Parivar Vikas came into existence as a voluntary organisation in 1988 through the efforts of a devotee social worker Mr. Bhawanand with a strong mission to translate the dreams of great leaders Mahatma Gandhi, Vinoba Bhave and Jai Praksh Narayan into reality. What began as a social campaign in a very remote place of Jamui district is today a story of change. This remote place is today known as Chandrashekhar Nagar (village).
What one sees today at Chandrashekhar Nagar and adjoining areas was a barren piece of land measuring 108 acres. This land was donated by the landed community as a part of Bhoodan Andolan (land donation movement), spearheaded by Vinoba Bhave. In 1984, the then Land and Revenue Minister of Bihar, Chandra Shekhar Singh, got 84 Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes families rehabilitated on this piece of land. But due to lack of any basic facilities and livelihood scope, all the families quickly migrated to the nearby villages and towns.
As the organisation was seeking its roots in the late 1980s, this very barren piece of land where the families were rehabilitated drew its attention. The organisation decided to work for resettling the migrated families in the area and proceeded with several initiatives like education, health, nutrition, housing, water facilities, irrigation facilities, reclamation of land, livelihood, economic enhancement, etc.
In 1991, the international child development agency Christian Children’s Fund (CCF) now known as ChildFund India came forward to support the organisation to work with the local communities in Chandra Shekhar Nagar and surrounding villages around it. This association was very fruitful and continues till date. Gradually, Parivar Vikas extended its working area to the several blocks of Jamui district with support from different agencies. These agencies include GTZ, CFLI, EZE, DFID, GPC, LWR, Sight Savers International, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Development Alternatives. Their valuable support has enabled the organisation to move towards attaining its goal and objectives.
Similarly, a training center by the name Center for Child and Youth Development (CCYD) has been established to impart vocational training to youths. The organisation has got associated with Development Alternatives (DA) for computer training through as TARAhaat, which has a tie up with Microsoft Corporation. Name of the organization Parivar Vikas is taken from Hindi words which means Family (Parivar) & Development (Vikas). This organization has been working for overall development of family in Indian society where head of the family having sustainable livelihood, children’s rights are protected and secure, women in society would empowered and have equal participation, and youth are educated & skilled.