Rural Advancement Society is a non-profit, charitable voluntary organization functioning at Dimapur of Nagaland state. Rural Advancement Society was founded by likeminded people working in the field of Education and social work in the year 2009.Initially it focused on activities related to "Community Health and relief to needy". Later with a mission to help, the down trodden section of the Society, striving to help & guide weaker section by organizing Medical camps, Distribution of School Uniform & Books to Poor and needy students.
The aims and objectives of the society are as follows:
To promote and develop sericulture, agriculture, horticulture, apiculture & allied farming.
To work for development and welfare of poor farmers.
To act for the welfare of the children, destitute women & youth, orphans, backward classes and disabled persons irrespective of caste and creed.
To undertake literacy mission to eradicate illiteracy and to promote technical and vocational trades.
To provide skill upgradation and vocational training to unemployed youth, women and weaker section etc.
To take up sanitation programme in the rural and hilly areas to promote the hygienic way of life.
To promote the production and preservation of various medicinal herbs and research works on indigenous treatments.
To promote research work and development of dialects of different communities.
To publish books, magazines, periodicals, pamphlets, notes etc. on various topics, trades. Thesis, research, study courses for benefit of the public.
To explore, develop and preserve the tourism, historical and archeological sites.
To help directly or indirectly the government and other agencies for implementation of developmental and welfare programmes.
To take up housing programmes for the poor and needy people.
To take up health care and family welfare programmes.
To work for preservation of drug abuses and other intoxicants.
To take up programmes for prevention of AIDS, HIV and other epidemic diseases.
To organise conventions, seminars, symposium and workshop on developmental activities for the welfare of the people.
To promote handloom, handicraft and Khadi & Village based industries.
To promote and develop sericulture, agriculture, horticulture, pisciculture and apiculture.
To raise fund by receiving donation of subscription from the members, public, government, semi government and other financial institutions or agencies for utilization for the welfare of the people.
To raise fund by receiving loan from various government and financial institution to serve the objectives and causes of the society.
To do all other activities which are beneficial for the socio-economic development of backward and down trodden people.
Rural Advancement Society was established in 2009, since then the organization has been expanding continuously in terms of social development service. It has worked for the promotion of sustainable, equitable and participatory development, social welfare and social justice through: Program for social work, Human Resources Management, Health service and other human service through social research and dissemination of socially relevant knowledge, social intervention through training and field action, contribution to social and welfare policy and program at state, over the years, the organization has among others (NGOs , societies) thrusts made a significant contribution to planning, action strategies and Human Resource Development in several areas, ranging from sustainable rural and urban development to education, health ,Agriculture, and Human Rights, in all case ,the focus has been on the disadvantaged and marginalized section of societies, such as women, children and tribals.
Mission and Vision:
To work towards the promotion of the aims and objective for development of society and in pursuance of its vision and guiding principle. The organization organize program to facilitate the development of our societies through social work, research work , disseminates knowledge of United Nations and its program as well reaches out to the larger community through extent ion at local , National levels.
To actively contribute to the social and economic development of the communities in which we operate and to be an organization that continually respond to the changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge, towards development of sustainable society that promote and protects the equality, social justice and Human Rights for all.