A N N U A L R E P O R T 1959 S M T . M A R Y C L U B W A L A JADHAV ...
A N N U A L R E P O R T
1959
S M T . M A R Y C L U B W A L A JADHAV
Condolences.—At the outset we express our
In accordance with the provisions for
grief and sense of loss at the passing away of representation introduced in the Constitution
Shri U. A. Basrurkar, President of the Delhi in 1957, the following is the position of re-
State Branch. He was closely associated with presentation on the new Central Executive
the Conference and a devoted worker.
Committee, that will shortly be formed, as we
Constitutional Amendments.Composition
go to press:
of the Central Executive Committee.
Representatives of Ministries of the Central Government
Ministry of Community Development . . Shri M. C. Nanavatty
Ministry of Education . . . . . . Shri Nauhria R a m
Ministry of Health . . . . . . . . Dr. Smt. S. Bhatia
Ministry of Labour .. . . . . Shri N. S. Mankiker
Ministry of Rehabilitation . . . . . . Being wound up
Hence no representation necessary
Representative of Central Social Welfare Board
Smt. M. Bakhle
Representatives of State Branches
A n d h r a Pradesh Branch .. Shri Janki Pershad
Smt. R o d a Mistry
Shri N. V. S. Prasada Rao
Bihar State Branch .. Shri N. N. Sinha
Shri Daroga Roy
Smt. Sushila Sinha
Bombay State Branch .. Smt. Zarina E. G. Currimbhoy
Smt. G. R. B. Billimoria
Prof. V. B. K a m a t
Delhi State Branch .. Smt. Manmohini Sahgal
Shri M. S. Gore
Shri P. D. Kulkarni
Mysore State Branch .. Shri A. N. R a m a R a o
Shri T. V. R a m c h a n d r a Iyer
Shri T. V. Sudha Reddy
M a d r a s State Branch .. Smt. D. C. Kothari
Col. N. Vasudeva R a o
Shri S. R. Venkatraman
U t t a r Pradesh Branch . . Dr. R a d h a k a m a l Mukherjee
Shri N. C. Chaturvedi
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West Bengal State Branch .. Shri Sugata Dasgupta
Shri P. K. Biswas
Prof. P. R. Sen
Representatives of Corporate Members
Guild of Service (Central) . . Smt. Mary Clubwala Jadhav
Balkan-Ji-Bari .. Shri Shevak Bhojraj
Indian Council for
Child Welfare .. To be appointed
Representatives of Schools of Social Work
Tata Institute of Social Sciences. . Prof. A. R. Wadia
Delhi School of Social Work . . Shri S. N. Ranade
Madras School of Social Work . . Director—
Shri K. N. George
M. S. University of Baroda,
Faculty of Social Work Smt. Indra S. Tayal
Kashi Vidyapeeth .. Prof. C. P. Goyal
Continuance of Office Bearers.—The office-
honorary directorship of Dr. B. H. Mehta,
bearers and members of the Central Executive Head of the Department of Social Adminis-
Committee of 1958 continued to function for tration at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
1959 as per the resolution passed by the Bombay.
General Body in December 1957. The
Classes were taken on week-days between
Working Committee met thrice and the 3.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and the whole of
Central Executive Committee once during Saturday was devoted to field work. Eleven
the year.
students attended the course. Lecturers were
Observance of Social Welfare Day: drawn from the Tata Institute and
February 20.—Social Welfare Day was experienced persons in the field. The following
celebrated by the branches at Andhra Pradesh, workers took the training:
Bihar, Bombay and Madras. A report of the
Bombay Municipal Corporation . . 5
observance in these states may be read in
Bombay Housing Board .. .. 5
Appendix III.
Western Railway .. .. 1
Celebrations arranged by the Delhi State
The course concluded in June. A detailed
Branch had to be called off due to the sudden report of the arrangements for the course is
death of Shri U. A. Basrurkar, President of given in Appendix IV.
the branch.
The Bombay Committee on Slum Clearance
Shri V. V. Giri, President of the Indian which had applied to be considered as a sub-
Conference of Social Work, broadcast over committee of the Indian Conference of Social
All India Radio, Madras on that day on the Work in late 1958 was recognised as such by
subject of "Leadership in Social Work".
a decision of the Working Committee taken at
Bombay Committee on Slum Clearance.— its Madras meeting in February 1959, and
The first training course for Housing subsequently ratified by the Central Executive
Managers-cum-Community Organisers com-
Committee. The ICSW has asked the Bombay
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Co-operation in the Five Year Plan in urban Indian Conference of Social Work—Smt.
areas to be forwarded to the Planning H a n s a Mehta, Smt. Mary C. Jadhav, Dr. J. F.
Commission.
Bulsara and Smt. I. R e n u — m e t the Social
It was proposed to start the Second Course Welfare T e a m in Delhi and presented the
for Housing Managers in December 1959, b u t
Conference viewpoint on the several issues
the Bombay Government Grant having been which the T e a m was commissioned to report
sanctioned only in that month, the course has upon.
h a d to be postponed.
Smt. J a d h a v was appointed Chairman
International Social Service.—The number of the Planning Commission's Sub-Committee
of cases referred for coverage during the year on Social Defence, of which Shri P. R. Bhatt
under report were spread out all over the was appointed a member.
country from Darjeeling to Madras. T h e refer-
Dr. J. F. Bulsara and Shri M. S. Gore
rals came both from the ISS Headquarters and
were also appointed Chairmen of the
its affiliated unit in the United Kingdom. We Sub-Committees on Slum Clearance and
h a d to make use of several social work agencies
Manpower, Administration and Research
and social workers in covering these cases and
respectively.
we take this opportunity to express our appre-
Nominations for Office-Bearers.—Nomi-
ciation of their services given free and in full nations for the various offices of the ICSW
co-operation.
h a d already been invited from the State
It has been found that several of the cases Branches according to the rules laid down in
referred to us by International Social Service this regard by the Central Executive
are cases for repatriation and this poses the Committee. T h e Nominations Committee met
problem of funds. An attempt is being m a d e under the chairmanship of Smt. H a n s a M e h t a
to contact appropriate organisations for a on August 14th, 1959 at the Central Office.
regular donation towards this purpose.
T h e nomination papers received from the
State Branches—only 9 state branches
Research.—The collection of data in the returned completed papers—were duly scruti-
research project concerning the Prevention of
nised and the candidates addressed as to their
Juvenile Delinquency resulting from Social willingness to stand for office. A slate of names
Change and accompanying Community was then drawn up for election by the Central
Development was completed in the beginning Executive Committee at its Hyderabad
of the year. D a t a was then tabulated and Meeting scheduled for December 25, prior to
analysed under the directions of Dr. M. S. the General Body meeting and election.
Sabnis, Honorary Director. After this process
was completed the services of K u m a r i P.
