Sponsor the grocery and medical care for poor senior citizens by Bani Mandir

Sponsor the grocery and medical care for poor senior citizens

Impact

Amiya regains her lost self-respect

Amiya Mondal is 72 years old. She lived in Khordanahala, a small village in West Bengal. Amiya always had a very hard life. She has one son. Even with the minimum family income they had, she managed to raise her son and get him married.

As days passed by, she lost her husband to age-related illnesses.

She became frail and unable to work anymore. She was fully dependent on her son. However, her son who was not earning much began to consider her as a burden. Her son and daughter-in-law couldn't even provide her with two meals a day.

She was mistreated by her son and his family every day. She was humiliated and depressed but didn't know what to do. She resigned herself to a fate of hunger, and illness.

It was then that the team from Bani Mandir noticed her and enrolled her in the /Sponsor-a Grand Parent' program.

As a member of the program,** Amiya received food, clothing and health care support**.

Amiya, being a mother decided to share everything she received from Bani Mandir with her son and his family. Seeing this, her son realized his mistake and was sorry for the way he treated his mother. He promised to take better care of her in the future

Amina also received counseling at Bani Mandir to help her cope with her depression. She was motivated to live and assured that she would be taken care of.

Amiya now lives with self-respect. The help of monthly rations and medical help she receives does not make her feel like a burden to her family.

Today, she enjoys a normal dignified life that she deserves at her age.

Your help can make many more seniors like Amiya live their golden years with dignity. You can donate for the monthly rations and medicines the destitute elderly. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.

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You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month


About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Rations
Healthcare
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
Program Description

Bani Mandir runs a 'Sponsor-a Grand Parent' program to provide food and health support to the needy elderly in need.

One unit of donations to this program covers the cost of medical check-up and medicines including a hygiene kit, rations as well as administrative expenses for one senior citizen a month.

The staff and volunteers choose the beneficiaries based on surveys, with the help of the villagers and VDC based on the program's requirement and the village Panchayat's recommendation.

The first list of deserving elders was made in 2008, and this is regularly updated for new people while the people in the list continue to get support.

Every month, the beneficiaries come to the Bani Mandir office to collect their rations. If they are unable to due to fatigue or ill-health, the Bani Mandir staff delivers it to their doorstep.

Regular medical checkups at the camps in different villages are conducted for the members for preventive healthcare. They also have access to a doctor if required on non-camp days as well.

Their ration kit contains

Atta - Whole Wheat flour

Coarse rice

Sugar

Cooking oil - 1-liter

Biscuits

Medicines are provided by prescription.

The number of beneficiaries that receive support depends on the donations. All donations are usually utilized within 2 months due to a large number of recipients.

When you donate to this program, you help destitute elderly citizens with access to food and essential medicines in their golden years.

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About The NGO

Bani Mandir
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Bani Mandir

The mission of the organisation is to look after destitute orphan children, poor school going children, and isolated elderly persons and to empower women by upgrading their socio-economic status.

A few local school teachers took the initiative to set up a platform where they could render help to poor and needy people in distress; thus Bani Mandir was established in 1945 August.

69-year-old Somendra Nath Mandal graduated from Calcutta University and has working for the poor since 1965. He became General Secretary in 1973. Almost all the developmental work done by Bani Mandir is in remote villages of West Bengal and through his efforts. He believes that service to the poor and helpless is the service to the nation.

Bani Mandir focuses on developing the potential of women and girls to drive long lasting equitable changes. They emphasize on promoting quality healthcare, inclusive education, gender equitable and sustainable livelihood opportunities, disaster relief and preparedness.

Their efforts are focused on fighting against underlying causes of poverty and ensuring a life of dignity for all women and girls from marginalized and vulnerable communities, especially among Dalits and Adivasis. Bani Mandir also works with the elderly by providing them nutritional support because they are largely ignored by their families.

In 2016, NGO was awarded the Award of project ASTITVA by the Helpage India Significant achievement in the services to the elderly persons.

