NGOs in MathuraMathura is the land of devotion. It is the land of Krishna. He is the embodiment of love for others and duty towards mankind above all. Mathura being the lord’s land, is full of selfless people and institutions devoted to the cause of humanity in its myriad forms and combinations. The land is replete with non-governmental organization working to ameliorate the suffering and pain of others. They seem to believe that even the smallest act of caring for another human being is like a drop of water in the vast pool of life but the one that will cause ripples in the entire pond. It is the belief of many of these NGOs that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Types of NGOs in Mathura
There are mainly two kinds of NGOs in Mathura. At first there are those that run governmental schemes envisaged for the area by central and state governments. These schemes run for target beneficiaries. The central and state governments provide funds to voluntary organisations or VOs and NGOs to run these schemes. The long list of such funded schemes gives plenty of leverage to organizations willing to work for a specific target. Grants in aid are provided to NGOs or VOs to benefit scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. There are schemes to provide free coaching to these poorer sections of the society. The schemes to empower persons with disabilities called ADIP attract a lot of funds as do the DDRS schemes. Scheme for prevention of alcoholism and substance abuse also attract several NGOs to work in that field.
Then there are charitable organizations working in several sectors to help the needy and destitute. These NGOs depend upon the charity of philanthropists. They get funds in the form of annual grants or sometimes even bequeathed in the last wills by charitable people. The NGOs workings under private funding go for fund collection drives also.
The main areas of work of these NGOs concern rural development, sanitation, educational help to SC/ST, poverty alleviation, family welfare, literacy, vocational training, Women’s rights and gender equality, sanitation, women and child development and environment awareness programmes, solar water system in rural areas, health and family welfare in rural areas and HIV/Aids awareness. The last two in the list below are special VOs working solely for cremation of unclaimed dead bodies.
List of NGOs in Mathura
The main NGOs in Mathura are listed below.
Ram Bhagwan Memorial Academic Welfare Society
Adarsh Gramin Vikas Parishad
Akhil Bhartiya Yashoda Devi Shiksha Mandal
Behind Gyatri Temple
Radhaswami Shiksha Samiti
189, Narasi Puram Raonchi Bangar
Bharti Mitra Sansthan
Divya Sadhana Dham
Mana Giri, Mathura
Amrita Devi Guru Dayal Singh Charitable Educational Society
Sarvjanik Sewa Sansthan
Sri Biharwan Samaj Uthan Sansthan
Ramakrishna International Academy
Akhil Bhartiya Brij Samaj Kalyan Sansthan
Sri Giriraj Maharaj Public Welfare Society
Sri Hitkari Shiksha Prasar Samiti
Baba Heeranand Shiksha Evm Gramodyog Samiti
Anjum Nisha Education and Welfare Society
Ayodhyogik Vyavsayik Evam Takniki Shiksha Samiti
Saraswati Kund, Mathura
Jeev Jantu Gramen Seva Sansthan
Chouki Bagh Bahadur