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  • Education First- A rural empowerment initiative “Education First” by Shree Raj Educational Centre in association with United Nations & A World At School & United Nations to bring together everyone who shares the common belief that every child has the right to go to school, without danger and without discrimination. Education First is the only partnering NGO in India for this global campaign.

  • Param Gyaan Sabha- Next session on 23 July, 2017. Timings: 9:00 PM onwards. Sessions in Gujarati. Everyone is invited.

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Since its inception, the Research Centre has undertaken socio-economic development of the <b>most backward and undeveloped areas</b> in and around Parli (Sudhagadh District) in the fields of Education, Public Health and Women Empowerment. This was initiated in view of the glaring cases of child-labor, early marriage of the girl child, tolerance to unhygienic surroundings and a dearth of education and employment avenues.

Shree Raj Educational Centre

In the year 2003, a modest beginning was made with teaching sessions for 20 children in a temporary shed under a tree. Today over 450 children are being educated at the Centre and their educational expenses including uniforms, books, educational kits, meals as well as transport is being provided for, through the Research Centre. Shree Raj Educational Centre.

  • Conducts Moral & Personality development classes & workshops in a recreational manner.
  • Is Focused towards elimination of child labor by integrating Spiritual education.
  • Helps children grow as self-motivated individuals.
  • Provides Education at the doorstep – a School Bus picks up & drops students to their homes, since young children would walk for over an hour, twice every day to come to school.
  • Creates employment & growth opportunities for local teachers.

Achievements

  • It is the FIRST English Medium School in the entire Sudhagadh Taluka of Raigad District.
  •  470 students in the school as on September 2014.
  • Average 40 % of children are girls each year, inspite of being a rural area !!
  • Covers population in over 36km radius – children from 52 neighboring villages study here.
  • MITCON Affliated & MICROSOFT Certified Diploma & Certificate Computer Courses provided for alternative job opportunities.
  • 150 students have completed the MSCIT Course.
  • 62 students have completed the Microsoft Courses.
  • 25 well qualified Teachers, with minimum qualification of B.Ed.
  • Government Scholarship Exams are facilitated for 4th Standard & Government approved Talent Exams for 3rd Standard.
  • Four students got accolades at the Inter-school Drawing Competition of Sudhagad - two students won the Second and two students won the Fourth Prizes out of 1500 students in Entire Sudhagad District ! Awarded the Best Grade for School from the Education Dept, ZillaParishad, Maharashtra Government!!
  • Shri Raj Kala Mandir Music Academy started in 2013 - Music & Dance training provided with two trained Visharad Teachers.
  • School awarded the Best Grade for School from the Education Department, Zilla Parishad, Maharashtra Govt. in 2011 – 2012.
  • E-education facilities are being introduced in near future.
  • New School building being constructed to accommodate increasing number of students.

Shree Raj Medical Centre

Parli was one of the most backward & undeveloped tribal belts of Maharashtra, with lack of even basic Medical Infrastructure and Facilities for a radius of 20 kms around the area. In the year 2004, our team of doctors voluntarily offered to conduct Medical Camps and thus began the journey of Shree Raj Medical Centre.

Achievements

  • Mega eye, dental, ENT, pediatric and general camps conducted on a regular basis every year.
  • Medicines worth Rs. 70,000 are distributed during each medical camp.
  • Facilitation of Advanced Treatment at reputed Institutes and hospitals at Mumbai.
  • Specialty camps such as Cancer screening in association with Tata Memorial Hospital & Cancer Patients Aid Association, Hepatitis B vaccination camps organized.
  • First Mobile Dispensary in Entire Taluka – A mobile van launched to enable the Doctors to reach the interiors of each village and treat larger number of patients.
  • Medical Van is fully equipped for all basic treatments and weekly visits are now made by a crew of a Doctor, assistant and a volunteer.
  • Services are not restricted to mere distribution of free medicines but an over‐all Health Counseling on Hygiene & Healthy living habits followed by one‐to‐one interaction with individual family members and regular follow-ups to ensure compliance.
  • 1400+ free Cataract surgeries performed.
  • 1500+ free spectacles distributed.
  • 6000+ villagers & tribal population provided better quality of life.
  • 70+ villages continue to benefit from the medical services provided.
  • First Specialty Dental & Medical Clinic in entire District started in February 2014 – It is the Only Dental Clinic in entire stretch of Khopoli to Pali.
  • 2 Dental Chairs, all latest equipment & imported materials used as per Mumbai standards, where specialized dental treatment provided at highly subsidized rates with no compromise whatsoever on quality & care.
  • Team of Reputed Dentists & Senior Medical Practitioners such as Skin Specialist, ENT Surgeon, Laproscopic Surgeon, Chest Physician, Homeopaths, etc. visits twice a week.
  • 250+ patients already treated in 6 months.
  • Patients from neighboring 30+ villages covered.
  • Plan to setup full-fledged Medical Health Care Centre in near future that will benefit over 10,000 patients.

