URGE (Unlimited Resources for Generating Excellence) – A Room For All
A good quality education always requires a good source of knowledge. Having incomplete knowledge is more or less same as having no education. And lack of good resources have been found to be the reason for this incomplete education most of the times and at most of the places. Since underprivileged areas have their limitation of resources, so Pratigya have stepped into setting up of a room that would be meant for all, where anyone can get the resource he/she is looking for. The room must not be limited for the children or the adults but it must be accessible to the whole community. Anyone can visit this very room and search out for the resources he/she needed, whether it is related to his/her education, skill, work, profession, etc. Pratigya named this project as URGE which means Unlimited Resources for Generating Excellence. Pratigya intends to set up this sort of room in every far off village of Jharkhand so as to help the underdeveloped to get connected with the developed.
Visit of Special Secretary, Ministry of Sports, to URGE, Chandapara
Pratigya, has been privileged by the visit of Mr. R.P.Singh, Special Secretary, Ministry of Sports, Culture & Youth Affairs and a well wisher of Pratigya, at URGE, Chandapara. He encouraged the children towards the formation of various sport clubs at Chandapara, to which he promised to provide support from the department. He was also very much impressed by the initiative of Pratigya to set up such a room (URGE) which is open for the people of any age group. He was also happy to see the active participation of the women group of the village. The children enjoyed the session very much as they had many queries in their mind regarding such a top position in a government department.
Inauguration of URGE at Chandapara village (Lodhma), Khunti, Jharkhand.
In a move to set up URGE at Chandapara village at Khunti, Pratigya mobilized and sensitized the whole village about the benefits of education. It was surprising but the whole village came forward, donated a piece of their own land, and constructed a room for URGE by their available means within 3 months. Not only they donated their land and labour but the people of Chandapara have also arranged donations for a computer and an inverter facility. It was a great achievement for Pratigya in terms of sensitizing the people and involving them in their own development. Now, URGE at Chandapara is facilitated with a computer, inverter, lights, books and book shelves. The URGE, Chandapara, was inaugurated on 22nd May, 2016. A book shelf was donated by Prof. B.K.Sinha, HOD, Department of Political Science, St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi and the books for the library were donated by Punjab National Bank, Ranchi.
Pratigya has also set up an URGE center in Jagannathpur where Punjab National Bank has donated two book shelves and desk-benches for the children. The books have been donated by various donors including children from privileged classes. The inauguration of the center is going to be held soon.
Very soon both the centers will be equipped with an internet facility.
Pratigya's "Library on Wheels" on action
Few weeks back these children of Latma, Ranchi, were complaining that unlike the other centers of Pratigya they do not have a permanent place for library and the facilities of reading books. But Pratigya has made this possible by setting up a “Library on Wheels” for these children, by the help of which, they can enjoy reading books without having a set up for permanent library. This “Library on Wheels” can move to any place and can be set up there.
Today children demanded for a story telling session on environment. Hence, a story was narrated by Mr. Chandan Singh, Programs Head, Pratigya, regarding why and how we must protect our environment to keep our upcoming generations safe and healthy.
Punjab National Bank donated Book Shelves and Desks for library at Jagannathpur
It has been a great day for Pratigya as its one of the dreams has come true. Pratigya always dreamt of setting up a library for the underprivileged children in its centres where they can have an access to different kind of books. So with the kind and great support of Punjab National Bank, Ranchi Circle, it has been possible to set it up at our Jagannathpur centre. PNB has donated Pratigya with two book shelves and desk-benches as an infrastructural support for setting the library. They have appreciated this effort of Pratigya and promised to support for the initiative in as many ways as it would be possible.