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"Xipaar Xondhant-in Search Of Our Roots."
  • Parineeta

    Created by

    Parineeta Chakraborty
  • UF

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Ujjeevit Foundation

    from Guwahati, Assam


It was in April 2017. I was in my final semester of my Masters when the idea to form a group to work for our society struck a few of us which in a few months conceived Ujjeevit Foundation.

Hello, I've been with Ujjeevit Foundation as its Secretary since its inception. It is an organization that works primarily on youth-centric issues. Ujjeevit Foundation is a registered organization based out of Guwahati and is managed by a team of young people passionate about positively changing the world around them.

"শিপাৰ সন্ধানত - in search of our roots" is a campaign started by Ujjeevit Foundation to popularize and promote the indigenous languages, cultures and regional history of Assam through storytelling, songs, dances, books and more, particularly among the younger population. In today’s globalized world, more and more languages and cultures around the world face the risk of disappearing from the face of the globe and this has been acknowledged by no less than the United Nations which observed the year 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019). Languages and cultures act not only as tools of communication and social integration but are markers of our identity, and the young people of today have a crucial role to play in safeguarding their indigenous identities.

Why the fundraiser?

In these testing times, we have envisioned to create an institution that will act as a library cum cultural center which shall serve as a platform for people to flock in and contribute towards keeping our rich indigenous history, culture, literature, and traditions alive but being a youth-led organization, the biggest challenge that we face is to accumulate the finances needed to give shape to our idea. So, the funds raised will go towards setting up the place for the center, buying books and organizing other activities to ensure that the center turns out to be a lively place for social and cultural participation. Every penny earned through this fundraiser shall be utilized towards making this library cum cultural center a reality. Every bit of your contribution shall be your blessing as well as your participation in preserving our rich culture, languages, and traditions. We would be ever grateful to have you all on this journey of Ujjeevit.

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