Message from the PresidentSince the outset of my leadership, I have resolved to undertake the herculean task of making an endeavour tobring about social changes for which with the help of all the members, we have painstakingly worked out theNGOs goals in minute detail .Under my Presidency the NGO has initially taken small steps by adopting a village Rooina in Pithoragarh(Uttarakhand) and has created self help Navchetna Mahila Mangal Dal group for its women . In addition to a host of numerous activities of educating women by conducting training programmes as well asproviding help to the deprived children, the NGO also undertakes organising forums, seminars, camps etc toinculcate good living habits amongst the villagers and tribal women.The primary aim of the NGO is upliftment of women and child welfare.The NGO aims to expand its work areas to provide help/shelter/facilities for old people, and disabled persons fortheir welfare, publish journals and reproduce works of arts, literature, science, crafts etc for instructions andimparting useful knowledge, provide help to people suffering from natural calamities such asflood, earthquakes, motor accidents etc as well as fight against exploitation, injustice, corruption if found againstany individual, class, community in the society.I seek support from all who associate with the NGO who help in achieving its vision.JAI HIND !Lt.(Ex Army) Sushma Bisht Mathursushma@navchetnasociety.org
Foster in change wherein an empowered women, not only incities, but in towns as well as remotest of villages becomes areality, ensuring every child has access to quality education andhealth care and each individual becomes a contributor to usherin a social change for the societys betterment and upliftment.
Working relentlessly to fight against victimisation of any girl/women/Child and uplift their status by helping them and generating training programmes for self employment. Creating a world fit for children, by ensuring facilities of clean drinking water, proper nutrition, proper sanitation, with primary schools in every village that inculcate the right values. Fight against exploitation, injustice and corruption against any individual, class or community. Propagate the need for tree plantation/pollution control and environmental awareness to create & promote an Eco friendly atmosphere.
HISTORY A few Like Minded friends got together in 2010 with a desire to contribute to society. The functioning started off in small measure by donating warm clothing to villagers in cold winters. The state of women and children was found to be pitiable and at that time more than mere words, there was nothing much one could do. The group resolved to form an NGO, spearheaded by their President ,with the most appropriate name „NavChetna, the word meaning New Consciousness„, with the primary Endeavour of raising consciousness of people towards Women Empowerment and Child Welfare. NavChetna Society was thereafter, legally constituted, as a non- governmental organization vide Uttarakhand letter no. KPI 208 & Registration no.463 on 31st March 2012. The office of the NGO is presently under construction in Pithoragarh and its activities are in concurrence.
CODE OF CONDUCT Humanity:- All human kind will be treated humanely in all circumstances, and every individual will be respected. Impartiality:- Assistance provided by the NGO will be impartial and not based on colour, caste, creed, religion or social status. Policies:- All policies will be formulated through the democratic process by the Governing Body. Neutrality:- The NGO will be neutral in nature and not associate itself with any political dispensation or group. Misuse:- The name of the NGO will not be used by any member for personal gain or profit. Violation of this principle will lead to recourse to legal action being initiated against the offender. Attendance:- Committee members are expected to attend all committee meetings. Absence from three consecutive meetings may lead to expulsion of the member from the committee. Membership:- All Members are expected to take and renew the membership annually by making the payment of their membership fee of Rs.500/- per year.
GOVERNING BODY 1. Lt. (Ex Army) Sushma Bisht Mathur – President & Founder 2. Rahul Kumar – Legal Advisor 3. . Cdr (Ex Navy) Yudhishter Singh – General Secretary 4. Rohit Dubey – Financial Advisor 5. Prayag Datt Pant – Secretary 6. Hon.Capt (Ex Army) Chanchal Singh Bisht – Treasurer 7. Vishal Kamra- Head Punjab Unit 8.Vivek Patwal – Core Committee Member 9. Ravi Garg – Core Committee Member
Successfully Accomplished Project (1) Smt.Kabutari Devi (also known as) Smt. Tijanbai 1st Female Folk singer of Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Sanskriti – NavChetna Society Ka Yogdaan Smt. Kabutari Devi a famous folk singer of Uttarakhand also known as Smt. Tijanbai, who was a performer in All India Radio and winner of numerous Life Time achievement awards, was not keeping well for the last few years. June 2012 her condition deterioted and fell seriously ill and nearly lost her voice (which was the only source of her income as well as a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of Uttarakhand), due to her chronic illness. The case was brought to the notice of social organisations but there was no major help forthcoming. At last by the combined efforts of some like minded people Smt. Kabootri Devi was taken to Sushila Devi Hospital in Haldwani by her daughter Hemanti Devi with some local help from Honorable members of our NGO
As the case was critical, the hospital authorities advised that there was no option but to shift her to Delhi for treatment. The issue of who was to fund her treatment was raised at the highest levels , claiming her to be an important part of Uttarakhand heritage and that saving her voice was everyones responsibility and even that of the Government. This info was put on the net. It was post rising public pressure, the Government of Uttarakhand took the decision of bearing the complete expenses for her Treatment at AIIMS. Though the expenses were catered for, there was the problem of coordinating her shifting and her being looked after at Delhi. Various profit/non profit organisations had knowledge of this fact but no agency came forward to coordinate/take care of Ms Kabootri Devi‟s treatment in Delhi. Then it was the newly registered Nav Chetna Society – a Pithoragarh registered NGO that offered her support. Following instructions of Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna, renowned folk singer of Uttarakhand Kabutari Devi was admitted in the private ward of AIIMS. CM Bahuguna had a talk with Prof Ramesh Deka, Director, AIIMS and Dr DK Sharma regarding proper arrangement for her treatment. The entire expense of her treatment was borne by the State Government. The Resident Commissioner Office and Doctors of Uttarakhand posted at Delhi extended all necessary help for the admission of Kabutari Devi and her treatment.
