An orientation & induction of “New Horizons” (Enhancing vocational & life skills of adolescent / youth of marginalized slum population to ensure their dignified livelihood options) project supported by Save the Children, Bal Raksha.

On 20.06.2017 an induction cum orientation about the finance and program of “New Horizons” project was held at Sabuj Sangha central office (Kolkata) with the presence of save the children (funding agency of New Horizons project).

From save the Children Mrs. Susmita Guha(Project Manager) , Mr. Sujoy Bannerjee (Assistant Finance Manager), Mrs Piyali Sen & Mr Subrato Pal (Project Officers) & Mrs Sangeeta Ghosh (Project Assistant ) & from Sabuj Sangha Mr Ansuman Das ( Secretary/ director Sabuj sangha), Mr. Manas Chakraborty ( Sr. Program Manger), Mr. Sajalendu Deb (Senior Finance Coordinator), Mr. Umar Farooque ( Accounts Officer), Mr. Soumya Sengupta ( Supervisor), Mr. Biplab Brahma ( Project Coordinator) was attend this program and discussed about the financial system of save the children along with the yearly action plan formats briefly. And it was concluded after the meeting that both of the organization will followed the project all finance & program related aspect and findings the challenges and planed the alternative way out in future. Mr Ansuman Das (Secretary/ director Sabuj Sangha) was given the vote of thanks to work together to support for achieving successful implementation of ‘New Horizons” project……

Monthly Report on Mobile Medical Camp (Madarihat block)

For the month of May-2017

The tea gardens are located in remote places and so, there is no garden hospital. The location of the BPHC is very far from the residences of tea garden workers. When they suffer from any disease, they can’t avail government facilities going to government hospitals as they have monetary problem. They also cannot do hard work for their weaknesses and hypertension due to insufficient food intake except collecting tea leafs. Continuing of the garden owners and the government created such an atmosphere in tea garden areas where primary treatment has remained a distant dream. It is observed that considerable numbers of people are illiterate, especially among the adivasis. That is why they don’t know how to take care of health.

That is why; during this month also we conducted medical camp by MBBS doctor in six (6) mentioned tea garden areas of Madarihat block.

In our mobile medical camps, every doctor has checked the patients very carefully. We have provided different types of medicine to the patients according to their needs.

This month we conducted 26 medical camps in mentioned six different tea garden areas of madarihat block. Total 2347 patients were checked by MBBS doctor and diagnostic tests were done for 160 patients by lab technician. We sent 75 patients to government hospital for higher facilities as referral cases. <

Through our medical camp many patients have cured by taking proper medicine. This month we found different types of patients like; gastro-intestinal problems, hypertension, sugar, anemia diabetes etc. All the time we are trying to provide good services to the patients. Now-a-days all the patients are very happy for getting good treatment. They also thanked Sabuj sangha and Government health department for benevolent services.

Monthly Report on Medical Camp

For the month of April-2017

In the month of April 2017 we organized medical camp in six different closed tea garden areas of Madarihat Block. Most of the areas of Madarihat block are covered by tea gardens. People of those location, were suffering different kinds of diseases. The most common symptoms for respiratory ailments are fever with cough, weakness, diabetes, hypertension and breathing problem. The major digestive system related symptoms is intestinal gas, pain in lower abdomen etc.

In April 2017 we had organized 23 medical camps in six different places; (1) Dhumsipara, (2) Hantupara, (3) Garganda, (4) Birpara, (5) Dimdima and (6) Kuheli club Tulsipara. Total 2163 patients were checked during April 2017 and among them, 56 were the pregnant mothers, Children with diarrhea were 89 and children with ARI were 54. Blood test done for 154 patients and 47 patients were referred to higher facilities to Government Hospital.

In Dhumsipara tea garden, people were suffering from cold and cough with fever, hypertension and anemia etc. We have provided appropriate medicine to the patients according to doctor’s advice.

In Tulsipara tea garden we have seen most of the patients of this garden were suffering from itching. Itching was found on whole body of the patients. Those patients were suffering for 2 years. They collected medicine from our medical camp. Next time when we visited the itching patients, we found that the problem was cured than before to a certain extent.

