President’s Desk

Sri Swapan Kumar Bandyopadhyay

KALYAN, a district level youth organization of Purulia, affiliated to Ramakrishna Mission Lokasiksha Parishad, Ramkrishna Mission Ashram, Narendrapur is engaged in sustainable rural development activities since its inception in the year 1979.

Out to serve the cause of the rural thousands of Purulia, KALYAN has adopted the principle of comprehensive sustainable ideal of selfless service as propounded by Swami Vivekananda. Comprehending the veritable presence of God in Man, KALYAN has been sincerely endeavoring to put all importance in the concept of human resource development in order to arouse the spirit of self-confidence, self-esteem, self-dependence and the most important, egoless motivation for the development of the people in general.

Encouragement of youth groups and institutionalizing their efforts for the overall benefit of the village people are the basic approaches of its rural development activities. With its participatory development approach Kalyan is working throughout the district.

As a leading District Level Voluntary Organization, it has initiated a number of developmental programmes over the years to stand by the poor and downtrodden rural people to help them have faith in themselves, manifest and develop their leadership potentials, thus developing confidence to make the communities self-propelling.

India is passing through an economic and social transformation for which the country has to transit from an agriculture based economy to a product and services based economy which would result into knowledge based economy. India is bestowed with unique network of KVKs, offering technological backstopping for enhancing the production of agricultural crops and other enterprises. On the other hand KVKs are getting, regular feedback from various stakeholders on emerging needs and expected technological and methodological interventions for higher production.

Therefore the role KVK in this direction is very crucial. I firmly believe that Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kalyan, Purulia, W.B. is engaged to play key role in promoting the secondary agriculture to achieve accelerated and inclusive growth of the nation.

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