A newly constructed market shed was given to Bihoguri Village in Tezpur, by Ujjivan Financial Services Limited as a part of its Community Connect Programme, Ujjivan ChoteKadam.
The shed was constructed in collaboration with Parinaam Foundation.
Bihoguri is a village in sonitpur District of Assam, with an approximate population of 1000 and around 400 families have access to the market shed in their locality. This market serves local marginal farmers who sell their harvests at a place with better hygiene in the market area. It will also improve the condition of the families.
The project was inaugurated by Kamal Prasad Bora, President- Local Business Committee, along with Jitendra Saikia, Former Principal, Bihoguri Boys High School, Chinu Patangia , Principal, Chandranath Sharma High School, Anjan Goswami, renowned social worker ,Purna Kt Nath, scholar and former head master.
Commenting on the initiative,Ittira Davis, MD & CEO Ujjivan Financial Services said, “At Ujjivan, we are committed to giving back to the communities which we serve. This belief is an integral part of our business philosophy and we are pleased to dedicate this newly constructed market shed to the people of Bihoguri village. We believe that this shed will address the problems that the farmers face while selling their harvests especially during inclement weather conditions.”
Mallika Ghosh, Executive Director, Parinaam Foundation said, “We are grateful to Bihoguri panchayet for allowing us to execute this valuable project. The farmers and the villagers will now have access to better market shed. At Parinaam, we believe in working towards bringing a ‘change’ in the lives of people by providing them with critical infrastructure facilities and social services. Together with Ujjivan, we will continue to initiate similar projects nationally which are impactful, beneficial and sustainable for the masses.”
Ujjivan Chote Kadam is a Community Development Program which comprises of projects addressing the needs of the community. The projects are dedicated in the areas of Public Infrastructure, Education, Environment, Health and Sanitation.