History is the witness; revolutions are borne from the bosom of youth. Pratigya strongly feels that the Right to Quality School Education for every child in India, will come only through a youth movement. It is a common perception today, that the young in India have become self centered individuals whose only concern is their own monetary well being. Our experience challenges this baseless notion. The young are concerned about the present situation, and think seriously about society. But sometimes they dont have a genuine platform to express themselves, and analyze problems in an organized scientific way while contemplating on possible solutions.
Pratigya strives to provide such a platform to our young friends in different ways. We continually organize seminars on politico-socio-economic issues like displacement, personal liberty, economic liberty, education, and individual rights.
Our activities include :
“Are we really Free?”
Seminar Participants discuss a wide range of national and international developmental issues, while striving to understand a liberal approach to ensuring individual rights. We go far beyond traditional approaches, methods and solutions. The aim is to mobilize young individuals and future leaders to bring about effective change in policy and society.
We work towards improving the communication skills of young leaders particularly when it comes to communicating ideas to the general populace. We also work on soft skills to enable participants to become influential and intensive speakers. First Hand experience: We don’t believe in arm-chair theorizing. Pratigya welcomes young leaders to volunteer as interns on various projects of ours across Jharkhand, providing them a brilliant opportunity to get some first hand experience.
R. T. I. Workshop
Right to Information is often termed as the greatest right granted to the citizens of India by the Constitution after Right to vote. When the system of today is characterised by rampant corruption at each and every level, RTI is one of the very few weapons to fight the cancer of corruption. In order to ensure active participation of youth in the movement to make the system transparent and accountable. Pratigya has taken on the task to mobilise youth to use RTI on a large scale. We organise RTI Workshop on a regular basis for youth. The process of filing RTI, where to file, how to write an application, format of the application, how to frame the question , penalties, appeal to higher authorities and all the nitty-gritty of RTI are being discussed in detail.
We facilitate college student counselling, with particular focus, though not limited to career, depression, anxiety, etc. Our experts guide these students, while helping them to cope with difficult circumstances and bring about a change in their own lives.
Gandhi, Youth Volunteerism and Constructive Work
a) To appraise college youth about Gandhian philosophy of social service and volunteerism
b) To aware them about Gandhian concept of constructive work and leadership
c) To instill the value of community work and skill of leadership among them
d) To encourage them to take up regular volunteering service as a normal course of student life
e) To aware them about process of volunteering, aspects related to it and various opportunities of volunteerism available to them .
f) To facilitate them a platform for experiential learning of grass roots and and provide an opportunity for them to become direct agents of change
Seminar on "Gandhi and Women Empowerment" at Nirmala College, Ranchi on 29th Mar, 2017
A seminar on “Gandhi and Women Empowerment” was conducted in the auditorium of the Nirmala College on 29th Mar, 2017. The seminar was inaugurated by the lightning of lamp by Mr. B.B.Pradhan, DGP, Jharkhand Home guards. Sister Dr. Jyoti Kispotta (Principal, Nirmala College) welcomed the participants along with the guests and officially commenced the seminar with a message to move forward with high spirit. Mr. Pradhan addressed the students on the topic “Patriarchy, Gandhi and Women Empowerment”, in which he shared the views of Gandhi on patriarchal society and how it can be changed. Gandhi, in the 19th century itself understood that if women would not come forward, their development would be next to impossible. Ms. Jaya Raj Lakshmi (Assistant Professor, Nirmala College) also shared the information about social evils and how those evils are being eradicated from the times of Gandhi. The next session was panel discussion on “Problems faced by Girls & Women and legal / social support available to them” and the speakers who sourced their knowledge were Ms. Rashmi Kumari (Advocate, Jharkhand High Court), Mr. Vikas Chandra Srivastava (DSP, Sadar) and Dr. Rashmimala Sahu (HOD, Department of Political Science, Nirmala College). Ms. Rashmi discussed the students about the issues with women and the legal and social support available to them. Mr. Vikas motivated the students to join the administrative services so that the prevailing system can be more corrected. He insisted the girls to install Shakti App into their android phone, so as to avail help at times of need. Dr. Rashmimala shared some very important points related to the issues and asked the students to be aware and alert.. In the second half, Chandan Singh interacted with students and discussed about the issues with the personal liberty with women.
Seminar on "Gandhi and Women Empowerment" at Marwari College (Women), Ranchi on 28th Mar, 2017
The seminar was formally inaugurated by the Principal, Prof E A Aind and started. She welcomed the guests and participants with the message that the seminar must leave some impact in the lives of the girls. Mr. Ajay Kumar, President, Pratigya introduced Pratigya and Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti. Telling about the women empower he also sentized the girls about the cyber crimes happening in the society and specially related to the girls. Then after Prof B. K.Sinha, HOD, Department of Political Science, St. Xavier’s College, shared the views of Gandhiji towards the women population. He also told the children that Gandhiji was a great supporter of women empowerment. Mr. Vijay Chandra Srivastava, D.S.P. Sadar, gave some very important information about the support system available through the Jharkhand Police regarding the girls. He shared the Women helpline number with the students. Then Mr. Baidyanth, a social activist taking the session on Problems and Issues related to girls and women, told the participants about the trafficking of girls and how it has increased during these years. Dr. Sunita Kumari Gupta, Professor, Marwari College, also discussed some issues happening with girls and how to cope out from it. In the second half, the session was opened for the girls to interact, in a session conducted by Mr. Chandan Singh, Programs Head, Pratigya.