It may be stated here that a controversy
Deshmukh, Research Investigator and Shri took place about the election of office-bearers
J. G. Naik, Statistician-cum-Tabulator were of the Conference held in December 1957.
dispensed with. We take this opportunity of T h e matter having been raised by the Bombay
thanking them for their services in the project. State Branch of the Conference, it was
T h e writing of the Report now remains to discussed at the meeting of the Central
be done.
Executive Committee also on the 13 th M a r c h
T h e Report of the Survey of Beggars in 1958 when the following resolution was
Greater Bombay, was published in October passed:
1959. Copies are priced at Rs. 5 / - each.
" T h e C.E.C. considered the matter
Planning CommissionSocial Welfare referred to in Dr. Bulsara's letter dated
Team.—In April, the representatives of the
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has happened and requested Dr. Bulsara to in the states regarding the Conference and
agree to drop the m a t t e r and assures itself its activities to create enthusiasm among the
t h a t such incident will not occur in the people.
future",
Orientation Course for Voluntary
and the Bombay State Branch was Workers.—The idea seems to be gaining in
requested not to pursue the matter further. strength and several organisations are con-
Seminar on Urban Community Develop-
ducting courses for various categories of
ment.—The programme outline for the workers. We are glad to have been able to offer
Seminar has already been published as an library facilities to the Bombay State Women's
Appendix to our Annual Report for 1957. Council in their course.
Originally scheduled to be held in February
Proceedings of the Ninth International
1958 the Seminar h a d to be twice postponed Conference of Social Work at Tokyo.—The
to synchronise with the Eleventh National proceedings were published in November 1959
Session of the Conference, both programmes and priced at U.S. $3.00 per copy. Copies are
being planned to come off concurrently for available with the South East Asia Regional
administrative convenience. T h e Session is Office of the International Conference of
now fixed for December 27-31, a n d the Social Work, 6/A, Cooperage, Bombay 1.
Seminar from December 24-30. We are
grateful to the Delhi Municipal Corporation
Activities of the State Branches of the
for their grant of Rs. 1,000/-; the Conference.—Several of our state branches
Ahmedabad and Bombay Corporations are have been active during the year. T h e Delhi
likely to sanction a grant-in-aid also.
State Branch arranged a State Conference in
January and the Madras State Branch
Visits of the President.—Shri V. V. Giri convened a conference of the Southern Region
presided over the public meeting held in in April. The Bengal Branch held a seminar
Madras on February 20, to celebrate Social on Urban Community Development in March
Welfare Day. He also chaired the meeting and the Bombay Branch on Co-operation &
of the Working Committee there. He Co-ordination of Charity Trusts. The Bombay
presided over the Seminar on Women's Branch was successful in establishing district
Education as well.
branches in several districts of Bombay such as
In Bangalore he was present to guide the Kolhapur, Halara, Jamnagar, etc. and in
attempt to revitalise the Mysore Branch and encouraging the Marathwada district com-
presided over the inauguration of the recon-
mittees. T h e urban welfare project at Chetpet-
stituted Branch. T h e members were greatly Thangal undertaken by the Madras Branch
encouraged by his active interest.
under the Central Social Welfare Board, is
General Secretary's Tours.—Smt. Mary C. progressing. T h e West Bengal Branch is
J a d h a v travelled extensively during the period
conducting a similar project in Cossipore. T h e
under report to encourage the state branches attempt to form the Madhya Pradesh Branch
in their working. She attended the seminar on
is being continued. T h e A n d h r a Pradesh
Co-operation and Co-ordination among Branch has been busy in the second half of the
Charity Trusts held in Bombay at the invita-
year with arrangements for the Eleventh
tion of the Bombay S t a t e Branch. In Kerala, Session and Seminar on U r b a n Community
she presided over the Conference of the After-
Development. A detailed report of the
activities of these branches may be read in
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Among our state branches special mention Planning Commission, the General Secretary's
must be made of the Punjab and Mysore State Report on the Tokyo Conference etc. T h e first
Branches.
issue of the Newsletter, which is a quarterly,
Punjab State Branch.—Due to the intensive appeared in January 1958 and was followed
efforts of the General Secretary, the Punjab in due course by the April, July and October
State Branch came into existence in October issues. Several of our state branches have
1959, under the presidentship of the Governor
responded very encouragingly to the News-
of Punjab. T h e Governor and the Chief letter. Consequent upon a demand from
Minister have become Patrons of the district branches for copies, the price of the
Conference. T h e M a h a r a n i of Patiala was Newsletter has been fixed at Re. 1/- per
elected the President of the branch and Smt. annum for the time being, pending ratification
H a r c h a r a n Singh Brar the Honorary General by the Working Committee.
Secretary. (Smt. Brar is the President of the
Staff and Establishment.—Since the
Indian Council of Child Welfare). Shri S. C. departure of Shri B. Chatterjee as Director of
Pandit, Director of Social Welfare is the the Municipal Department of Urban
Treasurer, and Shri O. P. Mittal, the Special Community Development, Delhi, the post of
Officer, Associate Secretary. A constitution is Executive Secretary was vacant, with Kumari
being drawn up for the Branch and attempts Zakia Khan officiating. It was in December
are being m a d e to interest a delegation in of the year 1958 that the post was advertised
attending the Eleventh National Session at together with the attached post of Assistant
Hyderabad.
Secretary General of the South East Asia
Mysore State Branch.—The Branch was Regional Office of the International Con-
given new momentum due to the efforts of the ference of Social Work, in the leading
President and General Secretary. It was re-
newspapers of Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta and
constituted with the Minister for Social Madras. 54 applications were received from
Welfare as its Chairman. Shri Bharanaih, the all parts of the country and were circulated to
Director of Social Welfare is an Associate the members of the Working Committee
Secretary. Shri A. N. R a m a Rao continues to which is the appointing authority, for their
be its General Secretary. T h e Branch is now comments. T h e applicants so selected were
running a Children's Centre under its interviewed on M a r c h 13, in Bombay, by a
auspices.
sub-committee specially appointed for the
purpose under the chairmanship of Smt.
Indian Conference of Social Work
Hansa Mehta. O u t of the 18 candidates called
'Newsletter'.—As decided by the Central for interview only 10 presented themselves.
Executive Committee the Newsletter replaced Of these, Shri N. B. Cama was selected to the
the bi-annual I C S W Bulletin which was post. Shri N. B. Cama, B.Sc, Dipl. in Public
discontinued in December 1957. T h e purpose Administration from the London University,
of the Newsletter is to create greater contacts retired from the service of the Government of
between the state branches and the central Bombay as Asst. Labour Commissioner. Shri
office and among the state branches them-
Cama took up his duties on April 1 1959. T h e
selves. Towards this end, reports of their lien of Shri B. Chatterjee on the post expired
activities are invited from the branches and on August 31, 1959.
published in every issue. A number of items of
interest are also included such as the compo-
Shri Chatterjee served the Indian
sition and responsibilities of the Working Conference of Social Work for a period of ten
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it since its inception in 1947, and as its first Hyderabad. T h e General Secretary visited
Executive Secretary, he played an appreciable Hyderabad more than once during the year in
p a r t in a concerted effort to p u t the connection with the arrangements.
