Sahyog also makes a dedicated effort to support the rural community in dire times of natural calamity like the aftermath of the Amphan cyclone in West Bengal and extending support by providing food grains and daily needs to the villages of Nadia and Sunder bans during the lockdown due to the unprecedented situation of Covid 19 pandemic.
Sahyog, the philanthropic arm of Millennium Mams’, is an initiative to reach out to the underprivileged sections of the society and contribute to their wellbeing and livelihood. We have launched campaigns and extended support to people living in the outskirts of Bengal. Sahyog has also undertaken diverse projects with the sole aim of serving the society at large, for example, The Green Thumb initiative where we planted saplings to increase the green cover as part of the initiative by the Tata group. The no-plastic campaign was a huge success where we distributed more than 20,000 jute bags in support of the non plastic drive launched by our honourable Prime Minister.
Green Thumb Initiative
The Millennium Mams’ has always been keen to extend their hands towards protecting our environment. The Mams extended their support for the Green Thumb initiative of the Tatas. Under this initiative, the Tatas aim to plant one lakh trees all over India. As part of the campaign our members planted 100 saplings at a housing complex promoted by the Tatas in Newtown, Kolkata. It was indeed a fun filled day for everyone as they planted the saplings and spent a day so close to nature.
India has been advocating the elimination of single use plastic for years now. In response to the Prime Minister’s speech on the occasion of Independence Day, calling for a ban on single use plastic, the Millennium Mams’ launched their own No Plastic campaign. This campaign aims to reduce plastic usage throughout our daily lives by providing eco-friendly alternatives. Members pledged to reduce the usage of plastic by distributing free jute bags in various parts of Kolkata. Over 3,000 jute bags were distributed in September 2019 and Millennium Mams’ is purely a No Plastic organization ever since.
COVID times has brought tremendous hardships amongst the populace. SAHYOG, a Millennium Mams’ initiative was borne of a desire to serve. As the word SAHYOG suggests ASSIST, we at Millennium Mams’ have been able to touch the lives of 6,500 families in the remote areas of Sunderbans, Plassey, Nadia and Krishna nagar districts.
Help was also extended to the families who were affected by the super cyclone “Amphan” that hit Kolkata in May 2020. Tarpaulins, dry rations was sent to the displaced families to help them overcome these tough times. Through the tireless effort by the team, the Mams were able to rehabilitate and rebuild a few houses which had been completely destroyed by the angst of the cyclone.