The Journey of Paritraan…

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Did you ever see a small child begging? Did you ever see an old man struggling? Did you ever see a blind person trying to cross the road? Did you ever see a person with disability? Remember how did you feel about it?

This is a part of our daily experiences. In our heart, we know, that this is not right. We all believe that something has to be done. We all have the urge to lay a helping hand to those in need, for we are humans – the most advanced creatures of this planet. Most of us, try to do our bit, in such situations. We help a blind man cross the road, we donate to NGOs. We donate in times of disasters like Tsunamis and Earthquakes. Paritraan is about all this and beyond. It takes things to yet another level. Paritraan is a Social Not-for-profit Organization.

 

The Journey of Paritraan has been amazing and it feels great to be a part of this caravan. We have written this article in FAQ format which makes this post more readable and comfortable.

Why the name Paritraan?
The word ‘Paritraan’ in Sanskrit, means ‘To bring relief to those in distress’. One of the aims of Paritraan is to reach out to underprivileged people and welcome them to our Society.

With so many NGOs working, why do we need Paritraan?
NGOs are doing a great job in India and throughout the world. Whether you talk about CRY, Help Age India, Teach for India, Uva-unstoppable, or even regional NGOs like Utthan, they all have contributed to the development of our nation and the world at large. However, we believe that just by donating money, old clothes and toys we cannot run away from our responsibilities. By donating time and effort we give our 100%. 

Education is the single best development investment a country can make. It contributes to better health, higher incomes, and increased participation in community life. Too many of the world’s children are still out of school or receive spotty, sub-par educations. Each one of these children has dreams that may never be fulfilled, potential that may never be realized. By ensuring that every child has access to quality learning, we lay the foundation for growth, transformation, innovation, opportunity and equality.

We as Engineers, took it upon us to give back to the world the things we have got from it – Knowledge, Friends, Family, Happiness and Joy etc.

 

What is Paritraan trying to achieve?
Paritraan’s aims keeps evolving to keep pace with the changing times. However, the members of Paritraan have a few common goals, such as:

  1. Paritraan aims to develop one million enlightened youth who will participate in the accelerated societal transformation of India.
  2. The aim of the Paritraan is nothing but to spread the message of love and humanity. It’s about performing your basic duties as a human – to contribute in the development of the society and the people. To lend a helping hand to those who need it! It’s as simple as that.

 

 

 

What are the tasks carried out by Paritraan?
The Team Paritraan organizes trips to Government Schools, Blind Schools, Schools for the disabled, Orphanages etc. We try to use our engineering resources to solve their real-life problem. We focus specially on Digital/Computer Literacy and Personality Development. We also organized trips to medical colleges when they expressed their dreams to become Doctors.

The goal of Digital Literacy is to teach and assess basic computer concepts and skills so that people can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities.

At Paritraan, we don’t just teach them syllabus. We try to come up with innovative methodologies to help students to harness their latent potential and channel their energies towards cultivation and sharpening of multiple dimensions of human competencies.

 

How many members are there in team Paritraan?
Paritraan has more than 50 members. Most of these members are students, alumni and faculty from BIT Mesra. To name a few – Zeeshan Zahid, Anjaneya Varshaneya, Shibani Rai, Asha Jyoti, Nirav Chadda, Shiv Kumar Jha, Ayush Kedia, Kumar Abhishek, Akash Sinha, Shraddha Chhabaria, Anubhav Agrawal, Abhishek Sadany, Manali Arora, Aditya Ranjan, Prasun Bhomik, Akhil Ranjan, Amritesh Kumar  and last but the most important of all, our guide – Prof. Anup Kumar Keshri.
What do we gain from Paritraan?
Imagine walking down 800 acres of campus in BIT Mesra and suddenly a Gardner or a Peon or a Washer-man comes to you and says – “Bhaiya, aap ka bahut-bahut dhanyawaad. Aapne hum garib ke baccho ko sikhayaa. Ab wo school jaana chaahte hain. Wo seekhanaa chaahte hain. Bhagwaan tumhara bhalaa kare.” [Thank you very much. I know you teach our poor children. Now they want to go to school. They want to learn. May God bless you!]

