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ABOUT US :-

Utthan Samiti (A Ray of Hope) is a socio-cultural organization and a non-profit society. It was founded by the objective to ensure a cultural, clean, green and healthy India. The organization aims to restore human rights and dignity for the underprivileged section of the society, work for the welfare of the downtrodden, and also work towards a cultural, cleaner, healthier environment. In order to carry out various social and cultural programs, it performs many functions including musical and cultural events, motivation, education, and spread of awareness, planning, designing, estimating, implementation, maintenance and follow-up.

OUR MAIN AIM- “VIRASAT” 

VIRASAT: Research, Presentation, Surveys, Exhibitions and Publications on Folk Arts of India.

India’s folk culture is the soul of India! Over centuries our Intangible Heritage has been transferred from generation to generation through oral traditions. There is a need to conduct regular workshops, interactive presentations, lectures, seminars and exhibitions in schools, colleges, universities and institutions to create awareness among the new generation about our rich folk culture and its performance formats. It is also necessary to have continuous research and surveys on our performing folk arts. The publication of the findings from such research and surveys also helps in lending credence to the same. This is a cyclical and a continuous process. It is thus proposed that each school going child at the primary level to our children living in rural parts India get educated and sensitized about our great Indian Culture through Folk Arts of India.We at UTTHAN are committed to preserve the rich cultural traditions of our great country as they are Instrumental in the spread of social values and ethics, spiritual and philosophical ideology and we believe that connecting the new generation of India with their own folklores, folk dances, folk music, folk traditions will create a sense of pride for Indian culture among them. We will leave no stone unturned in our goal of preservation and popularization of our Intangible Heritage.All forms of folk and tribal culture such as folk music, folk dance, folk theatre; folk paintings, folk literature, folk handicrafts, folk instruments and folk traditions are included in our objectives.

Why Our “Art And Culture” Needs A Revival?

Our country is one of the oldest living civilizations in the world. Indian culture has been shaped by its long history, and its diverse geography.  We are a proud Nation which has retained our age-old culture despite multiple cultural threats to our existence. The fabric of Indian folk culture has been spun with yarns from different cultures and it is this cultural diversity that makes Indian folk culture so vibrant and interesting. We can say that folk culture is soul of India. Today we are living in an era of technology and machines. Increasing pressure of survival in the times of globalization is causing Great harm to our Intangible Heritage and culture. Man is a social animal; he has always respected nature and found love, peace and happiness in nature. But in today’s time, our materialistic civilization has developed tremendously and reached new heights. Though Science has provided us a society with amenities and means, but at the cost of social and cultural values! Our young generation is losing connect with their roots resulting into loss of dialects, folk traditions and folk culture. Today our society is getting deeply affected by the curse of loneliness, disappointment, depression. Our youth is dealing with stress and competitive lifestyle. The healthy way of living is to follow our old organic lifestyle where our folk songs and various folk forms of culture and traditions teach us how to share our joys and sorrows with one another and also how to respect and co-exist with nature. Therefore, it is our duty to pass on our cultural heritage to our young generation by telling them about our folk tales, folk believes and traditions which helps them understand our wonderful culture.

OUR AIM :-  

1. We will organize workshops of Indian folk music, folk songs, folk dances, folk theatre, folk lore, folk tales, folk painting and handicrafts in schools and colleges all over India. Our Target is to cover a minimum of 100 such institutions in a year.

2. Considering ‘Development Blocks’ as the smallest unit, in the first phase (One year), we shall conduct research and survey of art, artworks and artists in each village block of India while selecting 100 such development blocks.

3. We will organize three ‘Folk Festivals’, KAJARI MELA in Banaras, CHAITI MELA in Patna and AN ALL INDIA Folk Festival at Delhi showcasing all the folk forms of India. We will also document these dying folk forms in the form of publications and short films.