Conference on the m a p of social work in the
T h e Programme for the Session was drawn
country. While paying tribute to his services, up as follows:
Shri V. V. Giri, President, expressed the hope Sectional Meetings
that he would continue to serve the
1. Social Welfare Legislation
Conference wherever he was.
2. Family Welfare Services
In August 1959 the committee sanctioned
3. Services for the Physically Handicapped
Mr. Cama's trip to England on the occasion Panel Meetings
of his visit to France for the meeting of the
1. A Social Policy for India
International Executive—so that he could
2. Coordination of Social Work
acquaint himself with the workings of the Sub-committee Meetings
National Council of Social Service of Great
1. Public Cooperation in T h i r d Plan for
Britain.
Social Welfare
Resignation of Shri R. G. Bapat, 2. Training Programmes for Social
Accountant-Cum-Librarian.—After a period
Workers at various Levels
of five years with the Central Office, Shri
3. Causes and Prevention of Suicides
R. G. Bapat resigned to take up an appoint-
Workshop Meetings
ment with the India Institute of Technology
1. Penal Administration
recently started in Bombay. We take this
2. Mental Hygiene
opportunity to express our appreciation of his
3. Institutional Management
services and to wish him all success in the
4. Medical & Psychiatric Social Work
future. Shri B. S. Dhavale was appointed as
5. Group Work
Accountant-cum-Librarion on May 22nd
6. Social Research
1959.
Acknowledgements.—Finally, it is my most
Resignation of Shri V. Hariharan, Office-
pleasant duty to give grateful thanks to the
Assistant.—After a period of one year several persons and parties who have given
as Office-Assistant (Stenographer) Shri
us so much encouragement in our work:
Hariharan resigned with effect from December
To Shri V. V. Giri, our President, for his
1, 1959, having secured more remunerative constant guidance and active interest;
employment elsewhere. His work was found
To Dr. Jivraj N. M e h t a for unceasing
very satisfactory and his departure regretted. endeavour in the interests of the Conference;
We wish him well in his new job.
To the Governments of the States for their
Eleventh National Session of the Con-
grants-in-aid;
ference.—The Evaluation Committee, in its
To the Government of India for its annual
report which was published as p a r t of the grant and its grants for specific purposes and
Annual Report for 1957, h a d recommended for its inspiring co-operation in voluntary
the advisability at this stage, of holding social work;
national sessions once in two years only. This
To the business houses for their generous
recommendation was accepted by the General donations;
Body. Accordingly the Eleventh Session was
To Messrs. P. C. Hansotia, our Honarary
planned for 1959. After two postponements, Auditors;
the date was finally fixed for December 27-31,
To Shri M. J. Guzder, our Honorary
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To all the office bearers and particularly
And finally to the Executive Secretary and
to Smt. Wahabuddin Ahmed, Honorary the Staff of the Central Office.
Associate Secretary and Shri P. R. Bhatt, our
Without the assistance and co-operation of
Treasurer, and all members of the Central all these it would not have been possible for
Executive and Working Committees;
the Conference to make such concerted
To Smt. Hansa M e h t a for chairing the progress and we once again thank them for
Nominations Committee;
their trouble.
I N D I A N C O N F E R E N C E O F S O C I A L W O R K
R E P R E S E N T A T I O N O F O T H E R O R G A N I Z A T I O N S
1959
1. Second Indian National Conference of
Smt. A. W a h a b u d d i n Ahmed,
Non-Governmental Organizations on Hon. Associate Secretary.
United Nations Information, April Smt. Indira Renu,
3-5, 1959.
General Secretary,
Delhi State Branch.
2. Working G r o u p on Social Welfare
(Planning Commission) New Delhi,
Smt. Hansa Mehta, Bombay.
Oct. 17-24, 1959.
3. Seminar on "Annual T o w n & Country
Planning organised by Institute of
Smt. Bhiwandivala,* Bombay.
T o w n Planners, October 19-26, 1959
Bombay.
4. 14th Biennial Conference of t h e Smt. A. Srivastava,
National Council of Women in India,
U t t a r Pradesh Branch.
November 21-25, 1959.
Smt. Evelyn K h a n ,
U t t a r Pradesh Branch.
5. 7th All India Conference on M o r a l and
Smt. A. W a h a b u d d i n Ahmed,
Social Hygiene at Chandigarh, October
Hon. Associate Secretary.
8-10, 1959.
6. Seminar on Organization and Adminis-
tration of Social Services, Govt. of
Shri Padamchand,*
India, Ministry of Education in Co-
Vice-President,
operation with United Nations Tech-
Delhi State Branch.
nical Assistance Organization, New
Delhi, November 16-28, 1959.
7. Second Asian Youth Hostels Confe-
Written to Delhi State
rence, New Delhi, Nov. 21-25, 1959.
Branch, I C S W .
8. Seminar on "Organization & Adminis-
tration of Social Education" organised
Shri N. F. Kaikobad
by Indian Adult Education Association
(Rep: Bombay State Branch)
at Gargoti, November 23-29, 1959.
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Reports of State Branches
ANDHRA PRADESH BRANCH
Nawab Mehdi Nawaz Jung, President tute and Cancer Hospital by Shri Morarji
of the Branch, accompanied by Shri Janki Desai, Union Finance Minister. Shri N.
Pershad, Honorary General Secretary, and Sanjiva Reddy, Chief Minister, A n d h r a
Shri N. V. S. Prasada R a o , H o n o r a r y Asso-
Pradesh, presided over the function.
ciate Secretary, visited G u n t u r and Kakinada
to form and reorganise district branches
T h e A n d h r a Pradesh Branch, is construct-
A district branch at G u n t u r was formed on ing the building at a cost of Rupees O n e
J a n u a r y 23, 1959.
lakh and donating the same to the Govern-
ment of Andhra Pradesh. T h e Radio-Active
T h e Sikkimese delegation of social workers
Cobalt U n i t worth Rs. 10,00,000/- is being
consisting of three ladies visited H y d e r a b a d received from the Atomic Energy Commis-
on the 15th and 16th of February, 1959 a n d
sion, Canada. T h e machine is the latest one
were taken around the welfare institutions. for the treatment of some type of cancer.
Smt. F a t h e m a Ismail, President, Fellowship
T h e I C S W participated in the Polytechnic
of the Physically Handicapped, Bombay came Week.
to H y d e r a b a d to inaugurate the Women's
Employment Centre, I C S W W a r d 9 / l „ In-
T h e meeting of the working Group on
dustrial Co-operative Centre, Ltd., at Social Welfare was held at the Secretariat.
Sarojini Devi Road, Secunderabad.