No of rural youth helped for one year/six months computer training programme - 19

No of secondary students who received books - 942

No. of poor students who received tutorial support - 236

No of children below 5 years supported in 4 Creches -100

No. of elders who got free eye check up - 1136

No. of poor people assisted through Ambulance service - 215

No. of elders provided with Spectacle - 225

No. of children getting sponsorship for health, education, nutrition and family assistance - 1046

No of adolescent girls covered in 1 day health education & counselling - 140

No of poor elderly people covered in medical clinic - 851

No of orphan/needy children who received food & health care support - 1046

No. of elders helped for cataract operation and free spectacles - 123

No of pregnant woman who are supported with nutrition and health checkups - 24

No. of able elders who joined in elders ESHGs and benefited with Saving & Credit scheme - 791

No. of Women empowered through 378 SHGs - 4536

No of poor villagers who received a cycle rickshaw for a livelihood - 11

No of aged persons who are receiving monthly supply of grocery & medical care - 333

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Somendra Nath Mandal

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Nutrition | elderly

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

West Bengal

Bani Mandir has

provided quality healthcare to 851 poor senior citizens

awards
Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2016: NASSCOM Social Innovation

last audited
Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

December 2018

Program Updates

Program Updates

7 October, 2021

Sponsor the grocery and medical care for poor senior citizens

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

It is a program from among the rural helpless and destitute senior citizens belonging to very poor and needy families struggling with poverty. The milestone which we had achieved is to reduce the starvation of the elderly persons who are to stay sometime without food or half-starved. The program is designed to give food and nutrition to poor and very needy elderly persons for relief from starvation, irrespective of Gender, who suffer much for want of adequate food and health care in old age. They are poorly nourished due to a lack of food. To fulfill the noble mission our organization has come forward to stand by them with our help to bring them back into the mainstream of society and has taken this project. In the major events during the pandemic session of COVID-19, this kind of food and medical support was very much helpful to those very people who are financially backward, destitute, and from downtrodden families. Also, the only earning member of these kinds of families had lost their jobs during the time of Lockdown. To help these hapless poor and needy elder person Government is giving limited support for the relief but it is not sufficient for their need. Under the above circumstances, our Organization has decided to stand by that very people by giving food and medical support. Bani Mandir has covered by providing food and medical support to the poor and needy senior citizens in its operational area within 20 villages in Diamond Harbour Block - II, Dist. – South 24 Parganas, State – West Bengal, INDIA.Under consideration of our local villages in our operational area, our Organization has come forward to stand by them for the development of senior citizens living in poverty. They are not only poor but also helpless. They badly need grocery and medical care to rehabilitate in the mainstream of society. To fulfill the noble mission, we have planned to help 300 such persons in our operational area. But as per the sanction and disbursement for 96 beneficiaries from Give India, we helped 96 poor and needy elderly persons in our operational areas that are impacted. According to the sanction of the sponsorship program for 96 persons, we have selected 96 persons out of 300 through proper verification from the operational area. Then a date was fixed and informed the beneficiaries and after taking all necessary documents with signatures, they are given benefits maintaining the Govt. rules and norms of COVID-19. In the period of January to June 2021 after a thorough medical checkup per beneficiary by our Project Doctor Dr. Gopal Chandra Mondal, we have distributed the food items through 159 units (FC -71 units + NonFC – 88 units) amongst 96 persons. Grocery materials were given per unit – 1) Lentil – 1 Kg., 2) Mustard oil – 1 Kg., 3) Dust wheat – 5 Kg., 4) Soyabean – 1 Kg., 5) Gram – 1 Kg., 6) Amul Milk Powder(200-gram pack) – 1 Pack, 7) Flattened rice – 1 Kg., 8) Sugar – 1 Kg., 9) Sattoo – 1 Kg., 10) Detergent powder – 3 Pack, 11) Lifebuoy soap – 1 Piece, 12) Biscuit – 1 Pack & 13) Rice – 10 Kg.