Seminar on "Gandhi and Women Empowerment" at Amity University, Ranchi on 21st Mar, 2017
It was a great seminar at the Amity University, Ranchi. The students were quite interactive and were very sensitive to the topic. The seminar was inaugurated by the Dr. Raman Kumar Jha (Vice Chancellor, Amity University) followed by a formal introduction of Pratigya and Gandhi Smriti Darshan Samiti by President of Pratigya, Mr. Ajay Kumar. He informed the students about the role and work the organization has undertaken in these last 9 years, the purpose of the seminar and brief view on Gandhian thought about women. Soon after that the floor was taken over by Mr. Rajan Kumar Singh (Ph. D. from Delhi University) who put emphasis on the topic “Patriarchy, Gandhi and Women Empowerment”. Then after there was a panel discussion by four eminent resource persons, Mr. Anurag Gupta (IPS and ADG), Dr. Suman Dubey (A Cometologist and a social worker), Ms. Sachi Kumari (Secretary, CSS) and Dr. Raman Kumar Jha (Vice Chancellor, Amity University). The topic on floor was “Problems faced by Girls & Women and legal / social support available to them”. There was a concluding session by Dr. Ajit Kumar Pandey (Director, Amity University, Ranchi) and Mr. Chandan Singh (Programs Head, Pratigya) on the “Issues with Personal Liberty of women in the surrounding”. The session was an interactive session where students participated in an activity and were also tested for their knowledge and views.
Seminar on "Gandhi and Women Empowerment" at Yogoda Satsanga Mahavidyalaya, Ranchi on 18th Mar, 2017
A one day seminar on “Gandhi and Women Empowerment” was commenced by a formal introduction of Pratigya and Gandhi Smriti Darshan Samiti by President of Pratigya, Mr. Ajay Kumar. Emphasis was put on the role and work by the organizations in their field, the purpose of the seminar and brief view on Gandhian thought and women. It was followed by session on “Patriarchy, Gandhi and Women Empowerment”, by Dr. Saraswati Mishra, Head of Department, Philosophy, Ranchi University. The session was followed by a panel discussion by three eminent resource persons, Ms. Sangeeta Kujara (An Entrepreneur), Ms. Reshma Kumari (Program Coordinator, AALI) and Mr. Pradeep Kumar Sinha (Associate Professor, Yogoda Satsanga Mahavidyalaya). The topic on floor was “Problems faced by Girls & Women and legal / social support available to them”.
There was a concluding session by Mr. Chandan Singh, Programs Head, Pratigya on “Issues with Personal Liberty of women in the surrounding”. The session was an interactive session where students participated in an activity and were also tested for their knowledge and views.
Two Days Seminar at St. Xavier's College, Ranchi (17th -18th March, 2016)
On the first day of the seminar Dr. Prof. A.A.Khan, Mr. Ajay Nath Shahdeo and Mr. R.P.Singh inaugurated the event at St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi, and enlighted the students by their views and experiences towards the Gandhian Philosophy. Prof. B.K.Sinha asked the students to follow the principles of Gandhiji in their personal as well as social life. Mr. Ajay Kumar, President, Pratigya, call upon the students to contribute their part towards the welfare of the society because youths have limitless abilities within them and they can only lead to bring about a positive change in this society. Then after, Prof. Sushil Rajgadia, Lecturer, Department of Political Science, St. Xavier’s College took a session where he make the students understand what volunteerism is. At the end of the day, Mr. Rajeev Gupta, DGM, JSW Steel Ltd., guided the students to become a prosperous leader in their life.
Second day started with some activities related to volunteerism and Gandhigiri and then Prof. B. K. Sinha told the students about the different aspects of Gandhian Philosophy. Later half in the second day, Mr. Rajan, helped the students to know the pragmatic approach towards volunteerism. Mr, Chandan, at the end took out the volunteerism ideas from the participants. In an overall review, the seminar went quite well and students felt encouraged towards the volunteerism aspects in the life.
Two Days Seminar at Nirmala College, Ranchi (14th -15th March, 2016)
On the first day of seminar “Padma Shri” Ashok Bhagat and Dr. Shahid Akhtar inaugurated the event at Nirmala College, Ranchi, and enlighted the students by their views and experiences towards the Gandhian Philosophy. Dr. Sister Jyoti Kispotta, Principal, Nirmala College, encouraged the students to follow the principles of Gandhiji in their life. Mr. Ajay Kumar, President, Pratigya, call upon the students to contribute their part towards the welfare of the society because youths have limitless abilities within them and they can only lead to bring about a positive change in this society. Then after, Prof. B. K.Sinha, HOD, Department of Political Science, St. Xavier’s College shared some stories on Gandhiji to let them understand the practicality of those principles. At the end of the day, Mr. Rajeev Gupta, DGM, JSW Steel Ltd., guided the students to become a prosperous leader in their life.
On the second day the first session was conducted by Dr. Rashmi Mala Sahu, HOD, Department of Political Science, Nirmala College, Ranchi on the topic “Gandhi’s concept of constructive work” in which she enlighted the ways to do the constructive work for the society. After that Mr.. Chandan Singh, Programs Head, Pratigya, took the session on “Gandhigiri” where he justified the viability of Gandhian ways of doing work. An activity was also done witht the students. Then the “Pragmatic way of volunteerism” was explained by Mr. Rajan Kumar SIngh, Secretary, Pratigya. And in the last part of the seminar, Mr. Chandan Singh reviewed the students about “Why I volunteer”.