Welcome to Srimanta Foundation

Srimanta Foundation for Culture and Society is a charitable Trust working towards upholding and preserving the abiding principles of non-violence and humanism, peace and development, unification and social integration in Assam, the Northeast and other parts of the country. Since its inception and inauguration on April 8, 2003 by the erstwhile Hon’ble Governor of Assam, Lt. General (Rtd.) S.K. Sinha in Guwahati; the Foundation has been striving to spread and realise the egalitarian principles as laid down by Srimanta Sankardev, the sixteenth century Assamese Bhakti saint and social reformer (see link) and the visionary rulers like Chaulung Syukapha and Nara Naryana.

For the last sixteen years we have been working towards building up of social security and capital among the ethnic tribes and non tribes of Assam through innovative programs aimed at social reengineering. To this end, we experiment through dance, music and other art forms as well as research, documentation, seminars, workshops and discussions as media of communication and unification. (see link HISTROY of Foundation).

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2 days ago

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Srimanta Foundation takes the role of Resource provider for two students of Dr Ambedkar University Delhi ,Udvas Mahanta and Shruti Dambodori.They will complete their intership with SF as organization and their field location of research will be Jengrai, Sikoli Chapori in Majuli , Modati Satra in Kokrajhar and Batua Than in Dhemaji district.Our SF prominents Dr Prasanta and his team, Mr Dipankar Mahanta, Mr Devi Pegu, Mr Hem Dole will guide them for a fruitful research out come.
The scope of the research is outlined as below ::
Part I: Briefing
Introduction of the students about the study area, people and development interventions of SSF.
The background of the study area and the interventions made shall determine the areas of exploration
Why Majuli, Amguri and Madati– the inherent value systems of the society

Part II: What the interns shall look for
Section 1
Study (observe and interact with people through different approaches) the Villages in detail - Society and the Economy
Observe the economic settings – economic activities, day to day activities performed
Observe the natural setting of the villages – how ecology of the villages has shaped the economy of the villages- response of the inhabitants
Livelihood avenues – income and earnings, consumption and wellbeing –

Section 2
Space of music, performing arts, sports and other forms of creative and recreational activities in day to day life -
The value system in day to day life – what are the indicators of value system- spiritual principles – observe and explore
Life around performing arts and culture, sports and music - relevance and outcomes on wellbeing front – happiness
How youths spend their time –variations from how the elderly people’s activities

Section 3
Places of public gathering (Namghar, open field, stadium) – evaluate the space of gathering – infrastructure and convenience
Read the society in details – the ways of life – based on researcher’s understanding on wellbeing
Section 4
Household amenities for decent living
Explore conditions for upward economic mobility –
Village infrastructures – roads and communications and other public amenities, health and educational institutions – access of the people
Provisioning in the villages made by VOs/NGOs and state - People’s responsiveness – assess the outcomes
Observe and assess the constraints and crises developed in contemporary society and at household level – driven by consumptions
Understand how the value system of the community/society help to ease the situation and to what extent
Read the society on material deprivations as well as on wellbeing

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Approaches of study – methodology
Qualitative research methods –
It is an approach that aims less at figures and statistical correlation, and more at discovery and increased understanding of the human world.
Observation – observe the daily activity schedule of people (for participant observation it will require fairly long time to stay at the field)
Personal interviews
Case study-
Focus group discussions
Ethical issues –
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4 weeks ago

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The Sattras are the epitome of Assamese cultural practices, religious persuance , social engagement & development.But many of them loses its sheen over the years.Srimanta Foundation is reconstructing the Modati Sattrra of Kokrajhar District with sustainable solution for growth and progress.
The concept of “Hari Kothar Logot Sawal Kotha”...an effort to hand hold our Mission members in their quest for economic well being as well as for a healthy life is truely applied here.
The remarkable works done by SF in April 2018 are listed below
1.Installation of water pumps to provide clean water solution .
2.Providing running water sources
3.Setting up of Vermicompost sites within the Sattra premises
4.Huge numbers saplings of fruit bearing beneficial trees are planted for environmental sustainability
5 .Construction of benches for public benefit.
We are very proud of our visionary SF members and equally of the hardworking SF members who delivered the works with best practices.
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1 month ago

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***** স্ৱনিয়োজন আঁচনি আৰু ৰূপায়ন *****

