Social Touch And Reform

On 20th January2024 at Kanyadoba Village (Jhargram) WB, 100 ‘double-bed size’ Blankets (Exclusively Factory-Fresh) were Lively Donated to 100 highly ill-starred males & females of that locality through an organized programme framed by a Club ‘Marshall Gaonta’.

Visited on the day 7th January2024, a Residential Free-Shelter for Elderly Women ‘DEB ABAS’ situated at Pioneer Park Barasat, North 24-Pgs, — on being invited by the Mangalam Foundation, Kolkata – 6; and a marginal Monetary Help (euqal to a FullDay Fooding Liability of all 25 Heads) was given there.

A Three(3) days’ Study-Tour from Dec.01 to 03 of 2023, was performed by this NGO’s “Haawa Bodal” wing taking the supports of some Social Workers of that Soil and it gathered some knowledge on Socio-Econo-Cultural lives of People of Towns & Villages of Jhargram (WB). Learnt also about  i) Santal & Tribal Movement against British-raj,  ii) Eco-Tourism Culture practised at Jhargram,  iii) Patience of village-People there to protect the nature i.e., Jungles, Rivers, Fountains, Falls & Hills. The Study-Tour covered the Towns & Villages e.g., Jungle-Mahal proper (Jhargram), Bandarvula, Jitusol (Salboni), Chilkigarh-Jamboni, Lodhasuli, Belpahari, Banspahari, Kankrajhore, Amlasole, Aguibil, Gadrasini, Ghagra etcetera.

Tribal Interpretation Centre Jhargram & Bandarvula Eco Tourism.

Chilkigarh  Rajbari  Complex.



Khandarani Lake & Laljal Cave (Belpahari-Banspahari)

Khandarani Lake & Laljal Cave (Belpahari-Banspahari)

Jhargram Rajbari WB Tourism Campus

On 15thSept2023 we were at Beurgram Village (Chandrakona-I Sub-division, Paschim Medinipur Dist. WB) to Donate 128 packets of mostly new Garments usable in all-seasons such as Sarees, Salwar & Kurtis, Kids’ Wears, Men’s Shirts & Pants,  and some winter-wears too  eg., Shawl, Coat-Pants, Safari-Suits to the poor people of different age-groups (Children to Senior Citizens) of that Village and it smoothly functioned as some Local Youths and School Teachers gave their whole-hearted Volunteering for its Success.

On 5th March 2023, Team ‘Social Touch And Reform’ with Guest-Volunteer cum Donor Smt. Lopamudra Dutta Choudhury (Vice Chairperson of North Dum Dum Municipality) distributed readymade nicely usable Garments of different types to 102 poor people of the Sahebdanga-Adivasipara Community located in Kankalitala Village Panchayat of Bolpur, Birbhum.

Members of ‘Social Touch And Reform’ along with Guest-Volunteer cum Donor Smt. Lopamudra Dutta Choudhury (Vice Chairperson of North Dum Dum Municipality), on 5th March 2023, visited a non-formal school ‘Praaner Aaram Ashram’ situated beside Kankalitala, Satipith Temple, Bolpur-Santiniketan and shared some sweet moments with the Ashram’s Teachers, Management and its 70(+) kids-students. Cakes, Chocolates and other Snacks were distributed to all the students of the Ashram.

Dwellers monetarily poorest in the domain of this Patharghata-AdivasiPara under Kankalitala Village Panchayat, Bolpur-Santiniketan getting smiles on receiving the Garments on 18thSept.2022 from NGO “Social Touch And Reform”.
163 were the beneficiaries assembled in this NGO’s Garments Distribution Programme, held at Patharghata-Adivasipara (under Kankalitala Village Panchayat Bolpur) on 18 Sept. 2022.

2 Short-LIVEs of the Patharghata-Adivasipara Programme

Excerpts are a few of long-moments dtd. 21stAug.2022 spent with destitute Girl-children spark joys through their faces and movements. Some sort of societal support can help them reach a good-height in our common community.

