Welcome to Prayaas

- A campaign for smile😊

About Us

This Section highlights the theme and Journey of Prayaas





  • To educate the children of labourers and those socially deprived; who are devoid of education, especially those of immigrant labourers.

  • To develop compassion and humaneness in the students.

  • To motivate them to aim for a better career and break the ‘poor circle’ legacy.




PRAYAAS is governed by its motto- “AN HOUR A DAY, KEEPS ILLITERACY AWAY.” Prayaas envisions a locality where no kid lies in the darkness of illiteracy. It dreams of a country where no child lingers palely in slums and the children are free to dream. A locality in which they celebrate their innocence instead of going from one house to the other, collecting garbage.





  • Various children were admitted to local government schools & BBN (Pvt. School).
  • PRAYAAS now have three teaching centers: NITJ, Maqsudan and Amanatpur
  • Selection of students in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya. 5 of our students have been selected for the JNV in class 6th in the year 2019.
  • Selection of one Student in JEE-Mains entrance exam.
  • Improvement in children and their parents lifestyle. We have a good example of one of our student that her father work in factory for very low income, hardly his saving goes for her child. With the help of PRAYAAS, now she has become Nurse in government hospital.
  • Those children who were starving for resources, are now studying in PRAYAAS. We are providing them books, pencils and other stationary requirements.
  • Reducing discrimination in our society.




A group of NITJ students under the able guidance of Chemistry Professor Dr. Balbir Singh Kaith conceptualised PRAYAAS in 2008 which was aimed at ameliorating the underprivileged kids in the locality. Since then, it has not looked back. Presently, we have around 220 kids regularly being taught free of cost by around 90 NITJ students. We would urge you to support PRAYAAS by giving some of your time.


Messages from Dignitaries

Hon’ble Director’s Message

Greetings from NIT Jalandhar! It gives me an immense pleasure in writing this note for praising the efforts of Alumni and students for uplifting and educating the underprivileged kids. The effort is quite novel and it has brought changes in the lives of hundreds of students and their families. Faculty of NIT Jalandhar along-with staff are mentoring students for this noble cause. I congratulate them for this. Education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the society. What we sow in these kids today; will be reaped out in the near future. I congratulate the spirit of the students of PRAYAAS who regularly teach the kids of workers, immigrants and villagers and shape their future. I remember something Malala Yousafzai said- “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen CAN change the world.” I am quite sure these PRAYAAS kids would take our beloved INDIA to greater heights.

I again wish great success to the PRAYAAS Family Members and their initiative.

Jai Hind. Jai Bharat!

Message from Professor (Dr.) B. S. Kaith

It gives me an extreme pleasure and honour to be a part of PRAYAAS NIT Jalandhar. PRAYAAS has always believed- “An hour a day, keeps illiteracy away”. Since, its inception in 2008, PRAYAAS SOCIETY has constantly been striving towards bringing a change in the society through education. I am proud of each and every volunteer of PRAYAAS, who; despite their own studies, devote time, each evening, to teach the underprivileged kids. With constant efforts put in, we have achieved a few things but we still have a long way to go. There are around 230 kids being taught regularly at the THREE Teaching Centres of PRAYAAS. Despite teaching kids, PRAYAAS also focuses upon their all-round development by organizing various competitions like Srijan and Prayaas Day where these kids showcase their talent. I would urge everyone to join this noble cause and strengthen it.

I wish all the VOLUNTEERS OF PRAYAAS a great success and would like to say that even sky is not the limit and we need to keep improving- day in, day out.

Jai Hind. Jai Bharat. Jai PRAYAAS!

Students being taught

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1. Inside NITJ Campus

The centre has been active since the inception of Prayaas in 2008 under Professor(Dr.) B.S.Kaith. Currently, we teach around 35 kids inside the campus at the Science/M.Sc. Block. These are the kids of laborers working inside the campus for construction,etc.

2. Arya Samaj Mandir, Maqsudan

The centre is at Arya Samaj Mandir, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Maqsudan. It was opened in 2014 after a survey in the nearby Village named Maqsoodan. Today, around 160 kids are being taught regularly at this centre.

3. Amanatpur

Amanatpur centre was opened in September 2019 after the result of a survey conducted in nearby villages. Currently, around 55 under-privileged children are being regularly taught.

Contact Us

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For any further assistance, feel free to call @ 7528001845(Rishi) or 8127816331(Astitva).


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How To Join Prayaas Family?

‘PRAYAAS’ is a campaign for smile. Hence, you don’t need any formalities to be a part of this noble cause. All you need to do is take courage to come to any of our centers and start teaching a child. You don’t need to have great experience to join PRAYAAS. All you need is a noble heart to hold the tiny hands of any of these kids and make them dream of a beautiful, better- FUTURE.
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Feel free to call @ 7528001845(Rishi) or 8127816331(Astitva)