From the Desk of the Secretary

It gives me immense satisfaction to bring out the report of activities that were undertaken in the past year, i.e. during the year 2012-13. Citizens Association for Rural Development CARD is a leading voluntary organisation working for the betterment of the society, especially those belonging to the marginalized section of the society. During the past one decade the organization as a community-based organization tried to contribute its bit for the development of the rural Orissa, especially in the underdeveloped area of the state.

The year 2013-14 was a fruitful year for the organization in which it undertook many new programmes and projects. New partnerships were forged. While undertaking the activities care was taken to cover the uncovered and underserved areas.

I take this opportunity to thank the people and organizations that were associated with CARD for undertaking the programmes successfully. At the outset I express my sincere thanks to the District Collectors of Ganjam and Gajapati for their active co-operative in implementing the projects. I am also thankful to various District and Block-level officials who helped the organization in carrying out its activities. I also thank our donors who reposed their faith on us. Many organizations and people came forward to help the activities of the organization in time of crisis. The organization is thankful to them. Last, but not the least, the small but dedicated staff of the organization deserves a special mention for without their active co-operation the organization would not have achieved this result. I am thankful to them.

Having said that, I expect all these people and organizations will continue to extend their helping hand to the organization in the future also.

Suresh Chandra Sahu

Chief functionary