In Hantupara tea garden, people were suffering from anemia, diarrhea and diabetes etc. According to Doctor’s opinion, 95 per cent patients were suffering from anemia in Hantupara tea garden. We have given Iron tablets and syrup, Complex tablets to all anemia patients through medical camp.

In Dimdima tea garden area, we found hypertension patients. 90 per cent patients were suffering from hypertension. All patients were aged. Most of the patient’s BP levels were 200/100, 180/110, 160/90 etc. Doctor referred those patients with high BP level to the nearby Government Hospital for higher facilities, even though we have given BP control medicine to the patient through our medical camp according to doctor advice.

Most of the patients of Garganda tea garden area were suffering from Diabetes. The blood sugar levels of those patients have been checked through medical camp by qualified Lab Technician. We have provided sugar control medicine in our camp. Many of the diabetes patients became normal by taking our sugar control medicine.

In April, we have also given family planning counseling to all the eligible couples in six different medical camp locations by GNM nurse, during medical camp. She advised the couples by giving family planning materials.

Monthly Report on Mobile Medical Camp (Madarihat Block)

For the month of March-2017

Madarihat block is situated near the Bhutan border in northern part of the west Bengal. Most of the people of Madarihat Block live in Tea Garden area. Their main occupation is tea garden worker. For the time being, most of the tea gardens of Madarihat block have been closed down due to some technical problem. So, many of the labourers have no income source to maintain their family properly. That is the big challenges to them to overcome this critical situation. People get water through a pipe line, which is connected with Bhutan. The pipes are often damage yet; there is no initiative for repairing either by the Panchayat or by the garden owners. Safe drinking water is very big crisis in the closed and sick garden areas. Men and women even little boys and girls carry water in big polythene jars hanging on both sides of bi-cycle from far sources. Collection of water is the most important issue in their daily life. As such, using unsafe water regularly causes dysentry, diarrhea and other water brone diseases also skin related problem etc.

From 3rd March 2017, Friday, we had started mobile medical camp in six different closed tea Garden areas of Madarihat block under Alipurduar district. We are providing health checkup & treatment services to people through mobile medical camp in six (6) tea garden areas selected by BMOH of Madarihat block. The six tea garden locations are-(1).Dhumsipara, (2). Hantupara, (3).Garganda, , (4) Birpara ,, (5) Dimdima , and (6).Tulsipara (kuheli club) tea garden. We visited the fields for medical camp in different six places according to microplan, recommended by CMOH. Mobile Medical Camps are conducted for six (6) hours, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. It has been observed that; the people of these mentioned tea garden areas are usually suffer from different kinds of diseases like gastro-intestinal problems, hypertension, sugar, anemia etc. People of these tea garden areas are also suffer from few environmental health problems as skin related problem, itching in hand and legs etc. The impact of arsenic poisoning in water is quite visible; the most common symptoms are respiratory ailments, fever with cough, weakness and difficulty in breathing. The major digestive system related symptoms is intestinal gas, pain in lower abdomen etc.

Moreover; the people of that mentioned areas were not getting proper treatment by qualified MBBS doctor, because most of the tea gardens of Madarihet block have been closed. There is only one BPHC hospital in Madarihat block and from our every camp, BPHC hospital is nearly about 15 kms away. People of these areas can’t avail government service due to distance factor also financial constraints. That is why we organized mobile medical camp programme in these six different places, which is under National Health Mission (NHM).

We had conducted 25 such mobile medical camps in March 2017. In these camps health of all the men, women, children aged persons were checked, examined and provided mediines.

During the reporting month, total 1771 patients were treated through our mobile medical camp. Among them, 133 patients received diagnostic tests according to advice of the doctor. 44 patients were referred to higher facilities to Birpara State General Hospital for further treatment. Most of the patients with itching, hypertension, diabetes, cold and cough problems were cured through our camp by getting proper medicine.

Special cares have been provided to pregnant women through different kinds of test like HIV, Hemoglobin, Blood group etc. The pregnant women were also provided medicines to like Calcium, Iron tablets etc. according to doctor’s advices.

This is a very big challenging work to cure the patient in short time through mobile medical camp. It needs long term process. Government should take further initiative to provide more facilities for the patients through medical camp.

