Margadarshi society is a secular, non-profit organization established in 2002, headquartered in Kalaburagi. The focus is to create a child-friendly and sustained society “where children are free from all forms of abuse and exploiMargadarshi Society works on women and children and their right based approach in Hyderabad Karnataka region the rate of child marriages, child trafficking, child labour and many more children related issues, due to which the children are getting into a wrong path, this happens due to lack of education, awareness, and knowledge about the fundamental rights. To note those issues we are working to get rid of such women and children-based issues in Kalaburagi(D) and slowly extending to all other areas of Hyderabad Karnataka Region which includes Bidar, Kalaburagi, Yadgiri, Bijapur, Raichur, Koppal.
“Margadarshi” envisages a child-friendly and sustained society, “where children are free from all forms of abuse, exploitation, malnutrition, enjoying childhood and their rights, live with respect and dignity and social justice without any discrimination”
To make Kalaburagi as a model district ensuring child right for children in difficult condition by sensitizing and empowering children, youth, parents, caring community groups and making the civil society, government and allied systems and corporate accountable towards the development of children through promoting alternate care, networking, advocacy and lobbying and right based approach.
Educational Program at Aranakal
Our team visited the Aranakal Gram Panchayat regarding an educational program on 25th August 2020. People of the village made their own self help groups and helped us in this program. The children of the village were given basic education. Later our team helped out an Anganwadi where the pregnant ladies as well as the children were distributed a nutritious food. And with regard to this there was a discussion among the nutritional diet that is to be given to the kids. And later on the team met the children of the village and made a survey regarding their problems and gave them the exciting news of them to be a part of the school and every child there were given a chance to encase their talents and creativity.
Imparting education amid Covid-19
With our continuous stewardship and encouragement in Donnur & Arejambaga villages, school children & guest teachers volunteers 2 hours a day free of charge to educate students who are distracted & schools shut due to Covid-19 spread .Our community organizer Saraswati has joined hands with them.
Visit to Ravura Village, homes of disabled people & families and created awareness and education around COVID-19 on 12 June
Visit to Ravura village , meeting disabled people & its families to educate and create awareness on COVID-19 spread
Food Kit distribution drive
Team processed, packed & distributed food kits to the communities in Kalaburugi with the help of guiding bodies of St Mary's Church, APPI & JHS.
Dry ration kit distribution
Dry ration kit distribution to 28 EMGs & survivors families in Martur and Devan teganur village with the support of Vidyaniketan
Food Kit distribution drive
Food kit distribution to 39 nomadic Budga families living in Kannur market area in Kalaburgi district in collaboration with Guidance institute & St.Mary church.
Food Kit distribution drive
Food kit distribution to 18 nomadic & tribal families . More than 60 families have been identified and planned to distribute food kits.
Ration distribution Anganwadi
Ration kit distribution in B colony Anganwadi center 3 , to pregnant mothers, mothers of Anganwadi children under 6 yrs age
Subhash Sir walikara partnered with ration givers in time of Corona spread on ration sharing at fair price at Kalagurti village .
Food Kit distribution drive
Food kit distribution to children at Government Senior Primary school in Mathimuda village on 4th April.
Child line Se Dosti Week
Margadarshi Society Conducted Child line se Dosti in Railway Child Help Line Desk Gulbarga Shown Video clip of Child Rights and Child Abuse To Public
TAB MEETING At CHITTAPUR TALUKA ON 11-11-2019
TAB meeting Held at Chittapur Taluka District kalburagi, in the presence of Tahasildar and All departments officer's, of Taluka Tahasildar Sir Strictly Ordered To Support CHILDLINE and Child Rights, And our Margadarshi Society Director Also present and shared our program activities.
TAB MEETING At CHITTAPUR TALUKA ON 11-11-2019
Tab meeting at chittapur taluk district kalaburgi
Inauguration of Railway Child Help Desk KIOSK in Railway Station Kalaburagi Platform #1
A New Project RAILWAY CHILD HELPDESK KIOSK in Railway Station Kalaburagi, Inaugural function held in Railway Station Kalaburagi Inaugurated by Kalaburagi Deputy Commissioner Mr. R. Venkateshkumar IAS on 23rd July 2018, and Brotherly Cradle inaugurated by Mr. Avdhesh Meena Additional Divisional Engineer Shahabad, by Margadarshi Society and Staff.