Throughout Smt. Kabootri Devis stay in AIMS the NavChetna Society remained in constant touch with the Resident Commisioner and the AIIMS Dr coordinator Dr Joshi. The Nav Chetna Society is further thankful to CM, Uttarakhand as they provided vehicle for pick and drop of personnel and including manpower for bringing medicine/essentials from the market. Smt. Kabootri Devi in addition to getting her treatment for her actual illness - Tuberculosis, was also given a thorough medical check up wherein she was thoroughly checked by other medical departments (Ortho, ENT etc). Her stay lasted in AIMS for around two weeks post which she was shifted back to Haldwani. Ms Kabootri Devi is currently in good health and is known to be singing her folk songs again. The Nav Chetna Siociety is still under constant touch with Smt. Kabutari Devi‟s daughter Ms Hemanti Devi as well as the Resident Commisioner of Uttarakhand Govt. for follow up.
SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED PROJECT-(2) Prevention of Pollution/ Garbage disposalSustained efforts were made by the NGO, the DM Pithoragarhand Army Authorities, were approached to prevent furtherpollution of the stream running near the village „Rooina‟ in 2011.The area was being contaminated by becoming a dumpingground of household and medical waste and spreading diseaseboth to humans and cattle.Due to our sincere efforts, our protests were duly heard. Theupper reaches of the river is no longer used as a dumping ground.Consequently, the river is again comparatively much cleaner. Thewater available through the local reservoir – “Naula” is againsweet and healthy to drink.
Disposal of GarbageGram Rooina – Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand)
SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED PROJECT-(3) Supporting Raji Jan Jati Awasiy Vidhyalaya Jauljibi- Pithoragarh (UK)Navchetna Society is helping a school called – Raji JanjatiAwaasiy Vidhyalaya- Jauljibi (Pithoragarh) Uttarakhand which isapproximately 70 kms away from Pithoragarh. Ex MLA honorableHira Singh Bohra ji is the founder of this school. It is run by theMinistry Of Tribal Affairs of India.Navchetna will support them in providing them with good healthmeasures, education, maintenance of School building. NewUniform will be designed and provided to them by Navchetnaalong with books & school bags. Awareness programs andComputer classes will also be organized for them very shortly.
Raji Jan Jati Awaasiy Vidhyalaya Jauljibi-Pithoragarh Uttarakhand
SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED PROJECT-(4) Re-formation of NavChetna Mahila Mangal Dal On 10th Dec 2012 in the presence of Gram Panchayat Smt.Ganga Waldia and Gram Pradhan Smt.Sunita Devi Bhatt the NavChetna has reformed a Mahila Dal, known as NavChetna Mahila Mangal Dal (Rooina). This Dal has 8 village women as Core Committee Members and rest as Members. Aim of the Dal is to fight against Domestic Violence, Fight Against Injustice perpetrated against women, providing monetary assistance and counseling, helping each other and generating awareness of various programs launched by the government for Women Empowerment and Child welfare.
NavChetna Mahila Mangal Dal Rooina – Pithoragarh (UK)
SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED PROJECT-(5) Free Eye Check up Camp NavChetna Society conducted a FREE Eye Check Up Camp on 28th May 2012 at Pratap Bhawan, Press Club/Press Lane near ITO, New Delhi from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm conducted by Dr.Rajinder Sharma from Nira Eye Clinic, New Delhi. More than 300 people availed the Free Eye Check up Service and nearly 100 were advised corrective measures and a few were given future appointments. The activity was not only well appreciated by the Owner of the building and his Staff but also by the local people. Seeing the huge response and its benefits to employees many other organizations approached us for conducting similar Health Camps for their employees in their premises. Employees from various Media groups from the surrounding buildings also attended the Camp.
