Jagran was formed in 1987 when some minded youth came together to work for the upliftment of the tribal and rural community. Jagran literally means night long worship of deities with religious songs and hymns. The second meaning refers to wide spread awareness in the community regarding development. Both the meanings are close to the vision laid down by Jagran. Jagran owes its genesis to the famine of 1985 in Udaipur district when chaos prevailed over scarcity of food and fodder.

This situation propelled Jagran to begin its initiative of planting 5000 saplings of drought resistant plant Sarlar, with 500 families of the community. To mobilize resources for its functioning Jagran started” Jholi abhiyan” whereby they collected anything in kind or cash from the local community. Jagran took the help of its fellow organizations for capacity building of its workers. Jagran had devised a three-stage working policy to accomplish its vision.

Jagran’s journey of social development can be divided into three phases:

1st Phase-

To work in close relationships with the target groups, to study and analyze their social, economic, cultural, and political life as well as their problems, to inspire them to self-analyze and fix the priorities of their problems.

2nd Phase-

To help in the formation of village-level organizations to make the group activities more dynamic and to enhance the speed of development in these organizations. The role of this phase has been centered on progressive practical change, extending advice and information about the issues, and developing analytical qualities.

3rd Phase-To inspires the organization to accomplish their work more effectively so that they may play a conclusive role in the people-centered development process. People themselves will make an effort mainly in identifying issues and fixing their priorities, searching for alternatives, initiating processes for procuring resources, and making joint efforts to solve their own problems.

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