Founder Director Writes
Gramonnati Sansthan is not an organisation, but a mission. It is the mission of bringing poor out of poverty. It is the mission of upliftment of villages. Dalits, exploited and women constitute a large fraction of village population. They are leading a life which cannot be said to be satisfactory. Without development it is futile to think of the country’s development. As India’s 80 per cent population resides in the villages, disparities in the development of villages have to be removed for a developed India.
Beginning with the efforts of eight-ten people in 1983, Gramonnati Sansthan is today working with thousands of people. The work began in a few villages of Mahoba district (then a part of Hamirpur distirct) and since then people centred developmental activities are being carried out in those and other villages.
Women empowerment, drinking water and water conservation activities are three main interventions of the organisation. Model villages have been developed in these three areas. Emboldened with the results, the organisation initiated efforts to get women in entire Bundelkhand region rid of violence that is perpetrated on them. The organisation has joined hands with other organisations to give a wider coverage to the efforts.
Gramonnati Sansthan completed 25 glorious years of its journey in 2008. During this long and often bumpy journey, it has always kept in focus its resolution and dedication of serving the people.
When the organisation completed 20 years, it brought out a volume Safarnama – Barhte Kadam, Barhti Chinautian (translated into English as tale of journey – progressing steps and progressing challenges). In its Silver Jubilee year, it is documenting its efforts so far in the shape of this web site. Please click here to send your feedback to us. Your feedback is welcome.
Dr Arvind Khare