Gorachand Seba Samity (GSS) was established with the basic aim of providing social services to all sections of the community, but particularly to women and youth, to encourage them to be self-dependent.
The spectrum of their social services includes education, health, nutrition, family welfare, income- generation programmes, consumer awareness, sanitation etc. GSS works to help the poor and needy. Their objectives are:
To eliminate illiteracy.
To develop the socio-economic condition of the backward class, i.e. scheduled caste and tribes, minority communities, and handicapped and disabled persons
To eliminate child labour completely.
To raise the status of women in society.
To create medical awareness amongst rural people.
To impart vocational training to generate self-employment opportunities.
To motivate people to participate in various programmes taken by the Government in the interest of the development of the country.
Their activities in 2012-13 were as follows:
Awareness generation project for adult women: Women in five different rural areas were given training on the topics of children's education, household hygiene practices like boiling drinking water and consuming hygienic food.
Clothes distribution for poor women and children: Poor women and children in Burdwan were given winter clothes and other garments. 70 women and 120 children benefited from this initiative.
Health check-up camp for children: Check-up camps were conducted for children in various areas.
Book donation: Books were donated to needy students with the help of Krira Shakti Sangho.
Literacy programme: Literacy programmes were conducted for destitute and illiterate target groups. Children and adult women were provided with books, pencils and other items.
Income Rs3 lac
Expense Rs3 lac
Source : Audit Report 2013
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