PROBINI FOUNDATION

The Probini Foundation

80-56 251st Street. Bellerose

NY 11426; proobini@hotmail.com

718-343-0189

www.Probini.Org

 

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Dhaka Girls’ Orphanage

Trustees: Chair — Dr. Sachi G Dastidar

Secretary: Mr. Jay Hyman

Treasurer:      Mr. Dilip Chakravorti (Queens, NYC)

Accountant: Mr. Gopal Patel

Members: Dr. Shefali S. Dastidar, Dr. Kusumita P. Pedersen, Mr. Prabangshu Ghoshal

Executive Secretary: Mr. Shuvo G. Dastidar

 

The Purposes of the Probini Foundation

·       Support the education of the needy, especially the orphaned in Assam, West Bengal and Bangladesh in the Indian Subcontinent. This may include self-sufficiency projects, school or dormitory construction, school tuition, and teacher salaries.

·       In the New York metropolitan area, to create social, cultural and educational bridges with new immigrants, new citizens and native-born U.S. citizens.

·       In the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area, to provide social services needed to mainstream immigrant and the needy population.

 

Limitations on grants

·       No grant may be given for individual life-style improvement,

·       All institutional grant applicants must be visited by an Executive Committee or Board of Trustee members, followed by a report to the Committee, before a grant can be approved. Exceptions can be made under very unusual circumstances, with the approval of the Chair of Trustee and the Executive Director.

·       Grants and scholarships may not be directed towards a specific individual, except under very unusual circumstances, as approved by a unanimous vote of the Executive Committee.

·       Named scholarships, buildings and dormitories may be established provided that the minimum amounts of such donations must merit at least $1,000, or the equivalent of one scholarship, or as determined by the Committee.

 

PROBINI PROJECTS

https://empireslastcasualty.blogspot.com/2008/12/educating-poor-and-orphaned-in.html

Also check https://empireslastcasualty.blogspot.com/2016/02/bangladesh-river-of-humanity-celebrated.html.

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Assam Buddhist Vihar Orphanage, Dibrugarh, India – Probini is providing teachers’ salary.

 

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Bagerhat-Khulna, Bangladesh- AndharManik Girls’ High School: Probini has built a girls’ dormitory.

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Opening Celebration in 2008 with Donor’s Tablet

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Bankura, India—Probini provides teachers’ salary at Purokonda Ashram school for the poor and scholarship to students.

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Barisal Poor Student Scholarship at Ramakrishna Mission, Bangladesh.

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Calcutta Sishu Kalyan Parishad [Children’s Welfare] Orphanage, Inc., India – Probini gives scholarships to girls.

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Dhaka Girls Orphange Society, 1908, Bangladesh – Probini is providing scores of scholarships to girls for school education.

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Dinajpur Harijan Palli Sri RamaKrishna School(Free School at the Sweeper’s Colony)Bangladesh– Probini provides salaries for teachers.

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Dhowa Danga Santhali Tribal Village School, Bardhamaan, India—providing teachers at school.

Doihari Sahid Smriti (Martyr’s MemorialGirl’s High School, Swarupkathi, Bangladesh: Probini has rebuilt the cyclone-destroyed school and dorm, and created a memorial for 135 Hindus murdered by Pakistan Army and Bengali Islamists in 1971 independence struggle.

https://empireslastcasualty.blogspot.com/2018/04/martyrs-memorial-girls-high-school.html

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Probini Building Under Construction After Cyclone Destruction

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Martyr’s Memorial Tablet

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Gandhi Ashram Trust, Noakhali, Bangladesh – Probini is providing scholarships for school children.

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Mrs. Patowary with Children Educated by Probini

Durgapur 12 Separate Schools and Vocational Training Centers– Probini is providing salaries for teachers.

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Gopalganj Tutamandra Sarajubala Girls’ School, Bangladesh: Probini has built a girls’ dorm..

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Classroom Building (Prior to Probini’s Help)

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(New Building)

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Probini-built Dorm Room

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Classroom Building (Prior to Probini’s Help)

Jagatpur Ashram Orphanage (1898), Chittagong, Bangladesh – supporting boys’ & girls’ education.

 

Madaripur Pranab Ashram, Bangladesh – Probini is providing salaries for teachers and has built a boys’ dormitory.

https://empireslastcasualty.blogspot.com/2019/01/maadaripur-ashram-boys-hostel-turning.html

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Mahilara Ashram School, Barisal, Bangladesh – Probini is providing teachers’ salary and built a school. This is the first building project done by Probini supporters before Probini incorporation.

https://empireslastcasualty.blogspot.com/2019/01/mahilara-gour-nodi-barisal-bangladesh.html

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Building Opening Ceremony; 2001

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Handing Over Probini Documents

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Probini’s Effort Saved the 300-Year Old Temple

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Builders’ Tablet

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Nandigram, Medinipur, India— Probini is providing teachers at Kasturba Gandhi Memorial School.

