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Prosenjit Mandal is the last hope of Sundarbans people

Sundarbans – The world's largest delta region located in the Ganga-Brahmaputra estuary. Although the area is large, the standard of living of the inhabitants of the region is very low. However, due to the fact that rivers and multiple deltas isolate the region, the transport and communication... more

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Sundarbans – The world's largest delta region located in the Ganga-Brahmaputra estuary. Although the area is large, the standard of living of the inhabitants of the region is very low. However, due to the fact that rivers and multiple deltas isolate the region, the transport and communication system has not improved much in the area. On the other hand, Sundarbans is far away from the modern idea of being far away from the central city. As a result, the residents of this region are deprived of the basic needs of life such as food, clothing, shelter, medical, and educational facilities.

Living in a deltaic area like the Sundarbans is actually very difficult. Because the main source of livelihood of the people living in the Sundarbans area is the conservation and cultivation of fish from the deep forest and riverside areas, ignoring the encroachment and life of the animals. Apart from this, the natives are constantly suffering from natural disasters like Ayala, Amphan, Fani, Yash, etc. Due to these natural calamities, the people of Sundarbans have lost their houses and crops. After the disaster, the house-to-house disease pushed the Sundarbans residents into a more unfavorable situation. Although there are facilities like government education and medical treatment, it is of very poor quality. The people of Sundarbans have to go far away i.e. cities to get better medical facilities. Due to this, many people lost their lives without treatment in emergency situations.

On top of that, the global epidemic of "Covid-19" in the last few years has put the people of the area in more crisis.

Sri Prasenjit Mandal, son of Bali 2 village panchayat in the Gosaba area of Sundarbans, has always stood by the side of these remote Sundarban residents against all the above adversities. For more than 15 years, he has been serving the people of the surrounding area day and night.

Prasenjit Mandal lived with his parents and siblings since childhood in a small thatched mud house at one end of Bali village, which became uninhabitable due to natural calamities. The family's only source of income was farming, which was the family's only means of livelihood.

As a result of continuous irregular natural disasters, on the one hand, the loss of cultivation, water-mud, and other adverse environmental conditions, cause a big problem in daily life for the residents and families, also transportation - communication - health - education, and other aspects of well-being in the area. Due to the non-availability of services, the survival of people from all sides becomes a big challenge for themselves.

The struggle of the villagers and their survival in the midst of adverse circumstances since childhood had a profound impact on Prasenjit Mandal's psyche, changing his mindset and life goals. His only goal in life is to extend a helping hand to the people of Bali and Sundarbans from all sides. So after completing his school education he moved to Kolkata city in 2010 ignoring the family's rejection to earn some money through any kind of work to further his higher education and extend any kind of helping hand to the people of the area.

Accordingly, by his own efforts, he joined a private company called "National Industrial Corporation" in the year 2010 with a monthly salary of Rs.3000/- which was not enough for his higher education - family management - public welfare work. - Unemployed boys - girls - youths - young women - widows help mothers in various ways. As a result, he gradually began to spread like a ray of sunshine in the thick clouds filled with the local people, and even later, on the inspiration and request of the youth of the village, he started a free training center named "Brihaspati Computer Training Center" in the name of his mother in Gosaba, but enough money And due to lack of cooperation, it was not possible to manage it for long.

Sundarbans being a traditional travel center, Sri Prasenjit Mandal utilized this facility and its own social network to attract the attention of various dignitaries from Kolkata and surrounding areas to the low-cost Sundarbans tour opportunities, which gradually spread across the country. Spread abroad and act as a travel guide for local and foreign travelers at various times, as temporary money was earned through this work, personal opinion - inspiration - help travelers become determined to make the goal of life stronger and bigger.

Self-reliance project
Self-reliance project

 

In this situation, Shri Prasenjit Mandal created a private service organization called "Sundarban Foundation" in 2017 for the maximum improvement of the villagers and the people of the society. To always stand by the people in the Sundarbans area at all levels as a companion in happiness and sorrow. Prasenjit Mondal received a certificate in appreciation and inspiration for the individual and social welfare work he has been doing through "The Sundarban Foundation".

 

 


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