Challenges faced and next steps

The oath of standing by the downtrodden, destitute, and hapless section of our society by distributing grocery food items and medical care that we had taken now we have successfully fulfilled. Without having sufficient staff because of “Lockdown” for COVID-19, we had faced a severe challenge during the distribution of grocery food items. But we are always ready to face any kind of challenge for the cause of the people living below the poverty line. During the time of the pandemic Corona Virus (COVID-19), it was a great challenge for us to implement the program full of consciousness. We have been strictly maintaining the rules and regulations of the Government of India for “Lock Down” since the middle of the month of March 2020. Under the above circumstances, we have decided to stand by the people. Mostly suffered from starvation people are daily wage earners, because, during the time of lockdown, their family income completely gets stopped. As a result of which, they don’t have any other way, how to keep their life intact. We have distributed the benefits of maintaining social distance by providing Mask, a Sanitizer to all the beneficiaries. We also make it mandatory for the utilization of hand sanitizer and wearing of the mask during the time of distribution of grocery food items. This was the challenge we have faced. The chant of serving people which have become an inseparable part of our thinking and also has mixed into our vain that never be separated from us. Without having the grant assistance from Give India we never fulfilled our challenge of standing by the destitute and downtrodden people in our operational area.As the pandemic session for COVID-19 and its 2nd wave is going on some difficulties we have faced at the time of distribution of benefits. In this situation, we are always ready to face any kind of challenge for the cause of the poor and needy people in our operational area. We also make it mandatory for the utilization of hand sanitizer and wearing of the mask during the time of distribution of grocery food items. The vaccination program is going on through the Govt. Hospitals. But it is not available as per need due to lack of supply. So most of the beneficiaries have not got vaccinated at present. This was only the COVID-related hurdle we have faced. To overcome this situation we have arranged many Awareness Camps on COVID-19 several times and the importance of vaccination amongst the beneficiaries in our operational area. We also make it mandatory for the utilization of hand sanitizer and wearing of the mask during the time of medical checkup and distribution of grocery food items. So the probability of Corona Virus affection has been decreased at present than the previous times. Under consideration of the rural helpless and destitute senior citizens of our local villages in our operational area, our Organization has come forward to stand by them for the development of senior citizens living under poverty. They are not only the poor but also helpless. They badly need grocery and medical care to rehabilitate in the mainstream of society. For the fulfillment of our aim previously we have targeted 300 senior citizens but only 96 beneficiaries have been covered as per the approval of this Program in the period January to June 2021. On the other hand, the number of beneficiaries is increasing gradually due to COVID-19 and its effect. Most of the families are jobless in this pandemic session and cannot earn money to get daily food to survive. Also, we know that the 3rd wave of COVID-19 is on the doorstep. In this tough situation, our Organization has been undertaken the goal to cover another 500 poor and needy senior citizens in our operational area by providing them grocery and medical care for the next 6 months (July to December 2021).


