Mishr Memorial Society – an introduction
Established on March 20, 2013 in a small village of Allahabad, Kusungur, Late Yagya Narayan Mishr Memorial Seva Samiti (Mishr Memorial) is dedicated to the cause of socio-economic development of the poor and the underprivileged sections of the society. Ever since, the organisation has come a long way in a span of just four years of its existence.
Registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860, as a non government organisation (NGO), the Mishr Memorial, as it is fondly called, is the outcome of the vision of Mr. Sushil Mishra, founder of the society, and dedication and perseverance of a team of committed and highly motivated members. It is currently functioning from 72A-Satyam Enclave, Jhilmil Colony, Delhi-95. Ever since its inception, the society is working on various welfare schemes that directly or indirectly address the concerns and interests of the downtrodden. In due course of time, the Mishr Memorial has carved a niche for itself in the field of social work. Be it education, sanitation, healthcare or empowerment of women, in all the activities woman’s emancipation is the fulcrum of the functioning of the society. In fact, it is the conviction of our Sushil Mishra that no society can progress until its women are empowered. It’s the women who determine the status of a society.
Seventy years of independence brought little change in the lives of those who toil day in and day out to make both ends meet. Living on subsistence they can’t provide their children even elementary education. While our constitution guarantees equal opportunities to all, it is of no meaning to a vast majority of citizenry who cannot afford to send their wards to schools and colleges.Administration promises employment and ensures subsidised or even free schooling to the children of these economically weaker sections (EWS), but mere assurances and legalities won’t help. A large number of people are so poor that even free education is a luxury for them. It is not that all of them do not value education. Many of them are fully aware of the need of the education in today’s competitive world. But considering their meagre income which can’t sustain their entire family, they would rather have their children work to supplement family income than go to school.
This is the reason children belonging to EWS remain either uneducated or school dropouts depending upon the affordability of their parents. Very few reach to college. Hence, these children end up as unskilled labour as adults destined to live life of penury. Consequently, a large chunk of young population, supposed to be future of the country, is deprived of education or skill that ensures gainful employment and a life of dignity.
The Mishr Memorial was founded with an avowed mission to help uneducated and undereducatedyoungsters mpower themselves throughbasic education and skill development.
While on the one hand, we create aware-ness about the value of education among adults, we volunteer to take care of the educational needs of their wards on the other. It is our mission to secure the lives of these youngsters for socio-economic uplift of the people and nation building. While socio-economic goals are at the core of its mission, the Mishr Memorial also takes up other social and civic causes.
Pollution free environment is another focus area of the society. With growing pollution levels in the air urban populations in the country in general and Delhi in particular is facing enormous health issues. Diseases like asthma, bronchitis etc. have become common. The general public, of late, seems to be disinterested in these matters as the authorities stonewall the issue every time they take it up with them or at best offer a piecemeal solution.
As a result, the public has reconciled to living amidst polluted and unhygienic environment. None of these issues seem to have stirred the electorate in the recent civic elections in Delhi. While sanitation figured in the manifestos of all the political parties as a ritual addition, candidates rendered lip service, that too, in a passing reference.
While vehicular pollution remained in the limelight for quite some time now, industrial pollution slipped off the priority list of both civic authorities and citizenry.
Though some industrial units were shifted outside the city, many still dot the length and breadth of the metropolis. And construction industry still enjoys immunity, thanks to general ignorance about it.
The society has taken upon itself the responsibility to create awareness among people about the pollution through various programmes it organises from time to time. We are consciously and consistently conducting environment drills to keep the people posted on the issue. This, we thinks is the only way to motivate the society to keep fighting till the monster of pollution is brought under control.
- To promote the Economic, Educational & Cultural interest of the common people.
- To work for empowerment of women
- To organise community development programmes specially for improving socioeconomic lives of the weaker section of the down trodden community people.
- To promote rural industries and job-oriented activities.
- To work for the welfare of Agricultural/Migrant labourers and Tribal communities.
- To work for basic education for all.
- To generate self employment and provide vocational training for unemployed and needy youth.
- To establish rural development centersto oragnize and manage various rural development activities.
- To make people aware about various social evils.
- To carry out health awareness activities.
- To fight HIV/AIDS and other communicable or dangerous diseases.