Buddha Tourism Development & Welfare Society(BTDWS)
1. NGO General Information
Having observed the neglected condition of ancient Buddhist monuments like Stupas and monasteries in-different parts of India and Asia . After having exhaustive discussions with various religious groups, sects and non-government organizations, this forum “The Buddha Tourism Development &welfare society” was established in 2012 with their co-operation and support.
Our Mission of the organization is to build capacities of the poor, disadvantaged and marginalized communities so that they can live a life of self-supporting and dignity and the MISSION is to utilize the available resources in such a way that their uses can lead to sustainable improvement in the quality of life of the people with whom work is being done. Since its inception, it has undertaken activities related to health, education, vocational training, agriculture development and publication of various books, newsletters, souvenirs and journals on spiritual and social values and rural development. It has established a good rapport and linkage with local communities, other NGOs, donor agencies and local administration.
The primary VISION of the organization to create awareness about all the valuable and precious neglected ancient sites which have stupas, monuments and related relics of the life of Gautama Buddha and his followers. This forum is a non-profit, charitable organization with Patrons, Ambassadors, Scholars, Honorary Advisory Members, Volunteers and paid staff It is a registered non-profit society promoted by a group of professionals and social activists who are followers of the philosophy and morale of Lord Buddha and dedicated to build a constructive and peaceful society. It was registered recently in the year 2012 under the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860.
1.1. Name of the NGO
Buddha Tourism Development & Welfare Society
1.2. Status Non-Government Organization (NGO)
1.3. Legal Status
a. Registered under the Societies Registration Act, XXI of1860
Registration Number: 2992 dated February 09, 2012
b. Registered under the section 12A of Income Tax Act, 1961
c. Registered under the section 80G of Income Tax Act, 1961
1.4. Registered Office
At-Dak banglaw Road,Hajipur, Distt. Vaishali,Bihar ( India)Pin code- 844101
1.5. Central Office
At- Veer Basawan Singh Nagar,P.O.-B.V.College, Distt.-Patna-800014, Bihar ( India)
E-mail: Buddha firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: www.buddhatourism.com
1.6. Office Bearers
1. Sri mati Sangeeta Devi, Chairman
2. Dr. R.R.K.Singh, Secretary
3. Mr.V.K.Singh, Trasurer
1.7 . Contact Person
Dr. R.R.K.Singh, Secretary, Mobile No. 09576916501
1.8. Bank Accounts
Syndicate Bank, Dak Bunglow Road, Hajipur,Vaishali A/C No.: 758622000277
State Bank of India,Cenema Road, Hajipur,Vaishali A/CNo. 32392250944:
1.9. Auditor's Name and Address
(i) VIMAL KUMAR & At., sita chauk,Hajipur, Vaishali-844101
2. Operational Area
District Block Villages/slums Covered State
Asargang,dist.Munger slums Aria
2.1. Target Group
Women, Children, Youths, Dalit,Buddhist, Minority, Disabled and Small and Marginal Farmers.
2.2. Main Objective(s)
Our main program besides creating awareness about ancient Buddhist sites includes organizing lectures, awareness and meditation camps, online discussions, preparation of documentary films and publishing magazines for promotion of Dhamma as laid down by Buddha for bringing peace and harmony in human beings and the world.V
1. To improve socio-economic condition of the deprived and marginalized community by undertaking various social welfare activities.
2. To aware the Scheduled Caste, Backward, & Minority community to fight against social injustice, gender discrimination and other issues.
3. To work for improved agriculture technology and productivity.
4. To work for spreading of the Lord Buddha's philosophy of human development and social peace.
5. To promote gender equity through effective participation of women in all level of decision making process.
6. To promote equal opportunities and social justice to persons with disability.
7. To enhance the scope of vocational and professional opportunities to women and youths.
8. To provide basic health facilities to each and every section of the society.
9. To promote any other activities which are necessary for the socio-economic improvement of the community.
It has a team of 08 full-time staff and 22 part-time staff that works hard with due commitment towards organization's mission and vision.
2.4. Main Activities
The main activities of the organization are-
1. Education: Buddha Mission School ,Hajipur, Vaishali.
3. Health Care Centre at Hajipur, Vaishali..
4. Buddha Research Centre on rural development.
5. Distribution of scholarships and prizes to poor children, youths, for their excellent contribution in social work and rural development.
6. Rural Agriculture Development work.
7. Organization of seminars and workshops on different issues.
8. Organization of awareness and capacity building training programmes and workshops.
2.5. Donor Partners
It has so far received Grants from:-
(i) CAPART, New Delhi/Patna
(ii) Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi
(iii) Ministry of Tourism and Department of Culture, Govt. Of India, New Delhi
(iv) Central Social Welfare Board, New Delhi
(v) Department of Art,Culture & Youth, Govt of Bihar
(vi) Ministry of Forest & Environment, Govt. Of India, New Delhi
(vii) National Minorities Finacial Corporation, Govt. of India, New Delhi
3. Organizational Structure
Chairman Secretary Treasurer
Project Manager/Programme Co-ordinator Office Secretary
Field officer Accountant
Technical Staff Part- time Office Cleark
Community worker Other staff
3.1. Administrative Systems
A Management Information System (MIS) has been developed to look after the administrative systems of the organization. Quarterly and annual evaluation is a general phenomenon of the organization to judge the results of its programmes.
3.2. Programme Methodologies
The organization uses people's centered methodologies to implement activities and programmes in which people's participation is must. Different committees and subcommittees were formed in the villages/blocks to run and monitor activities and programmes of the organization. These committees were involved in programme planning and implementation.
1. 3.3. Programme Impacts
The organization has been able to reach the poor, needy and marginalized people through its various socio-economic programmes. It has been able to generate awareness of the target group poor people belonging to Dalits and other marginalized sections of the society towards their life and help in their socio-economic empowerment.
3.4. Organizational Links and Networks
The organization has developed a good linkage and rapport with other NGOs, local community, Government functionaries and donor agencies. It has developed a good rapport with community by getting involved with their different livelihood problems. It has membership in different social networks like Nehru Yuva Kendra, Vaishali, Bihar and Red Cross Society, Bihar, Patna.
Buddha Tourism Development &Welfare Society