Free Eye Check Up Camp Pratap BhawanNear RTO New Delhi
SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED PROJECT-(6) Quiz Contest for Students of Pithoragarh To Promote EducationNav Chetana Society conducted a Quiz Contest in LSM, GPCcollege, Pithoragarh for college students between 01 to 03 Aug 12.Approximately 300 Students from various schools & colleges and othereducational institutions participated in the Quiz competition.Attractive Prizes were given: First Prize: Cash Voucher worth Rs 5000.00 Second Prize: Cash Voucher worth Rs 3000.00 Third Prize: Cash Voucher worth Rs 2000.00 Two Consolation Prizes: Cash Voucher worth Rs 1000.00 each. Prizes are sponsored by honorable Shri Prakash Pant ji, ex Parliamentary Affairs Minister. The Program was very well appreciated by the Chief guest Shri Anant Shankar TakwalEy ,IAS – Supretandant of Police - Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand).
SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED PROJECT-(7) “Vastra Daan” by NavChetna Society Distribution of Clothes at Raji Janjaati Aawasiy Vidhyalaya - Jauljibi (Dharchula) Uttarakhand. Warm clothes were distributed to the school children at Raji Janjaati Aawasiy Vidhyalaya - Jauljibi (Dharchula) Uttarakhand in Sep 2012 in the presence of school staff. After distribution Team had a very interactive session with children and school staff.
Cloth DistributionRaji Janjati Awasiy Vidhayalaya at Jauljibi Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand)
SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED PROJECT-(8) Aadopted a village “ROOINA” NavChetna Society has adopted a village called “Rooina” in Pithoragarh (UK) which is situated near the Army Recruitment Area.The Society will be taking care of the overall development of the Village and its people by conducting various programs on awareness and working on various developmental schemes. The NGO will not only look after their basic needs but also will promote education , Health and Clean environment to them. Will educate & train them about wealth from waste management to get some earnings.
SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED PROJECT-(9) Safaai Abhiyaan at “Rooina” Gaon A cleanship drive „Safai Abhiyan‟ was organised and coordinated successfully by NavChetna Mahila Mangal Dal on 17th Dec 2012. Every member of the village from the eldest to the youngest child participated, and lectures were given on clean and hygienic living.
ON GOING PROJECT-(1)Cell – To Empower the Rural people by providing various Job Opportunities NavChetna Society has opened a Cell with partners to k4 Prominent Services Pvt.Ltd. (Delhi) for the placement of people from Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand). By partnering with K4, NavChetna Society is going to start Basic Employ ability Skill Training (BEST) is a new economy livelihood promotion training program which will exclusively be designed for the school drop outs / unemployed secondary school graduates, etc. The curriculum and practical training modules will be based on variable inputs from businesses, Corporate, NGOs and networks.
ON GOING PROJECT-(2) Save EnvironmentIn alliance with 130 Eco Battalion – Pithoragarh (uk) NavChetna Society is proud to get associated with 130 Eco Battalion Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand) for creating & promoting Clean & Safe Environment by conducting various activities like: Plantation & Protect Forests Conduct & Organize Seminars & Lectures on Environmental awareness No to Plastics & Prevent river/water pollution Adopt proper disposal of garbage Picnics will be organized for underprivileged children/adults in various National parks where they can be closer to nature Women/Children will be trained and educated on Waste Management
ON GOING PROJECT-(3)Collaboration with Divine Adventures for generation of Funds The Company - Divine Adventures integrates Corporate & Educational Trips, Industrial Tours, College Tours, Soft Adventure Sports into School/College Curriculum for the All Round Development of the students besides their studies. The Commission accrued by NavChetna Society for providing Clients to Divine Adventures will be used for various Welfare activities of the NGO.
FUTURE PROJECT- (1)Providing opportunties to earn livilihood by promoting Handmade productsNavChetna Society in association with SPACE (Society to Promote Art,Culture & Education) will be shortly launching Projects on promoting handmade products such as paper bags, Envelops, Jute products.The Secretary SPACE has assured all the help & support to the NGO forinitiating projects on manufacturing products made of Jute.Thisway NavChetna Society can contribute to making the Earth a betterplace to live - not only for all living beings but also for future generations.
FUTURE PROJECT-(2) Promote Organic KhetiNAV DANYA is founded by world renowned Scientist andEnvironmentalist Dr.Vandana Shiva. Nav Chetna Society throughits project will be encourage the villagers to carry out organicfarming which will result in higher proceeds and thus enhancingtheir economic condition.Nav Danya will conduct training (for the villagers)at Dehradunexplaining the intricacies of organic farming and they haveagreed to accommodate training of farmers sent by NavChetnaSociety.The cost of the farmers transportation, boarding and lodging aswell as training will be borne by Nav Danya and will be totally freefor the farmers.