About Us

"Strength is Life, Weakness is Death. Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death. Love is Life, Hatred is Death."

- Swami Vivekananda

About the Trust

Nayantara Memorial Charitable Trust (Regd.), popularly known as Nayantara or NMCT, is formed by a group of individuals of compassionate mind. They are true to their obligation to give back to the society it’s due share by lending hands to the poor especially the destitute, the looked down upon, the deprived and the down trodden.

We work to change their hopes to reality, to make sure that these people never forget what it means to smile. We have been working for welfare of the tribal people in the villages of Illambazar since our inception in Novenber 2002. Ever since, we have strived to educate the masses specially the children and provide help to the villagers to stand on their own feet. NAYANTARA has come a long way and is proud to have been able to bring permanent smiles to hundreds of its beneficiaries.


Among the villages of Bengal lies groups of vulnerable people, the tribals, who still suffer to gain control over their lives. Our focus is to bring these people to realize that they themselves can be bearers of change and have a brighter future. Our aim is to empower them with tools and trainings and education and knowledge and build them up to rise from the state of poverty that they are born into.  Our work is to teach and provide and help these tribals from the poorest and the most disadvantaged section of the society broadly in the sectors of health and well being, livelihood and last but not the least, education.


Our Moto, is again inspired and understood by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda that the Service of God in Man for “Atmano Mokshartham Jagad-hitaya Cha” for one’s own liberation and for the good of the world.

Vision and ideology

“Doing good to others out of compassion is good, but the seva (service) of all beings in the spirit of the Lord is better”

– Swami Vivekananda.

The above words are what are visions are made of that directs our path. We build our objectives along the same lines. To point out a few :

Objectives of the Trust

1.       To provide education, formal and vocational

2.       To engage the youth in Social & Cultural activities & Environmental       awareness programmes

3.       To create social awareness on protection of tribal culture and         development

4.       To provide safe drinking water and save rain water.

5.       To trace out a path of sustainable livelihood with optimal usage of          natural resources.

6.       To strengthen people’s participation in micro-level planning in       securing their livelihood & chart the destiny.

Awards and Recognition

  • The Trust was awarded the, The Anand Paul Memorial Award for Social Services at the Telegraph School Awards for Excellence 2017 by the Telegraph Education Foundation.
  • Nayantara Memorial Charitable Trust was awarded the Nation Builders Award for its service to the society by the Rotary Club of Calcutta Mega City.
  • Nayantara Memorial Charitable Trust was awarded the Nation Builders Award for its service to the society by Rotary India Literacy Mission.
  • Sri Sudip Majumdar ( Managing Trustee) was accorded by the Rotary Club of Calcutta Mega City with the Citation of Excellence for his untiring effort to uplift the lives of the tribal community of Bengal and therefore displaying Vocational Excellence.
  • Sri Sudip Majumdar was also accorded with the Vocational Excellency Award by Rotary Club of Garden Reach.

Focus Areas of the Trust

NAYANTARA’s target beneficiaries are the tribal families, rudderless on their livelihood and destiny. To empower them in the least, NMCT’s focus areas are:

•        Basic Health Care

•        Education &

•        Livelihood

through an Integrated & Sustainable Development Project with participative approach.

Operational area of the Trust

NAYANTARA’s area of operation are primarily the Santhal villages in the Chaupahari forest area, Illambazar block, Dist. Birbhum, West Bengal.