Our First Effort :-
Just after establishing this organization in Feb. 2001, we have started developing an exclusively designed Web Site [www.bankura.org] with some very specific aims and objectives, which very few companies /organizations in India have ever dreamt of, we are determined to bring in new and fresh ideas to the concept of web development with lots of information presented through attractive layout and amazing media.
Bankura, a beautiful district of West Bengal, India – boasts a glorious history, rich cultural heritage, array of forms of arts, eminent personals and places worth visiting, All these have been brought forth in an exclusive website - www.bankura.org – seeks to responds to the district’s need of communicating with the international community and to promote its natural, cultural and human resources along with a social-networking approach. So one of the very basic objectives, to develop the site is to promote all the available resources. At the same time the site will work as a communicator between Artists, Sculptures, Writers, peoples etc. of the District throughout the World.
The portal of Bankura - www.bankura.org - was actively started on 5th Aug. 2001, a first of it's kind within India.
The site will play a significant roll in the development of the district Bankura” – Minister-in-charge SC. ST. & BC. Development, Govt. of West Bengal Mr. Upen Kisku said while addressing the audience at the inauguration ceremony of www.bankura.org in the evening of 5th Aug. 2001. He also said that the site fixed to responds to the needs of all section of the society. The then Chief General Manager, Telecom W.B.Circle, Mr. S. P. Chakraborty said that this is an epoch-making event in the history of Bankura and mentioned that www.bankura.org will be model for developing websites of any district of India. Special guests like Miss Tarubala Biswas, Savadhipati Bankura Zilla Parishad and Mr. Dilip Choudhuri, District Magistrate Bankura were presented at the ceremony. The whole site was displayed through a large LCD screen and Mr Anupam Gangopadhyay, Secretary, SOFIA answered all the queries of the audience through an open discussion forum. Later on 6 August 2001 “The Telegraph” covered the whole effort with a heading “Bankura.org beats the WB govt. on the field of Digital Divide”. The effort was also covered by “The Statesman”, many other local news papers published from West Bengal and many TV Channel like “Akash Bangla”, “ETV”, “Doordarshan”. Another TV channel “TMG High” conducted a one hour program through online video conferencing with famous IT- “Gurus” of India. And suggested that every districts of India should have a portal like this in future.
The site was already viewed by more than 50,000 unique national & international visitors for more than 2,50,000 times during a period of 2001-2006. The site owned several nation & international awards in web-design, web art, back end coding, popularity etc.
Presently the SITE is being redesigned from static to dynamic in cloud server.
Our Second Effort :-
Objective:- The district has 206 Nos. Stone Crusher units with above 6000 labor. Most of them are migrated labor. As there is a chance of spreading of diseases like AIDS/HIV due to their incognizant life style, we approached for necessary assistance to Deputy CMOH-II of Bankura with a proposal of organizing awareness programs amongst Stone-crusher and Stone-quarry workers by means of cultural programs on local Folk media as we think that Folk-songs, Folk Music etc. are the best media to make aware this class of people.
Awareness & Feedback:- In accordance with the assistance, we have already organized two programs among those workers with the help of locally popular cultural artists. An unexpected response has been received. Most of the people tried to explain their problems without any hesitation. Feedback forms of more than 150 individuals has been collected.
Result:- The result shows that a majority of these people maintained an unprotected, polygamous & less-hygienic sexual life, causing various types of health hazards and sexual problems. A risk of infection of any disease like HIV/AIDS etc. is always there. So periodical medical checkups, awareness drives and peer-participatory efforts are needed to make them safe and the society also.
Our Other Continuing Efforts
We have conducted several other activities like
Blood Donation Camp, Food Distribution, Book Distribution, Water Quality Study, Education Infrastructure Study and several others....