SUBHADRA MAHTAB SEVA SADANRehabilitation of Children in Distress

Introduction

The Subhadra Mahtab Seva Sadan is a name to be reckoned with in the field of child and woman care. Popularly known as SMSS, the organization came to being in 1980 catering to the needs of the hapless women and children. Since its inception the SMSS has been providing necessary help and support to the down-trodden and marginalized section of people in the society during 30 years of its successful journey. It is championing the cause of neglected and abandoned children including orphans, destitute women particularly tribal people and others.

The SMSS was primarily set up at G.Udayagiri in Kandhamal district of Odisha, India. The place is a picturesque one gifted with natural bounties and is surrounded by forests and hills. G.Udayagir is 220 kms away from the state capital Bhubaneswar. The visitors to this hilly place are enthralled at the scenic beauty. G.Udayagiri was known as the head office of the SMSS earlier. But now Bhubaneswar is the head office and epi-centre of the activities of the SMSS.

The SMSS is a pioneering organization in Odisha in operating programmes in the field of child welfare, women welfare and senior citizens’ welfare. With patronage of a few generous people and organisation the SMSS has been able to spread its activities to Ganjam and Khurda districts besides Kandhamal.

The SMSS has proved to be a catalyst of change and taken up various programmes to bring the neglected people to the mainstream of society. The programmes taken up by the SMSS include home for orphans, short stay home for destitute women, placement of abandoned children, vocational training in tailoring for SC girls, creech for pre-school children, non-formal education, formal education, health programme, old age home, Day care centre for senior citizens, computer training and Lion’s club AM-Van Antwerpen children’s home, textile and handicraft programmes and Swadhar Scheme.

The SMSS has taken up efforts for the development of the tribal people and launched schemes against health hazard, mal-nutrition, illiteracy and other social stigmas offering a ray of hope to its beneficiaries.

The SMSS has been rewarded with the prestigious premier Solidarity Award M/S TELVA, Madrid, Spain for its outstanding contribution and selfless services in the field of child welfare and other socio-devleopmental programmes.

SMSS ENVISAGES A SOCIETY WHERE EACH INDIVIDUAL LIVES IN DIGNITY, SUPPORTED BY A CARING SOCIETY AND UNEXPLOITED BY VESTED INTERESTS