Founder's Message

Gopali Youth Welfare Society (GYWS) was established with the objectives of making people aware of problems faced by the modern society.It also aims at helping people's social,economic and cultural development and encouraging them to find out solutions to there problems on the basis of the locally available resources.


Gopali Youth Welfare Society is a registered voluntary non-governmental organisation run by IIT Kharagpur students along with some faculty members with the support of local members from Gopali.

This NGO at IIT Kharagpur was established in 2002 with a mission to improve the living standard of the people of Gopali, a village near IIT Kharagpur campus (around 5km from it). It was registered in 2004 under the West Bengal Societies registration act of 1961 with Reg. No S/IL/23893. This is an act of social service by IIT Kharagpur students with a motivation of returning something back to the society.

Even before GYWS being a listed non governmental organisation, it has been advancing with the twin objectives of making the youth and society aware of and ensuring socio-economic welfare for underprivileged and weaker sections of the society. Through its programs of free education, women empowerment, social awareness campaigns and vocational training, this example NGO has seen many lives changed for better


The society is a non-profit seeking organisation and shall:

  • Work for the overall welfare and all round development of vulnerable sections of the society and to promote sustainable development.
  • Provide education to all children by setting educational institutions and library.
  • Work for the rural upliftment by improving health related facilities, water supply, irrigation, agriculture, and cottage and village industries.
  • Facilitate the people to get the available assistance from the different departments of government and other welfare societies.
  • Help and assist the meritorious but needy students of all communities for continuing their studies including the dropouts by bringing them back to schools.
  • Organize health check-up programs for rural community in collaboration with other NGO's and health centres and cooperating in the activities of controlling Pulse Polio, AIDS and other diseases.
  • Help and assist the aged widows, sick, helpless and indigent persons to through health care service and other rehabilitation programs.
  • Empower the community through formation and nurturing of self-dependent groups in the communities and capacity development through vocational training.
  • Publish annual report of the society, brochures and maintaining research programs in rural areas on social development issues.

    Gopali youth welfare society comes forward to people to help them fulfil their dream of living an independent and prosperous life. We strongly believe that India‟s progress depends in the progress of its weakest links.
    We work hard to bring together all the underprivileged sections of society and enable them to establish a sustainable society where each person will have the potential to dream big as well as have the chances of fulfilling his dreams.


    To improve the standard of living of the people of villages like Gopali by utilizing locally available resources. We also want to make people aware of their problems and also try to find the solutions to those problems.


    Name of the Organisation Gopali Youth welfare Society
    Address Gopali,(No Shooting Area),
    Dist.-Paschimi Medinipur,
    Contact Number (03222)296537
    President Mr. Mrinal Kanti Bhanja (9002863514)
    Year Of Establishment 2002
    Legal Status Registered under societies registrationAct
    1861, Govt. of West Bengal. Reg. No. S/IL/23893
    Dated 25/08/2004. FCRA, 1976, Reg. No.
    147040589. Registered U/S 12 AA and 80G of
    Income Tax Act, 1961.
    Total Number of members 200
    Working Area West Bengal
    Name of District West Medinipur
    Name of the block Kharagpur-I
    Name of the Gram Panchayat Gopali Gram Panchayat
    Name of the Village Gopali(No Shooting Area)
    Account Detail SBI IIT BRANCH (30887886663)
    PNB IIT BRANCH (3872000109004868)
    Pan Number AAAAG5236D