Shri Janki Pershad, Hon. General Secretary,
ICSW., and Smt. R o d a Mistry, Chairman,
She was shown some of the voluntary Aram Ghar, have been nominated on the
social institutions in Hyderabad.
Working Group Committee under the Edu-
Social Welfare D a y was as usual celebrat-
cation (Social Welfare) Secretariat, A n d h r a
ed on 20th February 1959.
Pradesh.
During the first week of April, Shri R.
On June 22, 1959 the Chief Minister ac-
Gersappe of the State Bank of Hyderabad, companied by the Branch President and
handed over the Hon. Treasurership of the General Secretary, visited the work centres
I C S W to Shri A. H. V e n k a t R a o , of the Co-
of Small Scale Industries organised by our
operative Prudential Bank, Secunderabad. branch with a government grant-in-aid of
T h e I C S W records its deep appreciation of Rs. one lakh. The centre's aim is ameliorat-
the sincere and sterling services rendered by ing the employment situation among women
Shri Gersappe from the inception of the in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secund-
the Branch.
erabad.
World Health D a y was celebrated on the
T h e branch was happy to receive Smt.
7th of April 1959 at I C S W Wards.
Trivedi, wife of former Governor of A n d h r a
On April 13, 1959 the foundation stone Pradesh at its office on the 18th of July, as
of the Radio-active Cobalt T h e r a p y Building she was one of the i m p o r t a n t and energetic
was laid in the premises of the R a d i u m Insti-
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T h e Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and
In response to the Appeal to come forward
other important officials visited the office on to help the flood affected persons of Assam
the 13th of August and appreciated the and Kashmir, two sums of money—one
work t h a t is being done by the branch.
amounting to Rs. 1,000/- and the other Rs.
2,000/ were forwarded to Smt. Lalita
T h e branch celebrated Independence D a y Sachar, President of the Andhra Pradesh
on the 15th of August by distribution of Flood Relief Association. The former
sweets to the hospitals and some of its amount of Rs. 1,000/- is donated by the
affiliated organisations.
A r a m G h a r (Home for the Disabled) from
A donation of Rs. 100/- was made by the the earned profits by way of ground cultiva-
Executive in aid of the Adult Education tion by the inmates. T h e latter amount of
Drive undertaken by the United Pioneer Rs. 2,000/- is from the ICSW, funds for the
Society.
R a d i u m Institute and Cancer Hospital.
BOMBAY S T A T E BRANCH
T h e Bombay State Branch was formed on
T h e branch started with a local member-
23rd November, 1957 at a general body ship of 16 life members, 65 institutional mem-
meeting called for the purpose in the bers and 166 ordinary members. Now at
Alexandra Girl's English Institution at 5 the end of the year we have 21 life members,
p.m. when Mrs. Zarina Currimbhoy presided. 59 institutional members and 154 ordinary
It was resolved t h a t all the members of the members.
Bombay City Branch and the district
We have 7 district branches, namely
branches of the Bombay State constitute Baroda, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nanded, Par-
themselves as the Bombay State Branch of bhani, Bhir and Osmanabad. After the for-
the Indian Conference of Social Work. T h e mation of the Bombay State Branch we have
draft constitution already circulated was read been able to start 4 new district branches in
and passed subject to a few changes. Conse-
M a d h y a Saurashtra ( R a j k o t ) , H a l a r a
quent upon this, elections were held. Smt. District (Jamnagar), Mithapur and Kolha-
Currimbhoy was unanimously elected Presi-
pur.
dent, Prof. P. A. Wadia and Smt.
Gulestan Billimoria, Vice-Presidents, Shri
C.A.R.E. (Co-operative of American
M. J. Guzder, H o n . Treasurer and K u m a r i Remittances to Everywhere).
S. F. M e h t a , Hon. General Secretary.
During the year under report we continued
the work of distribution of milk powder to 10
T h e district branches were invited to welfare organisations affiliated to us. We
nominate one member each on the Execu-
were allotted 13,900 cartons of milk powder
tive Committee. K u m a r i N. B. Sidhwa was for the period of 6 months to be distributed
appointed as the Executive Secretary of the to 15,065 families and 2,080 school children
Bombay State Branch, I C S W .
every month. T h e success of the programme
was mainly due to the help offered by a large
It was resolved to appoint Messrs. B. P. number of volunteer workers.
G a r d a & Co., as auditors. T h e general body
elected Dr. Bulsara as a representative on the
Citizens Advisory Bureaux
Central Executive Committee of the I.C.S.W.
T h e work of the C.A.B. continues to be
in the vacancy created by Dr. K u m a r i P. carried on in the following centres, namely,
Vakharia's resignation.
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Social Welfare Society, All India Helping (Rajkot) Halara District (Jamnagar) and
Society, N a g p a d a Neighbourhood House. In Mithapur. :
addition a new centre was organised with the
Later in the year the Executive Secretary
help of our branch at the Worli Community visited a number of District Branches in
Centre.
Marathawada, namely, Aurangabad, Nanded
Delegates to the International Conference at and Parbhani.
Tokyo
She submitted her observations to the Exe-
At the International Conference of Social cutive Committee which explain the existing
Work held in Tokyo in December 1958, conditions after the reorganisation of the
D r . J. F. Bulsara and Smt. Gulestan R. B. Bombay State in the district branches which
Billimoria represented the state branch.
were formerly under the Hyderabad State.
D r . Jivraj M e h t a , the leader of the Indian
She found that a number of activities and
Delegation, a n d the other Indian delegates institutions started in Marathawada Districts
to the Tokyo Conference were given a recep-
are now handed over to the Government of
tion on 15th November, 1958 by the President
Bombay due to lack of finance.
and members of the Executive Committee.
His Excellency Shri Sri Prakasa, the Governor
She suggested t h a t representatives of district
of Bombay graced the occasion and gave his branches should be invited to a meeting to
blessings to the delegates.
discuss their common problems and difficulties
T h e branch took advantage of the presence
and work out a programme on regionwise
of the following American delegates to the basis.
Tokyo Conference who passed through Seminar on "Co-operation & Co-ordination
Bombay on their way home:
among Charity Trusts"
1. D r . Evelyn Burns, connected with the
T h e state branch organised a very interest-
Social Work School of the Columbia ing seminar on "Co-operation & Co-ordination
University.
among Charity Trusts". T h e subject of the
2. Dr. Lester Granger, Vice-President of Seminar was to create public opinion on the
the International Conference of Social utilisation of available resources to the best
Work and M r s . Granger.
advantage of each community and to foster
3. Miss Ethel Wise, C h a i r m a n of Youth mutual understanding and co-operation. The
House, D e p a r t m e n t of Correction, City emphasis was on education and health services
of New York.
of different trusts in each community with a
A meeting was arranged on 19th J a n u a r y , view to the formulation of a sound policy of
1959, at the Alexandra Girl's English Institu-
co-operation. T h e seminar was inaugurated by
tion when Dr. Jivraj Mehta, Smt. Gulestan Shri Shantilal H. Shah, Minister of Labour
Billimoria and Dr. J. F. Balsara gave their and Law, Bombay State. Dr. J. F. Bulsara
impressions on the various aspects of the conducted the business sessions. Shri S. C.