Donated a small token (cash) for temple construction (Hanuman Mandir) at Ranchi, Jharkhand

At KANKALITALA SATIPITH Temple Bolpur-Santiniketan on 8th Oct’21 –on the eve of Bengal’s biggest Durga Puja Festival, we distributed New Clothes (Sarees, Maxis, Kids’ Wears, Lungis) along with Masks and Hand-Santizers’ sachets to 75 daily-beggars.
Some VDO-REFLEXes and Stills of Relief Distribution Programme executed by the NGO of Kolkata-51 “Social Touch And Reform” that serviced on the whole day of 8th Aug’21 for some flood-affected Villagers near River-banks attached to Sonagaon (Block-6), Pakhiralaya etc. in Sundarban Delta under WB Region.

More than 325 victim-villagers got our RELIEF-Service that contained Mosquito-Nets, Hand-Sanitizers, Variety types Sarees, Ladies’ Kurtis, Nighties, Kids’ Wears, Males’ Shirts & Pants etc.

Whole-day drizzling (of rain) was there; but couldn’t sharply interrupt our RELIEF-work.

Vice-Chairperson cum Member of the Board of Administrator of North Dum Dum Municipality, Smt. Lopamudra Dutta Choudhury accompanied and assisted this whole-day RELIEF Distribution Programme.

Mrs. Lopamudra Dutta Choudhury, Vice-Chairperson of North Dum Dum Municipality (Kol-51) assisting us in distributing Mosquito-Nets and other various types of Garments among the distressed people in Sundarban, WB.
Flood-affected Crowd of the Land awaiting our Relief-Distributon.
Some habitants of a river-bank of Sundarban (WB) explaining their horrible situation arises after each cyclone like Aila, Amphan, Yaas etc. to STaR’s Relief-team.
Global NGO Expo is an event which helps us in raising funds, help in networking, and showcasing our Social Contributions to Entrepreneurs. It was a 4-days’ online Global Meet in June’21 organised at Telangana (Hyd-4) where 3808 participants including NGO , Investing-partners, Visitors from different Social-fields had attended.
A Reflex of our Contribution to PM CARES Fund
This initiative has been technologically backed by India Cares Foundation
Founder-President (at left) and 2 lifetime-members (at right) of Social Touch And Reform are with Vice-Chairperson of North DumDum Municipality (Kolkata-51) in her Office on 5th June2020 while Donating the Cheque for West Bengal Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
News published in “THE TELEGRAPH” Calcutta in METRO Page-11 on the 12th February 2020 (Wednesday)
“Glimpses of tsk-icfn-procam’s AnandaRun 2019”. (L to R) STaR-placard publicising for TANPURA, 7-Runners with Placards, ‘Feel the Spirit’ of STaR-member.

“Haawa Bodal” wing of Social Touch And Reform was for a 3-days Study-Tour (25 -27 Dec’18) to Bolpur-Santiniketan. During stay in a Resort, its Participants journeyed in a “Travellers’ Bus”. Visited the World-famous PoushMela, Visva Bharati Univ’s pattern of teaching & learning Education, Khoai Haat, Sonajhuri, KANKALItala Temple, Baaul-Songs, Santali Folk-dance and what-not. Experience (seeing & learning) recharged all of them splendidly.

A 2-days’ ‘Study Tour’ for Sundarban done on 11th-12th August’18. Interaction with local villagers there on Socio-Economy and Culture helped the study much. It is Recreational cum Educational ‘Haawa Bodal’ part (helps to study People’s Socio-Economy, Culture and Environment of a particular place) of Tanpura Project (Senior Citizens’ Shelter & Social Touristry). Sharing below some moments of Sundarban.

29th January 2017 flooded a good weather for our mind-colouring PICNIC that has taken place factually in a covered Garden-House at Duttapukur-24 pgs(N) and virtually will remain in our inner heart-place.

