Deep Jyoti Kalyan Sansthan (DJKS) was established in the year 2001 in Nalanda district in Bihar by a team of social workers and activists to realize the ideology of Gandhi Jee and Baba Bhim Rao Ambedkar for promotion of an equal, peaceful and harmonious society for the progress of the nation.We work towards the path of our reformers in the well being of the society.We strive to work for the nation's betterment and development which helps us in leading a better tomorrow.
Envisions to work in all dimensions of a progressive society by diffusing all kind of social injustices and promoting moral and intellectual volume in the society aimed at social justice, economic growth and self-reliance.
Transformational development of the poor and marginalized sections of the society through participatory process on sustained basis.
» To organize and empower rural women for equal access and opportunity in development process.
» To make efforts to minimize poverty, violence, exploitation, injustice, illiteracy,superstition and unemployment from the society.
» To conduct awareness generation programs on health and hygiene, environmental purifications, safe drinking water, govt. Acts and programs and consumer rights.
» To work for reduction of child labor problem and inter related issues.
» To strengthen local self-governance.
» To mobilize community for their overall development.
» To initiate self-employment/employment programs for poor unemployed male and female.
» To work for promotion of disabled, child labors, widows and other needy sections of the society.
» To work for eradication of illiteracy.
» To promote livelihood opportunities through proper management of natural resources management and agricultural practices.
» To develop appropriate rural technology and promotion of non conventional energy sources.
» To co-ordinate for better health facilities to the rural communities in a sustainable manner.
» To work for bio-diversity management, disaster management, plantation, pollution and climate change issues.
» To generate awareness among the people about their rights & duties.
» To promote rural development programs.
YOUTH NEED ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
There is widespread prevalence of exclusion and discrimination against Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims and other socially excluded communities in our society, and the specific vulnerabilities of women, children and youth within these communities, as regards access to education, employment and governance. Poverty, disability, physical/geographic in-accessibility, forms of illnesses and other context specific characteristics make the picture more complex, demanding sustained efforts in unraveling and addressing exclusion independently and interjectionally. DJKS is working to bring together the youth of the excluded communities and consistent interventions are made to assess their different needs. In 2017-18, DJKS was supported by Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion, New Delhi to conduct a survey of the Dalit youth of the 15-35 years age group through mobile apps. A three month survey (January-March, 2018) successfully conducted in Nalanda district in the Bihar through which 200 Dalit youth (male and female) in the age group 15-35 years were successfully surveyed. This survey was helpful in mapping of the needs, wants, demands, expectations & aspirations of the marginalized youth. During the survey data related to the demographics and economic conditions, educational status, unemployment and entrepreneurship, aspirations, barriers to inclusion, influences (positive and negative), infrastructure available and requirements for equity and inclusion were covered. After the survey, a list of the youth of the Dalit community has been prepared and efforts are going on to link them with CSR for employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. During the survey, most of the youth showed their concern over thelack of opportunities and guidance that is blocking their ways for a better future.
PARA LEGAL TRAINING PROGRAM
The Legal Aid movement is indeed at the crossroads today. The agenda for improving access to justice is an important part of social policy. At one level, social distinctions based on caste, class, gender and ethnicity impede the ability of citizens to approach the judicial system. At the same time, the limited reach of the judicial system further creates the conditions for more inequality since the oppressed sections are unable to seek redress for their injuries and grievances. In 2017-18, DJKS organized Para Legal Training Program on 1.7.2017 at Shekhodeora Ashram in Kawakol block in Nawada district in Bihar with the support of Indian Social Institute, New Delhi. A total of 30 participants (female) participated in the training program. Ms. Chunni Kumari, Zonal Trainer of Shanti Sadbhawna Manch, Bihar narrated in details about the Fundamental Rights-(Paragraphs 14-32) to the participants along with the topics like Right to Equality and Constitutional Rights. The effect of the program was good and the legal knowledge of the participants has now very much improved.
