Empowerment in Tripura

United Friends, India

Neha Devi on May 28, 2018 in Health & Sanitation

Tripura, where the land and people intertwine, is a picturesque city with a history that goes before Christ was born. Largely forested, this charming place suffers from backwardness in infrastructure and education which halted the economic progress, and the people of the state are mainly into agriculture, cottage industry and civil service.

In order to remove this economic slowdown, at the same time sustaining the beauty of the ancient place, Santanu Saha, a zealous individual, along with some college friends, built a foundation in 2011 named “United Friends” with the motive of uplifting the people of Tripura and contributing to the long-term development of the city.

They believed that every individual has their own unique talents and if given proper guidance, these talents can turn into prosperity for the society. This initiative was supported by many volunteers who found altruistic motivation and a thrive to work towards a bright future for the youth of Tripura. This NGO works for Healthcare, consultancies, cultural activities, education, legal awareness and skill development. It took after the Gandhian ideology to elevate the people through proper lifestyle, livelihood, economic reforms and cultural reforms. The NGO has taken various initiatives such as blood Donation Camp, Legal Literacy Programme and Demonstration of Disaster, and has been celebrating occasions of Children day, World Women Day, Human Rights Day and so on. Apart from this, it has brought certain schemes for every sector of public welfare like Health scheme, women empowerment scheme and livelihood development scheme, so that every individual of the society can enjoy their basic amenities and rights which they are deprived of due to various social problems.

The hope and support it provided to many needy people, thereby restoring humanity. There were hurdles that came tumbling on their path to success. Some of them were easily tackled while others like the lack of sufficient space, lack of funds and no permanent office, existed for long. But even with these obstacles, the NGO managed to spread its wings towards every opportunity that it got for the achievement of the unselfish objective. It is due to this fierce determination and clear focus that the NGO was awarded by the District Magistrate in 2013 and 2014 at the District level.

The journey is undoubtedly hard and long but it is said “Every time you do a good deed, you shine the light little further into the dark. And the thing is, when you are gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back.”

To read more about the inspirational work they are doing, visit United Friends today!

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