Two days National Seminar on Current Trend and Challenges for Education in India

Sabuj B.Ed. College, The West Bengal University of Teachers Training, Education Planning and Administration affiliated and National Council for Teacher Education recognized teachers’ training institute for in-service and pre-service teachers of government run secondary and higher secondary schools is an educational wing of Sabuj Sangha, a government accredited non-Government organization, is located at the remotest part of the Sunderban region at Nandakumarpur, Raidighi, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India where it has opened a great scope for the rural youths to get higher education which was previously a mere dream to them because of their distant location from the town.

Despite; having numbers of insoluble adversities, the Honorable Secretary of Sabuj B. Ed. College, Mr. Ansuman Das always introspects for something new and innovative without being afraid to get challenges. This is the reason why some current trends and challenges for education in India strike hard in his mind that; he thought need to be discussed urgently so that, the problems which are some burning issues may highlighted in presence of some nationally renowned professors who set the standards of education for the country.

This is the background of the two days’ National Seminar that was organized by Sabuj B.Ed. College on 9th and 10th June 2017 based on the theme Current Trends and Challenges for Education in India. Eminent professors from several universities throughout the state and the country were present as the prominent speakers of the seminar. In addition to them, teachers and the headmasters from the local schools took part in the discussion. Hundreds of students, research scholars, lecturers, professors and educationists were arrived too. Teacher and student from two African countries Uganda and Rowanda delivered their speeches and participated in the technical question answer session. The teachers, students and education enthusiasts from Ireland who were figuratively nine participated with equal enthusiasm and took their share in the discussion. Besides, a student from the Symbiosis International University, Pune, India spoke his point of view. An officer from Indian Air Force, Panchayet Pradhan of Nandakumarpur village were too felicitated along with the secretary of the college, administrator of the college, the Principals, other distinguished personalities and eminent professors on the stage.

It was a multicultural seminar where education enthusiasts from several parts of the globe as well as several parts of Indian sub-continent were under the same shade for two days to contribute for the betterment of the national and international points of education. They all discussed actively and elaborately on the present situation of education. Many topics were discussed as the sub themes of the seminar such as Digital India and Role of Education, Education for Sustainable Development, Gender Education in India, Globalization in India, Information Communication Technology in Education, Issues and Challenges Concerning Inclusive Education, Issues and Challenges for Teacher Education, Need of Value Education in 21st century, Need for Yoga Education, Policies for Teacher Education, Innovations in Education, Privatization in Education, Teacher Education: A Paradigm Shift, Women Empowerment and Education and other related topics. <

On 9th June 2017, which was the 1st day of the seminar, the first edition of the college magazine “Ankuran” was inaugurated and published just before the commencement of the technical session. This day was highly remarkable as three famous professors from different universities were present as the resource persons. Dr. B. K. Panda, Associate Professor, Regional Institute of Education, Bhubaneswar; Dr. Debabrata Debnath, Associate Professor, Head of the Department, Department of Education, Gourbanga University; Dr. Bijan Sarkar, Associate Professor, Department of Education, Kalyani University were the main speakers for the day. The 2nd day, which was on 10th June, was just the continuation of the first day with the gracious presence of two more distinguished professors; Dr. Usashi Kundu Dey, Assistant Professor, Co-Coordinator, Department of Education, Diamond Harbour Women’s University and Dr. Mrinal Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Bankura who played the role of the speakers. The Irish personnel, the Africans and the student from Symbiosis International University, Pune delivered their speeches after the professors executed their power point presentation, explanation and question answer session. Everybody concerned opined at the end of the seminar that it was completely successful and perfect. Sabuj B. Ed. College, if gets support from the society, can contribute furthermore with this kind of meaningful events to eradicate various types of hazards affecting country’s education structure because they believe that sustainable development is possible only when every citizen of a country is educated.