Supported by Indian Social Institute, New Delhi a “Bal Mahotsav” was organized by DJKS in the Middle School, Daulachak in Nalanda on 19.01.2018. A total of 190 children participated on the occasion and displayed their talent through the spectacular presentations like speech on freedom fighters, Rangoli, puppet show and cultural programs. During their presentation, children also called for the ending of social evils like dowry, child-girl discrimination, unemployment and illiteracy from the society.Prizes were distributed to successful children in different categories by Father Joy Kariyapuram, Director and Mr. Pascal Tirki, Program Officer of Indian Social Institute,New Delhi.
LEPROSY (SELF-CARE) PROGRAM
Despite many efforts, leprosy that termed as a dreaded disease after polio still continues to haunt us. But the worst part of it, those affected by the disease continue to face social stigma and discrimination. Unfortunately, Bihar accounts for maximum number of leprosy cases in India with a prevalence rate of 1.12 per 10,000. It has more than 11,000 leprosy cases at present, which accounts for 14% of the total leprosy cases in the country. Under the new case category, Bihar accounts for 16.20% cases. In Bihar, the disability rate among leprosy patients is also high as 8%. In 2017-18, DJKS organized awareness on self-care to Leprosy patients in five (05) blocks of Nalanda district namely Silao, Rajgir, Giriyak, Katrisarai and Biharsharif. With the sincere effort of DJKS, 148 leprosy patients benefitted.
DISABLED WELFARE PROGRAM
A Sensitization Workshop on “Rights and Entitlements of Persons with Disabilities” was organized at the DJKS office in Pawapuri in April, 2017. A total of 36 disabled attended the workshop. Experienced resource persons participated in the workshop and informed participants about the initiatives taken up by the Government for the welfare of Persons with Disabilities. They were also sensitized on Rights and Entitlements of Persons with Disabilities and about different govt. schemes and programs for the welfare of Disabled.
ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS PROGRAM
Environment constitutes a very important part of our life. To understand life without studying the impact of environment is simply impossible. The need to protect environment can be ignored only at our peril. But the common masses in rural part of Bihar are ignorant on this important aspect. In 2017-18, environment awareness camps were successfully organized in Surumpur and Nanand villages in Silao block of Nalanda district. A total of 31 people(Male- 22 and Female-9) participated in the awareness camps and were sensitized on the importance of the protection and preservation of environment. The participants were told that environmental degradation poses a great danger to man's own survival. It should be realized, sooner than later that conservation and improvement of the environment are vital for the survival and well being of mankind. Natural resources of land, air and water have to be used wisely as a trust to ensure a healthy environment for the present and future generations. Free distribution of 100 saplings of fruits and medicinal trees like Guava, Lemon, Shisam and Neem were done among the villagers to plant them in and around there homes by DJKS.
DALIT DIGNITY AWARENESS PROGRAM
Dalit community across South Asia, irrespective of their faith, continues to suffer several social disabilities arising out of the acute caste discrimination which is still rampant in many parts of the sub- continent. In addition to discrimination against Dalit which is laid bare in all spheres of life, severe forms of abuse and violence are inflicted on them daily. DJKS strives to eliminate caste discrimination that change to bring full dignity and equality to Dalit in Nalanda district in Bihar. In 2017-18, DJKS undertook following programs for reducing discrimination and improving the overall situation of Dalits in the society.
PANCHYATI RAJ AWARENESS PROGRAM
The 73rd Amendment Act is a revolutionary step towards establishment of grass-root democracy in the country. It is a bold step to strengthen rural people in economic, political and administrative fields through decentralization of authority and power. Despite making Panchayati-Raj a constitutional body and implementation of a large number of development schemes, this has not achieved much needed success in rural development. Hence, there is a need to make rural people in Bihar more aware on the Panchayati- Raj system. On 14.04.2017, an awareness camp was organized in Mohanpur village in Silao block. A total of 85 men and women now become more familiar about different govt. schemes and programs implemented at the Panchayat level.
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