SPHEEHA (Society for Preservation of Healthy Environment and Ecology and Heritage of Agra), a registered NGO, announced that SPHEEHA has been doing tremendous social work for the upliftment of the tribal people in Rajaborari in a cluster of 10 tribal villages.
SPHEEHA has been doing this work in the tribal heartland of Madhya Pradesh in close collaboration with Radhasoami Satsang Sabha, Dayalbagh, Agra.
In Rajaborari (MP), the primary source of livelihood is a cluster of 10 tribal villages adjoining the Jungles/Forestry Natural Resources (of which Felling-rights of Wood, lying within the Forestry Natural Resources Only), have since November 09 been handed over to the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
However, the Abadi/Dwelling & Agriculture Land of district Harda continues to be owned & managed by Radhasoami Satsang Sabha, Dayalbagh, Agra- 282005, U.P. Hqs. right since 1919, with a spirit of service to mankind, as a Charitable (Incorporated) Organisation, not only within the Sovereign Republic of India but also in England & Wales (Singapore Declaration 1971) with the intent to amalgamate the tribal with the mainstream population.
SPHEEHA is currently associated with conducting a 10-day camp in partnership with D.E.I. (Deemed University) and Rajaborari Estate to deliver a series of welfare programs like Medical Camps, educational workshops in the state of the art technology including training in drone technology, self-defense for girls, job placement assistance for the youth, monitoring of the Air & water quality levels, and tree plantations.
Experts from various fields have been sent on the ground and hundreds of tribals are benefitting from this ongoing camp. A team of Allopathic, Homeopathic, and Ayurvedic practitioners are providing free consultations and medicines and have already catered to one-fifth of the local population.
Participation in sports is the vehicle for upward social mobility for minorities and hence budding sports enthusiasts are being provided training in various sports and are encouraged to participate in the forthcoming Chief Minister’s Cup to be held in December.
To this effect a volleyball tournament, “Sahyog, Sanghatan, Safalta Cup” between 36 teams from various tribal villages of the area has been successfully conducted during the camp. Approximately, 1200 students have participated in these ongoing sports activities.
Not only Self-defence training for girls and young students but also combative roles in the Defence Forces of India is being conducted parallelly by a team of experts to improve their confidence, build perseverance and improve their physical and mental fitness.
Professors of D.E.I (Deemed University) are conducting workshops in state-of-the-art technologies including the usage of drones and computers. They are also regularly monitoring the local air and water quality.
SPHEEHA volunteers are conducting CV writing and interview skills workshops and have also organized placement assistance for qualified youth by inviting companies for recruitment.
Speaking on the occasion, M A Pathan, who is the President of SPHEEHA said, “The greatest service one can render to humanity is to serve the people for their upliftment and development. This camp has been organized to further our goal of sustainable management of life support ecosystems to protect and preserve the physical environment for the cultural, emotional, and spiritual well-being of all communities and it is in line with the government’s vision of development. We want our communities to be self-sufficient in every respect and SPHEEHA is actively supporting and sponsoring various socio-economic and employment opportunities at Rajaborari thereby helping sustain the unique ‘Rural Economic Zone’ it has evolved into.”