PUBLIC LIFE AND VOLUNTRY SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
THE URGE TO ORGANISE VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS
serving a social purpose is ingrained in human heart everywhere.
There are a number of such voluntary social organisations in
Amravati district, serving the social needs of the people in a
variety of ways. They not only complement and supplement
governmental efforts in various fields but also cover areas of
ameliorative service which government may not be in a position to
cover. Their role in the educational, social and cultural life of
the district is significant. A few of them have done pioneering
work in particular spheres of social activity, have won Government
recognition, assistance and guidance because of their consistent
commendable service and benign influence. The acceptance of '
Welfare State ' as the aim of planning and development, has
undoubtedly enlarged Governmental responsibility. However, this
does not lessen the onus of the patriotic: social workers.
For the realisation of a ' Welfare State' both
must work in unison and harmony- Government, too, have
increasingly recognised the importance of such institutions and
have encouraged and utilised the agency of these institutions for
the greater effectiveness of their own efforts. Their activities
range from the eradication of leprosy to the uplift of the
backward classes and cover many diverse fields. Most of these
organisations work selflessly. They receive grants and donations
from Government, municipalities and citizens. A succession of
public-spirited and sincere workers, who work in honorary
capacities has facilitated the working of such organisations and
rendered them dynamic.