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Coming Up: 10th Anniversary of the NDSO network of Voluntary Agencies

Perhaps the largest annual gathering of Voluntary Agencies in Tamilnadu happens on the first Sunday of each year. In 2015, the same will happen on the 4th January Sunday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Coimbatore.  Networking and Development Centre for Service Organization (NDSO) as it is called is an effort of one man, Sri. J. Prabhakar .  Ten years ago, when I first attended the meeting of the gathering there were less than 100 participants, in 2015 when the network is gathers for the 10th year, the participating organizations alone exceeds over 1000 and the total number of participants maybe much more. These are small local voluntary agencies, often a few individuals, who dare to dream of a different society and have put their all into manifesting the same in their own neighbourhoods. These are school teachers, housewives, autorickshaw drivers, slum dwellers, stenographers, lawyers, doctors, artists, mechanics, young mothers, students, retired government servants, the people