শ্ৰীমন্ত ফাউণ্ডেশ্যন ফৰ কালচাৰ এণ্ড ছচাইটিয়ে নিৱনুৱা যুবক- যুৱতী সকলৰ বাবে বিভিন্ন স্ৱাৱলম্বী তথা স্ৱ নিয়োজনৰ কৰ্মসুচী হাতত লৈছে |ফাউণ্ডেশ্যনৰ "এচ এফ ৰুৰেল লাইভলিহুদ মিশ্যন" প্ৰকল্পৰ অধীনৰ আত্মনিয়োজন আচঁনিৰ অধীনত গোলাঘাট জিলা আৰক্ষী প্ৰশাসনৰ সহযোগত আৰু বেচৰকাৰী সংস্হা ' আৰণ্যক ,' ৰ সৌজন্যত মাজুলীৰ এক বৃহৎ অনগ্ৰসৰ অঞ্চল শিকলি চাপৰিৰ কেইবাখন গাৱৰ দুখীয়া পৰিয়ালৰ বাবে বিনামূলীয়াকৈ থলুৱা আৰু বৰ্ণসংকৰ ছাগলী বিতৰণ কৰা হয় ৷ ২৫ ডিচেম্বৰ, ২০১৭ তাৰিখে শ্রীমন্ত ফাউণ্ডেচনৰ বিষয়ববীয়া তথা জিলা প্ৰশাসনৰ বিষয়াৰ উপস্থিতিত এই কাৰ্যসুচীৰ শুভাৰম্ভ কৰা হয় |মুলতঃ থলুৱা আৰু বৰ্ণসংকৰ প্ৰজাতিৰ ছাগলীৰ মাজত প্ৰজনন ঘটাই ছাগলীৰ বংশ বৃদ্ধিৰে গাখীৰ তথা ছাগলী বিক্ৰীৰ যোগেদি দুখীয়া পৰিয়াল সমুহৰ স্ব-নিয়োজনৰ বাট মুকলিৰ উদ্দেশেৰে হাতত লোৱা হয় এই কাৰ্যসুচী | এনে কাৰ্যসূচীৰ অৰ্ন্তগত একাংশ গাওঁবাসীক ৰাজ্য চৰকাৰৰ পশু চিকিৎসা বিভাগৰ দ্বাৰা ছাগলীৰ প্ৰজনন সম্পৰ্কীয় এক প্ৰশিক্ষণৰ ব্যবস্থা কৰা হয় | প্ৰশিক্ষক হিচাপে আছিল ডাঃ আব্দুচ চালেক, মুখ্য বিজ্ঞানী, ডাঃ নব নাহৰ ডেকা, প্ৰধান বিজ্ঞানী, ছাগলী গৱেষনা কেন্দ্ৰ, বৰ্ণিহাট ৷ লগতে আছে ডাঃ Prasanta Baruah, Officer in charge, Deep Frozen Bank, Jorhat.ই আচনিত গাওঁখনৰ দৰিদ্ৰ সীমা ৰেখাৰ তলৰ পৰিয়ালক তেওঁলোকৰ বৰ্তমান অধ্যয়নৰত লৰা-ছোৱালী সংখ্যাৰ ওপৰত ভিত্তি কৰি ছাগলী বিতৰন কৰা হয় ৷ সেইদৰে নেশ্যনেল লাইভলিহুদ মিশ্যনৰ অধীনত ছাগলীবোৰৰ বীমা কৰোৱা হৱ যাতে কোনো ৰোগত ছাগলীৰ মৃত্যু হলে পালক গৰাকী যাতে লোকচানৰ সন্মুখীন নহয় ৷
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1 month ago

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Today's Axomia Pratidin is carrying yesterday's event in page no. 13 (bottom)
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1 month ago

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Agreement with each of the 9 groups of beneficiaries. A total of 38 households will be benefitted with the sanitation facilities 🙏🙂 #srimantafoundation ... See MoreSee Less

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About The Trust & Trustees

The Trust is organized in a three tier structure. The Board of Trustees is the apex decision making body. The Council of Members form the second tier which is also advisory in nature. The third tier comprises of the actual grass root workers referred to as Sanskritic Missions. These Missions implement the programs and activities and form the primary component of the Foundation.