Just imagine that situation! Feel the emotions. That is our reward and that is what we’ve gained from Paritraan. We have gained friends, we have gained families, we have helped to raise aware citizens, who may someday become Dhirubhai Ambani or Ratan Tata or Kiran Bedi or Dr Kalam!
How did Paritraan come into existence?
Paritraan is the best example of the power of co-creation. Like minded individuals came together to achieve a common goal, to convert a common ‘Dream’ into reality. It all began with Vishal Gupta in his 2nd year of Engineering. He began by teaching under privileged children in his village, Saraipali in the Mahasamund District of Chhattisgarh. Slowly he expanded his efforts to schools in & around the BIT Mesra campus.

Vishal Gupta, better known as Aasthik [due to his famous blog], believes in the quote by Mahatma Gandhi – “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” As a true believer in the Goodness and Goodwill, he set out to achieve his dream of “Swarna Bharat” [Prosperous India]. We were drawn in by his dedication and commitment; and we together, i.e., Amritesh, Akhil and Vishal co-founded Paritraan. Against all odds, doubts and disbeliefs we successfully started a Social Revolution, which has been accelerated by our juniors, peers and seniors alike. We faced difficulties, we face our hurdles, but we looked at them as challenges and problems to be solved. After all we are Engineers… that’s what we do… that’s what we are the best at!

Conclusion:

Even an animal finds its food, sleeps, drinks and lives life for itself; if there is one thing that distinguishes them, from us is the ability for live for others.

So, we the Paritraan team would like to hear from you if you have any idea that can be incorporated in our mission to improve it. You can participate in this holy mission too. If you want to really contribute something for the society, please contact us and join us in taking this mission to a newer and higher dimension where it will prove to be a factor affecting life of many people and will be a concrete step towards the development of a civilised and educated society.

You can send your feedback, appreciation, comments and constructive criticisms at our Official Facebook Page – Paritraan.

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151 Comments

  1. amritesh kumar says:

    Thanks a lot to all for your appreciation……..:)Thanks Vishal and Anup Sir.

  2. Anmol says:

    An Awesome article.A nice job.:)

  3. Satyajit says:

    Hi Akhil,Nice work dude, and the article is simply awesome.

  4. Anup says:

    Nice work , keep it up.   🙂

  5. avatar says:

    Really good work.. 🙂

  6. Aaryan says:

    good work dude.. 

  7. Nitin Jaiswal says:

    Amazing work!It feels good to see young engineers doing these kinds of things.

  8. Sowri Raju says:

    Guys I am simply amazed by your dedication. But how do manage to do this? I mean really? College life and Office life both are so hectic these days. Hats off to your efforts!

  9. Prateek Jain says:

    Great job Akhil, great Job Paritraan!!

  10. Gaurav Mishra says:

    Awesome job man! Brilliant!!

  11. Ravi says:

    Super Akhil.. Keep doing..!!!!!!

  12. Srinivaasan says:

    Guys your work is wonderful!!! excellent!!!!And your article is too great!!!!!!!

  13. Venkat says:

     good work guys

  14. Hariharan says:

    Friends you have done a really wonderful initiative!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Nila says:

    Wow!! Keep up the great efforts guys!! Good luck!

  16. Saravanan says:

    Friends Your initiative is really appreciable! Keep it up!

  17. Vishvanathan says:

    Really wonderful…awesome work.. Keep rocking friends!!!!!!!!!

  18. manu says:

    Hi guys ,nice job  :0

  19. Hariny says:

    great work!!!

  20. Gow says:

    Great work guys!! Even we are inspired by your work!! 🙂

  21. Vasuki says:

    I wish all the best to you and Parithran. Really appreciate your effort!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Sushma says:

    Hi akhil,great job ,:)

  23. Prabhu says:

    Great Work friends. Keep it going. We need initiatives like Paritraan.

  24. Ruthra says:

    Great job guys..Keep going..

  25. Tamil says:

    Keep it up akhil..All the best..!!!

  26. Bavisha Gukallu says:

    Good work man..

  27. Vinayaga Sundari says:

    superbbb…grt work….keep doing the same…congrts…. 

  28. Sreera M V says:

    Really good initaive you guys have made!! Here I wish all the best to you and Parithran. Really appreciate your effort because a person’s time is more precious than money!!

