Parivaar is a non-denominational, humanitarian organisation based in West Bengal, India. At Parivaar, we believe changing the destinies of children will change the destiny of India. For last 14 years, Parivaar has worked towards the total care and overall development of children who are highly vulnerable to exploitation, victimization and trafficking, including orphans, street children, abandoned children, and extremely impoverished children from tribal areas.

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We provide residential living, education, and physical activity in a loving and caring atmosphere for boys and girls.

With over 1400 children, Parivaar is one of the largest free residential homes for kids from destitute backgrounds in Eastern India. We are seen as a model institution in the field of caretaking and overall development of vulnerable children, winning the 2011 National Award for Child Welfare, the highest recognition by the Government of India.

The Beginning:

Parivaar was started by Vinayak Lohani (an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta), who, inspired by spiritual and humanistic ideals of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, decided to devote his entire life for serving ‘Divine in Man’ as taught by Swami Vivekananda. Vinayak Lohani gave up the prospect of highly lucrative corporate career by not taking any placement from IIM. Immediately after passing out of IIM in 2003, with just 3 children in a small rented building with almost no financial resources, Vinayak started Parivaar.

Till the level of 15 children at Parivaar, he used to take some lectures for students appearing for Management entrance examinations and through that could meet the expenses. Gradually people began to be inspired by this dedicated service and started to support the initiative and the number of children at Parivaar grew. At the end of 2004, Parivaar could purchase its own land to develop its permanent campus called Parivaar Ashram. Parivaar’s mission and theme began to attract dedicated youth, many of whom joined Parivaar as resident workers and began to become bearers of this mission.

District -Wise Chart Table Boys Girls Total





West Bengal

Bankura 21 0 21
Birbhum 106 41 147
Burdwan 1 9 10
East Medinipur 2 2 4
Howrah 3 5 8
Kolkata 114 78 192
Murshidabad 1 0 1
Nadia 1 3 4
North 24 Prgs 10 11 21
Purulia 22 2 24
South 24 Prgs 93 62 155
West Medinipur 392 313 705
Hooghly 0 1 1


East Singbhum 129 8 137
Giridih 1 0 1
Ranchi 5 0 5
Saraikela 1 0 1


Chhapra 2 2 4
Nalanda 1 1 2
Navada 9 5 14
Chattisgarh Durg 1 0 1
Total 915 543 1458

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