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To, University of Pune Under the Guidance of Prof. Dr. Manish Deshmukh Submitted By Ekta. P. Ramchandani J.D.C. BYTCO Institute of Management Studies & Research
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I have pleasure in successful completion of this work titled, “Study of Social Organisaiton, Adharashram”. The special environment of J.D.C. BYTCO Institute of Management Studies and Research that supports educational activities facilitated my work on this project I acknowledge the support and encouragement extended for the study by Principal Dr. A. A. Verulkar. I am very much thankful to Dr. Manish Deshmukh Social Project Guide for this encouragement and guidance for project work it would not have been possible for me to complete this work without his suggestions on every part of this work. I greatly appreciate the motivation and understanding expended for the project work, by Mr. Prabhakar Kelkar Secretary of Adharashram and the staff, who expended promptly and enthusiastically to my requests for frank comments despite their congested schedules. I acknowledge the authors, whose work gave me insight and information related to the subject. I express my gratitude towards my parents who encouraged me to extend my reach with their help and support, I have been able to complete my work. Ekta P. Ramchandani
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CHAPTER NO. 1 2 PARTICULAR Executive Summary Introduction 2.1 Culture Changing Face 2.2 Emerging Social Organization Orphanages Organizational Profile 3.1 Introduction to Adharashram – a ray of hope 3.2 History of Adharashram 3.3 Management of Adharashram 3.4 Adhargruh & Rehabilitation Programme 3.5 Objectives of Adharashram 3.6 Sources of Finance 3.7 Awards & Recognition 3.8 Future Plan Research Methodology Analysis & Interpretation of Data 5.1 Analysis of Questionnaire 5.2 Composition of Residents from last 5 years 5.3 Pie Chart showing the distribution of Expenses. Findings and Recommendations 6.1 Findings 6.2 Recommendations Conclusion 7.1 Conclusion based on Work 7.2 Conclusion based on Learning Benefits Annexure Questionnaire References PAGE NO. 1 5
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Content of Table Sr. 30 Page.no 29 Chapter 1 Page | 5 . Expenses Content of Graph Sr.Nos 1 2 3 Particulars 3.3 Pie Diagram showing Distribution of Expenses.6 Sources of Finance 5.2 5. 18 29 30 from last 5years.nos 1 Particulars 5. 5.2 Bar Digram showing composition of residents 2 from last 5 years.3 Composition of Resident Percentage distribution of Page No.
Executive Summary Chapter I Executive Summary Title: Study of working of social orgnisation “Adhar-ashram” Type of Research: . and there visit of few minites can hardly give then any information about the place they visited. Page | 6 .The sole objective of conducting social research on Adhar-ashram was to let people be aware about the work culture & inner world of Adhar-ashram. Qualitative approach was adopted to have subjective assessment of atitudes. opinions & behaviour.Case study method Qualitative Research [Case study method was adopted to have a comprehensive study of a social orgnisation. because people normally visit any social orgnisation especially an orphanage on special occasion like to commenorate somes relative birthday.] Objectives of Research:. “Adhar-ashram”.
as their website was under construction About Adhar-asharam Adhar-asharam was founded on 4th April 1954. W. The organization was relucutant to give financial details of Adhar Ashram. by Vaidyaraj.Primary Data was collected from observation method. It is managed by Dr. their coordinator gave details and 5 kids were informally interviewed. Tools Used Research Type Data Sources Research Approach Contact method Type & Question Sample size Method Employed Case study method. daily routine of ashram kids and the rehabilitation programme conducted by the ashram. Limitations of the Social Research: The kids were not allowed to be formally interviewed due to organization rule. Hence. who was inspired by his mother. interview method & Questionnaire method for collection of secondary data. There was not much sources for collection of secondary data.Collection of Data: . 6 orphan kids & 1Ashram kanya Scope of the Social Research: The research was conducted to know about working of adharashram. Qualitative Research Primary & Secondary data Survey of orphans & destitute women Structured Questionnaire Open ended Questions 2 volunteers.the research covers work culture. the scope was restricted to that extent. Shrikant Page | 7 .Alias Annashastri Datar. brouchure of Adhar-asharam was referred.
