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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The pre-vaccination of cattle ,and distribution of medicine to the livestock,tagging of animals and distribution of medicines to the flood affected people were carried out by SF in the remotest areas on 5th August. Our team of SF along with 10 vetty personnel from Golaghat and Jorhat district under the leadership of Shri Prasanta Baruah vaccinated about 1000 doses for goats and underpreviledged population of Xubidha Shikoli, Hutar, Sesuguri,Majgaon and Sadar villages of Dakshin Ahotoguri Mauza. Besides vaccination the completion of the tagging formalities of the goats was done that SF had earlier distributed under Mission Livlihood. It was a massive relief camp , distributing free medicines valued at around 45 thousand rupees. These medicines are sponsored by BIRD our partner organisation in this journey of SRIMANTA FOUNDATION.
The pictures tell the true story where the spirited ,motivated SF team had completed this tasks in the most difficult conditions.The team had to wade through water, pull car, face extremely bad road conditions etc. It was the SF's mission and high determination ,encouragement by SF leadership ,which made this a huge success benefitting a large cross section of people.

SF Team in this visit included Dr Prasanta Baruah, Shri Dipankar Mahanta ,Dr Riponjoy Chakravarty, Shri Lakheswar Gogoi, Shri Hari Sankar Borgohain, Shri Manik Lal Chanda, Shri Anil Dutta, Shri Padma Pachung, Shri Bimal Bora.Besides the above members we had our local SF volunteers namely Shri Gopal Goswami of Shri Shri Ahotoguri Sattra, Shri Naren Bhuyan, Shri Rajen Bora and a few local young volunteers .
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2 weeks ago

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2 months ago

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Srimanta Foundation is reconstructing the Modati Sattrra of Kokrajhar District with sustainable solution for growth and progress.The green initiative by SF in collaboration with BIRD, has already completed 2 phases with the third phase ongoing.
Some 70+ plants of the following variety are being carried in this 3rd and final round. The varieties are Guava, Litchi, Lemon( Gol Nemu,), Custard apple (sopeta), Allahabadi Amlokhi, Neem and Mausumbi.
Earlier in the two batches SF had already planted 230 plants of fruit tree brearing trees and medicinal plants.
The set up for Vermicompost was started in April, which now is completed.This will ensure environmental sustainability with an eye to profit making from these trees.
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3 months 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

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 months 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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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.