4. We propose to organize an international seminar on Bhojpuri and Awadhi performing arts in diaspora countries such as Mauritius, Fiji, Surinam, Holland, Trinidad connecting them to their roots involving international exponents, researchers.

5. We will organize LOK PRASANG, an international level seminar on “KNOWLEDGE TRADITION IN INDIAN FOLK CULTURE” in Banaras where we will invite esteemed Scholars, Professors and Researchers.

6.We shall promote ‘Community culture’ through fairs by organizing one week long ‘Lok Rang Shilp Mela’ in Lucknow/Jaipur/Gautam Buddh Nagar/Bhopal with seminars during the day and performances and presentations in the evening.

MISSION STATEMENT:-

Revival & Promotion of folk art forms of India.

Music brings people together. It is a social activity, which involves family and community participation. It transmits culture and acts as a catalyst for social change. Through this production UTTHAN aims to reach to the masses and share the importance of Indian Art Forms and culture. Also, motivate them to contribute in Indian Art Forms and culture.

CONCEPT:

Cultural heritage is today a rubric of ever-expanding scope. It is used globally as a basis for multinational, national, state and local programmes and governance. Cultural heritage is also the focus of ideas and programmes generated by several organizations and societies. Yet the concept of Cultural Heritage is vastly under theorized. It has generally left the bearers of cultural heritage out of discussion.

OUR LIST OF EVENTS:-

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. Utthan Samiti can organise many events to promote India’s “Art, Cultural and Artists”.

   1. DR APJ ABDUL KALAM AWARDS FOLLOWED BY INDIAN FOLK.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award Committee governed By Utthan Samiti (A Ray Of Hope) has been working to support Indian Community for its contribution and achievements rendered in the field of Education, Sports, Journalism, Government Services, Science, Medicine, Social Services, Social Justice, Astrology, Non-Government Organization, Art and Culture, Music, Writing, Infrastructure Development, Real Estate, Police Services, etc.

Read More-http://www.utthanindia.org/events/dr-a-p-j-abdul-kalam/

    2. YAMUNA MAHOTSAV

Utthan Samiti, Shree Yamuna Seva Samiti and Unnati recently organized “YAMUNA MAHOTSAV” at Yamuna Aarti Ghat, Dhai Puushta, Soniya Vihar, Delhi. A series of activities were a part of this event. The evening started with plantation of several Ashoka Trees.

Read More-http://www.takshakindia.com/yamuna-mahotsav

   3. SRI KRISHNA UTSAV

On the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, Utthan Samiti presented “Krishna Utsav”. The festival began with Kathak performance by Namrrta Raai. She began with Krishna invocation and then performed teentaal: Vilambit, Madhya and drutlaya. Highlighting the nuances of Lucknow Gharana through Thaat, amad, Parana mad, tukra, tihai and larie.

Read More-http://www.takshakindia.com/shri-krishna-mahotsava

4. UTTHAN NATRAJ SAMMAN FOLLOWED BY KATHAK AND INDIAN FOLKS

Utthan Samiti also honour different people who are working for the betterment in the field of Indian Literature, Art and Culture outstandingly with “Utthan Nataraj Samman”. It also honours other people who are working for the society with “Utthan India Award”.

Read More-http://www.utthanindia.org/events/nataraj-samman/

    5. INDRADHANUSH (17)–KAVI SAMMELAN

A Holi Milan Samhoro was held by LLAAUP and Mr. Nagendra prashad singh D.M Gautam Budh Nagar was invited as chief guest.

Read More-http://www.llaaup.org/events/holi-milan/

    6. INDRADHANUSH (19) – KATHAK AND INDIAN FOLKS.

Utthan Samiti and Law Of Labour Advisor Association U.P conduct the program Indradhanush (Ek Surmai Saam).

Read More-http://www.llaaup.org/events/rainbow-a-sunny-evening/

Our another aspect is to make Our India “Clean Green And Healthy”

UTTHAN INDIA is a national level development organization reaching out to more than 2 Lakh underprivileged children through various education and health care projects across 22 states of India.