  29. Gowthami says:

    Nice to know a person with such great thoughts and serving mentality!! Awesome work, Akhil!! My best wishes to you and your team!! Keep rocking the world, with one single weapon,’The Paritraan’!! 🙂

  30. Tamil says:

    Good job akhil.. Keep it up.. 🙂

  31. JOHNY says:

    Guys  wel done and nice article. keep up the good work…

  32. JONES says:

    Keep it up Akhil.Great going …All the best

  33. Nismon says:

    Awesome job friends it was a pleasure to read!!

  34. Mani says:

    Admirable work..Go ahead..

  35. ManiBharathy says:

    Guys!!!! Great Job !!!!! Keep Going !!!!!! All the Best!!!!

  36. Atul Awnish says:

    hey man just read your artical. The facts regarding social service that u ppl provied is really good…….keep doing good wrks like this …………….my best wishes are wid u Akhil………..:)

  37. Upendra says:

    Hi akhil Bhaiya Indeed a commendable job , carry on 🙂

  38. Himanshu says:

    Dude, kya baat kafi mehnat karte ho tum to.Accha likha hain and nice job.:)

  39. Hussain says:

    wow akhil, nice job . an excellent article too.

  40. Amit says:

    Hi akhil,dude how do you find the time for all these. great man.carry on.

  41. Gabirieal Raj says:

    Great work friends!!!! you will deserve the respect.

  42. Venkat ram reddy says:

    Hi guys,I got to know about you ppl working this good job from my son, Tharun.Keep up the spirit.

  43. ravi says:

    Hey akhil,good job , keep going.

  44. sarath says:

    heyNice work guys. Keep it going.

  45. vinoth says:

    A worth read article and a commendable job indeed. 

  46. Deepana says:

    Hi akhil ,i liked your article. keep your nice job going .

  47. Dhakshina says:

    Hi guys,an excellent article and nice job. 

  48. vasuki says:

    ohh akhil,you do social work also. good to find that. keep going. 

  49. kavitha says:

    Akhil,good work. keep going.

  50. Chiranjib says:

    hey akhil,good to hear that what thought u had , u implemented that in real.Nice 🙂

  51. Hari Kumar says:

    Dudes, You ppl simply rock.good work.keep going.

  52. charlin prem says:

    Awesome work guys.And the article is excellent 

  53. gilbert says:

    nice job man……….

  54. varsha says:

    hey akhilkeep doing the good work

  55. alok says:

    nice job…

  56. M Rohit says:

    Wonderful work Akhil & Vishal. Really wonderful…awesome work..keep going

  57. Manali Arora says:

    I really appreciate this initiative of yours! Definitely, to teach is to learn twice! Keep Going!

  58. Bala Murugan says:

    Friends that’s a great job..keep doing  this.

  59. ravi prakash says:

    Arey Akhil babu,sahii kaam kar rahe ho tum to.like it .Please continue. 

  60. Khushboo says:

    Great Job team Paritraan.BITians have always been doing something or the other for the society, this is one of the best examples.

  61. rajat.mazumdar says:

    Hi all of  u guys, very nice job and carry on good work.

  62. Vartika Arora says:

    Even the longest journey must begin where you stand. Your initiative is really appreciable! Keep it up!

  63. Kalai says:

    Hey Guys!!!! Great Job !!!!! Keep Going !!!!!! All the Best!!!!!!!!!!

  64. srinu says:

    awesome work..keep going

  65. srikanth says:

    GREAT JOB AKHIL

  66. Nikita says:

    Nice to see such work done by people in an early stage of life. Keep it up!

  67. Shakeel says:

    Sahi hai yaar…Kaafi acha kaam kar rahe ho tum log… keep going!

  68. neelam says:

    great job…… keep it growing…….

  69. neelam says:

    Great job ………keep it growing………………..

  70. niraj khemka says:

    hey guysnice job.

  71. niraj khemka says:

    sahiiii akhil , Sahii kaam kar rahe ho.My good wishes are with you ppl.

  72. Ashwin Barathi says:

    Bro,nice job. keep it up.

