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    In 2016, the new Social Action Centre, named Human Life Development & Research Centre (HLDRC-estd. 2013) presently located in Matigara, Dist Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal got involved in Anti- Human Trafficking campaign. The preliminary studies and visits to different tea gardens...
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    This program is also an important activity that HLDRC is engaged in. The activity includes conducting mass awareness programs on importance of PF, Pension and Gratuity, Govt Schemes, student scholarship etc followed by training /workshops for a select group of men, women and youth...
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    In this program Prabhat Tara Womens Development Centre is supporting 50 families through weaving of handloom products. Weaving women are supported to produce traditional clothes such as motia sarees, Bengali tant sarees various tribal shawls, gamchas , bags and linens etc...
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Human Life Development & Research Centre (HLDRC) is a social centre run and managed by the Jesuit Fathers of the Province of Darjeeling in West Bengal. They belong to an international Catholic religious order called Society of Jesus.

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We at HLDRC commit ourselves to empower the marginalised and underprivileged especially the tribal and other vulnerable groups in the society in building just world and self-reliant communities through capacity-building, legal aid, applied research and other right-based approaches as well as social...
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Report presentation on HLDRC evaluation 

On 21 Sept, 2018 about 25 people belonging to HLDRC administration, staff, volunteers and some beneficiaries gathered at HLDRC to hear the report of the HLDRC evaluation that was conducted on completion of 5 years of its existence. Director Fr Lalit began the proceedings with a prayer followed by welcoming all and thanking all for taking part in the exercise of evaluation. After that he presented the findings in PPT forms and ended by summarising the salient points emerging from the evaluation. Then the house was open for clarification and comments which some gave emphasising that HLDRC has indeed reached out to most deserving tea plantation community and has impacted much. Fr John TIgga, who is also the superior of dispersed community including HLDRC praised the centre for its excellent work while extorting all to continue the good work. Fr Pascal ended the session by thanking one and all. After that all went out for a group photograph. But before entering the dining hall Fr John blessed the portrait of Fr. Arturo Sosa SJ the superior general of the Jesuits and placed it at the entrance. Finally, everyone enjoyed the sumtuous meal. 

Words from friends and well-wishers of our programs