Stories from the ground

Impact story: Chitta Ranjan Naskar S/O Late Nitul Naskar 70 years of age resident at Village – Khordanahala, P.O. – Sadhurhat, P.S. – Ramnagar, City – Diamond Harbour, Dist. – South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India belongs to a very needy BPL Card-holder family. He has one daughter. She is married. At present, he lives with his married daughter and son-in-law in one-room brick-built house roofing with tiles. His monthly family income was around Rs. 5000/- from Goat Rearing and vegetable cultivation. His wife was very much ill and suffered from heart disease for a long time. Her treatment was going on a regular basis. With the meager income, it became impossible for him to get sufficient food for their daily need. In the month of October 2020, his wife was got paralyzed and died after few months. After a long treatment session with his wife his financial savings has become almost zero. So it was very much difficult to arrange minimum food to eat twice daily. As he was staying alone in his old age his daughter’s family came to stay with him to look after him. But his only son-in-law has become very much ill and he is not capable to do any work for the earnings of his family. In this tough condition, his daughter became hopeless and she is now involved to earn some money from stitching. As the 2nd wave of COVID-19 is going on their income was almost get stopped and the monthly family income has reduced to around Rs. 4000/-. With this meager income, he and his family are to stay sometimes without food or half-starved. As a result of which they are becoming the backward section of our society and they cannot understand how to keep their life intact. On 18/03/2021 Chitta Ranjan Naskar was provided with the dry grocery food items covering – 1) Lentil – 1 Kg., 2) Mustard oil – 1 Kg., 3) Dust wheat – 5 Kg., 4) Soyabean – 1 Kg., 5) Gram – 1 Kg., 6) Amul Milk Powder(200-gram pack) – 1 Pack, 7) Flattened rice – 1 Kg., 8) Sugar – 1 Kg., 9) Sattoo – 1 Kg., 10) Detergent powder – 3 Pack, 11) Lifebuoy soap – 1 Piece, 12) Biscuit – 1 Pack & 13) Rice – 10 Kg. After receiving this kind of food kit he is very happy to have sufficient food support and medical checkup also.Through this invaluable planning of dry grocery food distribution and medical care after getting sufficient food and a thorough medical check-up Chitta Ranjan has achieved a new venture to be alive again. It will help him to carry on his smooth life in the next few days. After getting full-starved he and his family members have grown their physical and mental condition as well. Also, he and his family have recovered their self-satisfaction to move forward. Chitta Ranjan is really very happy and gives his heartfelt gratitude to Give India Donors, Give India, and Bani Mandir for the change of his life of distress. This change of one’s distressed life cannot be fulfilling never without the help of Give India.


7 October, 2021

Sponsor the grocery and medical care for poor senior citizens

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

It is a program from among the rural helpless and destitute senior citizens belonging to very poor and needy families struggling with poverty. The milestone which we had achieved is to reduce the starvation of the elderly persons who are to stay sometime without food or half-starved. The program is designed to give food and nutrition to poor and very needy elderly persons for relief from starvation, irrespective of Gender, who suffer much for want of adequate food and health care in old age. They are poorly nourished due to a lack of food. To fulfill the noble mission our organization has come forward to stand by them with our help to bring them back into the mainstream of society and has taken this project. In the major events during the pandemic session of COVID-19, this kind of food and medical support was very much helpful to those very people who are financially backward, destitute, and from downtrodden families. Also, the only earning member of these kinds of families had lost their jobs during the time of Lockdown. To help these hapless poor and needy elder person Government is giving limited support for the relief but it is not sufficient for their need. Under the above circumstances, our Organization has decided to stand by that very people by giving food and medical support. Bani Mandir has covered by providing food and medical support to the poor and needy senior citizens in its operational area within 20 villages in Diamond Harbour Block - II, Dist. – South 24 Parganas, State – West Bengal, INDIA.Under consideration of our local villages in our operational area, our Organization has come forward to stand by them for the development of senior citizens living in poverty. They are not only poor but also helpless. They badly need grocery and medical care to rehabilitate in the mainstream of society. To fulfill the noble mission, we have planned to help 300 such persons in our operational area. But as per the sanction and disbursement for 96 beneficiaries from Give India, we helped 96 poor and needy elderly persons in our operational areas that are impacted. According to the sanction of the sponsorship program for 96 persons, we have selected 96 persons out of 300 through proper verification from the operational area. Then a date was fixed and informed the beneficiaries and after taking all necessary documents with signatures, they are given benefits maintaining the Govt. rules and norms of COVID-19. In the period of January to June 2021 after a thorough medical checkup per beneficiary by our Project Doctor Dr. Gopal Chandra Mondal, we have distributed the food items through 159 units (FC -71 units + NonFC – 88 units) amongst 96 persons. Grocery materials were given per unit – 1) Lentil – 1 Kg., 2) Mustard oil – 1 Kg., 3) Dust wheat – 5 Kg., 4) Soyabean – 1 Kg., 5) Gram – 1 Kg., 6) Amul Milk Powder(200-gram pack) – 1 Pack, 7) Flattened rice – 1 Kg., 8) Sugar – 1 Kg., 9) Sattoo – 1 Kg., 10) Detergent powder – 3 Pack, 11) Lifebuoy soap – 1 Piece, 12) Biscuit – 1 Pack & 13) Rice – 10 Kg.


