Guwahati, September 13: Sarvahitey, an NGO based in Delhi, engages in different initiatives with the goal of upliftment of the underprivileged through projects revolving mainly around education, survival skills, sanitation and providing health facilities. The NGO runs projects in different places in India including Delhi, NCR, Assam, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh.
Sarvahitey started providing flood relief in Assam from 2016. In 2016, flood relief was provided in Gohpur district and in 2017, flood relief was provided in Mayong under Morigaon district. It must be noted that they provided relief to 400 families in Morigaon.
“We collaborated with the local administration to provide relief. We really appreciate the support we receive from the administration” said Prem Prakash, who is the co-founder of the NGO. “Assam is ravaged by flood almost every year. The step-daughterly treatment of North-East by the mainstream media makes it difficult for us to raise funds. If this tragedy had got the requisite attention, we could have helped many more people” he added.
The flood relief program was initiated by Imtiaz Ullah (Project Head, North East and Himachal), who hails from Assam and works in Delhi. He said “ The flood in Assam is a regular feature and it’s our duty to provide relief to our people. The state of Assam is frequently ravaged by the fury of mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries causing untold human misery and devastation of indescribable nature. With support from local members from Sarvahitey, we provided relief to 400 families in three village in Mayong circle of Morigaon district.”
Sarvahitey, under the “Project Establishing Libraries”, plans to open a number of libraries across the Northeast to cater to the needs of the people. Members of Sarvahitey also visited different places in Nagaland for successful collaboration with the local community.
Sarvahitey follows two models in running its projects – Regular and Ad-Hoc basis.
Regular projects include:
- Cleanliness drive i.e Safai Abhiyaan
- Cloth Donation Drive
- Vidya Vistar i.e teaching underprivileged kids
- Food Drive
- Model Village
- Vocational Training
- Establishing libraries across India
Ad- hoc projects include:
- Nepal Earthquake Relief
- Go-Vote Campaign
- Dengue prevention programs
- Flood Donation Drives