The state of Odisha is known for its poverty and impoverishment where about half of its population lives under the poverty line and in a state of impoverishment. The Govt. of the day is doing its best to address several issues concerning the poor and the marginalized. But still the results are yet to show at the ground level. As a responsible civil society organization Centre for Development Services (CDS) is working hard to supplement the Govt. effort by contributing its bit for betterment of the society.
The organization has come a long way since its establishment in the late 1990s. During the year 2016-17 it undertook several programmes and new partnerships were forged. It tried to intervene in the un-served and under-served areas and took care to ensure that poor and marginalized are benefited out of these programmes of the organisation.
While implementing the programmes many organisations and people provided support to the organisation in implementing various programmes of the Organisation. Our supporters and donors reposed their faith on the organisation for which I am thankful to them.
Many charitable people provided their support for fulfilling the objectives of the organization, I am thankful to them. At the outset I sincerely thank the Local Administration for providing all necessary help to the organization. Last, but not least, the small staff of the organization deserves a special mention for without their active support it would not have been possible to achieve the spectacular results we were able to reach.
I expect that all these people and organization will continue to provide their support to the organization in the future also.
(Er. M. K. Tripathy)
Centre for Development Service (CDS)