Vidyananda Society is supporting TAPASSYA – a voluntary, a non-profit making organization in Kolkata.
In June 2008, a small group of like-minded professionals from Kolkata gathered in a conference room to ponder the question “How can we give something back to the society, from whom we have taken so much in our lives?” All of them believed in the sacrifice of many people in making what they are today. These persons have been supporting humane charitable causes for many years at an individual level and everyone now felt the need for a concerted effort.
Thus was born TAPASSYA, a voluntary, non-profit organization to reach out to and help disadvantaged people of our society. Many more people from different backgrounds, including students, joined Tapassya in the meantime to reach out to disadvantaged and needy people of our society
The organization was formally registered as ‘Nabadiganta Tapassya Foundation’ on 31st October, 2008 under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act of 1961, vide Registration Number S/1L/55699 of 2008-2009.
‘Tapassya’ means austerity of body and mind, a practical spiritual discipline to achieve the Ultimate goal in life. To us, it is ‘Tapassya’ for a ‘Better Tomorrow’.
You can find more details about Tapassya on www.tapassya.org