Bahini (Peripatetic Troupe) Unit
It is a
unique innovation of Ramakrishna Mission Lokasiksha
Parishad, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur
initiated in the year 1956 for Physical and Aesthetic
development for children of 6-14 age group. 'Chalaman'
means peripatetic and 'Bahini' means a force. So
Chalaman Bahini is an ever moving troupe move
continuously throughout the year in almost all the 10
districts of West Bengal imparting various types of
training for the Physical, Mental, intellectual
development and value education to the Children of 247
affiliated village organizations. All the clusters under
the Lokasiksha Parishad and the village level club
organizations under the respective clusters seek to
achieve success of the programme with their cooperation,
support and active participation at their respective
The precise objective of the programme is as follows
value education through Physical exercises,
a base for leadership development.
encourage the children in their cultural heritage.
inculcate in them the sense of honesty,
selflessness, fellow feeling, cooperation by
reciting stories of great men and women of the
story telling classes.
To achieve such objectives following programmes are
normally undertaken under the guidance of core group
Master trainers and village level associates (youth
Function and Competition
story telling classes
Through the implementation of the programme over six
decades, the following were achieved :
members of Chalaman Bahini got appointments in Govt.
and Private Schools.
members were selected for participation in district,
state and national level games. At the state level 4
and 36 members were selected for Kabadi and Kho-Kho
games. 10 were made Nayak of Bratachari.
members of Chalaman Bahini were selected for civic
police and 2 joined the Kolkata Police department.
the leaders of Chalaman Bahini Joined the Gram
Panchayats in different posts.
Bahini has been continuing for the last 60 years with
the participation of 2,40,000 youths and Children. 8560
youths were made youth leaders and 760 were made Master
feature of the programme is along with general studies
in school, to help the children develop their mental,
Physical, intellectual, cultural and leadership
qualities and become good citizens of the country.
Bahini continues to involve the children and youths
within its fold and help them become established in
their future life and become effective leaders to run
different development activities. The Chalaman Bahini
through its various activities imbibe in the children
the values of life and tries to make them most valued
citizens in future.
Bahini involves the people in general in its all the
activities throughout the year. Chalaman Bahini conducts
guardians meeting every three month involving the
members of the respective club organizations and the
guardians of the children involved in the programme.
During the conduct of different cultural and other
competitions at the cluster level and district level,
people participate whole-heartedly hailing from
far-flung areas along with their financial support to
make such programmes a complete success.
It is the
people who keep the programme on move with their active
support and participation.