:: AlAyaran anath ashram


Establishment of Alayaran Anath Ashram:
The most significant priority of the organization was rehabilitating the mighty little souls who were orphaned by human cruelty during Bodoland Movement. So, to bring the children of the victimized family under their able care, Alayaran Anath Ashram was established in the year 2006 at Debargaon , Kokrajhar. It was formally inaugurated by The Hon’ble Chief of BTC, Mr. Hagrama Mohilary on 10th of February,2006. The orphanage was first started with 53 children within the age group of 4-14 years. The victims of extremism came mostly from villages viz. Undugami, Durabil, Gendabil under Kachugaon PS, Jharbari, Sulguri, Athiabari, Bhaoraguri under Serfanguri PS, Bodrangpur, South Bahomraguri, North Maoriagaon under Kokrajhar PS, Bathabari, Hegurmari under Sidli PS, 16 No. Nigam Bhalukpung of Sonitpur dist, Bonyaguri under Gauripur PS(Dhubri Dist), Doholahabi, Bhogpuri, Bhergaon of Udalguri Dist. Many riot victims came from villages like Kamalsing, Geolangpuri, Alokjhar, Chotto Bamunkura under Gossaigaon PS, Hegurmari under Sidli PS. Suljhara under Serfangguri PS. The number now has increased to 215 (129 boys and 86 girls) with admission of orphans at the beginning of each year. The orphanage is open to needy children irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

Since its inception, Alayaran has worked to bring up the children in the best possible manner, focusing on their education, nutrition, hygiene and health and overall development of each and every children. There are two hostels – one meant for the boys and other for the girls with adequate facilities for the children. There are four appointed teachers and five caretakers with one nurse to make sure that every aspect of a child is taken care of. Within the Ashram Campus, schooling is provided to children from standard I to standard IV. From class V onwards they are admitted at Deborgaon H.S School, Kokrajhar, which is very near to the Ashram campus. All the children are encouraged and provided with facilities to take part in extra-curricular events like games and sports, art and craft, music, dance etc. which have been integrated with their regular activities. Also, the authorities, teachers and caretakers try to inculcate the habit of helping fellow residents, discipline and cleanliness besides nurturing them with proper mother care, so that they become good citizens in the future.

Mrs. P.R. Brahma, chairperson of Alayaran Anath Ashram, the mother of these 215 children, makes sure that every necessity of the orphanage is fulfilled amidst of her huge responsibility as a minister. Along with her, the Ashram secretary, Mrs. Kanan Basumatary and other active members face the different challenges in running the orphanage. The children often come here with a broken health and mind. So, even after providing maximum medical care they need long time to regain their normal condition. Many of them come with chronic malaria and liver ailments. Due to lack of proper immunization soon after birth they become vulnerable to many diseases. So when new children are enrolled, the authority and caretakers have to meet many challenges to meet these situations. After proper treatment and intensive nursing with lot of love and care the children start their new life at their new home where they get physical, mental and social security to lead a normal life.
The Board of Directors of the Ashram comprises of 28 social workers; the Chief of BTC being the Director of the board. In establishing and maintaining the orphanage donations in the form of cash and kind and specially Government funds meant for such noble causes have been very helpful. With 215 nos. of inmates and twelve numbers of working staff, the current monthly recurring cost of the Ashram is more than one lakh. Though supported by Govt. fund, it was felt extremely necessary to take up some economic activities to meet the expenses of the Ashram and other activities of Alayaran, the NGO.

The Board of Directors of the Ashram comprises of 28 social workers; the Chief of BTC being the Director of the board. In establishing and maintaining the orphanage donations in the form of cash and kind and specially Government funds meant for such noble causes have been very helpful. With 215 nos. of inmates and twelve numbers of working staff, the current monthly recurring cost of the Ashram is more than one lakh. Though supported by Govt. fund, it was felt extremely necessary to take up some economic activities to meet the expenses of the Ashram and other activities of Alayaran, the NGO.

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