Challenges faced and next steps

The oath of standing by the downtrodden, destitute, and hapless section of our society by distributing grocery food items and medical care that we had taken now we have successfully fulfilled. Without having sufficient staff because of “Lockdown” for COVID-19, we had faced a severe challenge during the distribution of grocery food items. But we are always ready to face any kind of challenge for the cause of the people living below the poverty line. During the time of the pandemic Corona Virus (COVID-19), it was a great challenge for us to implement the program full of consciousness. We have been strictly maintaining the rules and regulations of the Government of India for “Lock Down” since the middle of the month of March 2020. Under the above circumstances, we have decided to stand by the people. Mostly suffered from starvation people are daily wage earners, because, during the time of lockdown, their family income completely gets stopped. As a result of which, they don’t have any other way, how to keep their life intact. We have distributed the benefits of maintaining social distance by providing Mask, a Sanitizer to all the beneficiaries. We also make it mandatory for the utilization of hand sanitizer and wearing of the mask during the time of distribution of grocery food items. This was the challenge we have faced. The chant of serving people which have become an inseparable part of our thinking and also has mixed into our vain that never be separated from us. Without having the grant assistance from Give India we never fulfilled our challenge of standing by the destitute and downtrodden people in our operational area.As the pandemic session for COVID-19 and its 2nd wave is going on some difficulties we have faced at the time of distribution of benefits. In this situation, we are always ready to face any kind of challenge for the cause of the poor and needy people in our operational area. We also make it mandatory for the utilization of hand sanitizer and wearing of the mask during the time of distribution of grocery food items. The vaccination program is going on through the Govt. Hospitals. But it is not available as per need due to lack of supply. So most of the beneficiaries have not got vaccinated at present. This was only the COVID-related hurdle we have faced. To overcome this situation we have arranged many Awareness Camps on COVID-19 several times and the importance of vaccination amongst the beneficiaries in our operational area. We also make it mandatory for the utilization of hand sanitizer and wearing of the mask during the time of medical checkup and distribution of grocery food items. So the probability of Corona Virus affection has been decreased at present than the previous times. Under consideration of the rural helpless and destitute senior citizens of our local villages in our operational area, our Organization has come forward to stand by them for the development of senior citizens living under poverty. They are not only the poor but also helpless. They badly need grocery and medical care to rehabilitate in the mainstream of society. For the fulfillment of our aim previously we have targeted 300 senior citizens but only 96 beneficiaries have been covered as per the approval of this Program in the period January to June 2021. On the other hand, the number of beneficiaries is increasing gradually due to COVID-19 and its effect. Most of the families are jobless in this pandemic session and cannot earn money to get daily food to survive. Also, we know that the 3rd wave of COVID-19 is on the doorstep. In this tough situation, our Organization has been undertaken the goal to cover another 500 poor and needy senior citizens in our operational area by providing them grocery and medical care for the next 6 months (July to December 2021).


