Nari Seva Sangha
A place for underprivileged and distressed adult women towards development, which means education, vocational training and cultural mind, so that they can be made proper citizen and suitable member of Society.
The Sangha was founded in 1944 when hundreds of women were victims of the great Bengal famine in 1941-42 followed by the partition of Bengal. The starting was a modest one, but in 1976 the Sangha had shifted to its present address at 1/1/2A, Gariahat Road (South), Jodhpur Park, Kolkata 700068. Here it runs a Home for these women, school for their non-formal education, Vocational Training School.
The Sangha also thought about the welfare of children and started a Balwadi or Pre Primary School for children coming from low income group for 40, and a primary school up to Class IV.
Working Women's Hostel – The Sangha is running a Working Women's Hostel for 40 in the same complex.
The Primary aim of the Sangha is to train, rehabilitate and make these girls self reliant. Once they get an employment outside, they continue living at the Sangha until they find an alternative accommodation. Some of the girls trained here are also married under the guardianship of the Sangha.
The Institution is a regulated body under the Societies Regulation Act 1860. For funding it depends on Govt. grants, sale of its products and donations from generous public. All donations are exempted under section 80G of the Indian I.T. Act.