  73. Swathi Jarugumilli says:

    It is simply Superb akhil..!!When I started reading your article paritraan,i got reminded of our induction day at CTS,when you and other people including myself came to the dias and were talking about “social activities”. I think you too remember but as waguely as i do that i was standing right beside you and listening to you when you were talking about paritraan.I just wanna tell you this because till now neither you nor me realized or got reminded of that day inspite of all these day talking to you.

  74. Krishna says:

    Great job guys.keep up the same and thanks for taking the initiative.

  75. Ranjini Ganesh says:

    Wonderful work Akhil & Vishal. Really wonderful.

  76. tharun says:

    keep going… you can full fill your aim at some point of time  

  77. vilas says:

    great job akhil.. 

  78. Sayad Rameez Ahmed says:

    Vishal, I have always been proud of your intentions and motives, and I am glad to have a friend like you in my life.I wish that paritraan achieves all its aims. Best of Luck!

  79. Pallavi says:

    Nice to see students and professionals doing such job

  80. Aakash says:

    Paritraan is a great initiative. Would like to help in anyway I can!

  81. nikhil ranjan says:

    Hmmm..keep up the gud work..

  82. Shreya Gupta says:

    Great going team Paritraan. I am moved by your dedication.

  83. Dhanalakshmi says:

    Appreciate your Great effort… Keep going…

  84. Sanjeev Gayen says:

    Great work Akhil, Vishal and Team Paritraan.Also, glad to see TechAloo taking these initiatives.

  85. Pankaj says:

    Paritraan is a great initiative. I would like to be a part of it.

  86. Vineeth Karanam says:

    Great going Vishal and team Paritraan.Keep up the good work… Best of luck Akhil.

  87. AISF TRCHY says:

    Good going friends.I loved the article and friends your work too great.

  88. Thangaraj says:

    Great guys. Paritraan deserves Respect.

  89. J.Jenif Preethi says:

    Great jobs ,I have admired of this is Paritraan…And I’m happy to you all doing this.

  90. tharun says:

    Hey Akhil,nice work buddy , keep doing.

  91. Saravanan says:

    Good work friends,And spread the Paritraan all over the world..

  92. Mano says:

    Paritraan is the one which i inspired a lot….Great work friends.

  93. Naveen says:

    Awesome work guys..

  94. rakesh says:

    Simply loved the article and wish u ppl to carry these works . My wishes are with u.

  95. tarique says:

    good work guys .:))

  96. abhishek says:

    hey akhil,nice work bro. happy to see that u r doing such good job. Carry on.

  97. Gautam Kumar says:

    Nice work guys, a worth read article .  Keep the good work.

  98. Ansh Kapil says:

    Great going!

  99. Vikas Kumar says:

    Vishal, I never knew you worked hard apart from the Normal Office hours too.Its really difficult to get time after this hectic schedule. But you still manage it. Hats Off to you and your friends.

  100. Priya Narwani says:

    Admirable work..Go ahead..god bless and all the very best wishes..!!!

  101. Shahzor Khan says:

    Great Work Akhil. Keep it going. We need initiatives like Paritraan.

  102. Garima says:

    Another proud BITian here to appreciate the amazing job being done by the Paritraan team.

  103. shiv says:

    great work !!

  104. Really great JOB,
    I think everyone who has a heart must has a dream like this to fulfill in somewhere very deep in their SOUL.
    Great Jon…keep rolling !!!

  105. Vinay says:

    Great going guys. Paritraan deserves Respect.

  106. Abhinav says:

    Nice work dude…

  107. pankaj kumar says:

    Friends, an appreciable job getting done by u ppl , plzz keep it goin on. My wishes are with you all.

  108. srini says:

    i can find here that u ppl are really doing a good job. 🙂 

  109. Arun Kumar says:

    Hi guys, nice work, keep it up.

  110. vaibhav vishal says:

    Great work Paritraan.Keep it up!

  111. naresh says:

    welldone guys..dng a good job..keep it up

  112. naresh says:

    weldone guys ..dng a god job.keep it up

  113. Deepti Rani Srivastav says:

    Proud to be a BITian.Great work indeed.

  114. Ravi Poria says:

    Wonderful Job. Keep Going :).

  115. deepak says:

    Good going guys… All the best

  116. Sushil Kumar says:

    Good going team Paritraan.

  117. Vishal Gupta says:

    Thanks Abhinav!

