Founder

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Founder

Samir Ghosh, or ‘Samir da’ as he is fondly called by his friends, hails from a simple, hardworking family in Jhataria, West Midnapore. His parents taught him the value of sharing and doing social services for the upliftment of the society at large. In his childhood days, he was greatly influenced by his uncle who took him regularly to many of the Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh activities. This family disposition for doing social service was soon absorbed by Samir da, and at a very young age, he founded the Young Friends Club in 1991. This club promoted group activities promoting mental and physical health targeted towards the local youths. Later, when Samir da realized that his village lacked a library, he in his own initiative was instrumental in founding a local library, "Debnath Smriti Anchalic Pathaghar" in 1994. In his school days, he took great interest in debating and writing competitions and has won awards at the district level too.
Most important turning point came when Samir da at a young age of 21 was put in charge of the Silver Jubilee Celebration of his village school, Dhansol Adivasi Junior High School. For celebrating this function, many important people from the district had been invited and it was utterly necessary that the event be successful. Although initially unsure about how he would approach his responsibility, soon Samir da started enjoying his duty and the program became very successful. In fact, the authorities were so impressed that they later on decided to upgrade the school from junior high school to a full-fledged higher secondary school. This success had a great impact in the young mind of Samir da, and it dawned on him that this was what he was meant to do – he was meant to serve the society.
He soon took the decision to dedicate 3 years of his life completely in services of the RSS, and he was send to Kalimpong in 1999 to work with the children and the youths of Kalimpong. However, it was because of his zeal and dedication that he continued this work for 10 years instead of the initial 3 years as was planned. During this time, living out of small room, he visited each and every village around town and remotely and helped the villagers with what he could.
It was during this period in 2007 the idea of Bharat Uday came to him. When the local youths who had become attached to Samir da requested him to do something in larger scale, he felt it was an excellent idea. However, Samir da did not want to form something which would have a short death due to want of commitment from its members. Hence, he set a rigorous discipline for them and told them to follow it religiously for a month and then again come visit him for the bigger idea. After one month, when he saw that the young’s were still full of energy and excitement, he then shared his idea of Bharat Uday, a non-profit organization which would work towards the general good of the society and the youths in particular.