Janhit Vikas Samiti (JVS), Nawada is a non profit organization established in 1985 on 11th October on the birth day of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan by a group of persons having keen interest in the socio-economic transformation of the state. It was registered under Indian Society Registration Act, 21 of 1860 on 30th January, 1989. Since its inception, JVS has taken up the issues of social and economic development especially of the poor rural people through natural resources management along with many socio-economic development programmes in the rural areas at the grass root level. In its course of community based processes JVS was instrumental in promoting and facilitating the movements like ‘Ahar Pyne Bachao Abhiyan’ (APBA). JVS also works as an active partner with the developmental and social welfare initiatives of the government such as operating Short Stay Homes for Women, Operating Children’s Homes, Caring of Children in Need of Care and Protection, Collaborating in watershed development schemes, partnering for promoting sustainable agricultural practices. JVS working in guidance of Welthungerhilfe in eight districts of south Bihar on “Securing land and water rights for marginalized communities through people led advocacy” JVS working in the field of Free Child Labour in the Districts Nawada and Jamui with support and guidance from International Labour Organization (ILO) New Delhi.
JVS Welcomes its New Chairperson Designate
Augustine Veliath, Bihar and Jharkhand’s favourite communication specialist and child rights champion is to take over the new Chairperson of Janhit Vikas Samiti, Mr M.P. Sinha, JVS secretary here today.Mr Veliath brings to the organization more than 45 years of development communication and rights advocacy experience. He is a former journalist (the Indian Express, The Century, Manas Publication,) an acclaimed communication strategist (UNICEF, VHAI and CHAI), a seasoned campaigner ( National Mission on Immunization, Polio Eradication Campaign and National Alliance for Nutrition of Infants).He is also a former advisor to Government of India ( Ministry of Women and Child ).As a UNICEF advocacy officer in undivided UP ( Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand) and undivided Bihar (Bihar and Jharkhand) he established 14 platforms for child part
Ashoka Fellow NOCER Mathew to lead JVS
JVS welcomes its two new Deputy Chairmen—Ashoka fellow M.V. Mathew who is popularly known as NOCER Mathew and Thomas John.Mr Mathew founded the National Organization for Consumer Education and Research (NOCER) one of the leading consumer movements in the country.He has authored 78 powerful books and booklets and brought consumer rights and information to a vast army of people. Many of them still function as his rights army. He is determined to rescue and rehabilitate every child who sacrifices his or her childhood and future in the Mica Mines of Jharkhand and Bihar.Mr Thomas John who spent the best part of his life in the coal mines in Chattisgarh, Jharkhand is Coal India official who rose from the ranks. He as another Deputy Chairperson brings enormous wealth of experience on ground realities and administrative vigour.