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Milestones

1988

Launching of Prayas at Jahangirpuri on November 14

1989

Prayas registered as a Voluntary Organization under the Societies Registration Act

1990

Prayas celebrated 1st Annual Day at FICCI Auditorium

1992

Prayas celebrated Annual Day at Kamani Auditorium

1993

Launching of Naya Prayas project on November 14

1994

Launching of Anupam Prayas project on November 14.

1995

Launching of Prayas Health Service on June 23

1996

Prayas received offer from the Government of Delhi for running Juvenile Home at Delhi Gate on October 11
Prayas nominated to the Advisory Board of the National Commission on Women
Prayas co-opted a member in the Steering Committee on Child Prostitution, The National Human Rights Commission

1997

Complete transfer of Juvenile Home to Prayas on July 7 and the organization recognized as certified

1998

Launching of Bhatti Mines project on November 15. Our first venture in community initiated projects.
Launching of Astha Prayas project in East Delhi on November 20
Prayas recognized as one of the Five Nodal Organizations in the country to start childline service for street and working children
Prayas co-opted as member of the National Task Force on youth for HIV/AIDS under the UN-NACO programme

1999

Establishment of Institute for Juvenile Justice on January 7
Establishment of Institute for Juvenile Justice on January 7

2000

Inauguration of the Institute of Juvenile Justice, the apex unit of Prayas, by the Foreign Minister of Norway and the Union Minister of HRD, Govt. of India
Prayas recognized as a Study Centre by National Open School
Prayas influences policy changes in some of the core areas as given below:
Rape Crisis Intervention Centre set up in June 2000 through Prayas in nine districts of Delhi in collaboration with the Delhi Commission for Women and Delhi Police. It caters to the social and rehabilitative needs of girls in the age group of 6-18 years who are victims of acute forms of violence including rape

In 2000, Ministry of HRD selected Prayas for running a Jan Shikshan Sansthan in Delhi. Jan Shikshan Sansthan Prayas, was launched on 12th August 2000 and started functioning simultaneously with its Head Office at Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre (JAC), Jahangirpuri, North Delhi and a branch office at Prayas Institute of Juvenile Justice at Tughlakabad, South Delhi

Prayas instrumental in the drafting of the new Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, which is much more than a social legislation. It serves as a `blueprint of Child Welfare and Development in India’

Prayas gets accredited by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India to run the National Open School (NOS) for street and working children

Prayas becomes Deputy Convenor of the NGO Forum for Street and Working Children, with a membership of twenty leading NGOs of Delhi

2001

In response to the needs of the killer earthquake, specifically to the needs of the children, Prayas launched, “Prayas Sneh Samudaya Project” in Gujarat, on March 7, 2001
An Introspective Workshop on ‘Rape Crisis Intervention Centres (RCIC)’ jointly organised by Delhi Police and Prayas in August 2001, to review the functioning of RCIC in the past one-year
Prayas Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) completed one year of working closely with the disadvantaged groups by providing vocational training and skill development programs and Non-Formal Education (NFE). The Union Minister of HRD, Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, released the annual report Of Prayas “ Prayas Reflections 2000-01 as well as the annual report of JSS entitled “ SAMBHAV” on the occasion. He will also inaugurated a bakery unit set up with the assistance of Rotary Club of Delhi , South End. Dr. Joshi lauded the efforts of Prayas and called it as a model for other NGOs
Kalasrishti Prayas children perform in UNIFEM’s Media Festival at Kolkata “Voices against Violence”.

2002

South Yorkshire Police officers mingle with Prayas children in INDIA 2002
Book Release of “Kis Chidiya Ka Naam Hai Bachpan” written by Dr. Ravindra Rajhans . He has dedicated the book to Prayas
Prayas submits a Draft Media Policy for Children in India to The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, to enable the Ministry to evolve a media policy for children
Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh September 2002, Prayas further extended its intervention in the state of Bihar by setting becomes the President of Prayas on 28th Dec, 2002
On the 8th of Dec. up a home, “Prayas Shishu Niketan” for children in need of care and protection, in partnership with Mira Memorial Trust at Motihari, Bihar