Rev. Fr. George Kollashany (64)
Research Consultant He Dedicated his life to social service
Sri Masood Ahmed Siddiqqui (70)
Business At the initial stage of Margadarshi society Masood has contributed a major role in helping the missing/runaway children.
Sri AnandrajD Tavardar (46)
Social Service Started his social career from the college days, serving in different child surveys from different organizations in Raichur, Started Margadarshi Society in Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) in 2002.
Sri. Basavaraj Tengli, (44)
Shri Basavaraj Tengli is from Kurkunta Village of Sedam Taluk of Kalaburagi District, worked in Shri KottalaBasaveshwara Sangha in Sedam,in Vishwa Seva Mission NGO, in the watershed program in 2012, he is appointed and pursuing as District Coordinator ofCHILDLINE – 1098 Nodal Centre Kalaburagi. Shri Basavaraj is more concerned on the issues of Children and has a good talent in counseling the children and their parents, has a vast experience in stopping child marriages, takes more personal interest; has good contact with the government officials; Shri Basavaraj Tengli is appointed as Treasurer of Margadarshi Society on 1st October 2018.
Miss. Sharada (29)
Smt Sharada completed her degree in law and was also practicing, but after marriage, she left the law practice. Smt Sharada has the concern on street children and having an interest in protecting such children, she joined Margadarshi Society board as Margadarshi Society is working for the same cause. Presently Smt Sharada is a housewife, residing in Sujatha Complex Novbad Bidar Smt Sharada D/o Vasant David is appointed as Board Member of Margadarshi Society on 30th May 2012
Sri. Dr. VenkatareddyRudrawar (57)
Psychologist Being a lecturer Dr R Venkatareddy serves Margadarshi society Voluntarily as a resource person for many events/ occasion.
Dr. Malhar Rao Kulkarni [Malle] (65)
Dr. Malhar Rao Kulkarni [Malle] completed his B. Sc., M.B.B.S., 15 years ago he Served in DDRC - District Disability Rehabilitation Centre and charged only 2 Rs. per patient now he’s charging only 30Rs. per patient for consultation of the poor people, has his own ambulance and serves for the poor for free. Has served as secretary in District Red Cross. Opened free tailoring centers, conducts free health check-up camps regularly, provides aid and appliances for differently-abled people. Also, he organizes the cluster-wise meetings of Anganwadis’ teachers and Asha workers to know the situations around. He visits the National Child Labour School for free health check-ups for the children in the school. He’s also a Nutritionist. Dr. Malhar Rao Kulkarni [Malle] is appointed as BoardMember of Margadarshi Society on 1st October 2018.
Shri Mallikarjun V. Dhuttargaon (47)
Mr. Mallikarjun Dhuttargaoncompleted his M.A., M. Ed., M. Phil. and L. L. B. has an experience of fifteen years in the teaching field, a former principal for D. Ed. in Mother Theresa Degree College Kalaburagi, was working as Personal Asst. with MLA-Member of Legislative Assembly of Afzalpur Taluk Mr. M. Y. Patil. In 2010 he was nominated as CWC-Child Welfare Committee member for four years, in 2014 nominated as chairperson of CWC for three years. Presently he has resigned and does farming, also interested in the social sector Mr. Mallikarjun Dhuttargaonappointed as a board member of Margadarshi Society on 1st October 2018
Smt. Shilpa (28)
Rev. Fr. Y. S. Peter (55)
Rev Fr Y. S. Peter is a person with great helping nature formed many SHGs-Self Help Groups and himself formed many Livelihood activities for many people hunting for jobs also done mushroom marketing, conducted women expose trips for their knowledge improvements and to survive independently. Rev Fr Y. S. Peter also has done many mass marriages for below poverty line families and contributed to building many Churches in Jawalgera, Bellary and in many more places Rev Fr Y. S. Peter is appointed as Board Member of Margadarshi Society on 14th August 2002.
