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‘The City of twin forts’, Damanis known for its beautiful scenic spots that attract visitors from various nooks and corners of the country. Also, Daman is considered to be a melting pot, where people belonging to different religions and castes blend together and live in peace and harmony. To ensure the welfare of the people in Daman, various charitable trusts and welfare organisations have been established in various parts of the city.
Leading NGOs and Charitable Organisations in Daman
The NGOs and welfare societies in Daman strive hard to bring about a radical transformation in the society. They work hard for the upliftment of the weaker and the neglected sections of the society using the funds contributed by willing volunteers. They work on diverse fields like health, education, medical facilities, shelter, basic amenities to the poor, tribals, women, senior citizens, physically disabled and mentally challenged, backward castes and other neglected sections of the society. By organising various awareness programmes, health campaigns, cleanliness drives and cultural activities, these organisations aim to bring about a difference in the lives of the people.
Indian Red Cross Society
The Indian Red Cross Society is a voluntary organisation, having its network throughout the country, involved in various humanitarian activities to alleviate human pain and sufferings and to bring about an improvement in the lives of people. Various programmes are undertaken by this organisation in Daman for the promotion of humanitarian values, health care, disaster management including disaster relief, response, education and training etc. Other major activities include blood bank and medical facilities, tracing activities involving tracing separated family members and loved ones, family welfare activities, HIV/AIDS prevention etc. Thus it aims to bring about economic and social development of Daman. Indian Red Cross Society Address: Red Cross Bhavan, Near Bus Stand, Nani Daman- 396 210. Phone No: 0260-2255099, 2230698, 2230689
Sarvodaya Mahila Mandal
Established in the year 2009, Sarvodaya Mahila Mandal is a NGO operating in Daman for the welfare and upliftment of women and the weaker sections of the society. The organisation deals with various civic and welfare issues. Various cultural programmes are organized for the promotion of art and culture in Daman. Various environment related issues like sanitation, water supply, tree plantation drives are dealt with, by the organisation. Other major activities of the organisation include shelter for the destitute, aged and handicapped, human rights, legal issues, minority issues, AIDS Awareness campaigns, matters related to Panchayati Raj etc. Thus the major aim of this organisation is to eliminate the socio-economic differences prevalent in the society and bring about peace and harmony among the people.
Sarvodaya Mahila Mandal Address: Nr. Mandresa, Khariwad, Nani Daman, Daman and Diu. Phone No: 0260-2251139 Email: email@example.com
Other Welfare Organisations in Daman
There are a number of welfare organisations in Daman, dedicated to diverse causes. Daman Industries Association has been established to address various grievances faced by the industries, aid development of small scale industries, address various issues related to pollution and other environmental problems etc. Organisations like Daman Muslim Association, Daman Malayali Association, Daman Rana Samaj have been set up to deal with issues related to various individual communities. Nehru Yuva Kendra, Kansarwad Yuvak Mandal etc deal with youth empowerment, while All India Womens Forum deals with various issues related to women development and empowerment. In addition, there are a number of other organisations related to child care, shelter for the old, tribal affairs, literacy etc, contributing to the upliftment of the people of Daman.