Stories from the ground

Impact story: Chitta Ranjan Naskar S/O Late Nitul Naskar 70 years of age resident at Village – Khordanahala, P.O. – Sadhurhat, P.S. – Ramnagar, City – Diamond Harbour, Dist. – South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India belongs to a very needy BPL Card-holder family. He has one daughter. She is married. At present, he lives with his married daughter and son-in-law in one-room brick-built house roofing with tiles. His monthly family income was around Rs. 5000/- from Goat Rearing and vegetable cultivation. His wife was very much ill and suffered from heart disease for a long time. Her treatment was going on a regular basis. With the meager income, it became impossible for him to get sufficient food for their daily need. In the month of October 2020, his wife was got paralyzed and died after few months. After a long treatment session with his wife his financial savings has become almost zero. So it was very much difficult to arrange minimum food to eat twice daily. As he was staying alone in his old age his daughter’s family came to stay with him to look after him. But his only son-in-law has become very much ill and he is not capable to do any work for the earnings of his family. In this tough condition, his daughter became hopeless and she is now involved to earn some money from stitching. As the 2nd wave of COVID-19 is going on their income was almost get stopped and the monthly family income has reduced to around Rs. 4000/-. With this meager income, he and his family are to stay sometimes without food or half-starved. As a result of which they are becoming the backward section of our society and they cannot understand how to keep their life intact. On 18/03/2021 Chitta Ranjan Naskar was provided with the dry grocery food items covering – 1) Lentil – 1 Kg., 2) Mustard oil – 1 Kg., 3) Dust wheat – 5 Kg., 4) Soyabean – 1 Kg., 5) Gram – 1 Kg., 6) Amul Milk Powder(200-gram pack) – 1 Pack, 7) Flattened rice – 1 Kg., 8) Sugar – 1 Kg., 9) Sattoo – 1 Kg., 10) Detergent powder – 3 Pack, 11) Lifebuoy soap – 1 Piece, 12) Biscuit – 1 Pack & 13) Rice – 10 Kg. After receiving this kind of food kit he is very happy to have sufficient food support and medical checkup also.Through this invaluable planning of dry grocery food distribution and medical care after getting sufficient food and a thorough medical check-up Chitta Ranjan has achieved a new venture to be alive again. It will help him to carry on his smooth life in the next few days. After getting full-starved he and his family members have grown their physical and mental condition as well. Also, he and his family have recovered their self-satisfaction to move forward. Chitta Ranjan is really very happy and gives his heartfelt gratitude to Give India Donors, Give India, and Bani Mandir for the change of his life of distress. This change of one’s distressed life cannot be fulfilling never without the help of Give India.


23 March, 2021

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Under considering of the rural helpless and destitute senior citizens of our local villages in our operational area, our Organization has come forward to stand by them for the development of senior citizens living under poverty. They are not only poor but also helpless. They badly need the grocery and medical care to rehabilitate in the main stream of the society.


To fulfill the noble mission, we have planned to help 500 such persons in our operational area. According to your approval of sponsorship programme for 36 persons, we have selected 36 persons out of 500 through proper verification from the operational area. Then a date was fixed and informed the beneficiaries and after taking all necessary documents with signatures, they are given benefits according to your rules and norms. In the period of April 2020 to December 2020 we have distributed the benefit through 162 units (FC -58 units + Non FC – 104 units) amongst 36 persons. The total amount of utilization in this period is Rs. 1,68,055.00 (FC – Rs. 59,947.00 + Non FC – 1,08,108.00). Materials was given per unit – 1) Lentil – 1 Kg., 2) Mustard oil – 1 Kg., 3) Dust wheat – 5 Kg., 4) Soyabean – 1 Kg., 5) Gram – 1 Kg., 6) Milk Powder(200 gram pack) – 1 Pack, 7) Flattened rice – 1 Kg., 8) Sugar – 1 Kg., 9) Sattu – 1 Kg., 10) Detergent powder – 3 Pack, Lifebuoy soap – 1 Piece.



5 July, 2020

Health is Wealth

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Health is Wealth




We have distributed the Grocery items to the 43 Senior Citizens (Male - 23, Female – 20) and Medical Care out of 300 Senior Citizens as per Give India’s approved items. As a result their Physical and Mental condition has been developed. They have got back to the main stream activities in the society.
Awareness Camps of Corona Virus COVID – 19 disease are being held in the different localities with Senior Citizens of our programme Organizing by BANI MANDIR, Guest lecturers :- Panchayat Pradhan, High School Teachers and notable persons of our area dated on 18, 19, 20, 21 March 2020 as subject below :-


Advisory on Social Distancing Measure in view of spread of COVID-19 disease


In addition to the proposed interventions, the State/UT Governments may prescribe such other measures as they consider necessary.


All these proposed interventions shall be in force till 31st of March, 2020. They will be reviewed as per the evolving situation.


The following interventions are proposed:



  1. Closure of all educational establishments (schools, universities etc), gyms, museums, cultural and social centres, swimming pools and theatres. Students should be advised to stay at home. Online education to be promoted.



