Pragati Rath is a grass root, voluntary, not for profit organization, registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 on 21st September 2012 with Registration No. 453/2012-13, having registration under Income Tax Act 1961, Section 12 A and 80 G with Unique Registration No. S-84/2015-16, Unique ID with the National Portal of India as UP/2015/0090355 and ISO 9001:2015 Certification too. We work for the upliftment of marginalized and underprivileged sections of the society. We work on various issues where help is much awaited as education, health, women empowerment, promoting organic farming, providing vocational trainings and sustainable livelihoods, ensuring the facilitation of government schemes and most importantly spreading social awareness, making people aware of their rights as well as duties, make them capable of raising their voices against inequality and injustice and against social evils like female foeticide, child marriage, dowry, sex discrimination, caste system, sexual exploitation, etc.

We are working among the suppressed and marginalized people of Uttar Pradesh (Jhansi dist.), Madhya Pradesh (Shivpuri & Tikamgarh dist.) and Haryana (Faridabad dist.)


Pragati Shala: Free Non Formal Education Centers at every village we adopt for the children between 3 to 12 years.

Shakti: Women Empowerment Program especially for young girls to make them aware of their rights and towards their safety.

Aarogya: Health & Hygiene Program to give people benefits of awareness, free check up and treatment camps.

Hunar: Skill Development Program especially for women to make them economically self dependent.

Samarthya: Income Generation Program to give financial assistance to the needy to start their own livelihood so that they can support their families.

Unnat Kheti: Environment Conservation Program especially through promotion of Organic Farming, rain water harvesting, plantation, etc.

Pahunch: Facilitating Government Schemes so that these can reach the people for whom these are really meant.

Badlaav: Social Change Program through Nukkad Nataks, Literacy awareness, Voters' awareness, special camps for differently abled, awareness against sex discrimination, caste system, child marriage, myths associated with diseases like cancer, HIV/AIDS, leprosy, etc.


A society where humanity has dignity, access towards development and is free from exploitation and discrimination.


Promoting holistic and sustainable development of people especially underprivileged and the marginalized and their surroundings.


The foundation of Pragati Rath was led around 50 years ago when our pioneer Lt. Th. Shiv Shanker Singh Chauhan started need based social work focused on education, health and marriage (of girls) of needy. after him in 2012 Pragati Rath was formed for carrying out his work formally. Till then we are engaged in fulfilling Thakur Sahab's dream by serving the marginalized and weaker sections of the society.


• To provide each illiterate person an opportunity to become literate

• To empower women by providing them education, safety, health facilities, equal status and self dependence. 

• To work for spreading health awareness, providing treatment to the patients and to generate awareness regarding myths associated with diseases like cancer, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Thalassemia, etc. 

• To encourage and conduct programs of environment conservation like promotion of organic farming, plantation and conservation of underground water, etc. 

• To provide help and support to the people who are helpless, old or physically challenged and to make them self dependent. 

• To promote rural and cottage scale industries and to give practical training related to skill development to the people of backward and weaker sections of the society and to help them to become self employed. 

• To help people to facilitate various state as well as central government schemes. 

• To create awareness among people regarding the social evils like child marriage, dowry, female foeticide, domestic violence, alcoholism, drug abuse, sex discrimination, etc. 

• To work for generating a sense of unity, brotherhood and patriotism among the citizens irrespective of their caste, region, religion, language, gender, etc. 

• To make every citizen aware of his/her rights as well as duties and to generate a sense of social responsibility among them. To help them become a good and more useful citizen of their nation and to reach their fullest.


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Dr. Sandhya Chauhan

General Secretary


  • Registration Certificate
  • 12A Certificate
  • 80G Certificate