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The Ashram for the Homeless

Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man to Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime

Antyodoy Anath Ashram runs an orphanage for abandoned and destitute children since 1995 at Paunsi, a remote village in Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal, India. Initiated by one person, Sri Balaram Karan, an inhabitant of the village, who impulsively brought home an orphan whom he found desperately searching for food from a garbage bin, at an adjacent locality, this ashram provides holistic development of the child through loving care in a homely atmosphere with adequate nutrition, healthy social interaction and educates the children till they are old and mature enough to venture out independently. Antyodoy Anath Ashram’s support is designed to give people the means to provide for their own welfare for the rest of their lives.

Apart from the orphanage, the Antyodoy Anath Ashram has also initiated many philanthropic activities in the area. Setting up of free primary school, vocational & job oriented training, initiatives for higher education, relief services during natural calamities, charitable dispensary, and empowerment of adolescent girls are some of the initiatives undertaken by them.

Samatvam Trust has contributed to the nutritional program of the Ashram for the third consecutive year.

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