From Special Correspondent
Silchar, July 30: “Bharat Vikash Parishad (BVP) Silchar branch since its inception in 1996 has been rendering yeomen services to the society with the twin objectives of ‘sanskar’ and ‘sewa’. With that objectives, it has taken up a number of academic and service oriented projects and programmes, both in urban and rural areas,” pointed out Pradip Kumar Banik, president of the organization, while addressing the modest gathering on the occasion of the 22nd foundation day in the conference hall of a Indraprastha last evening.
Elaborating, Pradip Kumar Banik said BVP is dedicated to the development and growth of the country in all fields of human endeavour, cultural, social, moral, tiol and spiritual, by promoting a sense of patriotism, tiol unity and integrity. He continued to say, “Our organization is inspired by the ideals of Swami Vivekanda to work for humanity for its all round welfare and well being.” It is a matter of pride that the Parishad has nearly 1250 branches all over the country with a total membership of 1.10 lakh. Its work has gone beyond the borders of the country.
On this occasion, Dr. Debidas Dutta, former principal of Silchar Medical College and Hospital and also the chairman of Cachar Cancer Hospital governing body, and Bijon Sarkar, social activist, were felicitated with bouquet and mementos. Dr. Dutta expressed his pleasure and pride on being honoured in recognition of his services to the society. Bijon Sarkar, a humble social worker attached with Rotary Club, too felt proud for the distinction conferred by the Parishad. Both of them expressed their gratitude to the organization.
Speaking as chief-guest, Dr. Himadri Sen, joint director, veteriry department, eulogizing the activities of the Parishad brought into focus its dedicated services in rural areas by organizing health camps from time to time to help the villagers in need of necessary medical care and attention. Not only that, the services cover the cattle also. Besides, he also appreciated the works of Parishad for the handicapped, school children and its endeavour for skill development. Presenjit Dasgupta, secretary, said the action plan for implementation of the policies and programmes is executed through the 5 principles of fellowship, cooperation, moral orientation, service and commitment.
He also referred to the various welfare projects for the uplift of 16 tribal communities inhabiting the Cachar district. These include basic medical facilities, setting up dispensaries, medical and health centres, schools, libraries, sanskar kendras, khel-kud centres, knitting and sewing centres and vocatiol training units. In addition to that, Dasgupta said Parishad plans to adopt villages or slum areas for overall development. With the limited resources at its disposal, BVP Cachar has been doing its best to reach maximum possible help to the areas targeted.