Social Venture Philanthropy

UTTHAN INDIA follows the model of Social Venture Philanthropy, an idea successful in the business world as venture capitalism. UTTHAN identifies handholds and build capacities of genuine grassroots NGOs to achieve scalability and sustainability with a deep sense of accountability among the non-profits.

Credibility & Governance

UTTHAN promotes and encourages good governance to achieve credibility and accountability in the development sector. UTTHAN endorses Credibility Alliances norms. UTTHAN has comprehensive MIS and internal audit systems.

CSR & Alliances

UTTHAN Foundation has the privilege of getting support from more than 70 corporate institutions besides about 20 national and international institutions in course of its journey so far.

Mission Education

UTTHAN has supported more than 150 basic welfare initiatives in last five year. About 40 basic child education and health care projects are operational at present.

UTTHAN on Wheels

UTTHAN on Wheels is a mobile health care programme which aims to take comprehensive health care services (preventive, promotive and curative) for the most underprivileged population in remote rural areas and urban slums. IN future, the project will reaching out to 1.5 lakh needy people directly from 200 villages, with a total population of 5.7 lakh, across 6 states of India.

UTTHAN Twin e-Learning Programme

This is an innovative employability programme focusing on underprivileged youth. They get trainings in skills like English proficiency, computer operations and personality development etc. which are in tandem with job market requirement mainly in retail and service industries. UTTHAN plans to cover 50,000 youth in next 5 years.Students from UTTHAN Twin e-Learning projects have already been employed with various companies.

Swabhiman: for Health & Empowerment of the Girl Child

Swabhiman, meaning self respect in Hindi, is health and empowerment programme for the girl child. In Delhi alone, it will reach out to around 80,000 populations. After the success of Swabhiman since 2008, UTTHAN aims to make Swabhiman a national phenomenon.

Our Outlook

UTTHAN Foundation strives to reach out to 1.5 million children over a span of five years through sustainable and accountable development initiatives; and thus emerge as a development organization of international repute.

Utthan Samiti- A Ray of Hope is very much determined to make its campaign “Clean, Green Healthy and Educated India” a success. Children are our future and if they are aware about the need of the hour then we will be successful in our campaign. Keeping this in mind Utthan is giving special attention to children and making them aware about our campaign.

For this Utthan is trying to make four groups among children “Clean, Green, Healthy and Educated”and organise a competition among them and honour to encourage the winners.

Clean India- Making children aware and organising G.K. and Drawing competitions among them. Making them aware about hygiene and encouraging them to keep their surroundings clean. And also to give them awards time to time to encourage them. To teach children about how to clean their home and surroundings and to ask others also not to throw garbage on streets or here and there.

Green India- Making children aware and organising G.K. and Drawing competitions among them. Making them aware to plant more trees and encourage them to make greener environment. And also to give them awards time to time to encourage them. To teach children to plant trees in their locality and also to encourage other people for the same.Take children for a nature walk in nearby forests etc. and to make them aware about benefits and uses of different trees present there. To ask them to celebrate different occasions and festivals by planting trees and to gift sapling to others.

Healthy India- To organise free health check-up camps in slum areas and make people aware about the importance of being healthy. Making children aware and organising G.K. and Drawing competitions among them. Making them aware about sanitation and encourage them for cleanliness. And also to give them awards time to time to encourage them. To teach children about the importance of sanitation and to tell them that clean body is a healthy body and also ask them to encourage other people to keep their surroundings clean.

Educated India- If we want to make people aware about cleanliness, greenery and health then we need to make them educated.Making children aware and organising G.K. and Drawing competitions among them. Making them aware about hygiene and encouraging them to keep their surroundings clean. To teach children about the importance of sanitation and to tell them that clean body is a healthy body and also ask them to encourage other people to keep their surroundings clean.