Today I want to reveal why I chose this theme for my Cause A Chatter series 2022. Along with this, I want to tell the story of Parivaar.
In the year 2014, one day, while searching for an article on the internet, I came across the name, Vinayak Lohani. I call him Sir. Since that day, I call him Sir. Because after I read about his works, his mission and vision and the family he has been building, I developed a deep admiration for this noble man.
Unknowingly, while reading about him and his works, I bowed my head to him. And I started calling him Sir from that day.
Since then, it is my wish to be associated with such an organization that works for the education of the underprivileged children.
Although I did not find that opportunity yet, but that wish is still in my heart.
Parivaar, a Humanitarian Organization:
The main principle behind the origin of Parivaar is an inspiration, and that inspiration came from the spiritual and humanistic ideals of two great names: Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda.
This place is humanitarian organization that has its chief institutions spanned over West Bengal as well as Madhya Pradesh.
The main purpose of Parivaar:
Parivaar has been working for the last eighteen years, and it’s still counting the years.
The main purpose of Parivaar is aimed at providing total care and a chance for overall development for children. Here, the children are mainly coming from backgrounds like who were vulnerable to exploitation or victimization or trafficking.
Along with this, here the children are orphans or street children or abandoned children, as well as coming from tribal areas.
Parivaar’s works have not been confined to providing help to these children. They also conduct many humanitarian activities with an aim to offer help to the elderly people and the shelter-less people.
Vinayak Lohani, the founder of Parivaar:
Vinayak Lohani is the Founder of Parivaar. He did his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, and after that, he did his MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
While we see most MBA graduates are planning for the future career aspects or trying their hands in entrepreneurship ventures, Vinayak Lohani thought completely in a different direction.
He did not appear in the placement process at IIM. Rather, he dcided to start Parivaar soon. After finishing his MBA, he started Parivaar soon.
And this is how he sacrificed a lucrative career after getting passed out of two prestigious institutes in India that ensures him to make an illustrious career in a mainstream corporate world.
But Vinayak Lohani dedicated his whole life to pursue a life where humanitarian service comes first. According to him, he was deeply inspired by the spiritual as well as humanistic ideals of Swami Vivekananda.
Thus, he started his journey of Parivaar with just three children. He rented a small building and there was almost no financial resources.
But there was determination, there was courage. There was a vision, there was a mission. There was inspiration, and there was a purpose. And this is how Parivaar was born.
The journey of Parivaar:
On July 2019, the number of resident children in Parivaar’s Residential Institutions was more than 2100.
In the year 2016, Vinayak Lohani expanded his venture of Paivaar to Madhya Pradesh and started 248 Day Boarding with an aim to offer meals and education to the children coming from impoverished tribal and rural areas. These centers are called ‘Sri Ramakrishna Vivekananda Seva Kutir’.
For their relentless service in the field of education, Parivaar is now considered as a model institution for all of them who are aspiring to build something for the children coming from destitute backgrounds.
They provide them a shelter in the form of a residential setting along with the other caretaking and development service.
Thus, Parivaar has become the largest free residential educational institution in West Bengal for children coming from the impoverished backgrounds.
And this way, the journey of Parivaar continues.
For more information, log on to the official website of Parivaar:https://parivaar.org/
(This post is part of Blogchatter’s CauseAChatter. This year, I have chosen ‘Access to Education’ as my Cause A Chatter theme. Stay tuned as I am bringing you a lot more.)