One of the poorest areas in Purulia District, West Benagal, India was selected by our master Shri Shri Ananda Murti for developing a model and spiritual centre. He named this place “Ananda Nagar”, which means “City of Bliss”. Ananda Nagar has been the headquarters of Ananda Marga since 1966. There are 55 villages in the surrounding area, which has been struggling for their daily needs of food, education and medicine etc. For the villagers, having proper roads, electricity and school was only a dream.
Since Ananda Nagar was established, Ananda Marga has been working hard for the development of the area in various ways. The biggest achievement has been the establishment of schools from kindergarten to college level with hostel facilities, Children’s Home, hospital, veterinary college, small scale industries etc. There is a big hope for development in all aspects for the surrounding area as well as the globe.
There are five Children’s Homes in Ananda Nagar. Around 147 children are living here. These homes are managed by monks and nuns. Monks and nuns are called dada and didi respectively. Four homes are managed by dada and one home is managed by didi. The homes are called as central Home, Post primary (PP) Home, Student’s Home, Amal (Ananda Marga Academy of Light) and Uma Nivas Children’s Home for girls.
Ananda Marga Children’s Home – AMCH is dedicated to the ideals of greatest master and un- challenged social reformer Shri Shri Anandamurtiji with a mission to uplift and empower the lives of deprived children in India.
AMCH is committed to strengthen and educate disadvantage children in ways that preserve families, encourage personal responsibility and develop a sense of empowerment. AMCH embraces philosophy that comprises equality, equanimity and integrity. Through the dedication of AMCH’s advocates and volunteers, we bright hope to the underprivileged by offering programmes viz., a nurturing orphanage, academic/character education and vocational trainings.
Education has no significance if a child has nothing to eat. Manners lose their vitality if a child has nothing to wear. A child can easily disown discipline denied shelter and culture is meaningless if the warmth of a loving touch hasn’t been experienced. How can the child begin to hope for a better future? With so many children living in standard homes throughout India, there is a great need for assistance and support. With these concerns in mind, we have created a safe and nurturing atmosphere for orphans, semi-orphans a positive transition to adulthood, one that will encourage good character, hygiene, discipline and education.
You can help out!
You can help out by supporting the education, food, clothing and health of one child for one year with a very modest donation. Suggested donations are $30 per month or 1,500 rupees, or $360 or 18,000 rupees per year.
“Encourage everyone to build their careers in a nice way, let none get the scope think that their lives have become useless”. –P.R. Sarkar
To make your donation or for more information please contact:
ANANDA MARGA CHILDREN’S HOME
Ananda Nagar, Baglata Post,
Purilia Dist, West Bengal – 723215, India.
Phone: +91-96353 85146