Sarada Kalyan Bhandar(SKB) has crossed the threshold of thirty-three years of service and continues to engage itself in the upliftment of youth,women and children from underprivileged society. These activities are spearheaded by a group of dedicated lady volunteers and entirely financed by endowments from individuals and Institutions. The main activities of SKB concentrate on six projects. Woman self-Independence promoting scheme is one of these projects which covers at present the overall expenditure of 45 lady students spending Rs.2,86,800.00 during the financial year 2017-2018. Cost of education per woman student is minimum Rs. 12000.00 per annum for 05 (five) years.
Aim of this project is to spread women education, prepare them for economic stability, save waste of talents, eradicate social evils like early marriage, torture and other women atrocities and finally make them aware of their rights and laws existing in their favour .Mother being the nucleus of the family can build a well-balanced productive society, if she has education, culture and knowledge of traditional values. Implementation of Women self-independence promoting scheme was introduced for taking the overall responsibility of a lady student. The time has come to feel that the hand that moves the cradle can govern the world. Women today need very much this universal recognition. If educated they can built a culture based well balanced progressive society. Support projects like this can only bring nationwide awareness of the contribution of women in shaping the productive world. To take part in a wide variety of activities women are reaching women.
Women Self Independence can be achieved only through economic independence. We cannot leave behind nearly half of our population to the ignominy of ignorance, oppression, dogmatism, male domination etc. Despite progress, girls and women continue to be discriminated against in accessing education and within education systems. Out of 57 million children worldwide 31 million are girls and 2/3rd of them are illiterate. Economic independence can be achieved only through proper education and placement of women in every sphere of life.
Sarada Kalyan Bhandar wants to extend their support to more and more women and bring them under their umbrella to kindle light of knowledge and self-sufficiency and for which, SKB needs financial contribution from benevolent organizations. SKB, being a non-government and non-political charitable trust entirely depends on private donations from individuals as well as philanthropic and benevolent institutions for all their projects to be continued without any hindrance.
Literacy and level of education are basic indicators of the level of development achieved by a society. Spread of literacy is generally associated with important traits of modern civilization such as modernization, urbanization, industrialization, communication and commerce. Literacy forms an important input in overall development of individuals enabling them to comprehend their social, political and cultural environment better and respond to it appropriately. Higher levels of education and literacy lead to a greater awareness and also contributes in improvement of economic and social conditions. It acts as a catalyst for social upliftment enhancing the returns on investment made in almost every aspect of development effort, be it population control, health, hygiene, environmental degradation control, employment of weaker sections of the society.
SKB has a well defined mechanism to identify poor, needy and meritorious girl students after their Secondary and Higher Secondary Examinations:
SKB organizes various seminars where eminent personalities from the field of education, spiritualism share their knowledge with the students to enrich them with modern ideas in coordination with our traditional values, ancient cultures in every field of educational activities.
Students attending lecture on Sister Nivedita’s contribution on Indian science
Students in Library to gain knowledge from reference books as well as text books
Women students are being counseled by Prof. Smt. Rekha Sarkar, Secretary of SKB.