Utkal Pragati Foundation has been built with an aim to alleviate poverty, suffering of the poor and empowering the marginalized of the society. We believe in capacity building in the disenfranchised people. So here the motto is 'Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime'. In this effort we have ventured into helping in Education by starting few scholarship schemes, free career counselling, stress management etc. For contributing in health infrastructure Utkal Pragati has decided to conduct free health camps by renowned doctors,enabling free of cost surgery for the needy using the organisation's doctor's network. Utkal Pragati also helps people in knowing their rights and benefits available through various government schemes. the organisation also focuses on empowerment making people aware of the use of Right to Information ( RTI ), Citizen Charter etc. under different statutes. One of the major initiative of Utkal pragati will be upliftment of Tribal population and Harijans in Odisha. Utkal Pragati foundation will initiate
exclusive scholarship schemes meant for Tribals ( Adivasi ) and Harijans which will be advertised on this website, the organisation's facebook page and different Odiya daily Newspapers from time to time. Utkal Pragati aims to establish a public school in near future with 30 % reservation for Adivasi, Harijan students and students coming from Economically weaker section to give them free of cost education.
The organisation is the brain child of Shree Ashis Panda,IRS, his brothers and few intellectuals who find mention in members section. Shree Baikuntha Nath Panda who is a sanskrit teacher has inculcated among his sons, the spirit of 'Manaba Seva hi Madhaba Seva' (Worship to Mankind is Worship to God) . Ashis Panda had cracked Civil Services Exam of 2014 and now Posted in Delhi as a Deputy Commissioner. He has been persistent in his effort in serving the needy of the society. He is deeply attached to his Home State Odisha and especially his birthplace Balasore. Debashis Panda, his younger brother who is a worthy Assistant Commandant in BSF shares the same feeling towards Odisha. Kamal Krushna Dash, Senior manager in Hindustan Petroleum has inspired this movement. Intellectuals from across the spectrum such as Academics, Bureaucracy, Medicine, Law, Industry are also associated as members and observer members with this noble movement. To know the details about the people associated with this organisation visit the member section.
We believe all can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Poverty Eradication through quality education and healthcare and building the foundation for Empowerment of people.
Utkal Pragati Foundation Aims at Building A State of the Art School in Balasore.
To create enough facilities, infrastructure, institutions so as to take District of Balasore in particular and State of Odisha in general to greater heights in the course of development.