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Nayagram, Paschim Medinipur, India— Probini has provided books for the poor tribal school and library. Probini’s building project has been temporarily halted for local reason.

https://empireslastcasualty.blogspot.com/2013/02/probini-supported-karasole-west-bengal.html

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Netrokona Manab Kalyan Kami [Improvement of MankindOrphanage, Bangladesh – Probini is providing student scholarships, has created agricultural projects for self-sufficiency in food and has built a girls’ dormitory.

Our Association of RemedyKolkata (Calcutta), India: Probini provided small grants for education of children living in illegal slums.

https://empireslastcasualty.blogspot.com/2019/01/oar-our-association-for-remedy-kolkata.html

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Pirojpur SriRamKathi Pranav Shishu BidyaNiketan SchoolBangladesh –Probini is providing salaries for teachers and has built a school building.

https://empireslastcasualty.blogspot.com/2019/01/sreeramkathi-pirojpur-bangladesh.html

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Probini Foundation Meetings:

 

Probini Foundation meets in New York, U.S.A.; Kolkata, India and in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is open to all. Here are a few of those reports: https://empireslastcasualty.blogspot.com/2017/02/probini-foundation-13th-subcontinent.html

https://empireslastcasualty.blogspot.com/2016/02/bangladesh-river-of-humanity-celebrated.html

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Edifices Built by Local Villagers in Honor of Probini Helpers (not Funded by Probini):

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Marble Plaque Built by Residents in S G Dastidar’s Honor in Uzirpur Village

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Dr. Shefali Sengupta Dastidar Matri Chhaya Neer [Home for the (Needy) Mothers], Bangladesh

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Mahatma(Great Soul) Dr. Sabyasachi Ghosh Dastidar Sanskrit College Building,Martyr Surjyo Sen Orphanage in Malikanda, Bangladesh

Probini Accomplishments:

·       Built school and residence for teachers and school at Mahilara ashram, Barisal, Bangladesh

·       Built school at SriRamKathi, Pirojpur, Bangladesh

·       Built Madaripur ashram boys’ dormitory, Bangladesh

·       Built a girls’ dorm at Andharmanik Girls’ High School, Bagerhat, Bangladesh

·       Built a student dormitory at Twichang, Mizoram State, India

·       Built a dorm at Martyrs’ Memorial Girls’ High School, Doihari, Bangladesh

·       Built a boy’s dorm and technical school at Malikanda asram, Uzirpur, Baangladesh

·       Built a dorm at Tuthamandra Sarajubala Girls’ High School, Gopalganj, Bangladesh

·       Built a girls’ dorm at Netrokona orphanage, Bangladesh

·       Constructing a proposed student dormitory in Medinipur, West Benngal, India

·       Paying scores of teachers’ salary

·       Providing teachers for hundreds of students

·       Complete food-tuition-clothing scholarships for over dozens and dozens of orphans and poor students

·       Supplied hundreds of clothing and books

·       Close to 10 million taka/rupee in fixed deposit in Bangladesh and India for teacher salary and resident student scholarship

·       Built capital assets of over Tk/Rs 20 to 30 million

·       S. Tax-exempt status

 

Indirect benefits of Probini Work

·       Saving of 300-yr Old Mahilara Mott in Bangladesh, now included in a UNESCO book; visited by top foreign diplomats in Bangladesh

·       Saving of Gandhi Ashram of Bangladesh from illegal extremist confiscation; afterwards made a National Museum by Bangladesh Government

·       Saving of memorials of martyred Gandhian pacifists killed by extremists

·       Reemergence with a 50-year since 1947 India/Bengal partition of a 500-year old annual New Year Baisakh festival in Barisal District, Bangladesh

·       Saving a 500-year old Sri Bishnu/Vishnu Mandir in Bangladesh

·       Hiring of the first oppressed-caste Bauri graduate in Durgapur, India

·       Shelter for Hindu girls abused by Islamist extremists during 2001 pogrom

·       Learning from extremely poor and oppressed individuals organizing themselves

·       Giving hope to people like widowed Mrs. Patowary by providing free education for her childrenwho ended up in college

·       S. Consul General in Calcutta visited India orphanage at our request

·       Hundreds of boys and girls who could have perished are now productive members of society

·       Gandhi Ashram in Bangladesh is now a National Museum

·       Encourage pluralism, tolerance, and secularism