Shivganga Samagra Gramviaks Parishad (SSGP), Reg. No. 03/27/03/10295/07, is a group of Social Entrepreneurs working for development solutions for rural India. The sustainable process for development of rural India can be achieved through Self Reliance and Self Respect which is the greatest strength of Shivganga Samagra Gramviaks Parishad. It is a cohesive group of rural and urban youth, successfully implementing a replicable model of “development movement” in tribal districts Jhabua and Alirajpur of M.P. and to achieve this it was decided that the work should be started in all the 1300 villages of Jhabua area. The Jhabua area of M.P., including the newly constituted Alirajpur district is the most important district of the tribal belt of Central India. Jhabua district has a profound legacy of rich culture and heritage including religious and social rituals, traditions, arts, crafts and human values. There has been a systematic effort of neglecting, ignoring and even exploiting the innocent population particularly during 200 years of ‘British Raj’ which unfortunately continued even after independence. Therefore it is the need of the hour to address the situation by all like minded people who believe in social harmony through restoration of Self Reliance and Self Respect. Shivganga Samagra Gramvikas Parishad is actively engaged in organizing various activities like training of youth (school drop outs between the age 15-35years) for village development which includes imparting motivation and organizing skills, team work, exposure and understanding of today’s world, technical skills like rain water harvesting and low cost cultivation (organic farming). One of the main objective of these training activities is to make these tribal youths “Paramarthis”.
Graduated from SGSITS, B.Tech in Mechanical in 1985, completed in Masters from IIT Delhi. Since 1988, he has been active in the field of social work. Beginning with Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, he’s been part of Shivganga since its conceptual inception in 1998.
Shri Mahesh Sharma was born on 14th March 1957 in a small village near Datia, Madhya Pradesh. His village happened to be near a Math(मठ) named ‘Peetambara Peeth’. So, he spent his childhood and teenage in the company of social reformers and leaders which planted a seed of becoming a social change agent in him.
After graduation in Geography, Rajaram Katara joined the conceptual team of Shivganga in 2001. A Bhil from Dhar-a nearby district of Jhabua, he’s been crucial in taking the message of Shivganga in local tribal people, decoding them in the local language with appropriate improvisation.