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A Book highlighting Sustainable Development Society’s (SUNDESH) journey on the road to community development


Marking the 25th year of undertaking breakthrough social development initiatives, Sustainable Development Society (Sundesh) today announced the launch of a book ‘The Sundesh Story’, a book that chronicles the development journey of Sundesh through the bylanes of rural India. The book was unveiled at the India International Centre in presence of Sundesh former Chairman Mr. Pradip Burman, Chairperson Ms Indira Burman and the authors Ms. Pinky Pradhan and Ms. Sujata Parashar.

A dream project of Mr Pradip Burman, Sundesh was founded in the year 1993 to contribute to creating a better and self-reliant society. For the past 25 years, Sundesh has been organizing and implementing various development initiatives, in partnership with the communities, corporate, funding organisation both government and international. The initiatives are finalized after a thorough understanding of the specific requirements of each community through stakeholder dialogue and engagement. Over the years, Sundesh has been working on various aspects like Health, Education, Vocational Training and Women Empowerment to ensure socio-economic development of the community.

Unveiling the book, Sundesh Former Chairman Mr. Pradip Burman said: “It gives me immense pleasure to launch this book, which describes in detail the effort made by us towards establishing Sundesh and the many successes that we achieved throughout our journey. ‘The Sundesh Story’ focuses on the various initiatives undertaken by Sundesh in addressing the needs of the most deprived and weakest sections of our society. We hope that this book will work as a guide for others who are seeking to enter the development sector.”

“At Sundesh, we believe that empowerment and education are both the means to a better life and a key to ensuring overall development of the society. It aims at the holistic development of people living in rural and urban areas through integrated community development programmes. Our strong operational as well as organizational strategies have helped Sundesh give a new direction to community development programmes,” Sundesh Chairperson Ms Indira Burman added.

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