Institute of Social Health Welfare and Service):
Among the Abujhmarh tribal, the woman is considered as a partner in economic
Endeavour rather than a burden on the family. So, once they are educated, girls
can bring about much-needed social change rather speedily. Swamiji prophesied-
“If you teach a boy, you teach only one individual; whereas by teaching a girl
you teach a whole family". To achieve an all-round development and to provide
health-care and socio-economic uplift of woman and child of the people,
especially of the tribal, VISHWAS was formed. It is a sister institution
managed by the devotees and well-wishers of Ramakrishna Mission. In Abujhmarh
its developmental activities are being carried out in collaboration with the
Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narainpur. Its activities in brief are:
a) Maa Sarada Vidyamandir, Orchha :
VISHWAS is running a free residential Middle School at Orchha inside Abujhmarh
since June 1995 for Maria girls. This year the number of students is 180. It
also imparts necessary value based education to tribal girls, besides making
them physically fit and mentally agile.
b) Maa Sarada Kanya Chhatrawas:
VISHWAS runs 6 hostels for Tribal girls of Abujhmarh. At present there are 377
girls in these hostels studying at Vivekananda Vidyapeeth, Narainpur and at 5
Ashrama Schools inside Abujhmarh run by the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama.
c) Anganwadies :
Under the Integrated Child Development Scheme VISHWAS runs 85 'Anganwadies',
and 96 'Mini-Anganwadies' in the far off villages of Abujhmarh. Through
these Anganwadi centres, the following services are provided to 26
thousand populace of 200
i. Nutritious diet to children.
ii. Regular health-check ups & immunization.
iii. Pre-natal and post-natal care to pregnant women.
iv. Creation of Self-Help groups (186 groups and 3500 women involved).
v. Plantation programmes (per year 2500 plantations).
vi. Providing elementary education etc.
d) Construction Works :
VISHWAS has by now constructed 11 Stop-dams, 7 Tanks, a 20 km-long IInd
Class Road, 8 Culverts, 6 Girls' Hostels, One High School Building, 2
Health Posts, 30 Anganwadis, 4 Spring Wells, one Bamboo Craft Training
Centre, 15 Anicut-canals, etc.
VISHWAS also runs 5 free coaching
centers in and around Narainpur block, a
Fair price grocery shop in Orchha run by women, 3 health posts in Ader,
Garpa and Orchha villages of Abujhmarh to provide primary health care to
the villagers. In recognition of its meritorious services in the field of Women and Child
development in Abujhmarh, 'VISHWAS' has been given "Mini Mata Award"
2002" and "Danvir Bhamashah Award" for 2010.
150th Birthday Celebration
of Swami Vivekananda in VISWAS, Orchha