International Conference.
Bhat, Charity Commissioner, Bombay State,
Executive Secretary's Tours
read a paper on "Origin, Progress and Poten-
During the year under report the Executive tialities of Public Trusts and W h a t Co-ordina-
Secretary undertook a tour through Sau-
tion can do." It is of interest to know that
rashtra for the inspection of the Baroda-
in Bombay State there are 52,000 religious
Branch and also helped in the inauguration and charitable trusts with total assets and
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Shri S. F. Desai submitted a paper on Parsi District Branches
Charities, Shri Gordhandas Chaturbhuj on
Among the activities of the Aurangabad
H i n d u Charities and Shri S. S. Desnavi on Branch are a family planning centre, bal vihar
Muslim Charities.
kendra, radio sets & books, rural welfare
These papers gave an idea of what efforts programme, and harijan welfare.
have been made in the direction of co-opera-
T h e membership of the Baroda District
tion and co-ordination within each commu-
Branch is 34. T h e programme consisted of
nity. We have published the full report of the the preparation of a directory of welfare
Seminar. T h e Seminar was attended by 200 agencies, discussions, symposium and film
representatives of various Public Trusts.
shows, setting up a social welfare relief fund.
On this occasion Smt. Currimbhoy felici-
T h e Bhir District Branch has initiated a
tated Smt. Hansaben M e h t a on behalf of the primary school and balwadies, mahila mandals
Bombay State Branch on her being awarded and sewing classes, d r a m a and social functions.
the " P a d m a Bhushan".
Halara District Branch (Jamnagar) was
Representation on Various Bodies
inaugurated in M a r c h 1959.
T h e Executive Committee nominated
During the tour of Saurashtra by the Exe-
Dr. J. F. Bulsara, Smt. Gulestan Billimoria cutive Secretary of the Bombay State Branch,
and Smt. Wahabuddin Ahmed to represent the Saurashtra Branch was initiated and a
the Bombay State Branch at the annual con-
small committee formed to draft the constitu-
ference in Madras.
tion and undertake programmes.
T h e Executive Secretary has been appointed
Nadiad District Branch was formed under
as a representative on the Slum Clearance the Hyderabad State Branch and has done
Committee appointed by the I.C.S.W.
wonderful work. It has built the civil hospital,
Shri Kausal from Baroda Branch repre-
a girls' high school, and a kala mandir and
sented the state branch at the National a hostel for harijan boys. Most of those insti-
Conference of Non-Governmental Organisa-
tutions have been handed over to the various
tions on U.N. Information at Delhi.
ministries of the government. Among its
T h e Executive Committee appointed current activities are flood relief, community
Smt. Currimbhoy, Smt. Gulestan R. B. hall, books to students, land to Gyan
Billimoria and Prof. V. K a m a t h to represent Vidyalaya.
the Bombay State Branch on the C.E.C. of the
Osmanabad District Branch
I.C.S.W. for the years 1960 and 1961.
This district branch h a d a set-back on the
Finances
re-organisation of the states. It was again
T h e Branch was able to carry on its work revitalised by the visit of the Executive
first with a loan of Rs. 3,000/- from the Secretary of the Bombay State Branch. It has
Bombay City Branch and subsequently with initiated maternity & infectious ward of the
the transfer of all the assets of the city branch
hospital, leprosy colony, social education
now merged in the state branch.
classes, benches for girls' school.
During the year under report we received Parbhani District Branch
from the I.C.S.W. Rs. 1,800/- being half the
This District Branch was started in 1955 by
amount of the salary of the Executive the Hyderabad State Branch and was trans-
Secretary of the Bombay State Branch, ferred to Bombay State. It runs sewing classes
I.C.S.W.
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Kolhapur District Branch & Mithapur City during her tour of Saurashtra and M a r a t h a -
Branch
wada. Their constitutions have been passed
T h e Kolhapur and Mithapur Branches were
by the Bombay State Branch.
recently started by the Executive Secretary
WEST BENGAL BRANCH
T h e Branch was mainly engaged in the work
a rented house by the middle of July, 1959.
of the U r b a n Extension Project in Cossipore
T h e following activities were planned:
area.
(i) Ante-natal & post natal advisory
T h e following activities have been taken u p :
services, infant health centre, creches.
(i) Children's Play & Recreation and
(ii) Family planning & women's welfare
Cultural Activities.
services.
(ii) Social Education & Adult Literacy
(iii) Information centre.
including training in arts and crafts.
(iii) Milk Distribution.
T h e Central Social Welfare Board helps by
T h e Centre was run in the rooms given free means of a grant in aid, but the rent of the
of charge by the local people, but shifted to house is to be realised by raising donations.
DELHI STATE BRANCH
Passing away of Shri U. A. Basrurkar
of interest to social workers were also shown
T h e sudden death of Shri U. A. Basrurkar to the delegates. T h e total number of dele-
on the 19th February, 1959 after a brief illness
gates who attended the Conference was 125
has been a great loss to the Brjanch. from 45 welfare organisations of Delhi. T h e
Shri Basrurkar was associated with the Con-
valedictory address was delivered by Shri P. R.
ference firstly as its executive committee Naik, Commissioner of Delhi Municipal
member, then as its vice-president and finally Corporation.
as its President for the last two years. A joint
A lecture on "Group Work practices in
condolence meeting of the 14 social welfare urban community development" by Dr.
organisations was convened on 2nd March, Charles Hendry, the visiting Dean of the
1959 in the Y.M.C.A. hall to pay tribute to School of Social Work, Toronto, Canada, was
his memory when representatives of various held on 4th February 1959 in t h e Y.M.C.A.
organizations spoke highly of the magnificent Hall.
work done by him in the field of social work
A Seminar on " T h e Education of the
in general and for the welfare of the blind in Community in Family Planning" was orga-
particular.
nised by the Medical Social Work Sub-
T h e 4th Conference of Social Work of the committee on 13th February, 1959 in the
branch was held on the 10th and 11th T.B. Association Hall. T h e Seminar was
January, 1959. T h e main topic of discussion attended by medical social workers, family
was the "Family as a Unit in Welfare planning workers, doctors and public health
Services". T h e Conference was inaugurated nurses and was inaugurated by Smt. A. D.
by Shri M. S. Gore who gave a thought Pandit, wife of the Chief Commissioner of
provoking and instructive talk on the changing
Delhi and presided over by Dr. Smt. Gore,
role of the family in Indian Society. An Adviser on Family Planning Programme of
exhibition of publications in social work was the Government of India. Papers were
also arranged and documentary films on topics presented by Dr. Smt. Gore, Dr. Keizo

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33
Kawagoes, Chief, Medical Administration the Conference at the U . N . Conference of
Department, Public Health Bureau, Osaka, Non- Governmental Organisations held in
J a p a n and Smt. Pramila Thakore.