unloved & made to feel undeserving & is almost cases made to feel like possession rather than a equal human being. Efforts should be taken by Ashram to clean up the loads of rocks & stones . instead of going for all this.it is the most wounding. It is the mental pain caused by the stress from years to years of being neglected. No. testube baby etc. their abounded children &children (orphans) in nashik. Recommendation to general public An awareness & motivation should be generated among there childless couples who try for severe measures of sterilization. as these are rocks and stones in the premises. pushed aside disregarded. Adhar-asharam conducts a rehabilitation programme. Page | 8 . Donation to Adhar-ashram. The focus of Adhar-asharam is to provide for the wellbeing of women. Adhar-ashram provides maternal love & paternal care to the orphan kids.it is verily a temple of humanity Its ultimate aim is to help under privelleged children to become responsible & accountable citizen of India & inculcate the spirit of adoption for childless couples. one baby from Adhar-ashram should be adopted. Orphan kids & the childless couple.Purnapatre (president). providing shelter to dowry victims. as a child and to be loved as a child. Adhar-asharam is bestowed by many honours by the government. the right to be accepted. Findings It’s not the physical pain that endangers the orphan kids the most.currently it is looking forward to establish a home for old aged people Vrudha-ashram. 3263 . Society Reg. which is next to playground.It is a public trust Reg. no matter whatever a person does. Even more it is the lack of unconditional love. carry exemption under article 80G of Income tax Act. deserted women & helpless women. No F/34. This would be beneficial to both parties ie. Recommendations to the Ashram There is a risk of ones getting hurt at the entrance of Adhar-asharam.enough hygiene should be maintained in Balgruh.
can take faith over humanity in today’s world. but places like adhar-asharam can help to retain that faith over humanity by providing for welling of children & abandoned children. Chapter 2 INTRODUCTION Culture Changing Face Page | 9 . What Have I Learnt The visits to Adhar-asharam were an implied lesson for me to be more grateful to my parents for everything they have provided to me.Conclusion The condition of orphan & abandoned women is today very heart rendering.
Emerging Social Organisation Orphanages Page | 10 .
Also male members not only enjoy a privleged position in the family but also in the society as well unlike western culture. Their eyes look at the society with the hope of recieving support. brotherhood and helps to be a better citizen of the country. depleted women by their family because of any of above cause needs a place for support. These values are now reaching their bay as due to the impact of Westernization and following old worthless traditional practices. then either she is not accepted in the family or depleted at the time of their birth or killed. Indian sage Manu has glorified women in these words “The God rejoice in sacred land where women command due respect”. The male person resides in the joint family for all his life except in the case of dispute or conflict. love towards your fellow men. the male members are given complete authority by head of the village to remarry again. the senior most male person holds the most dominating position. Even the male members. There is a widespread illiteracy still spread in rural areas of India. yoga and family values mostly joint family system is still prevelant in the most of the areas in India. care. This leads to exploitation of women.child marriage customs ruin a girl’s life. From the very past. Indian culture deeply incorporates various social values among the minds of people. Still because of this belief. as because of his dominance can ruthlessly exploit a women . Though women are recognized as strength in all the fields of society still people have urge to have a male child.1 Culture Changing Face Indian culture is most beautiful and highly admired by people all over the world. philosophical thinking. The Indian culture had attracted people from all over the world for their religious practices. Abandoned women. He is responsible for serving the family to provide all the necessary amenities to his wife and children. Indian culture.CHAPTER II INTRODUCTION 2. In India. Also even if the female child is born. Page | 11 . science of meditation. by the way of joint family system teaches compassion. as because of the belief that having a male child is the family will bring not only much income but also will provide them with salvation (Moksha). if a couple does not have a child.
semi orphan is a sign of shame and its highly heart rendering scenario. This is due to poverty present in the country. Also cases can be seen for Semi orphan kid. A country like India. The number of children left by the parents are not only increasing and their arises a need for providing shelter to them. painful life.The current social scenario suggests just the opposite. whose culture is so respected all over and has maximum number of orphanages and social institution running all over to help and support orphan and deserted women itself generates a sense of pride but the increasing number of deserted. Cases are so witnessed of teenage pregnancy during last five years and also the kids are not being aborted but left at some orphanage. deserted women needs a shelter. It is about the case where only parent is alive and still the child is left for foster care as the family is not able to support the living of an another member. desolate life social atrocities have forced these women to lead a lonely. Dowry victim. Also the above stated scenario was so much based on traditional thinking of society but now even the modern approach of the society tend to adopt westernization has also lead some part of the society being unprivileged. This is about so many kids left out by the parent due to may be a female child birth or unmarried pregnancy. inability of couple to take care of the child. abandoned women. child widows. This is just like giving punishment to clean person of not fault. Page | 12 . Many unfortunate women are leading a dark.
It is where mom and dads are only two conceptual beings and the tender loving care of parents is only a distant dream. Plato Law says.” In earlier days many orphanages practiced forms of “binding-out” in which children as soon as they were old enough. Orphanage is place where silence is the only lullaby and anguish is the only companion. a place to provide everything which is lost by those abandoned women children is called as a orphanage.2. He should be as careful and as diligent in the management of the orphan property as of his own or even more careful still. thanks to the improved social security and changed social attitudes. A man should love the unfortunate orphan of whom he is guardian as if he were his own child. but remain in force in many other countries. The first orphanages called “Orphanotrophia”were founded in the first century various alternative means of orphan support. Orphanage is the name to describe a residential institution devoted to the care of orphans or children whose parents are deceased or otherwise unable to care for them. sometimes also a child who has one parent living. This would ensure their support and there learning an occupation such practices are assumed to be quite rare is the modern western world. An orphanage is an institution or asylum for the care of a child bereaved of both father and mother.2 Emerging Social Organizations Orphanages “Let the little children come to me for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” Mathew With the changing face of culture. Jewish Law for instance prescribed care for the widow and orphan and Athenian law supported all orphans of those killed in military service until the age of eighteen. “Orphans should be placed under the public guardians men should have the fear of the loneliness of orphans and of the souls of departed parents. Page | 13 . were given as apprentices to households.