Shramik Naari Sangh

Empowerment Of Less-privileged Women

Shramik Naari Sangh or Sa-Ni-Sa was formed in the year 2004 to begin its journey of Beyond Charity with an aim to provide employment opportunities for under-privileged and needy women to enable them earn a livelihood, run their families and become independent.

Sa-Ni-Sa is a charitable society registered under The Societies Registration Act and The Bombay Public Trusts Act, with 4brands “Chaakri”,“Divinite”, “Puro”& “Udaan”.

  • Under Chaakri brand, the Society aims to promote entrepreneurship for women who specialize in home taste food products such as Khakhras, Mouth Fresheners, Pickles, Special Spices, Syrups and variety of Namkeens (Tea-time Snacks).The Khakhras are sold to all major food retail chains across India, which speaks for its quality and hygiene standards, taste, quality and packaging.An extension of this brand led to commencement of Chaakri Tiffin Services, in Navi Mumbai.
  • Divinite brand manufactures and sells premium chocolate with an international appeal – these are bought by leading corporate entities and business houses.
  • Puro Body & Soul - This range of natural & handcrafted bath and body care products are made from 100% vegetarian ingredients and are cruelty free as they do not include animal by-products nor are they tested on animals.
  • Under brand Udaan, rural talent is promoted through handicraft and artifact products. A Vocational Training Centre for handicraftstrains the women in making products like paper bags, pouches, torans, garlands, envelopes, jute bags, shoulder bags, table mats, keychains, etc. The products are then marketed and sold to handicraft stores and corporate exhibitions.
  • Reach out to Dipti Shah at dipti@sanisa.co.in / info@sanisa.co.in for further information.

Achievements

  • FSSAI license obtained for Khakhra manufacturing that speaks for their quality.
  • Mahila Gruh Udyog recently started that provides employment to almost 100 women now.
  • Own Bus acquired to provide pick-upand drop facility to ensure discipline and safety of women.
  • A large manufacturing facility to manufacture Khakras and other snacks planned in future that will benefit over 200 under-privileged women.
Brands Of Sa-Ni-Sa


  • Chaakri

  • Chaakri

    Chaakri is Sa-Ni-Sa’s first brand. It was launched in 2005 to promote the sale of home-made delicacies. Chaakri signifies ‘seva’ and ‘service’ in the Hindi language. Under brand Chaakri, Sa-Ni-Sa aims to promote entrepreneurship for women who specialize in products that taste like home-made food.

    Starting with a single type of Khakhra, Sa-Ni-Sa has today expanded the product range to include a wide variety of khakhras and a few other food items that retail at high-end stores and supermarkets across the country.

    All the products for Chaakri are made by trained rural women in Sudhagad district, Maharashtra. Sa-Ni-Sa adheres to stringent quality assurance processes at its manufacturing facility. Lab testing is done to ensure quality and the product range is compliant with the statutory food grade packaging norms and licensing requirements.

    Health being a primary concern, the products are made with minimum use of oil and ghee, making them low-fat, low-calorie and nutritious. The biggest testimonial for quality of Chaakri products is that India’s leading hospitals including the Asian Heart Institute and Jupiter Multi-Specialty Hospital have included our products in their diet for patients.

    • Chaakri products retail at the following outlets:
    • Food Right
    • Reliance Fresh
    • Star Bazaar (Tesco)
    • Haiko Supermarket
    • Namdhaari Stores - Karnataka
    • Rhina Ruchi Stores - Karnataka
    • Rangat Foods
    • Food Court of Aditya Birla Group
    • Food Court of Reliance Infocom - Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City
    • Food Court of Hindustan Unilever Limited
    For more information or bulk orders contact -
    Dipti Shah +91 98200 72047
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  • Udaan

  • Udaan

    Under brand Udaan, Sa-Ni-Sa manufactures elegant handicrafts and artifacts. Udaan is the result of Sa-Ni-Sa’s Employment Generation Program, especially for tribal women.

    Udaan means flight in the Hindi language. In the true sense of the word, Udaan is an endeavor to develop the untapped craft skills of women and provide them with a means of earning their livelihood, thus giving them the wings and freedom to achieve their dreams.

    Tribal women are usually poorer than rural village women, but their art and craft skills are known across the globe for their unique beauty and charm. Fully aware of this fact, Sa-Ni-Sa has focused on training them in handicrafts rather than food products.

    The journey of Udaan has been a challenging one, since these women are most unwilling to think about their future. We commenced our employment generation program with training them in making Diyas. Every single aspect of the project, like arranging for raw material, infrastructure, training, manufacturing, logistics and marketing of the products has been a learning experience for us. The quick grasp, skill and talent of these tribal women encouraged us to expand the product range extensively and set up the first – ever Vocational Training Centre in Sudhagad, Maharashtra.