April in New Delhi and two members to
As usual the branch co-operated with represent the Delhi Branch.
various welfare organisations and kept con-
As part of the programme of the volunteers
stant contacts with their representatives on exchange bureau, a short term training course
various programmes jointly organised by the for voluntary social workers has been p r o -
branch and these agencies.
posed. Details of the training are being worked
out by a small sub-committee appointed for
T h e branch was represented on the Inter-
the purpose.
national Conference on Planned Parenthood
T h e survey work on " T h e study of living
by Smt. Ketty Shroff, Smt. Satwant B. Singh conditions of handicrafts artisans in Delhi,"
a n d Shri M. S. Gore, members of the undertaken on behalf of the All India Handi-
Medical Social Work Sub-Committee.
craft Board is being carried on. An Advisory
Three members of the Delhi Branch were Committee has been appointed to supervise
nominated to represent the Central Office of the project.
M A D R A S S T A T E B R A N C H
T h e Madras State Branch, started in 1948, rence to Delinquent and Destitute Children',
has done very useful work during all these 'Care and Correctional Institutions for
years.
Children in Madras State—Then and Now',
T h e Ninth Annual Conference of Social 'Probation' and 'Juvenile Guidance Bureau
Work was held from 17th to 19th April, 1959 and Its Purpose' were the subjects on which
presided over by the Hon'ble Shri C. speeches were made by eminent experts.
Subramaniam, Minister for Finance, Govern-
Social Welfare Day was observed by the
ment of Madras, and Chairman of the Madras
Branch along with the Guild of Service on
State Branch of the Indian Conference of 20th February 1959.
Social Work. T h e Hon'ble Shri M.
In view of the education value of the
Bhaktavatsalam, Home Minister, inaugurated speeches made at the Seminar a n d on the
the Conference. Smt. Radhabai Thyagarajan,
Social Welfare Day by eminent people, these
the well-known social worker was the are printed and published in t h e form of a
chairman of the Reception Committee. T h e booklet and were distributed to the different
Conference was well attended, the subjects branches of the Indian Conference of Social
discussed being" those on the Agenda for the Work.
Eleventh National Session in December, 1959.
At the International Conference of Social
Some important resolutions were passed by Work held in Tokyo, the Branch was repre-
the various sections of the Conference and sented by Smt. D. C. Kothari. T h e Madras
were communicated to the Government for School of Social Work was represented by
implementation.
K u m a r i Sosa Kuruvilla, while Shri P. N.
As per recommendations of the National Clubwala represented the Guild of Service
Conference, the branch organised a seminar (Central). Smt. Clubwala J a d h a v as H o n o -
on 'Social Defence' in February 1959 at rary General Secretary of the National
Madras, presided over by the Hon'ble Conference attended the International Con-
Shri M. Bhaktavatsalam, H o m e Minister. ference. ,Smt. D. C. K o t h a r i ; Smt. J a d h a v
'Police work in Juvenile Court with refe-
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Conference at their own expense. They
Welfare Extension Project (Urban): O n e
participated in different sections. Smt. J a d h a v
of the important schemes undertaken by the
was the chairman of one of the sections and branch is the running of this welfare exten-
she also participated in the U N I C E F meeting.
sion project in Chetput Thangal, Kilpauk,
During June-July 1959 two short-term Madras. T h e avowed object of the project
courses on Public Welfare Administration and
is to improve the slums that are located in
Youth Welfare were conducted for the benefit
the urban areas and to cater to all groups
of those who are employed and who cannot in the community in respect of education,
avail the benefit of a full time course of craft, training, creche, health programmes,
training in social work. Many experts on the recreation, library etc. T h e Chetput T h a n g a l
subject exchanged their knowledge and consists of 3 adjoining slums, covering an
experience with these trainees.
area of half a square mile and consisting of
T h e H o n . General Secretary, Smt. M. 500 families of unskilled labourers and
Clubwala Jadhav, toured Egypt, West coolies. A craft school, a nursery school, a
Germany, Brussels, United Kingdom, Singa-
creche, adult literacy classes, M a d r a s Sangam,
pore, Australia, J a p a n , Hongkong, Thailand library and recreation centre have been
a n d Burma where she met the office-bearers introduced and are successfully run here.
of the International Conference of Social Cultural programmes and excursions arc
Work and other social welfare agencies and arranged for the benefit of the slum dwellers.
talked about the Conference work in India A medical centre is run and a doctor visits
in the last 11 years.
the area and attends to the sick. Many
organisations arc co-operating with t h e
T h e Branch co-operates with the Bharat branch in running this project, under the
Scouts and Guides, Guild of Services, All guidance of the Project Committee Chairman
India Women's Food Council and other Mr. V. N. Subbaroyan.
organisations in all welfare activities and
also participates in the small saving schemes.
Working Group on Social Welfare: T h e
The Madras School of Social work started Hon. General Secretary of the Indian Con-
by the Branch is well established now. Its ference of Social Work is a Member of the
library has lately been enriched by additional Working Group on Social Welfare and is
volumes from the Technical Co-operation also the Chairman of the Sub-group on
Mission of the United States.
Social Defence.
T h e School is also fortunate to have the
Study Team Committee on Plan Projects:
services of foreign professors under Smith T h e Hon. Secretary Smt. M. Clubwala
M u n d t and Fulbright Scholarship Scheme Jadhav gave evidence before the Study
and Technical Co-operation Mission
T e a m led by Smt. Renuka Ray on Plan
Assistance.
Projects along with others.
The Juvenile. Guidance Bureau, an orga-
Co-operation with other organisations:
nization run under the auspices of the T h e Madras branch has always been co-
Branch, is carrying on useful work under operating with other organisations such as
the guidance of its Director Dr. G. D. Boaz, the Guild of Service (Central), the Bharat
in the cause of juvenile delinquency in Scouts and Guides, the M a d r a s School of
Madras City. T h e Bureau is now training Social Work and other organizations in
workers who will take up work in the promoting social welfare activities. O u r
children's departments of the General and thanks are due to these organisations for
Stanley Hospitals in Madras.
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R A J A S T H A N S T A T E B R A N C H
T h e Executive Committee of the Branch
was undertaken, with the co-operation
was formed on 6th December 1957 under
of the members of the Study Circle.
the chairmanship of Shri M o h a n Lal
4. Fruits were distributed to 525 helpless
Sukhadia, Chief Minister, Rajasthan. T h e
patients from time to time.
work done by the branch in this short period
5. A small dispensary was established on
is as under:
7th May, 1958 to distribute free
1. Students and workers of the Study
medicines. T h e daily average of
Circle undertook a survey of 200
patients taking advantage of the dis-
scheduled caste families who were
pensary is 100.
suffering from various diseases.