000. orphanages can be dangerous and unregulated places where children are subject to abuse and neglect.” Page | 14 . UNICEF India statistics retrieved on 11-12-2007 children home (State of Andhra Pradesh)5050. Abortion for a pregnant women who don’t need their child. In the worst cases. There are more than 25 million orphans in India. “These concern (for orphan children in India and elsewhere in world) are very good but often these some people are not concerned with the millions that are killed by the deliberate decision of their own mother and this is what the greatest destroyed of peace today. Today the term orphanage has negative connotations.Parents and grandparents are equally responsible for the supporting children. Children are educated within or outside the orphanage. but in the absence of these or other relatives willing to care for children. Orphanage provides an alternative to foster care or adoption by giving orphans a community based setting in which they live and learn. Children Home. Other alternative names are Group Home. Nobel Laureate for peace wisely remarked. However major charities are increasingly focusing their efforts on community based care of orphans in order to keep them with extended family and communities. India has become an home to the largest most alarming number of aids orphans in the world. Rehabilitation Center. and Youth Treatment Center. give it to me. Orphans and children orphaned due to all causes in 2005 estimated as 2. Children are one third of our population and all of our future.00.57. they become a ward of the state and orphanage are a way of providing for their care and housing. Mother Teresa.
so lonely growing up among and dead. beyond College. Health Care. Development. The miserable plight of the orphans has been vividly described by Allen Ginsberg. souls of Tarrytown” Wild Orphan Page | 15 . shelter and care. “Blandly mother and rides them in his dreams. Clothing. homeless people is like worshipping god. Recreation Schooling. Shelter. The government should establish more orphans home so that these miserable children may smile one day. serving orphan. However various volunteer are required for this and also it should be always remembered.What Orphanage Do Security Empowerment WHY Safe Lives Change Lives HOW A Safe Heaven Education RESOURCES Food. Personality Education skills. the life Hope Afford dignity + Break the cycle Counseling and Guidance Behavioral guidance Attitudinal counseling and employment The following steps are indispensable to minimize the given orphan crisis there should be an education plan including computer literacy for those orphans. According to UNICEF globally these are 132 million children in need of a new family.
Chapter III ORGANISATIONAL PROFILE Introduction to Adharashram – a ray of hope History of Adharashram Management of Adharashram Adhargruh & Rehabilitation Programme Objectives of Adharashram Sources of Finance Awards & Recognitions Future Plan Page | 16 .
CHAPTER III ORGANISATIONAL PROFILE ADHARASHRAM Nasik (A home for orphans and destitute women) TEMPLE FOR HUMANITY To Aught that lives within the World O Merciful! Take in thy fold Page | 17 .
“A huge sector of Indian society consists of a depressed class. education. The life of all these helpers individuals is born and deserted like a moor. As the Dhyanpeeth Awardee Marathi Poet. All dowry victims deserted Women. Adharashram is verily an “Anandashram” – an abode for joy. the current social scenario stands completely contradictory to this today many unfortunate women are leading a dark and desolate life. They are punished for their whole reason for just doing nothing. Isn’t this situation a real heart rending? But well its often said. Moreover it also provides medical aid. a class which has neither the freedom or the strength to oppose injustice meted out to them. clothing and shelter. boy or because of their inability to pay dowry sunshine has gone out of their life due to calamities and social atrocities.3. abandoned or are in not better state. Also the infants and children born out of wedlock. orphaned. when fate closes all the doors. widow’s falls in this category. Kusumagraj puts it. It makes their life meaningful and beautiful. It does provide basic amenities like food. Page | 18 .1 Adharashram – A Ray of Hope Introduction to Adharashram Though the great Indian sage Manu has clarified Women in these words “The God rejoice in sacred land where Women due respect command” However. child. They are sentenced to a lifetime neglect for no fault of owns. god leaves at least one open. They have been left out by their husband and family may be because of their inability to provide them a baby. The women and children of India constitute this depressed and oppressed class”. cultivations and rehabilitation and above all. Adharashram is not a mere sanctuary for those without shelter. Adharashram makes it blossom with joy. Well a ray of hope shines in the darkness one that brings the sunshine back into these wretched lives – a ray called as “Adharashram”.
