A seed sown by thousands of patriotic volunteers has grown into the pride of the NGO sector today!
In the darkness of poverty and hard times engulfing our country, a light of service and aid should be ignited. With the support of over 1200 people from various social domains, hailing from 160 villages in Karnataka, including authors, Rashtrotthana Parishat was established in 1965.
Officially registered as per the Society Registration Act of 1960 (Mysore Act Sl. 17 of 1960) on February 27, 1965, Rashtrotthana Parishat has been guided by the principles of Social Awareness (Cultural Awareness), Social Education (Group Education), and People Service (Social Service).
Utthana, a Kannada monthly magazine, started on Vijaya Dashami of 1965 (5-10-1965) marked the first step of Rashtrotthana’s successful journey. Well known writers of Karnataka, such as Shivarama Karant, DVG and others share their views here. The magazine earned the love and affection of the public.
For more details about Utthana: https://rashtrotthana.org/about/inspirations/
The activities of Parishat, which was thus started by embracing the world of service as its life’s mission, has spread throughout the country through various social, educational, cultural activities. Over the years, the organization has spread its wings and expanded its service to different domains.
- 1965 – Utthana Magazine publication, which tries to inculcate the knowledge and customs of Indian society to the young and the old generation alike.
- 1965 – Rashtrotthana Balaga (communities) which operate with a view of socio-cultural developments.
- 1972 – Educational institutions that aim to create a well cultured, patriotic society under Karnataka State Board.
- 1972 – Yoga centers that shape healthy, strong men and women.
- 1989 – Sevavasti, Activities of education, healthcare and self reliance for social transformation in slums.
- 1993 – Blood banks that provide quality blood for the needy beneficiaries.
- 2003 – Educational institutions that aim to create a well cultured, patriotic society under CBSE Board.
- 2007 – Nandagokula, Shelter homes for less privileged, parent less and home less boys with support for schooling.
- 2007 – Rashtrotthana Goushala for the protection, promotion and development of indigenous cow species, tree plantation, organic farming and total rural development.
- 2012 – Tapas, Educational program that identifies talented and meritorious boys hidden under the poverty and trains them for reputed technical education in the country’s top technical institutes.
- 2013 – Samraksha which provides completely free treatment for children who are suffering from a congenital disorder called Thalassemia where quality blood is not produced in the body.
- 2017 – Saadhana, Educational program that identifies talented and meritorious girls hidden under the poverty and trains them for reputed medical education.
- 2022- Prashikshana Bharati, a project of Rashtrotthana Parishat that aims to transform the education system of our country by designing, developing and implementing Teachers Training Programs with the aim of developing effective teachers, rooted in Bharatiyate.
- 2022- Jayadev Memorial Rashtrotthana Hospital and Research Center, A 162 bed integrated multispecialty hospital providing high quality and affordable health care to all sections of society.
Rashtrotthana Parishat is a unique organization with its reach to distinct domains. It’s rare that any single organization would take up diverse activities. Rashtrotthana Parishat’s activites, also known as Prakalpas, can be displayed through the branches of a banyan tree, large and diverse.
Revered Shri. Veereshananda Saraswathi Swamiji from Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashrama in Tumakuru, who witnessed our services, expressed his appreciation by saying that “Rashtrotthana Parishat is rendering international quality service”.
From Masti Venkatesha Iyengar to Gopalakrishna Adiga, S. L. Bhyrappa, various well known people have blessed and encouraged our efforts, further motivating us to continue our mission.
The journey of Rashtrotthana Parishat for the last fifty plus years can be remembered as follows:
In the initial fifteen to twenty years, it was very difficult to conduct the primary level planned activities. However, our vision of creating a sustainable, developed society kept us going.
In the following years, we believed that we can take up any task and could give it a satisfactory conclusion. We strived to provide all socially committed activities with the effort and conclusion it deserves. That was a period where our confidence to serve was high.
We have built a scalable organization with accumulated wisdom and experience to conceptualize and execute activities for the current needs and demands of the society. The society guides us saying that you need to build a School here, a Goushala there, a Blood bank for our health, and so on.
Do not wait for the right opportunity. Create your own opportunities and proceed.
Late Yadavarao Joshi
Thus Rashtratthana Parishat is always in search of service opportunities and takes firm steps and progresses ahead as per the Sanskrit phrase “Charaiveti Charaiveti”.
FIRST MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF RASHTROTTHANA
Industrialist, Partner of Mangalore Ganesh Beedi Works
Dr. M. A. Narasimhachar
Managing editor of Vikrama weekly
Pranta Karyavaha, Karnataka
Officer in Coffee Board, Bangalore
Later Senior functionary in Coffee Board Liaison office, London
Senior Advocate in High court of Karnataka;
Later Chief Justice of India