In December 2016, this Organization liaised with Susrut Eye Foundation, HB Block, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700106 and was able to give a cataract operation service to a very agaed poor lady of Purbachal (East Udayrajpur) Madhyamgram, 24 Pgs. (N), PIN: 700129.

3 sisters belonging to a poor family of a slum of Durgapur (Burdwan District) have indivually secured excellant result in HS-2016 under West Bengal Board of HIgher Education despite their daily hard works as maids in others’ houses astonishing civic society. Social Touch and Reform in August 2016, handed over a check of Rs.3000/- to them as a token mark of honour to their hard perseverance.

Smt. Bakulrani Das of Purbachal (East) Madhyamgram, Kol-129 — The beneficiary of the relationship between Susrut Eye Foundation, Saltlake and Social Touch And Reform.
Our pride, that is the blend of the perseverance of sitting 3-sisters (working maid) & the patience of the employing House-members (back row) — together which helped scoring very good Results of the sisters in WB Higher Secondary Exam’ 2016.

On 19th November’ 2015 (the auspicious ‘Mahasatami’ of Jaghadhatri Puja), this Organisation has donated sweaters, shawls, sarees, dhutis, shirts etc. to 35 people, who are beggers / distressed persons of KANKALITALA, SATI Temple (Bolpur) through the hands of operation head, doctors and non-medical staffs of Glocal Hospital (Bolpur) and through the hands of local youths of Kankalitala area. Main sponser for garments distribution here is Sri Goutam Bagui of Narayantala (East), Baguiati, Kolkata – 159.

Children’s Day in India are observed every year on 14th Nov. colourfully. Still cases of school-dropouts, mal-nutrition, clotheslessness, lack in parental-care in the children’s lives in India are fathomless. Seeds of our future society lie barely on carelessness. Social Touch And Reform sincerely has run a-day programme on the Children’s Day (14-11-2014) and donated there Garments to 135 Kids / Teen-agers and Sarees to 30 Women; and by this token-action it tries to send a message to the local people and to the local Govt. that emphasizing more care upon their children would re-create India more smiling.

It was the sacred morning of Maha-Panchami of Durgapuja festival 2012. We arranged a progamme at Birati (Bankra), Kol-51 taking the assistance of a local Club ‘Bankra Bisharpara United Club’ through which we were able to see the joyous faces of 146 very poor people after they each received “Anna O Bastra” (Rice and Clothes) from the dais of the Programme. Local Municipal Ward councilor and a Professor of Jadavpur University were our special guests amongst others there.
Such one-day donation programme of a voluntary Social-Work Organization cannot eradicate the poverty of the society; it can only motivate the social people to come forward and join in such voluntary work to create more such programmes. And if it happens everywhere, movement for eradicating poverty may be worthily meaningful.

Social Touch And Reform has programmed at Kolkata GPO Veranda on 22nd September, 2011 for donating Clothes to 150 very-poor people. Within the Periphery of BBD Bag , Kolkata, there are bulk no. of Persons who earn only through Begging. Still good many Govt. and Non-Govt. Offices are there which do not have any sympathy or supportive thought for those very Poor People living around their Good-Graded Offices. This darkness in Caring-attitude towards unprivileged people claims Social-Work Education for those high-profile Office-Unions, Associations and Administrations. Aiming to spread this Social-Work Culture, Social Touch And Reform had chosen the Venue ‘Kolkata GPO Veranda’ for donating the Clothes. Some views of the Programme are shown below :

We believe that Learning is fathomless. Besides formal and theoretical knowledge, people has the urge to see the Unseen to know the Unknown. Here Tourism has an immense value that supports the people to make themselves more enriched Culturally, Geographically, Socially and Literally. Our Social-Worker Friends are working at many places. Tourists will get good support if they intimate us so. By our own initiative also, we are trying to arrange Tour for Bakkahli, Basanti, Krishnanagar, Mayapur, Sagar (Gangasagar), Santiniketan, and Tarakeswar from Kolkata and this venture believed will be a path of earning for some people for their social living too.