Bhubaneswar: Around 68 NGOs and volunteer organisations from across the state have come together to form a ‘Rajya Samajsevi Mahasangh’. The federation says it will adopt a co-ordinated approach to tackle the various issues throughout the state and also direct the government’s attention to them.
“The federation will unify all the organisations and social workers on a single platform. It will allow us to regulate, co-ordinate our efforts and carry out the work on a larger scale and in a systematic manner. We will also set up a body in each of the districts. Each district will have a helpline so that people can reach out to us in times of need, whether its a call for blood donation or the case of a missing child,” said Narottam Das, the President of the Mahasangh.
The federation will also try to help organisations get more funding. “We also plan to come out with a newsletter of our own where we can inform the people of the tasks that we will do or take up. A number of associations from Odisha that are currently based in other states have also expressed their interest in joining us,” said Munnalal Agarwal, who is part of the disciplinary committee of the Mahasangh. He is also the president of the ‘Marwadi Yuva Manch’, which has joined the federation.
“Around 20-25 NGOs from Bhubaneswar are a part of the Mahasangh. We have come together to collectively work for the welfare of the society,” said Sibabrata Satapathy, who is a member of the federation. He also works for a local NGO in the city.
Former DGP Sanjeev Marik also attended the event.