known as “Anath Mahilashram”. The likeminded colleagues who helped him with foundation were Shri Mukund Shastri Bapat. Smt. caring. there is a way” Their efforts were rewarded and plot was allotted to the institution by the Nashik Municipality on lease for 99 years. Its main aim is to clarify god passionately serving the oppressed and neglected children in the society. Alias. The Ashram seem outgrew this place too as because of the need for more place and it was shifted to Dr. Alias Baba Vaidya. The institution was originally. care. So Adharashram can be rightfully called as and abode for support. Indirabai Bapats House for want of accommodation it was shifted again. Smt. Indirabai Bapat and Founder Secretary Shri. Annashastri Datar who was inspired and urged by his mother Smt. Exemplary generosity can be seen. by Vaidyaraj W. meeting their needs and nurturing them in a number of ways. Annashastri’s dedication for the institution and his generosity is certainty without a parallel. The Ashram was initially housed in Anna Shastri’s house itself. 3. compassion and “Ashram” always refer as a place to live.2 History of Adharashram The organisation.3 Objectives of Adharashram • Adhar-ashram an abode for support provides a loving. The Bhoomi poojan was itself performed by the erstwhile Defense Minister “Mr. Laxmibai Datar. The name was later changed to a male beautiful one – Adharashram. Our Page | 19 . god centered environment for the children under their case. Yashvantrao Chavan”. However in 1970. the institution occupied by own premises. Founder Annashastri Datar saved the situation by raising funds through mortgage of his and his brothers house. The word “Adhar” means support. Adharashram was founded in 4th April 1954. R. V. “Where there is a will. as the construction of building was hampered by the shortage of funds. Indutai Khadilkar. Smt.3. Laxmibai Datar provided a full shelter of her house for the institution. P. R. In the course of time this premise also proved insufficient and so the founders started thinking of constructing a new building for Ashram. Kelkars house. Later on it was transferred to Smt.
G. education. destitute. abandoned. • The focus of Adharashram is always to provide for the wellbeing of women. deserted women. rehabilitation to orphans. re-habilitation and marriage. Its working and its residents. • Adharshram always believe that all children should be given an equal opportunity in life especially when it comes to the provision of basic needs such as housing. It is verily a temple of humanity. The Ashram is managed by President Vice President Dr. The trust also identifies needs and design and implement Programme to support women and children especially orphaned/abandoned children’s to be socially and financially sustaining. their children and abounded children in Nashik. these is children by the way of adoption. S. Adharashram holds an office (Karyalaya) to look into the affairs of the Ashram.hope is that by sharing the love and compassion of god among the children is need. God is to provide shelter. only if they are directed well and properly managed. Shrikant Purnapatre Dr. • Adharashram is that abode of support. Lata Patankar Mr. health care and education. protection. Joshi M/S Nisha Patil Page | 20 . Kelkar Mr.4 Management of Adharashram This renamed organisation “Adharashram” have a great work to do and many activities to look after and great efforts put for great work with sincere dedication leads to huge success. they will see a fruitful and bright future. Adharashram provides PATERNAL CARE & MATERNAL LOVE to the orphans. 3. which is committed for helping all of the Gods children by showering his mercy and kindness. Anil Mehta Secretaries Joint Secretaries Prof.
deserted women and helpless women. This is usually done by providing advertisement in regional newspaper and local Nashik TV news channel – C. Kelkar . An important activity carried out by the Ashram is to search the parent of kids found by police and to fresher the kids to their parents. Adhargruh is another scheme of Adharashram. At present these are 16 such women are currently being looked after by the Ashram. Compassion.M/S Nisha Patil 3. Page | 21 . Anil Mehta SECRETARIES . Lata Patankar .5 Adhargruh & Rehabilitation Programme Adhargruh comes from Adhar & Gruh. they bring about an agreement and rehabilitate such women honorably is their families. The Ashram under Adhargruh scheme offers shelter to dowry victims. Joshi JOINT SECRETARIES .Mr.Prof. PRESIDENT .Dr. government of Maharashtra has recognized Ashram for ‘Adhargruh’ scheme.A systematic co-ordination of efforts and results can be seen in the working of Adharashram.Mr.News for continuous 1 or 2 month. Another important activity is to provide moral support to women having family problems. The department of women welfare. G. Adhargruh scheme put simply put means “Adhar-ashram” is the home for the homeless women. Shrikant Purnapatre VICEPRESIDENT . Frequent mutual discussions are made with the family members. Adhar means support. S. Proper management structure can be witnessed in this organisaiton. Care and Gruh means home.Dr.
