Mathew Cherian's A Million Missions: The Non Profit Sector in India PDF

By Mathew Cherian

After the assassination of Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi on 30 January 1948, there has been a big thrust in favour of voluntary motion in India. Six weeks later a number of women and men met at Sewagram close to Wardha in Maharashtra. They have been looking solutions to varied questions, together with the position that civil society may still play in addressing the troubles of the country’s underprivileged and marginalised sections. hence used to be born the Sarva Seva Sangh, generally known as Sarvodaya. between these current that day have been the social reformer and socialist chief, (Lok Nayak) Jayaprakash (JP) Narayan who encouraged the formation of the subsequent new release of non-governmental agencies (NGOs) in India. due to the fact then, the voluntary flow within the kingdom has grown impressively.
From Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and JP to ‘waterman’ Rajendra Singh, all have run NGOs that experience replaced the best way democracy features and helped traditional members realize their basic rights and helped them struggle to accomplish those. a few of the million-plus NGOs in India paintings one of the poorest and marginalised sections of society inspiring wish for a greater existence and a “new India”. non secular philanthropy has traditionally performed an immense position in strengthening the many-faceted cloth of giving in India that is turning out to be superior by way of the day. Today’s non-profit region has inspired the rights-based paradigm of social welfare and monetary improvement thereby furthering grassroots motion and democratic foundations. this present day NGOs in India are concerned about diversified components of job, from fundamental schooling and simple health and wellbeing to taking care of the elderly.
This publication, for the 1st time, takes a detailed examine the operating of the country’s voluntary area and its quite a few facets. it's been written through a person who has over 4 a long time of expertise operating in, and major, NGOs. The e-book is a useful source for all people who find themselves attracted to this crucial region, be they representatives of the company area or donor organisations, executive officers or civil society activists.

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