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The care takers of all the programs, Sarwari, Anwari, Nasir and Shahjahan were also among the contributors to this Program. They Contributed Rs.10/- each according to their capacity and felt honored to be a part of receiving blessings from Goddess Saraswati on this auspicious occasion. … [Read more...]

Godess Saraswati reaches every house

Saraswati Puja is celebrated every year in West Bengal in every house, school and college. This year all the girls of Vocational Training Pgm & teachers of our school organized the Puja followed by lunch. The tradition of organizing Saraswati Puja at Samaritan Help Mission, which was started at its inception, has been continuing and  the whole program was conducted under the leadership of Shaista, Rukhsna, Tamanna, Reshma, Shabanm, Jahanara. This year all the 150 Vocational Training … [Read more...]

The Uncommon Heroes “Legends in the Midst”

This article was published in The Times of India Special Report, 25th December 2005. KING UNCLE Drug peddling is a way of life at Tikiapara, a dirty slum in Howrah. Even the children here were not spared - their parents used them to hand out packets of brown sugar to customers. But not any more. For the first time in their lives, these children are learning to smile, thanks to Mamoon uncle, a librarian in a local school till recently. The 32-year-old good Samaritan grew up in the same slum … [Read more...]