as he has raised a little garden in the vicinity of this hostel. cupboards and water heater. Tere Deshome. Also daily sponsors for meals are found listed in the register of Adhar-ashram. blankets. Page | 22 . Mr.6 Sources of Finance Adharshram. A special mention must be made of Late Mr. fans.for every girl child per month.e. 14. 5 lacs to this project. grocery. raincoats etc. the hostel offers accommodation for 80 women. cash. sweaters.5 lacs from Government of India and Rs. 1. expenses have to be met through donations.000 of his own to the Ashram.000 from Nashik Municipal Corporation. Deshastha Rugvedi Sanstha. Also Adharshram has built on hostel for women working in Nashik situated on the banks of river Godavari. All types of Donations are welcomed here like in the kind of food items. Even those are insufficient and are not adequate and Ashram Associates have to put in ceaseless efforts to collect donations.A tailoring house is conducted for inmates and women from low income group. A huge amount of funds is necessary to provide for more than 150 women and children. being a social organization runs on donation. Baloba Bhalekar who saved from these earnings and donated the sum of Rs. Nashik Run Trust. The hostel is well furnished with facilities like beds. MICO. clothes. 75. Nashik Municipal Corporation i. 10. Orphan India Trust. “Continues persecution of women and orphans is a crime even the Bible says that there is a specific place in hell for those who oppress women” Imelda Marcas 3. Our founder. 250/. Gratefulness is still offered by the Ashram to the then MLA. Adharashram has contributed Rs. Government provide grant of Rs.000 plus Rs. 1 lacs to Ahsram. Vaidyaraj Annashastri Datar the Dalit Mitra Awardee. Ganpatrao kathe. This project started in 1991 has received grant of Rs. donated the amount of the award of Rs. Donations comes through Nashik Municipal Corporation. Finance is the lifeblood of any organization. umbrellas. As government grants are very much insufficient. mahavir jain Seva Kendra and other organizations.
Smruti Bhojan/ Priti Bhojan To commemorate birthdays or anniversaries of near and dear ones. Sr.for a meal with fruits can be deposited for 10 years. 1.for simple meal or Rs. All donations are accepted in cash or by cheque/demand draft drawn in favor of Adhar-ashram. clothes etc. Donations for household articles. Kanyadan.000/. A lunch or dinner is provided to the children on a liked date. F/34. out of interest earned on this deposit. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Cause A simple lunch/dinner A meal with fruits A breakfast (Deposit for 10 year) A breakfast (Deposit for 10 years) special menu A breakfast on simple day A breakfast on simple day special menu Milk (Deposit for 10 years) Milk (Simple Day) Annual Schooling Expenses of on girl student Schooling expenses for a girl student (Deposit 10 years) School uniform for one girl student Amount (Rs. Donations for building construction and renovation for an existing building.000 600 Donations are also welcomed for. a sum of Rs. Society Reg.600 450 1200 12. Nashik.700 450 700 5. As it is a public trust Reg. Donation to Adhar-ashram carries income tax exemption under article 80G of Income Act.600 8.500/.000 1. No. 3263. No. No.Wedding Expenses of a girl. 16.) 1.500 5. food grains. Also for medical equipments and medicines. Page | 23 .
Generating steady source of procuring food grains Improving overall hygiene Providing quality medication to children Page | 24 . ‘C’ News Award. Ensuring quality education of children. the following honors have been bestowed upon the institution. so a new and spacious building is necessary to overcome the inadequate accommodation. The short term plans consists of.7 Awards & Recognitions Adhar-ashram is a highly recognized institute in Nashik. Dalit Mitra Institution Award by the Government of Maharashtra. Ichalkaranji. It has gained immense goodwill in the eyes of Nashikites. However these were the long term plan of Adharashram. New Building Construction Because of increasing resident in the Ashram. Shyamachi Aai Puraskar by some Guruji Kathamala. 3. carried out by the Ashram. Rajiv Gandhi Non Conventional Energy Award. 1 crore.3. It has reputable social organization. it is difficult to provide a comfort able accommodation to all. National Award by FIE Foundation. Estimated expenses for construction would be Rs. Home for the Aged Also Adharashram plans to start a ‘Vrudhashram’ which is a need of hour efforts are however being made to procure land for the scheme from the government. Deshdoot Award by Daily Deshdoot. It is a highly reputable social organization. In recognition of the social work.8 Future Plan Adharashram is looking forward for two new projects in the coming future.
