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The CHETANA is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in Dhenkanal district of Odisha, India. It aims at facilitating the establishment of a just and healthy society in which the poorest of the poor have the power to attain a better quality of life with equal access to and control over resources. Since its inception The CHETANA has been committed to the implementation of social justice and the development of marginalized sections of society. It operates in the most remote and inaccessible areas of Central Odisha, where the land is tribally dominated and more than 80% of the population reside below the poverty line. Its development initiatives cover more than 5.2 million underprivileged persons, including women, children, small farmers, rural artisans, the elderly, the disabled, and the destitute.......

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Director “The Chetana” Sri Subodha Kumar Panda Is Receiving “STATE YOUTH AWARD” From Hon’ble Chief Minister, Sj. Naveen Patnaik, on 29th August 2014 at Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar for its outstanding voluntary work rendered in the field of National Development and Social Work.



OBSERVATION OF AZADI KI AMRIT MAHOTSAV



OBSERVATION OF DRUG ABUSE DAY



GROUP COUNSELLING WITH IRCA INMATES



CULTURAL PROGRAMME BY IRCA INMATES



OBSERVATION OF AZADI KI AMRIT MAHOTSAV IN SCH



YOGA-1 (1) IN SCH



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MAINTENANCE OF SENIOR CITIZENS' HOMES FOR ELDERLY WOMEN


The CHETANA is running "Senior Citizens' Homes for Elderly Women" at Chudakhiakateni in Dhenkanal district where 50(Fifty) elderly women from different part of the district were provided free accommodation, food, clothing, shelter, vocational training, health services, counseling, recreational support etc. The programme is supported by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowenment, Government of India. For rendering effective services to the inmate beneficiaries, counselor, part time doctor and centre superintendent etc have been appointed. The officials from the local line department are monitoring the progress of the activities and the program is running smoothly, All the services were provided during the pandemic period without any interruption.





INTEGRATED REHABILITATION CENTRE FOR ADDICTS:


The Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Addicts (IRCA) located at Kolhua, PO. Bainsia of Dhenkanal is supported from Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India, This intervention is considered as a stepping stone in the social reform activities of the organization. The centre has 15 bedded facility equipped with necessary infrastructure and facilities providing multifaceted activities for prevention of alcoholism & substance abuse. During the reporting period only indoor services were provided for Covid-19. In 2021-22 total 185 persons were provided indoor services. To its credit 69 patients are now free from addiction. The organization also got referral and request from parents of few minor addicted for which District Administration was consulted for their services during the reporting period. Necessary steps being taken for the rehabilitation of relapsed cases in family/communities.



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