SAMT
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SAMT

SAMT is a not-for-profit charitable trust founded by the late Dr.S.C. Dutt in the year 1985 in the memory of his parents. The Trust is actively involved in the following activities:-

 

1)      Promoting and encouraging art, handicrafts, education, healthcare and rural technologies.

2)      Organizing various cultural programmes to raise funds for healthcare and other laudable purposes.

3)      Granting financial assistance, scholarships, prizes or rewards to poor, needy and meritorious students irrespective of religion, caste or creed.

4)      Providing free education to the underprivileged and undertaking adult literacy programmes. This is achieved through its school, Mongrace Montessori House, Kolkata.

5)      Associating with similar charitable or voluntary organizations, in achieving the above objectives.

6)      Setting up of infrastructure for information dissemination and development of handicraft products.

7)      Generating self-employment through formation of Self Help Groups of the handicraft artisans after diagnostic survey in the area and encouraging socio-economic development among the underprivileged.

8)      Setting up of a State Initiated Design Centre, Handicraft Institution and Bichitra, Handicraft Museum within Geetanjali Cultural Complex at Santiniketan, Birbhum, West Bengal, on land provided by Sriniketan Santiniketan Development Authority (SSDA). The Museum and Institution is already operational in a 1500 sq ft facility constructed by the Trust from its own funds.

9)      Organizing the following programmes on handicrafts sponsored by the office of Development Commisioner (Handicrafts), Govt. of India towards the benefit of the artisans:-

-          15-day design & technical development workshops

-          6-month design & technical development projects

-          Skill upgradation trainings

-          Exhibition of handicrafts items

-          Seminars on various subjects suitable to artisans