Primary Data To collect primary data. To study the work culture of Adharashram To understand the life of orphans and their way of dealing with it. dinning room. following methods were used. 1. The objectives of my choosing Adharashram and doing research there are as follows. I saw the Ashram its infrastructure. management office. To study how a social organization is helping to give a meaning to the life of destitute women. Tools used Research type Data sources Research approach Contact method Type of questions Sample size Method employed Case study and qualitative approach Primary and secondary Survey of orphans and destitute women Structured questionnaire Close ended questions 4orphan kids. To understand the adoption procedure of children. rooms for children.CHAPTER IV RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Objectives of Social Research People normally visit any social organization especially an orphanage like Adharashram on special occasions like to commemorate some relative’s birthdays. recreational Page | 25 . Observation Method:The orphanage ‘Adharashram’ was visited seven times.1 ashram kanya and 1 volunteer Research Methodology refers to tools which have been used for collection of information for project purpose. Also to understand how Adharashram helps the orphans to be independent in their life. their visit of few minutes can hardly tell them anything about the place they visited.
as well.room. Interview Method:I interviewed Mrs. each are slighter deeper than the last. amenities available to children was witnessed.adharashram. 3. TV room. sponsoring a wedding of ashramkanya. This data was collected and analyzed by me to convey the requirement of various research objectives. Questionnaire Method:Different questions were asked to the residents staff member I the Ashram. striving hard for the welfare of orphan and destitute women. It document and promote local knowledge in the people about adoption procedure. educational programmed. the photos hung up there by highest donors and giving details about their donation also promoters photograph. awareness. The questionnaire was designed to obtain overall knowledge of work culture of the Ashram. It conducts rehabilitation. Secondary Data Adharashram is considered one of the most reputable social organization.e. Sarita Shukhla (Staff Member) and Rupali didi (Volunteer) to collect information. 2. details for acceptance of donation.org. www. However this method took lot of time and energy. Even the walls of ashram. giving detail about its existence and management. Page | 26 . Also it has a website (undergoing some construction) i. gave us a good story. This method was very successful and helpful as well because each set of questions as a series of levels. By this I learnt the routine life of children staying there. Good response was received from the residents. It has developed its own information network and directory of institutions and individuals for helping hand in case of need. garden of Ahram. Even children of different age group were interviewed to know their view about the orphanage and social worker working there. So it has a decent brochure.
the research covers work culture. the scope was restricted to that extent. as their website was under construction Page | 27 . There was not much sources for collection of secondary data. daily routine of ashram kids and the rehabilitation programme conducted by the ashram. the coordinator gave details and 5 kids were informally interviewed. Limitations of the Social Research: The kids were not allowed to be interviewed due to organization rule. The organization was relucutant to give financial details of Adhar Ashram.Scope of the Social Research: The research was conducted to know about working of adharashram. Hence.
CHAPTER V ANALYSIS & INTERPRETATION OF DATA Analysis of Questionnaire Composition of Residents from last 5 years Pie Chart showing the distribution of expenses. Page | 28 .
Also till date. Maximum adoptions are made from this section itself.CHAPTER V – ANALYSIS & INTERPRETATION OF DATA 5. Till data it accommodates 150 children. Shishugruh Ministry of social welfare. The infants are provided by cradle. The major activity of child care is carried out by Adharashram in 3 different sections. as on infant care centre. Capacity of this section is 100 presently 80 girls and 20 boys. it accommodates 16 infants. Children upto 2 years are admitted in this section. and incubator facilities. Adharashram which was a vision of Anna Shastri Datar has grown into enormous shape. Good hygiene is maintained in this section to avoid infection to kids. Balgruh Adharashram is recognized by women and child welfare department by government of Maharashtra as a child care centre as per as Juvenile Act 1986. Government of India has recognized Adharashram. It would be almost 55 years completed by Adharashram till now.1 Introduction: Adharashram is ultimate aim is to help under privileged children become responsible and accountable citizen of India and inculcate the spirit of social work in them. Page | 29 . Boys upto 6 years and Girls upto 16 years can be admitted. prams.
Page | 30 . Remand Section As per orders from government. Efforts are also made to find a match for them. There is also a department called as MAHER which accommodates girls after 18 years. Out of them 2 girls are going for B. and in one case family was not accepting the widow orphan. all of them are encouraged for studies. Deepavali or for a delivery of child. boys after 6 years and girls are not allowed to be accommodated together. Adharashram also helps them to get their names on employment exchange. So boys after almost 7 years are sent to a recognized remand home or an trust for boys in Trimbakeshwar depending upon the vacancy for seats. Education Facilities for Children The Ashram aims to provide quality education to the children. Till now more than 5 girls have got married and are leading contended life. The following educational facilities are provided to make the inmates rely sufficient. efforts are made to find them jobs and make them independent. These facilities are. 2 girls are going for Police Training and 2 girls are going for Nursing. At present there are 16 girls present there.ED. They are overwhelmed with joy when they visit the Ashram with their husband or children during festivals like Mangala Gaur. So these ladies were destitute by their own husband. as one of the husband left his wife. However three unfortunate cases was also witnessed. Wedding of Ashramkanyas When the girls complete their education.
