The details is given below.

Campus Placement :

BSS provides the facilities for campus placement for the easy access to the enrolled SC & ST students of the institution and to the trainees of the vocational units for placement in service. The total scheduled arrangement of employment under the campus placement service of Banabasi stated details.

Sl. No.

Placement

Agency

No. of employment

1

Health Deptt.

Govt.

30

2

Educatin Deptt.

Govt.

50

3

NGOs

Non-Govt.

190

4

Women & Child Development

Govt.

30

5

Postal Department

Govt.

1

6

Veterinary Department

Govt.

2

7

Statistical Deptt.

Govt.

2

8

ST & SC Dev. Deptt.

Govt.

12

9

Military & Home Deptt.

Govt.

12

Total

329

Social Security

Jara Nivas (Oldage Home):

Respect to senior citizen and support to helpless older person is also a focus of social issues with the ideology of Banabasi. An old age home (Zara Nivas) support by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, GOI is running at Baliguda in Kandhamal District. This home providing free food, cloth, medicine, soap, health care and outing facilities for 25 nos. of helpless older persons since 13 years.

SWADGAR GREGA:

Ministry of Wome and Child Development, GOI support this programme since 1994 to take care of the destitute women of the locality along with self rehabilitation approach. At present 32 nos. of women are the identified beneficiaries of the home. In the past more than 38 nos. of destitute women have returned to their back life, some of them are remarried and some of them are self employed with the support of Banabasi.

Natural Resource Management

Conservation of Bio-diversity through Natural Resource Management is the conventional approach of Banabasi at village level. Since 1994 onwards Banabasi Seba Samiti deeply rooted its philosophy by doing multifarious activities on sustainable agriculture practice. BSS promoted an ecologically bio-village covering to 70 Acres of land area with organic farming and demonstration. This bio-farm act as the exposure unit for the visitors. Local farmers and also for others towards learning and practice. In the field of NRM, Banabasi invited the long partnership of UNDP, NR international and United Kingdom.

Integrated Tribal Development Project (WADI)

NABARD initiative with the special “Tribal Development Fund (TDF)” is an integrated and comprehensive approach in regards improving the quality of life of resource poor tribal families in the way of self demand match within the resources within their reach by rejuvenation of environment besides regeneration of nature. It is a concrete steps for the protective measures and dimension to strengthen the self economy building of the tribes in our country with the ultimo to reduce their poverty of life and to check migration. The support of funds under WADI programmes for a tribal District Kandhamal in Orissa State is a noble approach to strengthen NRM and a realistic sustainable livelihood support for the marginalized, vulnerable ST sections.

This programme will sanctioned by NABARD, Regional Office, Bhubaneswar for the period of 7 years for 1000 acre of land. The programme has been started during January 2011. Under this project we have selected 1044 families and 1000 acres of land for WADI programme for current year in 8 nos of villages under Balliguda Block. This is a family based project and following activities undertaken during the year.

Table showing the WADI Villages

Sl. No.

Gram Panchayat

WADI Village

No of Farmers

No of Patch

Total Area (in Acre)

1

Budrukia

Sipanjari

22

01

22

2

Budrukia

Balisuga

10

01

10

3

Mediakia

Sitapadi

25

01

25

4

Bataguda

Bandemila

18

02

18

5

Bataguda

Nelipada (Pusangia)

22

01

22

6

Parampanga

Parampanga

60

03

60

7

Rebingia

Pakarisahi

27

03

27

8

Rebingia

Duriguda

17

02

17

Total

08

201

14

201

 

Farmers Club

To strengthen the farmers and promote SR I cultivation we have formed 35 nos of farmers club in 35 villages of Balliguda block with the support of NABARD, Bhubaneswar

Peace Building

Antaranga Yuvak Sangha & Mahila Samiti

We realize development through peace is good process for any work and peace building is our humble ideology we involved in peace building process our inception but after the communal violence of Kandhamal the peace building process started rapidly in our districts with the help of NGOs, Govt. and other agencies. In that process may Antaranga Yuvak Sangha and Antaranga Mahila Madal formed throughout the districts. We have formed 30 nos. of sangha in 30 villages under 14 GPs of Balliguda block.

