Founder's Voice

Raising the Bar despite challenges

That's a testament to the compassion and the commitment of our financial supporters, volunteers and employees. It wasn't an easy process though. We've had to adjust our processes and make difficult decisions. We've asked more from our supporters than ever. However, the result of that effort is undeniable.
SOUL is the first nonprofit organization to advocate the rights of adivasi people of the Savar community who have been living in the Sundarbans since the last 70 years without any valid tribal identity proof. Vidyashram is a major initiative by SOUL, promoting education and nurturing of the tribal children. As a result of which dropouts have decreased dramatically and parents are now showing high interest in sending their children to school. Now, as we push ahead into the new fiscal year, I'm glad of what SOUL has accomplished in the past years and excited about the future. Our community is strong and vibrant and together we will continue our efforts to uphold tribal rights, empowering women, safeguard these children's future and ensure proper health care service and academic support to the poor.

Best Wishes,
Subhankar Banerjee
President


Year Ago,She Was A Crab Catcher, A Malnourished,A School Skiver. Today,This Savar Tribal Girl, Sabala Wants To Become A Doctor. What,SOUL Is Striving Today, All Because Of Your Support..



We expressd our deep gratitude to Respected PK Banerjee Sir for his best wishes to SOUL

TESTIMONIALS

  • We are very glad to know that SOUL is working for the Sabar and other trodden families of G-Plot in Sundarban. Presently, they are helping nearly 25 Students for their education, Health care and other amenities including their residential facilities of boarding and lodging. It is great endeavour to reach to them. We are also associated with them in many a respect. We wish them a success in amanliorating the distress of these children in such aremote place.

    Blessings of Sri Sri Guru Maharaj.

    Swami  Biswatmananda (Honourable General Secretary, Bharat Sevashram Sangha)
  • Thanks to SOUL for their selfless service to the underprivileged people of G-Plot, Sundarban.

    Mamata Banerjee (Honourable Chief Minister,WB)
  • This has been a great visit and it is wonderful to see how SOUL is reaching out to children in a isolated delta at G-plot and addressing malnutrition of tribal children as well as implementing online education through virtual classroom. I am very impressed by the quality of education and the implementing process SOUL followed. I loved seeing the smiling kids and was amazed at how much of an impact a meal and education can make in helping kids pursue their dreams. I wish you all success in your endeavor.

    Dr. P. Ulaganathan, IAS (Respected District Magistrate, South 24 Parganas)
  • Visited Vidyashram. It is a great and unique effort for the upliftment of tribal children. My best wishes to all.

    Sri N.K.Singh (IPS) (IG South Bengal)
  • Visited on 21st december,18. This is a great initiative full of vission,love and compassion for poor tribal children.Wish God blessed.

    Dr. R.K. Singh (IPS) (IG PR)
  • SOUL সংস্থার উদ্যোগে প্রয়াসের কর্মোদ্যোগ এককথায় সুন্দরবনের প্রত্যন্ত এলাকায় এক অনবদ্য ও অবিশ্বাস্য উদ্যোগ। আশ্রমে শবরদের জন্য শিক্ষা ও সংস্কৃতি চেতনার যে অটুট প্রয়াস চলেছে তাকে স্বাগত জানাই।

    Sri Samir kumar Jana (MLA Patharpratima )
  • It is my pleasure to write a few words about the activities of ‘Soul’ working for the development of Sabar community about whom I am well acquainted. Soul gives priority to the education of Sabar children and runs a Vidyashram for them. This sincere effort of the organization has already touched the heart of the local people of G Plot, an island in Sundarban. Soul aims at total upliftment of the Sabar community with the cooperation of the common people of our country. I hope the sincere and honest endeavour of Soul never goes in vain. Thanks to the members, well-wishers and patrons of Soul.

    Dr. Sankar Kumar Pramanik (A Sundarban Lover, Author of many books on Sundarban)
  • সত্য শিব সুন্দর -এর মিলন কেন্দ্র সোল : সত্য - কঠিন অন্ধকার ভেদ করে যা প্রকাশ পায়; শিব - অতীত থেকে শিক্ষা নিয়ে, বর্তমান কাজে তার বিকাশ ঘটিয়ে, ভবিষ্যত প্রজন্মের মধ্যে মনুষ্য-ধর্মকে স্থাপন করে; সুন্দর - যা চিরকালীন ও অস্থিরতায় যার স্থায়িত্ব৷  শুভঙ্কর ব্যানার্জীর সঙ্গে প্রথম পরিচয়ে এক আগুনের আঁচ পেয়েছিলাম৷ মিশে দেখলাম এরই সঙ্গে আছে সমব্যথী,  সংবেদনশীল মন৷ প্রত্যন্তর গ্রামের প্রান্তিক শবর উপতপশীল জাতিদের মধ্যে বসবাস করে তাদের সমাজের স্বাভাবিক স্রোতে নিয়ে আসতে দৃঢ় প্রতিজ্ঞ৷ শুভঙ্কর সেই ডাক শুনেছে - "রাখো রে ধ্যান, থাক্ রে ফুলের ডালি, / ছিঁড়ুক বস্ত্র, লাগুক ধূলাবালি - / কর্মযোগ তাঁর সাথে এক হয়ে ঘর্ম পড়ুক ঝরে৷৷" - চরৈবেতি ---

    Mita Basu Roy (Founder of - Abha Mission for Social , Health And education)
  • "SOUL এর আক্ষরিক বাংলা অর্থ আত্মা। এই আত্মার আহ্বানেই আমাদের জীবন পরিচালিত।  যখন এই আত্মা অসহায় নিরবলম্বন গোষ্ঠীর পাশে স্বার্থহীন ভালবাসা নিয়ে দাঁড়ায় তাকেই আমরা বলি মনুষ্যত্ব। সেই মনুষ্যত্বের ডাকে জি-প্লটের অবহেলিত অনুন্নত শবর শিশুদের উন্নয়নে শিক্ষা ও সংস্কৃতি চেতনার  উন্মেষের যে প্রয়াস  SOUL করছে ,তার জন্য আমার অনেক শুভেচ্ছা রইল।"

    Mr. Chandan Sengupta (Retired Senior Level Executive, J.B.Chemical & Pharmaceutical Limited)
  • "A place where life means fight and struggle, where even a leisurely walk can harm you,  there a team of selfless people are doing great job.  A tribal group named as Savar,  are the main beneficairy of their work.  That is what SOUL is doing . This is awesome job they are doing.  Wishing SOUL all the best.

    Mr. Tanmoy Bhattacharjee (BE, CEO of Organic Solution Provider)
  • I personally know Mr. Subhankar as we used to work together and from beginning of our friendship i felt something special about him as he was compassionate always. SOUL was his dream to dedicate his life towards society. Keep your positive attitude alive and never let the enthusiasm in you fade,this is your strength. All the best to Team Soul and we assure our support in every way.

    Mr. Souvik Saha (Proprietor Sastasundar Naktala Medicine Store)
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