Parivaar is a humanitarian service organisation, based in 24 Parganas (S), West Bengal, and at present is chiefly working for total care and overall development of children from categories like orphans, girl children highly vulnerable to exploitation, victimization, and trafficking, street children, abandoned children, extremely impoverished children from tribal areas and other such highly vulnerable children at Parivaar Ashram, Village- Barkalikapur, P.O. Bakhrahat, District 24 Parganas (South), West Bengal. Parivaar’s Residential Institutions now have 745 resident children (both boys and girls) and are considered to be model institutions for caretaking and overall development of children from destitute backgrounds in a residential setting.
Parivaar was started by Shri Vinayak Lohani (an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta), who, inspired by spiritual and humanistic ideals of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, decided to devote his entire life for serving ‘Divine in Man’ as taught by Swami Vivekananda. Immediately after passing out of IIM in 2003, with just 3 children in a small rented building with almost no financial resources, Shri Vinayak started Parivaar. Till the level of 15 children at Parivaar, he used to take some lectures for students appearing for Management entrance examinations and through that could meet the expenses. Gradually people began to be inspired by this dedicated service and started to support this initiative and the number of children at Parivaar grew. At the end of 2004, Parivaar could purchase its own land to develop its permanent campus called Parivaar Ashram. Parivaar’s mission and theme began to attract dedicated youth, many of whom joined Parivaar Ashram as resident workers and began to become bearers of this mission.
April ‘03 to November ’03 : Groundwork being done by Vinayak Lohani for setting up the organization.
December ‘03 : Admission of 3 children at rented building at Bonogram.
June 30th ‘04: 59 children
Dec 29th ‘04: Purchase of land at Barkalikapur, Bakhrahat in 24 Parganas (South)
Dec 31st ’04: 67 children (all housed at Bonogram Centre)
June 30th ‘05: 110 children
Dec 31st ‘05: 145 children
June 30th ‘06: 200 children
April 15th ‘07: 226 children.
May 15th '07: 250 children.
Oct 15th '07: 280 children.
Oct 15th ’08 : 335 children.
March 15th ’09 : 372 children
Aug 1st ’10 : 429 children
February 15th ’11 : 526 children
December 31st ’11 : 635 children
Parivaar is a humanitarian service organisation, based in 24 Parganas (S), West Bengal, and at present is chiefly working for total care and overall development of children from categories like orphans, girl children highly vulnerable to exploitation, victimization, and trafficking, extremely impoverished children from tribal areas from 11 districts of West Bengal and Jharkhand.