Jagriti Vihara

Project Brief: Construct a small laboratory to be used by children wanting to learn elementary science
Project Type: One Time / Infrastructure (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Stanford
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward:
Project Partner(s):
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Project Address: , McCluskieganj,,,
JHARKHAND 
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Stewarding Chapter: Stanford
Dec 2002StanfordUSD 2200
Dec 2001StanfordUSD 2200

Total = $4400

JAGRITI VIHARA runs the 5 schools and children from these schools are periodically brought to the VATSALYA VIDYALAYA at Jagriti Vihara for participating in different creative activities and cultural programmes. They needed to setup a small laboratory to be used by children wanting to learn elementary science. All the teachers of these schools felt that the rural children, both girls and boys, have so far been deprived from the opportunities to learn science for want of funds allocated for this purpose.
To set up a small science laboratory
Jagriti Vihara, a centre for rural reconstruction, was established in December, 1975 at McCluskieganj in Ranchi District. Located at a distance of about 70 kms north- west of Ranchi; Jagriti Vihara is set amidst quiet surroundings of greenery clad trees and plants providing delight to the eyes and solace to mind and soul. Nearby a seasonal river Chatti adds to the natural charm and grandeur of this scenic place.
The organization founded by Shri S.Upadhyay, motivates people to create awareness among the villagers so that they can play an active role in changing the social order. In order to arrive at an authentic solution, Jagriti Vihara discusses the difficulties of the needy and the poor, their pains and sufferings, the complication and immensity of their questions. This is its primary aim.
Another important aim of this institution is to familiarize people with the grandeur of Indian culture and to generate moral and ethical values.
Devoting itself to the cause of rural upliftment, Jagriti Vihara has ventured into a number of projects to educate and train the rural folk including the tribal people besides making them health and environment conscious.