Siliguri Welfare Organisation - A Pioneer Voluntary Organisation in North Bengal

Siliguri Welfare Organisation -  A Pioneer Voluntary Organisation in North Bengal  

Siliguri Welfare Organisation came into existence in the year 1975, urged by the natural humanitarian feelings of a handful of unemployed young men. They started rendering yeoman’s service by way of collecting public donations to supply medicines and resorted to organizing voluntary blood donations for the under privileged patients of Siliguri Sub-Divisional hospital. A couple of years later, in 1977 this voluntary community-based organization found its proper moorings with  its office at Hospital More, Siliguri and got registered under Societies Registration Act 1868.

 

It started off with the running of a charitable dispensary from within its office premises. Over the last 36 years its health care services got ramified into professionally maintained, well- equipped Pathology Clinic, and X-Ray, E.C.G, Physio-Therapy units under a common roof. All these low-cost health service sectors are being run on no-profit, no-loss basis catering even free services to patients living beneath the poverty level.

 

More over, morbidity and mortality rates of village kids living  under sub-prime hygienic conditions and thriving on low-calorie intake necessitated launching a protracted Child Immunisation  Programme , mostly in the forest and hilly tracts of North Bengal for years together.

 

Sheer goodwill and unstinted patronage from people cutting across community divide has always been the mainstay of its palpable existence. Bolstered by such overwhelming support base, its members could earn wide accolade by saving lives and properties in times of exigencies like devastating flood, earthquake in the hilly tracts of West Bengal, search & rescue operations in the River Teesta or in the aftermath of the collossal Gaisal train accident or even in leading an intense scientific campaign against the threat of a killer viral epidemic during 2004.

 

This organization has to its credit the rare prestige of being a community leader in launching several people’s movements for social justice, be it pertaining to the preservation of environment or basic rights to lives & livelihood in recent times. 

Siliguri - The gateway of North East India

Siliguri, for some it is the main commercial city of North Bengal and for some its importance comes from its strategic placement near international and state borders. But most of all Siliguri is blessed with the beauty of nature. The town of Siliguri is an important transportation, trading and educational center which is situated on the banks of the river Mahananda and speared in the foot hill of Eastern Himalaya.

 

Look behind just a century ago, Siliguri was nothing but a small village with more small population. Agriculture was the only occupation of the dwellers of then Siliguri. After partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan in 1947 and the creation of Bangladesh in 1971, the city of Siliguri became a crowded refugee center. But today Siliguri has achieved the position of second largest city in the West Bengal with a population of 1,22,0275 (according to 2001 census) Going further ahead Siliguri is now considered as one of the fastest growing in the country.

Dossier of Past Events

Seminar On World Enviromental Day Live Coverage By Local Cable Channel(CCN) on 5th June Read more
Dr Vinayak Sen On Govt. Health Policy Seminar On Govt. Heath Policy and Public Health Movement at 15 May 2012. Read more
Medical Relief For Earthquack Victim Medical Relief for Earthquake Victims of Kalimpong Hills at 15 Sept. 2011. Read more

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Upcoming Programs

25th December'13 Blood Donation Camp 25th December'13 Blood Donation Camp From 11.00 am Onwards at Siliguri Welfare Organisation. Read more

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