Monthly Report, May 2022

By: Boro Baski
13.06.2022 News

Summer rice cultivated in this season has not been profitable for the farmers in our area. Besides irregular rainfall, stem borer insects have damaged the crop heavily despite using sufficient chemical fertilizer and pesticides. It seems the rice insects are ammoniated with the pesticides found in the local markets. Many marginal farmers who are already at lose as the expense of rice cultivation is more than the productions are now seriously considering giving up summer rice cultivation. Other rabi crops like mustard, wheat, pulses and vegetables cultivation could be the alternative. The villagers who live by daily wages would also be the sufferers if rice is replaced with other crops, because rice cultivation still provides a big number of unskilled labour employments.

The activities of the organization however continued normally this month. Besides the regular programmes several extra-curricular activities had been organized in the respective centres. Details are as follows.



A one day health awareness camp was organized at Bishnubati where the students and parents of the village participated. A discussion on health & hygiene and the importance of the use of toilets were discussed and a health check-up was organized.  Two government health workers from the village Rani Baski and Putul Hansda also conducted the health check-up for the participants. The students brought out a rally on the village road with placards and shouting slogans to create awareness on the basic health issues.

Training on mushroom cultivation was organized at the museum campus with the villagers focusing on the youth who can choose this cultivation as an employment generation programme. Students of the Social Work department of Visva-Bharati University in collaboration with a mushroom cultivation expert Mr. Topobijoy Mukherjee supported the conduct of the training. 

The computer training class for the high school students has resumed at VTC after a break of a few months. Paresh Saren, a  senior student, is the instructor.

Mr. Zha Liyou, the Consul general of the People's Republic of China, Kolkata visited the museum along with his companion. He interacted with the teachers and students of Bishnubati and sang a Tagore song with the students.


The educational activities of Ghosaldanga continued regularly. Besides coaching classes the students had music and art classes.

A discussion was held with the villagers on Community health and nutritious food from locally available resources at the old club house.  The university students from Visva-Bharati with the evening school teachers Parboti Murmu and Sushila Hansda had organized it.

RSV School

The classes in the school continued regularly along with music, art, sports and gardening. The nutritious food is also provided to the students every day. 

The members of the Red Cross Society, Bolpur branch, visited the school and interacted with the students and teachers of RSV.  The members also donated some teaching and sports materials to the students. 

Hostel Coaching

The coaching classes for the hostel students continued regularly. They also took care of their respective vegetable gardens and other farming activities.   

Kick for Help

Football coaching courses continued regularly for both boys and girls.  Besides football coaching the players also repaired the fence of the trees they planted last year. These trees have grown quite well. The Kick for Help team played one friendly match against the Lalbandh football team of Santiniketan.  

Youth Empowerment


Paresh Soren from Bishnubati has begun his training on Audio and video editing at Divine Music centre at Guskara, Burdwan.