2003

Kapil Dev, “The Haryana Hurricane” becomes the Grand Ambassador of Prayas Children
Prayas organized a seminar “Juvenile Justice & Right to Education” in Darbhanga, Bihar on 13th August, 2003
2002-03- Five Juvenile Justice projects set-up in the districts of Samastipur, Nalanda, East Champaran (Motihari), Darbhanga & Bagaha of Bihar, Guwahati & Jorhat in Assam
Special Juvenile Police Units (SJPUs) created in nine districts & Railway Police in Delhi & the five districts of Bihar. Being expanded in Gujarat, UP & other States
Bihar Voluntary Coordinating Agency (BVCA), the only statutory body (Supreme Court orders) for promotion & regulation of adoptions under JJ Act 2000 / HAMA, being run in the states of Bihar & Jharkhand.

2004

Railway Children Project was started

2005

Dweep Prayas was established at Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Prayas Shelter Home was established at Motihari

2006

Indus Child Labour project was started

2007

Prayas Samastipur project was started
Prayas professional development centre initiated
Bawana project was initiated

2008

Launched (To be checked)

2009

Launched PHC in Wakro, Arunachal Pradesh (To be checked)

2010

Launched (To be checked)

2011

Launched Women’s Helpline Project in Samastipur & Motihari (To be checked)

2012

Celebration of 25 years of Prayas
Prayas joint hand with TPDDL and launched 11 VT centres for community population on 21st August 2012 in Delhi

2013

 Prayas - RSLDC -1 project MOU was signed on 27th day of August, 2013 and initially, the project was started in five districts of the state, namely, Baran, Neemrana, Sikar, Dholpur and Bharatpur.
 TPDDL-Prayas Project - This MoU was made on January, 2013.

2014

 Launched Prayas Jeevika Livelihood Linked Placement program at Samastipur, Motihari & Bettiah
 International Conference on Combating Human Trafficking at Delhi in Feb 2014
 Prayas - RSLDC -3 project MOU was signed on 17th July 20134 and initially, the project was started in three districts of the state, namely, Jaipur, Ajmer and Sikar.

2015

 CHILDLINE started in Poothkurd, Delhi on 1st Sept 2015. Prayas is responsible for running this project in north Delhi (Outer District of Delhi)
 CHILDLINE started in New Delhi Railway Station (NDRS) Poothkurd, Delhi on 1st Sept 2015. Prayas is responsible for running this project in north Delhi (Outer District of Delhi)
 CHILDLINE started in Samastipur, Bihar on 1st Sept 2015. Prayas is responsible for running this project
 CHILDLINE sanctioned and started in Raxual on 1st Sept 2015.
 Trained SSB personnel for the issue on Human Trafficking at Gorakhpur, Uttrakhand, Motihari, Bathahana (Purnea HQ), Guwahati
 Hon’ble Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to United Nations and Hon’ble Richard Verma, U.S. Ambassador to India, visited Prayas IJJ and interact with survivors of Human Trafficking on 21st Nov. 2015

2016

 From 1 April 2016, the Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre has taken over the Children’s Home Purnea from the District Nodal officer of Social Welfare Department, BASA, ADCP, Purnea.

2017

 Children’s Home Samastipur with the support of Social Welfare Department, Govt of Bihar
 Tata Power Microgrid Plant inaugurated on 24th January 2017 at Tayabpur & Bhalolpur
 Tata Power Microgrid Plant inauguration program to be decided for Bhalolpur centre
 Residential Special learning centre for child labour at Gaya, Patna & Jamaui has been sanctioned by the Labour Dept. Bihar

2018

 Children’s Home – Gaya, Patna & Jumai with the support of Social Welfare Department, Govt of Bihar
 Prayas JAC Society signed MoU with RWCCO in presence of Chairman Railway Board, Mr. Ashwani Lohani and his wife Ms. Arunima Lohani, President (RWCCO) for setting-up short stay shelter home/child help-desk for children in contact with the railways at six (06) stations, namely, Delhi, Jaipur, Samastipur, Danapur, Guwahati and Ahmedabad on 7th Sept 2018.
 Prayas-RWCCO Short Stay Shelter Home for children in contact with the Railways, Delhi was inaugurated at Lahori gate near Parcel Station, New Delhi Railway Station on 3rd Oct. 2018 by Ms. Arunima Lohani, President RWCCO in presence of Chairman and senior officials of Railway Board.