Celebration of 42nd Foundation Day of Sabuj Sangha

Sabuj Sangha has observed its 42nd Foundation Day on 12 Dec, 2016 at Nandakumarpur, Mathurapur II block, South 24 Parganas. Some eminent stakeholders were present in the Programme including the GP and block level government functionaries. The MLA of Raidighi Constituency, Ms. Debashree Roy was present in the Programme as a Chief Guest. Other than Mr. SibasankarGiri, President, Mr. Ansuman Das Director / Secretary & Governing Body Member Dr. S.P. Sinha Roy, the other dignitaries who were present were Mr. PutulGayen, Sabhapati, Mathurapur II Panchayat Samity, Dakkhin 24 Parganas, Mr. AbdurRauf, eminent social worker, Ex – Karmadhakhya, Dakkhin 24 Parganas JillaParishad, Mr. RajaniBera, Karmadhakhya, Purta and Paribahan, Patharpratima PanchayatSamiti, Dakkhin 24 Parganas, Ms. SunitiBhuniya, Karmadhakhya, Naree-o- ShishuKalyan, Patharpratima PanchayatSamiti, Dakkhin 24 Parganas, Mr. DilipMandal, JugmaSamashtiUnnayanAdhikarik, Patharpratima Samashti, Dakkhin 24 Parganas, Dr. AlokeJaldata, Social Worker and Doctor of DaimondHarbourMahakuma Hospital, Mr. Rabindranath Bera, Pradhan, Digambarpur Gram Panchayat, Patharpratima PanchayatSamiti, Dakkhin24 Parganas,

Mr. AshwiniMidya, Pradhan, Lakkhijanardanpur Gram Panchayat, Patharpratima PanchayatSamiti, Dakkhin 24 Parganas, Ms. JharnaSau, Pradhan, Kumrapara Gram Panchayat, Mathurapur II PanchayatSamiti, Dakkhin 24 Parganas, Dr. SandhyaBhaduri, Retired Deputy Director, National Atlas Organisation, Govt. of India.

The Programme has marked with the development journey of the Organisation stated by Mr. Ansuman Das and followed by significant government functionaries deliberating their experience with Sabuj Sangha in line with the development of the area. The Programmehas also experienced the launch of Organisation's Annual report of 2015 – 2016 by the Chief Guest followed by cutting of a cake by her made by the women from the SHGs running a German Bakery in that area. In the evening a Cultural Programme has been observed by the children and adolescents associated with different Institutions of Sabuj Sangha namely the Upper Primary School, Primary Teacher's Training Institute, B. Ed College etc.

Observation of World AIDS Day

On 1st Dec, 2016, Thursday, at 11 am in the morning, the World AIDS Day has been observed in which the workers of Swarnalata Sabuj SevaSadan, doctors, nurses and other people associated with Sabuj Sangha have participated in the Programme. The ANMs (120) of MadhusudanChowk have also participated in the Programme. All the participants have taken part in the rally started from Swarnalata Sabuj SevaSadan and ended at Nandakumarpur Gram Panchayat Office. After that, a discussion and a quiz contest have taken place in Sabuj Sangha campus. Mr. Ansuman Das, Director / Secretary of the Organisation has talked about the significance of the Day and after that Dr. Biswajit Bose has talked about the disease in detail. The Programme ended with an interactive session between the participants, the doctor and the Director.

Sabuj Sangha identified and selected as a Technical Agency under National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB)

Recently, Sabuj Sangha has been identified and selected as a Technical Agency by Diamond Harbour Health District for NPCB Recurrent Grant Scheme as per the District Health & Family Welfare Samiti (DHFWS) Meeting Resolution dated 10.11.2016. National Programme for Control of Blindness was launched in the year 1976 as a 100% Centrally Sponsored scheme with the goal to reduce the prevalence of blindness from 1.4% to 0.3%.

Selection of Mobile Medical Unit under NHM

Sabuj Sangha has selected for the Mobile Medical Unit in AlipurduarDistrict and the Diamond Harbour Health District, Govt. of West Bengalunder the National Health Mission (NHM) of Government of India.

World sight Day-2016

On 8th October 2016, with joint collaboration of The Hans Foundation and the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Sabuj Sangha observed the "World Sight Day'' through organizing one free Eye Screening Camp at Rural Health & Training Centre (Rural Hospital of the organization) in Nandakumarpur village under Mathurapur II development block of South 24 Parganas. Patients with sight problems were gathered in the hospital since morning and were provided with eye care services. More than 141 patients from two (2) operational blocks were registered in this screening camp. Patients were examined by the doctor, prescribed medicine and advised accordingly.