Dr. Suresh Bhandarkar (46)
Dr. Suresh Bhandarkar is from Madgeri Village of Manvi Taluk of Raichur District brought up in Raichur completed his education till PUC and continued his education of Degree and Ph.D. in Political Science in Kalaburagi District. Presently, he serves as a guest lecturer in Govt. Degree College Yadgir for two years and Govt. Women’s Degree College Kalaburagi for six years. He’s a person with simplicity and has a lot of interest in the Social Sector. Dr. Suresh Bhandarkar appointed as Board Member of Margadarshi Society on 1st October 2018.
Rahul Malage, Program Coordinator
From ShamanewadiTq. Chickodi Dist. Belagavi, Qualification: MSW in HR Specialization from Rani Chennamma University Belagavi Exp: Served as Research Asst. in Dept of Social Work from Central University of Karnataka Kalaburagi and as College Lecturer in Sri Sai Prasad College of Social Work Kalaburagi,and Program Coordinator CRY-Child Rights and You from 3 Years
Madan Mohan Lal, Accountant
Born in Hyderabad Completed Graduation of Arts from Govt. Degree College Gulbarga Sr. Typing and Sr ShortHand Served asStenographer, Accountantfor over 40 Years Hobbies: Watching Movies, Reading Books
Sundar Halgenoor, Program Coordinator CHILDLINE
Born and Brought up in Gulbarga Completed B.A. M.S.W. for Gulbarga University Serving as Team Leader of CHILDLINE from2009 in Margadarshi Society
Isreal J. Doddamani
Isreal J Doddamani is from raw or village Chittapur taluk of Kalaburgi District and I worked in Ratan tata Ngo in CfBT Education services as a project coordinator for the period of 2yrs for Enhancing proficiency in the English Language in primary& upper primary school in yadgir district. So after that my father heath is not good that time I give resign and I have joined in Esic hospital Kalaburgi as a male staff nurse so there I worked in the contractual base for 1yr after that contractual is over so after that I have joined as an operation manager in Margadarshi Kalaburgi,
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district-level household survey 2016-17
and 2017-18 in the district of Kalaburagi in Karnataka, Out of 411, 35 girl children were married off.
To address the above major challenge Margadarshi Society implemented a project called CHILDLINE -1098 with the following major objectives.
Ø Protecting Children from runaway, child labor, and from all children related abuses.
Ø Prevention of child marriage.
Ø Trace missing children.
Towards this, Margadarshi society works closely with district/ taluka level administration, panchayat raj and local community through training & awareness programs, rallies, street plays, public, regarding the dangers of trafficking, physical and sexual abuse, child marriage and its prevention.
Through these efforts, Margadarshi Society has rescued more than 3,400 children out of a total of 16,000 calls received. Abuse-related - 580; providing shelter facility 585; medical assistance 150; identifying missing children 290; restoration to home 875; linked to the scholarship for education 215; provide emotional support and counseling 345, and other interventions more than 180. With the efforts of the Margadarshi Society, child marriage were reduced to 50%.
As an independent survey conducted by our Margadarshi Society and based on an available survey, Kalaburagi district has the highest number of dropouts with more than 3000 children and more than 1500 children enrolled back to school.
Prevention of the Child Dropping out of School, Child Labour, and Malnutrition project has the following objectives,
Ø Prevention and Protection of Children from Dropping out of School and Becoming Child Labourers.
Ø Ensuring effective functioning of child protection systems under ICPS in the intervention areas
Ø Ensuring universal access to quality education for all children between the ages of 6 to 18.
To accomplish these objectives team members of the Margadarshi Society worked closely with children and parents. “Shaale Kade Nanna Nade”, “Daakhalati Andholana” rally has been carried out in the operational area in collaboration with GP, SDMC, Education Dept., CDPO, and PRI.
Through these efforts of the Margadarshi Society 478 Dropouts, 160 Child Labours, 123 Never Enrolled, and 761 Irregular Children are enrolled back to the Schools in 5 Villages of Chittapur Taluk, in Kalaburagi District
Margadarshi Society works bringing smiles, for more than 8000 marginalized children. The current operating annual budget of Margadarshi society 99 lakhs with 48 staff, over the period we had the privilege to partner with CHILDLINE India Foundation; Child Rights and You.
Margadarshi Society is governed by 11 board members and compliant about 80G, 12A, FCRA, Darpan, PAN, TAN certifications.
Margadarshi Society was awarded for Child welfare works by Karnataka Govt. under Women and Child Welfare Department in November 2016.
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