After the partition Bangladeshi refugees were rehabilitated in India. The government launched various projects to tackle the situations and one such project was in Sindhanur which went through a rough patch. A point when the trust was shattered and despair all over the place, a group of individuals stood up for the cause with a vision to create a healthy environment.
They believed that all individuals have equal access and control over the social, cultural, educational and political institutions with an economically secured livelihood. That belief took the form of an organization in 1997 - Janakalyan.
Prasen Raptan the Executive Director and co-founder of Janakalyan has 20 years' of experience in various Management aspects. A gold medalist for his scholastic performance, his experience allows him to juggle with projects of various sizes at ease. Mr. Raptan developed innovative projects and viable models for the empowerment of women, peasant communities, and youth.
What started as a project in an area now operates in 5 districts of North Karnataka. It is inspiring how people like Mr. Raptan dedicated their lives to uplifting the rural masses.