About Us

Anirban Rural Welfare Society is a voluntary social service organization for social action and economic development in a integrated way. The organization was established by a group of committed volunteers from Teachers, Doctors, Social workers, Statistician, for providing assistance and support towards betterment of the landless poor people, who are deprived, exploited and lead to their life in deplorable condition. The group initiated a Social Service Bureau to help the distressed to regain self-confidence and new strength and hence besides trying for govt. help. The method adopted was to listen to them, to give patient hearing to their suffering and to make them feel that there was somebody to listen to them. This was done through human relation, personal attention and counseling with the deserving people. The society started its activities in 2000 and was registered in the same year under West Bengal Societies Registration Act., 1961 on the basis of their activities. The society has received the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 1976.

Anirban Rural Welfare Organization works with the people being a co-partner of their community life and plays the following role as per their problems, needs and aspiration:

As a Communicator – helping people to articulate their aspirations, development of their ideas and translate them into language for easy/ready understanding and identification by the community.
As a Facilitator – giving suggestion and ideas about community development, facilitating in bringing a collective approach responsive to community problems and needs.
As a Change Agent – for people’s awareness generation on need-based socio-economic issues and relevant surrounding situations, creating their inner urge for united action towards the betters status through internal change of self and/or community enrichment and without outside influence/interference.
As a Community Organizer – helping community people to form self-help group creating in them values of self-respect, self-dignity, self-reliance and sense of social responsibility through need-based training and sharing.
As a Support Group – generating people’s feed-back, strengthening base-level receiving/utilizing mechanism, promoting effective bottom-up pressure group that may take the benefit of Govt. delivery mechanism.
As a Network Instrument – Promoting organizational management abilities among different grass-root level groups, village committees, mahila mandal, youth clubs etc., developing leadership quality of their core members, channeling group efforts to common issues they are most concerned about. Assisting the community based organizations to get their key personnel/social activists equipped with necessary skills, knowledge through training suitable to their works and working situations Since its inception ARWS has made its significant impact on the areas like education, health care services, women empowerment, skill enhancement training, entrepreneurship development, family counseling, rural development, and environment as well. Every day we bring happiness and smile to the people. It is our constant efforts working day in and day out to bring the change in the community


Millennium Development Goals - Eight goals for 2015
  • Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
  • Reduce Child Mortality
  • Improve Maternal Health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
  • Ensure Environmental Sustainability
  • Develop a Global Partnership for Development

Reaching out to children and women in need
Improve access to education, counseling, health, clean drinking water, safe sanitation with a focus on children & women of deprived vulnerable sections of the society ensuring they grow up healthy – physically, mentally, confident & self-respecting. Mobilizing for participatory development strategy for improvement of socio-economic indicators through effective management, of locally available resources.

Skill Enhancement for Livelihood
Mobilizing resources in order to provide financial support services to particularly youth and women for viable income generation initiatives, enabling them to reduce their poverty & to motivate the communities for formation of community based Self Help Groups, thereby enhancing their capacity & capability of effective participation in local development programs in the areas of income generation.

Enlightenment of Basic Rights
Awareness campaigning for educating the general public in remote areas on human rights and to make the rural & urban population aware of the responsibilities of the officials, community leaders, society & state.

Vision & Mission

Our Vision :

Empowering women in rural villages. All children placed in formal school & continuing education. No women & children being abused.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to empower the local communities to create income generating capabilities for underprivileged rural women by providing a small scale enterprise opportunity, & to improve rural living standard of children in need through education, counseling, vocational training, health care for sustainable development.

Organisational Profile

Staff & Volunteer

Legal Status

4.1 Act under which registered – u/s12AA of the IT Act 1961
4.2 Registration No.:, S/11/925/2000-2001
Place of Registration & Date of Registration- Kolkata & Dated 17th Nov 2000
4.3 FCRA No. & Date of Registration-FCRA No.147110790 DATED 24th January 2007
4.4 PAN No. - AAAAA8176A
4.5 Whether entitled to receive exemption under 12A: Yes
4.6 Whether entitled to receive exemption under 80G-(5)(V1)of ITAct,1961: Yes
Year of establishment: Dated 17th November 2000

Bank Details

Local Account (National Indian Rupees)

FCRA Account (International account for foreign currency)

Administrative Information

Administrative Information

Structure & Organogram

From the Secretary's Desk

Dear Friends

The work of Anriban Rural Welfare Society at Bhadura and Haridas Gram Panchayat in Diamond Harbour–II Block in South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal has continued to grow during the past year. The organization in the year 2000 started with 30 children who were child labor and with the commitment and dedication of the staff, volunteers and the Community has brought visible growth of the vision reaching to 500 children / youth and 50000 people directly through right based intervention programmes in Education, Health, Skill Enhancement and Livelihood.

We have been firm in pursuing our values, recognizing our shortcomings and we have been open to new learning’s and experiences from the communities. To make the Millennium development goals a reality, the quality of the children’s childhood and adulthood is greatly dependent on the responses of people with senses of individual and corporate social responsibility (CSR).
We are providing quality education to the children in eight villages and trying to uplift their life through education. Since we are true believer of Gandhian thought we are striving hard to educate all the children in the area and help them improve their living conditions. Apart that we do provide health care services , livelihood training and support, mental health counseling support to the children, adolescents, women and backward classes with the aim to change their lives and to support the better living.

Our future action plan is to empower children, youth and women through education, skill enhancement, and health care and livelihood facilities to make better citizen.
We express our thanks to the people we work for, as well as to the individuals, other government and non-government agencies that have helped us to serve better. We would like to thank to Fondation F.Mary Pour I’ Education for children’s education sponsorship, Vital for Children for Sanitation and school benches, Freundeskreis Chotanagpur Dortmund for health and our past donors MAC-AIDS Funds for their support in spreading the awareness about HIV/AIDS among the local population and for livelihood for HIV patients.

Dr. M.S. Sheikh - Secretary