Networking & Advocacy

Social Advocacy trough people’s networking is the process of BSS towards harvesting of social capital and to utilize the uniform of public interface. During the last with several social actions BSS, promoted a network civil society at Baliguda, Kandhamal to address different social issues at their level. Most of the times the civil society debated the issue like respect to senior citizen and sharing with Gramya Zara Sangha (help to grand parents) in different occasion.

Programme like legal awareness camp and interface meet of NGOs organized with the collective involvement of local civil society. 

Publication and Support

A fortnight publication on quarterly basis is being published in the style of “ADIBASINKA ANATASWAR”from Banabasi family regularly since 2006. This special publication addressed the good and bad happenings related to Dalit and Tribes and brought in media. The local intellectuals, social workers and journalist, media persons and civil societies support the publication as the mouth peace of tribal voice. 

Banabasi Vikash Trust :

A developmental trust in the style of Banabasi Vikash Trust is being inspired in Banabasi family and strongly devoted for the educational upliftment of down trodden SC and ST children in the area. The optimum achievement of this trust in this year with different financial support and activities. 21 nos. of students supported with Rs.21,200/- for their higher education in College. And support provided as the relief assistance during Natural Disaster. Winter clothes and medicines has been distributed to  Leprosy patients.

Celebration and Observation

Banabasi communicate the continuous messages and people’s call before the society with participatory approach. During the year 2018-19, this institution organized several workshops, public meetings, people’s rally and public interface on celebrating the National and International Days. The scheduled programmes of this year observed as shown in table.

Sl.

Programme

Date

1

Utkal Divas

01.04.18

2

World Environment Day

05.06.18

3

Malati Devi Jayanti

22.07.18

4

Independence Day

15.08.18

5

International Literacy Day

08.09.18

6

Gandhi Jayanti & International Non-Violence Day

01.10.18

7

International Day for Older Person

01.10.18

8

World AIDS Day

01.12.18

9

Rama Devi Jayanti

03.12.18

10

International Day for Disabled Person

03.12.18

11

Louise Braille Birth Day 

04.01.19

12

National Youth Day

12.01.19

13

Republic Day

26.01.19

14

International Women Day

08-03-19

 

Recognition & Rewards

For the noble social task and humble works, Banabasi Seba Samiti rewarded with the merits of award and recognition from different bodies, institutions and Government. The reward and recognition of the year are:

 

1986

Prakrutimitra Award from Forest and Environment Department, Govt. of Orissa.

1994

National Child Welfare Award from Ministry of Women & Child Development,Govt. of India by Honorable President of India. 

2001

Sulaxma Ramjanam Pandey Award from Naswaa, Mumbai.

2005

Best Sanitaation Service Award from State Water and Sanitation Mission, Orissa by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Sj. Naveen Patnaik.

 

2008

D. let. (Doctorate of Law) Award from Berhampur University for social work to our founder Sj. Biswanath Pattnaik.

 

2008

Jamnalal Bajaj Award from Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation for best constructive work for society to our founder Sj. Biswanath Pattnaik.

 

2008

Prakruti Bandhu Award from Department of Forest & Environment, Govt. of Odisha to Sj. Ustaba Chndra Jena, Secretary, BSS.

 

       
 

Support Partnership

Our support partners for the year, 2018-19. For them we work for the people. The partners are:

  • Ministry of W & C.D., Government of India.
  • Ministry of Tribal Welfare, Government of India.
  • Ministry of Social Justic e and Empowerment, Government of India.
  • W&CD Department, Govt. of Odisha
  • DPEP
  • District Collector, Kandhamal
  • National Health Mission
  • Orissa Forest Sector Development Project, Government of Orissa.
  • HelpAge International, United Kingdom and HelpAge India
  • NABARD, RO, Bhubaneswar
  • EEDM, France
  • BAJSS, New Delhi
  • Raja Ram Mohan Library Foundation, Kolkata
  • Asha Kiran e.v., Germany
  • Catalyst for Social Action, Mumbai