world where every human being is being loved &cared, educated,
healthy, equal, safe and has a source of income and a bright future.
provide such a society which is free from illiteracy, inequality, unsafely, helplessness, backwardness, unemployment, injustice and
exploitation to the forth coming generation.
To provide each illiterate person an opportunity to become literate and providing computer education also.
To empower women by providing them education, safety, health facilities, equal status and self dependence.
To work for the help of Cancer and HIV/AIDS patients.
To encourage and conduct programs of environment conservation like plantation and conservation of underground water, etc.
develop a sense of brotherhood, oneness and unity among people and to
eradicate discrimination related to sex, caste, color, religion or
To provide help and support to help less old people and physically challenged people and to make them self dependent.
promote rural and cottage scale industries and to give practical
training related to these to the people of backward and weaker sections
of society and to generate employment for them.
work for the upliftment of widows and orphans including destitute
children and to connect them with the main stream of the society.
To provide free treatment and to conduct free health check up camps for the poor and neglected people.
create awareness among people regarding the evil effects of practices
like child marriage, dowry, female foeticide, domestic violence,
generate awareness regarding myths associated with diseases like
HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Cancer, etc, and to try to stop stigma
and discrimination associated with these.
make every citizen aware of his/her rights as well as duties and to
generate a sense of social responsibility among them. To help them
become a good and more useful citizen of their nations and to reach
Th. Shiv Shanker Singh Chauhan Shiksha Vikas Evam Samajotthan Samiti
popularly known as ‘Pragati Rath’ is a registered voluntary organization
which is registered under Societies Registration Act No. 21, 1860 and
of which registeration no. is J 24671. As name suggests, this society is
working for education especially rural education and social empowerment
in each and every possible manner. Its main aim is to work for the
development and welfare of all especially for the peripherals such as
destitute children, women, physically challenged, helpless old people,
cancer & HIV/AIDS patients…
Rath was formed in the loving and inspirational memory of Lt. Th. Shiv
Shanker Singh Chauhan, popularly known as Thakur Sahab, who was a social
worker and worked for the welfare of the underprivileged till the last
breath of his life.
Our Inspiration :
Sahab was born on 1st August 1931, in a royal family where his father
Lt. Th. Lakshman Singh Chauhan was the captain of 40 villages under the
kingdom of Samthar Estate and his mother Lt. Thakurain Raja Beti was the
princess of Amravara Estate. Thakur sahab got royalty, bravery,
courtesy and strong will power in his blood. From his childhood only,
Thakur sahab was against the evil practices like child marriage,
restriction of girls’ education, dowry, caste system, untouchability,
etc. He started raising his voice against all these and tried people
also to make aware of the evil effects of these, but as usual people
started opposing him. He got so much of distress from local people
especially the people of higher classes. But he kept on moving.
Meanwhile, he went to Mumbai for higher studies. There some more
sensible and crucial issues came to his sight as the poor and miserable
condition of Cancer patients. Their condition took away Thakur sahab’ s
mental peace and he started to work for the rehabilitation of cancer
patients and till the time he was alive, he kept on working for cancer
patients, education of poor children and upliftment of other weaker and
backward sections of the society.
Thakur Sahab took his last breath on 8th June 2004. At that
time, he was working with Cancer Aid and Research Foundation, Mumbai for
the help of cancer patients for last 40 years. After him, his son Kr.
Vijay Vikram Singh Chauhan carried on the work of his father. From 2004,
Vijay Chauhan is working for the cancer patients. His father was his
ideal and he always wanted to keep his father’s dream and name alive.
Thus to meet the purpose, he started this society by the name of his
father and to carry on the work started by his father on 21st September
2012. Now the society is working for the welfare of Cancer patients,
free education of poor children, employment generation, making
sustainable livelihoods etc.
Pragati Rath logo consists of two hands which are joined together and
spread out to provide support, care and help to the people in need;
three human figures which are the symbol of those lives which are
suppressed, want to grow but unable to reach their fullness due to want
of opportunities; the rising sun at the background which shows that we
expect a new and beautiful dawn which is full of hope for every human
being. The logo also contains a line ‘Hands Together Can Change Lives’ which
is our belief, we really believe that if two hands join together for a
common and good purpose, they can really change other’s lives. At the
bottom of the logo, society’s sub title ‘Pragati Rath’ which means a
chariot which is leading people towards the development and ‘SSSCSVESS’
is written, which is the short form of Shiv Shanker Singh Chauhan
Shiksha Vikas Evam Samajotthan Samiti. The two main reasons for which
Pragati Rath stands are the wellbeing of the people and the conservation
blue colour of the hands and the background reflects the continuity of
development as development has any real sense only when it is
continuous, short term development is of no use; saffron colour of the
human figures shows the prosperity which is the right of every human
being; white colour is the reflection of peace, all should live
peacefully and happily with unity and brotherhoodness. In short, the
motto of Pragati Rath is to help each and every individual to reach
his/her fullest by providing continuous growth and development,
prosperity and peace.
Dr. Sandhya Chauhan
Manager - H.R. & Projects
Respecting, listening and consulting them
Ensuring their participation in:
Skill & Capacity Building of YOUTH
Evaluation and follow up
Sensitizing them regarding their rights
Providing an environment that is fit for their growth and development