    Today, Udaan boasts of a wide range of hand-made products such as paper bags, gift pouches, torans, pooja and wedding garlands, door strings, envelopes, jute bags, shoulder bags, mobile pouches, table mats, tea coasters, cushion covers, yoga and meditation mats, jewellery, keychains, candles, decorative lanterns, room fresheners, etc.

    It gives us immense satisfaction that Udaan products are retailed at leading stores in India including The Bombay Store and Sapna Book House, one of the largest book houses in Asia. These products have also been received well by the corporate sector, under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, where regular exhibitions are held round the year. Key clients we have partnered with include Tata Interactive Systems, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Patni Computer Systems Ltd., Accenture, WNS Global Services Pvt. Ltd., Wipro India Ltd., ATOS Origin, NIIT, Reliance Mutual Fund, Merck Ltd., IDBI Gilts Ltd., JSW, The Leela, etc.

    Udaan’s initial success has been augmented by a recent tie-up with ace fashion designer Kavita Modi. In collaboration with her design house, designer clothing and accessories is the latest addition to our line of products. Kurtis, Tunics, Purses and Handbags are designed by her and specially embellished by these tribal and under-privileged women. The new range has been widely accepted by leading boutiques and fashion stores in Mumbai.Theme-based designer paper bags, envelopes, gift tags, gift boxes and trousseau décor are also in the pipeline.

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  • Divinite

  • Divinite

    Sa-Ni-Sa has forayed into the premium fine chocolates segment with the flagship brand Divinite. Under the aegis of this brand, Sa-Ni-Sa has introduced assorted varieties of handmade chocolates that come with elegant and personalized packaging. Divinite is a fine blend of sumptuous richness and international quality, an ideal gifting option for all occasions.

    This exclusive chocolate brand has been launched in association with two young enterprising women Prachi and Rashi. The duo, are qualified Patissiers from Le Cordon Bleui, Sydney (Australia). These two bright young girls have set an example for the generation by launching their luxury chocolate brand in association with Sa-Ni-Sa in 2009.

    Within the first few months of its launch, Divinite created a furor and in a short span has become a preferred brand in chocolates amongst the elite class.Divinite contributes its bit towards empowering under-privileged women by training and engaging their services in packaging, logistics and sales.

    • You can order your chocolates in a variety of classic packs:
    • Round the year boxes in 3 sizes of 12, 18 or 36 pieces
    • Smart black magnetic boxes customized with your company’s logo on top of an attractive box
    • Festive organza pouches or striking fruit and nut disc boxes
    • Chocolate platters
    • Gift Hampers
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  • Purobody

  • Puro Body & Soul

    Derived from the Spanish word for Pure, the Puro range of natural, ‘harmful chemical’ free, handcrafted bath and body care products are made from 100% vegetarian ingredients and are cruelty free as they do not include animal by-products nor are they tested on animals.

    Puro products are creatively designed to appeal to peoples various senses like sight, smell and touch. They have been prepared by using the richest and highest quality ingredients ensuring that Puro sets the benchmark in body care products.

    BUY AT - http://vitraagvigyaan.org/shops
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Newspaper Collection Drive

Newspaper collection initiative is a leading social-service project amoingst many across India.

A project where you can participate for a noble cause from whereeve you are!
Volunteers visit neighbours and neighbourhood buildings, also offices to collect old newspapers on weekends or pre-set days. 

Once in every 3 months a Mega Newspaper collection drive is organised that sets pace for a unified voice and active across multiple locations. 


The old newspapers so collected are sold in bulk or used to make paper bags, paper jewellery to generate funds for the upliftment of the needy. 

To participate in this project, click here!

Shree Raj Roti Centre

Food Distribution Program

Many poor people in cities cannot even afford a basic meal a day and remain severely malnourished, inspite of working hard to run their household and make two ends meet. This program was initiated with an aim to make a difference to the lives of the ‘working- poor’ class of people by serving them a simple meal per day. We believe that we can help and touch many lives just by taking care of this one primary requirement, ‘Food’.

‘Shree Raj Roti Centre’ is a subsidized Food service program which provides healthy and nutritional meal to the working poor and needy at a token amount of Rs. 10/- per Meal. The Meal comprises of 6 Wheat Rotis and cooked vegetable packed hygienically. Volunteers serve the meals in a respectful manner to each visitor who seeks the benefit of subsidized program.

To learn more about how you can participate, please contact us at:

Neelam Goyel - Dept. Head
Chetan Gogri - Dept. Co-Head

Raj International Youth Forum

RIYF

The formation of this Group was initiated specially to encourage today’s youth to become more responsible towards their family and the country. The strength of RIYF has been growing each year and this Forum actively participates in all the spiritual and socio-economic welfare projects of the Trust across India.

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