Banagram, Burdwan

IKP Foundation has supported the organization since 2016. Banagram is a village south of the city Bardhaman (formerly Burdwan), West Bengal. Agriculture is the major source of income. But, like many villages in India education is not a priority in the farming community. Children often work in the field and have no basic education. Many farmers do not even have their own land and live below the poverty level. This causes extreme stress to their family life. Children either are neglected or become orphans. In 1978, few Swamijis (Hindu saints) with the help of few philanthropists founded a center named Paramananda Mission to support the children with food, shelter, and education. At present, the Mission has a school (K to grade 10) and a residential place to accommodate 350 orphan boys of different social and religious backgrounds. Not all boys are local, some came from different geographic locations of eastern India. The school is also attended by more than 500 poor boys and girls living around the Mission. The Mission also provides medical support to the children and villagers at no coast. To the members of IKP Foundation these activities are remarkable, making the mission an organization with an ideal setup caring for poor children. Instead of donating to any specific activities, the Foundation provides them with financial support that can be used as they believe best. The amount could be equated to supporting about 30 resident boys in the Mission.

IKP Foundation support: Contributes to common fund to support education, food, shelter, and healthcare.

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