6. 59 students were given training in
2. A survey to determine the giving of
social service from 31st August to 30th
aid to 80 patients of the general ward
November, 1958. They were also taken
of the K.G.V. (T.B.) , Sanatorium,
to various places viz. U d a i p u r and
Jaipur was undertaken.
Gungapur etc. to acquaint them with
3. A survey of 300 beggars of Jaipur City
welfare activities in operation.
B I H A R S T A T E B R A N C H (1957-59)
T h e branch sustained an irreparable loss
T h e State Branch sponsored a scheme for
in the sad and sudden passing away of its children's welfare and through a separate
illustrious president, Dr. A. N. Sinha committee called the Bihar Children's Aid
(Finance Minister, Bihar State) on the 25th Society raised some funds also for the
July, 1957 at Patna, just after the demise purpose.
of Shri S. N. Sahya in March last who was
Shrimati Clubwala Jadhav, H o n . General
an able and enthusiastic member of the Secretary of the Indian Conference of Social
conference. Dr. Sinha was the president of Work paid a visit to Bihar in September,
the State Branch from its inception and he 1957. She was the first Secretary of the
had led the Indian Delegation to the Toronto
Conference to have visited Bihar.
International Conference of Social Work
Social Welfare Day was observed on the
during 1954.
20th February 1959 at Patna.
After Dr. A. N. Sinha's death the general
body of the I C S W Bihar branch met and
A big exhibition under the auspices of the
unanimously elected Pandit Binodanand A.I.V.I, and Khadi Board was organised at
J h a „ Labour Minister, Bihar as President. Patna where we had displayed our literature,
There could have been no better choice. charts etc.
Thereafter the executive committee was
T h e branch was bereaved by the untimely
reconstituted and Shri N. N. Sinha was re-
passing away of Shri Naqui I m a m , Judge,
nominated Hony. General Secretary by the Patna High Court, who used to take a lively
president as authorised by the general body interest in its affairs.
according to the usual procedure. T h e
Shrimati Sunderi Devi, Vice-President of
Hony. General Secretary toured extensively the branch, was sent to Japan as a Bihar
in the State and outside it to enthuse people delegate to the Japan International Con-
to take to social work particularly to ference of Social Work in December 1958.
propagate against the evils of untouchability.
As usual "Social Welfare Day" was
Shri N. N. Sinha, Secretary presided over
observed on the 20th February, 1958.
the Safai Mazdoor Sangh at Dehri on Sone.

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APPENDIX II
S O C I A L W E L F A R E D A Y
As always, the General Secretary addressed
spoke of their work, including representatives
a circular letter to all state branches giving of the Bharat Sevak Samaj, Rotary Club,
suggestions regarding the celebration of Mahila Charka Samity, Depressed Class
Social Welfare Day on February 20, 1959. League, Bharat Scouts and Guides, Harijan
Shri V. V. Giri, President of the Conference, Sevak Sangh etc.
broadcast on A.I.R from M a d r a s on Delhi State Branch
"Leadership in Social Work."
A symposium on Leadership in Social
Andhra Pradesh Branch
Work was planned for Social Welfare Day
T h e Chief Guest was Shri M. Narsing but was called off due to the sudden death
Rao, Minister for Communications and of Shri U. A. Basrurkar, President of the
Buildings. T h e evening began with light Branch.
refreshment. This was followed by a brief Bombay State Branch
review of the work done in the previous
Social Welfare Day was celebrated by
years by the Secretary. Smt. R o d a Mistry many district branches. The Baroda Branch
spoke of the deliberations of the Tokyo
Conference, and Smt. M u n i r Zuhire on held a discussion among their members on
social work abroad. Miss Marie Lubinski " W h a t are trained social workers doing in
of t h e International Society for t h e Welfare Baroda" and inaugurated a 'Welfare F u n d '
of Cripples also addressed the meeting.
for needly patients. T h e H a l a r a District
Branch arranged a symposium on Leadership
T h e programme ended with a variety in Social Work. T h e Madhya Saurashtra
entertainment.
Branch also celebrated the Day.
Bihar State Branch
Madras State Branch
T h e day was celebrated at the Patna
Social Welfare Day was observed under
Legislator's Club under the presidentship of the Presidentship of Shri V. V. Giri, Speeches
Pandit Binodananda J h a ; Shri Mahabir on the occasion were given on Leadership
Tyagi, Chairman of the District Taxation for Social Policy, and Leadership training
Administration Committee, inaugurated the in Social Work, Role of the Professional
meeting. Representatives of about 12 social Social Work and Citizen Leader by eminent
work organizations in Patna and Muzaffur and competent persons in the field.
APPENDIX III
T R A I N I N G P R O J E C T F O R H O U S I N G M A N A G E R S A N D U R B A N
C O M M U N I T Y O R G A N I S E R S
Report of the First Training Course
Bombay in 1957, the present course was
initiated and organised by the Committee
(15th J a n u a r y — 1 5 t h J u n e , 1959)
appointed by the Conference. T h e Govern-
As a result of the deliberations of the ment of Bombay p u t a small grant of
Slum Clearance Seminar organised in Rs. 5,400/- at the disposal of the Indian

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Conference of Social Work, and the course tions of social problems. Lectures on the
was organised with the co-operation of the following subjects were given by Dr. B. H.
Bombay Housing Board and the Bombay Mehta, Hon. Director of the course, Shri N.
Municipality.
F. Kaikobad, Shri L. S. Kudchedkar,
It has been realised that slum clearance K u m a r i A. R. Pardiwala, Smt. Pandit and
programmes will be slow and costly to Shri D. S. Pinge.
execute. Meanwhile projects for new
1. U r b a n Sociology a n d Social Psycho-
housing are increasing in numbers. Condi-
logy.
tions in some of the old housing schemes
2. U r b a n Community Organisation and
and some of the new projects may so
Development.
deteriorate that new slums may arise. O n e
3. T h e Housing Problem and its
of the most important methods for preven-
Treatment.
ting the emergence of slum conditions is to
4. Programmes of Community Services.
provide an efficient housing management,
(a) Housing management a n d envi-
minimum social services, a n d opportunities
ronmental services.
for the development of well organised urban
(b) Community recreation.
communities functioning as regional social
(c) Social Education.
units of the city.
(d) Preparing youth for community
T h e first course for training Housing
action, leadership a n d service.
Managers-cum-Community Organisers was
(e) Family a n d Women's Welfare in
held between 15th January, 1959 to 15th
the Community.
June, 1959. Twelve trainees were deputed
(f) Child Welfare.
by various agencies providing housing for
(g) Health service in the community.
poor and middle class families.
Lectures were accompanied by an intensive
field training for 8 to 10 hours a week.