Secondary Education Girls receive secondary education at Pushpavati Rungta Karve Vidyalaya at present 26 girls avail this facility. Children are also provided with Yoga teacher. 2. Mukund Balmandir This Balwadi i. Flag hosting is conducted there in the morning. 33 girls from Ashram took active participation in it. Hobby class is conducted to give training in Poetry. Children recited poems. recently took place in Nashik. Adhar-ashram aims at all-round development of children. girls are admitted to Mohinidevi Roongta Vidya Mandir at present so girls avail of this facility. 3. Primary Education For Primary Education. song sung and enjoyed to their heart. Handicraft etc. Also a wonderful function was organized on the birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule on 3rd January. 15th August also is celebrated. Page | 31 . Music lessons are imported in Saraswati Sangeet Sadhana classes. Also national festivals like 26th January. Also children were encouraged to participate in Balmahotsav. Even sports events are encouraged in Adharashram. Efforts are put in to promote hidden talents of children. Nursery is run within the campus for inmates 30 children avail of this facility.e.1. also there is a TV room and projector room on which educational CD’s have been played.
Sabji Tea Time and Snacks 5. Biscuit.00pm (Fruits are also served in Evening) Dinner Time 8. Upma or Poha) Lunch time 12.00pm (as regular menu of lunch.00am. Chaval. Sometimes sweets if sponsored) on weekend in summer season after dinner) Trips Page | 32 .45pm (as regular menu comprises of Roti.00am (Milk.00pm. Breakfast Time 7.Daily Routine for Residents Waking up 6. and Dal. Ice-creams are served Bed time 9.
their financial condition. The adoption procedure is quite a tedious one. The Ashram performs a great social service by giving children in adoption to childless couple there by enriching their lives most of the childless couple are desirous of adopting a male child. Detailed scrutiny of form is done by the Adharashram. Also Dr. Several other consulted from the city render honorary services. The number of girls adopted in the last couple of years have exceeded to that of boys. The financial capacity of Page | 33 . but in the last few years. haemoglobin is always taken in notice. Medical Facilities for Children A staff of seventy two service minded individual is continuously active look after these children. In 2010 they were taken to Panchgani and in 2009 biggest and most fun trip went to Hyderabad.Also Adhar-ashram sponsors outdoor trip for all orphans and women every year in the month of December or January. Even recommendation from relatives or trustworthy person is welcomed in writing. their details about jobs. Dr. existing child if any etc. Bharat Kelkar is the orthopedic surgeon. Mr. Procedure for Adoption There are many childless couple out in the world striving for kids. Mrs. Adharashram has succeeded in convincing many couples for adopting a girl child. the children from Balgruh are taken for visits. Dr. Abhay Tilak Nursing Home. Mrs. Sagar Sonawane a renowned person for surgical science deals with any kind of surgery to be undertaken for any orphan. Even the destitute women they serve as staff member in the Ashram. The couple has initially has to take permission from the court and give in writing on a legal paper. Anuradha Dashputre is attached as Honorary Pediatrician and Dr. is one they met with fractures. family background. Children had great fun in witnessing Ramoji Film City and Water Parks. weight. To date more than 500 children have been adopted. Chldren undergo a medical check up within every 3 months their height. the reason for their adoption. Nandini Khibe as a medical officer children who needs hospitalization are admitted in Dr. always helping the orphanage inmates.
2 Composition of Residents in Adharashram from Last 5 years Composition Boys Girls Women Total 2006 26 54 10 90 2007 40 60 10 110 Years 2008 53 75 12 140 2009 56 80 14 150 2010 60 79 16 155 Com position of Residents in A dharashramfromlast 5 years Composition 100 80 60 40 20 0 2006 2007 2008 Years 2009 2010 Boys Girls Women Page | 34 .the couple is particularly stressed on to analyse the capacity of them to take good care of the children. Similar investigation is also done at the time of Wedding of an Ashramkanyas. 5. Even the person legal representative after foster parents is checked in all respects.
Also 5 social workers also work. Page | 35 .5. Other expenses also covers expenses incurred for amenities in the Ashram.e.3 Pie Chart of Adharashram (Donations analysis) (Distribution of Expenses) Particular Food & Cloth Expenses Cost of Adoption Salaries Other Expenses Percentage (%) 60 5 25 10 Distribution of Expense 10 25 Food & Cloth Expenses C of Adoption ost Salaries 60 5 O ther Expenses As above shown in the Pie chart diagram the analysis of income in Adharashram on various topic as Food and Clothes 60%. 72 service minded workers there in 3 shift i. 2pm to 8pm and 8pm to 8am (Night Shift). 8am to 2pm. Cost of Adoption 5%. as being a charitable organization rune on donation pays low but reasonable salary to the workers. The Ashram. Other Expenses 10%. Salaries 25%.
and huge refrigerator. Also audit is conducted every year once to keep a check of allocation of funds in proper direction. The Ashram has 2 solar cooker. Page | 36 .however the Ashram saves considerable amount of energy by using solar cooker. 1 washing machine.
CHAPTER VI FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Findings Recommendations Page | 37 .
