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Abakash

(Ladies Social Welfare Organization)

Uttarpara Abakash, a ladies voluntary social welfare organization, was established on 11th January, 1981 with the aim to serve the distressed, deceased and handicapped section of society.

For last 23 years, "Abakash" with its limited means, has rendered valuable service in diverse fields to help the diseased and distressed.  

A brief account of its activities is given below:-

(a) Financial Assistance to needy patients undergoing Heart Surgery, Kidney Transplantation, to Thallasemic and Cancer Patients. 

(b) Hepatitis 'B' Immunization Camp for children below 10 years.

(c) Free Micro Surgery (IOL) operation and distribution of spectacles.

(d) Donation of wheel chairs, hearing aids artificial limbs to needy handicapped persons.

(e) Maintaining a free bed at the Cheshire Home, Serampore.

(f) Sponsoring the yearly cost of education of a mentally retarded child at the Child Guidance Centre, Serampore.

(g) Providing financial help to the welfare society for the Deaf and Retarded.

(h) Donation of 5-point Electro Stimulator Machine, Fans and repaired beds to Acupuncture Centre of Uttarpara Dr. Kotnis Memorial Committee

(i) Running a children's clinic by an eminent pediatric physician.

(j) Constructed Drinking Water Tanks on G T Road and also at the Girls School Uttarpara.

(k) Extensive renovation of Primary Hindi School 'Kamala Pathshala' Providing Toilets, Electricity and drinking water facilities.

(l) Running a Vocational Training Centre for women.

(m) Members take active part at the Pulse Polio Immunization Programmes and natural calamities.

Apart from the above mentioned activities now we have taken up the challenging task of establishing an Old Age Home "Sraddhanjali" in memory of Late Asman Tara Debi, who made a gift of her residential house to the organization with a desire to convert a part of the building to a Home for the distressed. We are immensely grateful to all out patrons, well wishers and friends for their generous donation and support which has enabled us to fulfill our mission. We are happy to state that the building will be opened for running the Home on 11th January, 2004.

 

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