Gradually the number of field training hours
were increased, so t h a t only field training was
given during t h e last m o n t h of the course. T h e
field work and practical training facilities
were provided at the Bombay Housing Board
Colonies at Worli Foot of Hills and Worli
Neighbourhood U n i t Area. Both these
colonies though industrial in n a t u r e were
actually occupied by white collared workers
All the persons deputed for training were from industries. Hence, in order to give an
employed as Housing" personnel in their additional field work experience, field work
respective organisations. Most of them were facilities were also provided at Wadala Antop
matriculates, though some of them were Hill Colony of the Bombay Port Trust which
under-graduates and graduates also.
is a typical working class community, presen-
A small pavilion in the Worli Foot of ting many varied and different problems to
Hills Colony of the Bombay Housing Board, the Community Worker than the two Bombay
centrally situated in a typical industrial area, Housing Board Colonies.
was selected as the Training Centre. T h e
training course consisted of lectures, prac-
In the beginning, emphasis was laid on
tical instructions, field work and investiga-
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in all three field work centres. This was done
M a y vacation, the pavilion was found too
because recreational activities provide a small, passages near staircases, and open
common platform where all the diverse social,
spaces between two buildings were also
economic and age groups of a heterogeneous utilised for the purpose.
community can be induced to participate in
(c) As the play activities were organised
activities on co-operative basis, thereby pro-
on a regular basis, the existing playground
viding a scope for social and emotional was found to be stony and unsuitable for
integration so essential for any community recreational purposes. The trainees therefore
life.
undertook to remake the whole playground
Y o u t h activities were given a high priority for the community by " S h r a m d a n " . Accor-
in the field work programme. Each trainee dingly the whole place was dug u p , relevelled
had to study the community, and particularly and surfaced with soft earth. Areas were
the youths, a n d pick up persons with p a r t i -
specified, and courts were laid for different
cular skills, abilities a n d qualities of leadership
court games such as volleyball, ring-tennis
so as to give them encouragement and scope and badminton, all of which helped to draw
for leadership. T h e aim was to create commu-
a large number of adult members whose
nity leadership. This group will serve as a recreational needs were till then overlooked
nucleus in t h e programme of community for w a n t of space and facilities. A children's
development. T h e trainees h a d to visit playground with turfed surface was also
families, meet persons and develop intimate provided. Plans for developing other available
contacts with the communities they served.
areas between buildings into suitable recrea-
tional areas for specific recreational activities
T h e Worli Foot of Hills Colony was select-
and community-gardens were considered,
ed for an extensive programme of housing but due to want of time were not executed.
management and urban community develop-
Thanks are due to Mr. Asghar Ali, a con-
ment, using the trainees as a pioneering group
tractor, who came to know that persons
for the development of the programme.
were working for the community, and there-
T h e following programmes were carried fore offered his free service, and completed
out by the trainees as a part of their field the work of the playground.
work:
Mr. Asghar Ali and many other local
(a) Regular organised playgrounds for agencies and individuals also helped indi-
children and youth. T h e children were rectly by giving the implements required,
grouped according to age groups; and suitable
like plough, roller, bullocks, hose pipes,
outdoor games under supervision and drums, red earth, etc.. usually rent-free or
guidance of the trainees were organised for at a most nominal rent.
each group. T h e average daily attendance of
(d) During the M a y vacation, an exten-
children in the playground activities was over
sive whole day field work programme was
80.
planned for the trainees. A summer school
(b) An Indoor Recreation Centre with was started for children between 4 and 6.
various indoor play equipment was organised years. The services of a trained teacher and of
in the community pavilion. T h e centre two volunteers from within the community
functioned every evening from 2.00 P.M. to were availed of for the purpose. There was
10-00 P . M . on an experimental basis during a great response from the community, but
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to lack of resources. Others had to be refused
deal by taking up small groups of children
admission, to the great disappointment of under their own supervision. T h e average
their parents. T h e class functioned from attendance in the mornings was about 50-60,
9-00 A.M. to 12-00 noon. T h e pre-school excluding the nursery children.
curricula consisted of games, songs, exercises,
painting, picture-cutting and pasting, number
(g) In order to train personnel for com-
work, etc.. T h e class was given light snacks munity leadership, a five days' Holiday
at about 10-00 A.M. consisting of a cup of C a m p was organised at Versova in the T a t a
milk, a gift from the C A R E organisation, Institute of Social Sciences Hostel premises.
and some eatables like grams, toffees, biscuits,
T h e c a m p was a great success.. Seventeen
sweets and fruits etc.
children between 12 to 20 years of age
attended the camp. T h e c a m p routine
T h e school was started purely on the ex-
consisted of an early morning walk on the
perimental basis, but the organisers were beach before breakfast; then there were
repeatedly pressed by the families and other craft lessons in paper work, cane-work,
local organisations to establish it on a per-
leather work, etc. for about 3 hours every
manent basis. Many parents in spite of the day. After lunch the children were left free
constant refusal insisted on admitting their to themselves. They spent their time in
children.
reading. After tea, the children were again
taken out on the beach for outdoor play.
(e) Mahila M a n d a l was organised in
order to assist the women to participate in
There was a whole day picnic at M u d h
the community programmes. There were Island on 20th May, 1959. The children
20 members. T h e M a n d a l met twice a returned home on the 21st after a special
week, on Wednesdays and Fridays, from farewell lunch was arranged for them. The
2-30 P..M. to 5-00 P.M. when different pro-
trainees, though inexperienced in cooking,
grammes were arranged for them. A trained cooked for themselves.
crafts teacher gave them training in paper
cutting, sewing, cutting, embroidery and
A community meeting was held at the end
fancy work. A lecture on first aid was also of the training period which was attended
organised on request of the members. T h e by Shri K. A. Gafoor, Deputy Secretary to
members have expressed their desire to con-
the Government of Bombay, Labour a n d
tinue their activities.
Social Welfare Department.
(f) Craft classes in paper cutting, cane-
A register of all the tenants, residing in
work, modelling, wood work, etc. were also the Foot of Hill Colony, containing much
organised in the morning from 9-00 A.M. useful information as to distribution of
to 12-00 noon as a part of May Vacation households by size, type, income, occupation,
programme for school going children. In etc. has been prepared.
this, children who were at the c a m p and
other local girls who had learnt crafts in
B. H. Mehta
schools or in private classes helped a great
Honorary Director.

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THE BOMBAY PUBLIC
Schedule VIII
Name of the Public T r u s t :
Balance sheet as
Dated at Bombay : 27th April 1959.

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A N N U A L R E P O R T
T H E BOMBAY P U B L I C
Schedule I X
Name of t h e Public T r u s t
Income and Expenditure Account
Dated at Bombay : 27th April 1959.

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T R U S T S ACT, 1950.
(Vide Rule 17 (1))
I N D I A N C O N F E R E N C E OF SOCIAL W O R K
for t h e year ending 31st March, 1959 Registered No. F. 321 (BOM.)