Peace Through Social Service

Siddharth United Social Welfare Mission

Siddharth United Social Welfare Mission is an organisation of International repute known for rendering humanitarian services. Siddharth United Social Welfare Mission supports those children who are deprived of the fundamental rights. The organisation has three centres in India with a headquarter at Chinar Park, Kolkata. The Mission

Ven. Buddha Priya Mahathera is the founder of the organisation. He has been bringing up more than a hundred orphan tribal boys. He and his organisation are taking care of their food, shelter, studies and all their needs. His aim is to serve the poor.

Ven. Buddha Priya Mahathera started the orphanage in 1992 at a rented house, not far off from Kolkata airport. He was teaching meditation. If anyone donated anything, he spent it for the poor boys. Eye witnesses recollect how Buddhapriya starved for days and nights and moved from pillar to post to get money to buy food and clothes for the boys. Some helped him, some spurned him, and many others ignored him. At last, one kind gentleman donated a piece of land (3600 square foot). Buddhapriya erected a tiled shed with bamboo mattresses as walls and moved there with his orphan boys. In 1998, there were 40 of them. Thereafter, the number of orphan boys gradually increased over the years.

In 1995, he had his brainchild the Siddharth United Social Welfare Mission registered by the Registrar Societies (under the Registration of Society Act), Government of West Bengal. He got permission from the Government of India to collect donation for the charitable society. He also got the permission from the Government of India to collect donations in Foreign currencies with benefits of tax exemption for donors under the Foreign Currency Regulation Act.

By 2000 AD, the SUSWM expanded. In 2003, it purchased a second piece of land measuring 2160 square foot. Now came up a pair of buildings with two floors each, ground and first floor --- a total of 9400 square foot. Now the organisation has two buildings with 16 rooms. Such a huge expansion was possible as a result of an accidental encounter between Dr. Buddha Priya Mahathera and Dr. William stones, Managing Director of Karuna Trust, U.K. The members of Kuruna Trust helped Buddhapriya in a long way. There were a few individuals from Kolkata who too chipped in.

At present, SUSWM has a Homeopathic clinic attending to poor patients free of cost on all days of the week. There is also an Allopathic treatment centre as well run with the help of voluntary doctors. A citizen of Kolkata has contributed for eight beds for indoor patients. The SUSWM has an X-ray and ECG machine. Dr Armando Suarez of Spain has helped to initiate the SUSWM Health Centre which is going to be a full fledged hospital in a few years.