6. but these children are completely unaware of the world outside them. as their most of the time is spent there with the kids. Children in the Ashram are given good food and education. unloved and made to feel undeserving and in almost all cases made to feel like a possession rather than a equal human being. “When there is not love for a child to remember. the right to be accepted. It is the mental pain caused by stress from years to years of being neglected pushed aside disregarded. in their dream to be loved. The workers when asked about their experience gave the reply signifying the place (Adhar-ashram) as their second home.CHAPTER VI – FINDINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS 6. them there is nothing for the child to remember except to hate”. “It is not the physical pain that endangers the orphan the most. 2. 5. 4. as a child and to be loved as a child. no matter what you do is the most wounding”. A ray of hope is seen in every children. They are really happy with living conditions and people as those itself constitute the world for them.1 Findings 1. Page | 38 . Even more it is the lack of unconditional love. helps the humanity with an immediateness which no other help given to human creature in any other stage of human life can possibly give again. Also stress is laid on the overall development of children. 3. so childless couple comes to adopt them. These who help a child. This was my major findings in the whole process of information collection.
Enough Hygienic conditions with respect to cleanliness were not witnessed in Balgruh. there is a risk of getting one hurt.6. 1.2 Recommendations After visiting Adhar-ashram so many times. trying for test-tube baby and in many cases. all these extreme measures can be sometime be really very harmful to health o children and the mother. Children should be taught the importance of cleanliness. who so far severe means for sterilization. of have certain suggestions for its betterment. children play in that premises. stones. Page | 39 . 2. So the kids are very much borne to fall sick. improvement of work culture and improving the life style. So awareness should be generated among such couple to adopt a child from Adhar-ashram. Also cases can be witnessed in the article of newspaper about some children couple. This not only fills the nice in the empty life but also give a new. This wouldn’t take more than a day. so Balgruh should be cleaned at least twice a day. 4. After entering the Adhar-ashram. 3. Efforts should be taken by Ashram worker to clean the load of rock and stones. this reduces the body resistance also makes them weak. Where there are kids there are chances of getting things messed. and maternity death. meaningful life to the children. but there are severe chances of children getting hurt there while playing. as there are rocks. Proper pest control should be done in Balgruh at least twice a year. These are maximum chances of miscarriage.
CHAPTER VII CONCLUSION Conclusion based on Work Conclusion based on Learning Benefits Page | 40 .
but places liked Adharashram can help to retain that faith over humanity by providing for the wellbeing of children. The conditions of orphan and abandoned women are always very heart rendering can take away faith over humanity in todays world.CHAPTER VII – CONCLUSION 7. it can be referred that Adharashram. also to provide them with the life. by analyzing all the information specified above it can be concluded that. they are presently leading. but there is a huge scenario. “Adharashram (or any other orphan) is much more than it is seen” People visit Adharashram generally to commemorate some relative’s birthdays or anniversaries by donating some amount of money or distributing chocolate to the orphan.1 Conclusion based on Work As the project is on its concluding part. In all cases. abandoned women. also called as “Manavteche Mandir” (Temple of Humanity) stands very true to its title. who are striving really hard to inculcate good value in the mind of children. Page | 41 . there are efforts of seventy two workers.
2 Conclusion based on Learning Benefits The project “Study of Social Organisation Adharashram” was a huge but to crack up not only for information collection but also for interpretation of data and understanding the working of an orphanage and its work culture. The environment witnessed over these has forced me to think twice before to have any kind of argument with my parents. they have not taken any pressure from life in case of earning a handsome amount in future or securing first rank in the school but all they know is to stick to their schedule and work accordingly. as those children (orphan) are actually so unaware of the world out there. The project on Adharashram taught a great lesson of courage and enlighten to me. share joy with their fellow inmates. Page | 42 .7. They teaches is an implied lesson to be grateful to our parent for what they are and value them also to be content with all what we have. rather than guarding about something what we don’t have.
ANNEXURE QUESTIONNAIRE Page | 43 .
7. Q.13. Q. Q.16. Q. Q.12.10.4. Q. What is the goal of Adharashram? How many years.14. it has been in existence till now? How many residents does it accommodate? In how many and which sections. children are grouped in? What educational courses do the girls are pursuing? Give some details about a wedding of an Ashramkanya? In which schools.15. Q. Q. Q.1. Q. Q. Q. Q.18.104.22.168. Q. the children are admitted? What extracurricular activities does the child undergo? Do children have any outdoor trips for vacations? Which medical facilities are available to the children? What is the procedure for adoption? How many worker works here? How much do they get paid? What is served in meals to children? What is the daily routine of children? What is the source of finance? How much proportion of finance is allocated for different expenses? What is the proportion of change in the composition of resident (Children/orphan) staying in the Ashram.17.QUESTIONNAIRE Q. Q.9. since last five years? Page | 44 . Q.18.6.2. Q.
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