The Central Social Welfare Board came into existence in an era when welfare services for the disadvantaged sections of society were not systematized and the welfare infrastructure was not yet a formal construct.ï¿½
In the newly independent nation, visionaries such as Pt. JawaharLal Nehru, Pt. GovindVallabh Pant and Sh. C.D. Deshmukh were preparing the blue print for the holistic development of all sections of the community against the background of recent Partition and communal disharmony.
Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh, veteran social worker, parliamentarian and member of the Planning Commission was entrusted the responsibility of standing at the helm of the nascent Board that was perceived as an interface between the resources of the Government and the energy and outreach of the voluntary sector leader.
Over the years, the Board has been steadily evolving into a mature instrument of social change that has its anchor in the changing realities of our society. In order to maintain the topicality of its schemes and programmes and to remain responsive to the needs of society, the Board has been revamping and redesigning or formulating programmes that best fulfill emerging requirements.
The decade perspective of the Central Social Welfare Board encompasses the following objectives:
Generate awareness about the challenges of a society in transition where negative use of technologies and practices are impacting on the wellbeing of women and children.
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