  2. Possibility of postponing exams may be explored. Ongoing exams to be conducted only after ensuring physical distance of one meter amongst students.



  3. Encourage private sector organizations/employers to allow employees to work from home wherever feasible.



  4. Meetings, as far as feasible, shall be done through video conferences. Minimize or reschedule meetings involving large number of people unless necessary.



  5. Restaurants to ensure handwashing protocol and proper cleanliness of frequently touched surfaces. Ensure physical distancing (minimum 1metre) between tables; encourage open air seating where practical with adequate distancing.



  6. Keep already planned weddings to a limited gathering, postpone all non-essential social and cultural gatherings.



  7. Local authorities to have a dialogue with organizers of sporting events and competitions involving large gatherings and they may be advised to postpone such events.



  8. Local authorities to have a dialogue with opinion leaders and religious leaders to regulate mass gatherings and should ensure no overcrowding/at least one metre distance between people.



  9. Local authorities to have meeting with traders associations and other stakeholders to regulate hours, exhibit Do’s and Don’ts and take up a communication drive in market places like sabzi mandi, anaj mandi, bus depots, railway stations, post-offices etc., where essential services are provided.



  10. All commercial activities must keep a distance of one meter between customers. Measures to reduce peak hour crowding in markets.



  11. Non-essential travel should be avoided. Buses, Trains and aeroplanes to maximize social distancing in public transport besides ensuring regular and proper disinfection of surfaces.



  12. Hospitals to follow necessary protocol related with COVID-19 management as prescribed and restrict family/friends/children visiting patients in hospitals.



  13. Hygiene and physical distancing has to be maintained. Shaking hands and hugging as a matter of greeting to be avoided.



  14. Special protective measures for delivery men/ women working in online ordering services.



  15. Keep communities informed consistently and constantly.





19 November, 2019

Happy to receive the grocery packages

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Happy to receive the grocery packages








22 July, 2019

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Program Update


Under considering of the rural helpless and destitute senior citizens of our local villages in our operational area, our organization has come forward to stand by them for the development of senior citizens living under poverty. They are not only poor but also helpless. They badly need the grocery and medical care to rehabilitate in the main stream of the society.


To fulfil the noble mission, we have planned to help 300 such persons in our operational area. According to your sponsorship programme, we have selected 4 persons out of 300 through proper verification. Then a date is to be fixed and informed the beneficiaries and after taking all necessary papers with signatures, they are given according to your rules and norms.
We have planned 300 such persons for the next quarter.


Story from the field


Palash Mondal son of Rohit Mondal of Village – Khordanahala, Post – Sadhurhat, District – South 24 Parganas, PIN – 743504, belongs to a poor and needy family living below poverty line. He lives with his parents and wife in 2-room semi pucca building roofing with tiles. His father’s monthly income from day labour was Rs. 1500/-. With small income he anyhow maintained his family and he had to spend days in great economic hardship. Palash was then seven year old. He had to face mal-nutrition and want of proper study. That time he got a golden chance as a sponsor child of SAHAY Child Sponsorship Programme in Bani Mandir in 1989. Getting food and nutrition he was able to move forward and carry on his education smoothly.
Having completed his education, he got a job in Bani Mandir under Self-Help Group. Now he took different kinds of training alongwith drama training from SAHAY Child Sponsorship Programme. Now he carries on a workshop on drama taking sponsor boys and girls of Bani Mandir.
Now he has able to stand erect on his feet and able to change his family status. Now his family members are living peacefully and smoothly. Now Palash is a self sufficient and contented person.
It would not be possible if SAHAY Child Sponsorship Programme does not stand by him through Bani Mandir. Now he expresses his hearty thanks and profound gratitude to Sahay Child Sponsorship Programme and Bani Mandir.


What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?300
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date4
Village/City/State where project is locatedVillage - Khordanahala, City - Diamond Harbour, State - West Bengal
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19312000
Total Expenses for the project YTD4160