  118. Abhinav says:

    Good going guys… All the best 🙂

  119. Pranshul Agrawal says:

    Great going guys keep it up!

  120. Jyotsna Khemka says:

    Hi All, I am Vishal’s maternal aunt. He launched Paritraan’s website last year on 3rd March 2011. He dedicated it to me. It was the best b’dsy gift ever.I feel proud to have helped in his career and feel good about the friends he has. Paritraan is a great effort and I wish all the members of Paritraan all the very best for future.

  121. arindam says:

    hii Akhil., loved the article and ur work. Indeed its a worth appreciating job.carry on.

  122. akshay says:

    Hiii guys, good work , carry on .

  123. ANUBHAV AGRAWAL says:

    Great article buddies… loved it.

  124. sumeet says:

    Great Work…. keep it up..

  125. Shekhar Gupta says:

    Proud of my brother and his efforts.

  126. Prasath says:

    Dude nice work .:)

  127. Gautam says:

    Hey akhil, keep up the spirit high and continue . I like your dedication.

  128. Tarikul says:

    wow great . good job 🙂 .

  129. Keep it up Vishal and Akhil.

  130. Prakhar Goel says:

    Akhil, Vishal and Amritesh – congrats buddies. Proud to call you my friend.

  131. Vishal Gutpa says:

    Great going friends….Lets carry out our responsibilities as a citizen of India.

  132. Aeman Waghoo says:

    Well Akhil Ranjan, M a contestant of dis contest. Bt i believe in appreciating worthiness. Lvd dis frm d core of my heart. Paritraan deserves salute .

  133. himanshu says:

    dude, wel done and nice article. keep up the good work.:

  134. ramesh says:

    Hey akhil,Bro nice work , keep it up.

  135. akhil ranjan says:

    thanks a lot sir .sab kuch to aapki hi sharan me rahkar kiya hain.:)
    thanks vidhut,.:)
    hey chandruu ,thanks buddy , but there are still long to go and we will keep it up.:)
    Trimbak sir , Thanks for ur like and comment, we will definitely keep it growing. 🙂
    thanks bhaiya(nikhil) it is your support that i ahve done this much and can carry on further. Thanks a lot.:)
    thanks rohit bhaiya, feel good to do such things. 🙂
    Thanks himanshu. i told u about this alreday na.:)
    thanks vikram:)
    thanks rajeev bhaiya arey kabhi kabhi kuch karne ka mauka milta hain to jane nahi dete hain.:)
    Thanks ramesh brother,:)
    thanks abhishek babu.Your role is also countable. 🙂
    arey ankit bhai….thank you , 🙂
    Thanks anubhav
    @ ayush ………thanks bro:0
    thanks prakhar,i would like if u ll join us also.:)
    thanks vaibhav , naresh, deepti, ravi:))

  136. anushree says:

    dude sahii ja rahe ho, aacha kam kar rahe ho.keep it up 🙂

  137. anushree says:

    hey, nice work.It is an article which can sprout the social service appeal in anyone. keep it up. 🙂 

  138. Rohit Sarkar says:

    Great job guys… Very heartening to see you all taking out time after the corporate work grind ,for social causes …. Best wishes..

  139. Ayush Kedia says:

    awesome bro …. 🙂

  140. Abhishek Gupta says:

    great article man… great going… keep the good work up 🙂  

  141. ankit says:

    Great work yaar…keep it up..

  142. rajeev says:

    wow…….. really its a worth read article .Happy to see that u r doing such a nice job. keep up the spirit.

  143. sougata says:

    bhai kya baat sahi u going in good pace to serve humankind …acha laga

  144. Vikram gupta says:

    Too good… : )

  145. trimbak murthy says:

    Great Job!!! Keep it growing.B.I.T. 1963 Batch

  146. nikhil ranjan says:

    The journey of 100 miles starts with a single step…good going..keep it up…

  147. Vishal Gutpa says:

    Amazing article indeed Amritesh and Akhil. I don’t think even one of my article could match up to this level.

  148. Chandrashekhar Shaw says:

    Congrats friends, It’s a big achievement !!!This is really great!!!

  149. kumar abhishek says:

    awesome it was a pleasure to read!!

  150. Good going Akhil and Amritesh. Keep it up.

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