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About Uthan

UTHAN-Urban, Tribal & Hills Advancement Society is a registered organization, registered on 28th December, 1996, under societies registration act. – XXI of 1860. The registered office of the UTHAN is situated at Village- Tillu, P.O.- Khaniara, Tehsil- Dharamshala (H.P.) UTHAN started its working with Panchayati Raj Institutions, with the support of PRIA (Society for Participatory Research In Asia), a Delhi based NGO and worked with small and local NGOs for their establishment. In 1994 when UTHAN was not constituted, the the Director of UTHAN supported PRIA and a Palampur based NGO, named New Hope, for the implementation of 73rd amendment of Indian Constitution, because first time the Govt, of India made provisions for PRI Act. 1994. Director of UTHAN spread awareness among the communities of Distt. Kangra and Distt. Chamba, for the establishment of this act. He wrote a script on PRI Act., and wrote some folk songs in local dialects. Simultaneously he trained some teams for street plaus and also performed some street plays about PRI Act., and about 73rd amendment of Indian Constitution in whole Distt. The impact of this script remained very impressive and effective.

Childline Project Run by Uthan

CHILDLINE Kangra at Dharamshala started its working on 19th February, 2011. UTHAN was selected as a collaborative organization in Distt. – Kangra by CHILDLINE India Foundation, Mumbai. CHILDLINE Toll Free No. – 1098 is working , 24×7 in kangra , from 19th feb.2011. Thousand of people are connecting with this toll free number every year, to resolve children’s problems.

Outreach Activities

Outreach activities are planned for every week by CHILDLINE team. And a target of 150 villages is set for coverage during outreach activities in a month. During the outreach activities, door to door contacts are established with the people, and meeting with panchyat Pradhan, Mahila Mandals, Youth clubs Anganwari workers, school teachers, local community, line departments, Markets, STD Owners, Hoteliers, Dhaba Owners, temples, bus stand, bus stops, parks, eateries and with children of different age groups are conducted and awareness among the people about awareness about the protection of child rights and its violation is provided.


• Laision with Civil Administration

• During Participation in various celebrations of National & International days, team of CHILDLINE Kangra, made laison with various heads of civil administration and also with political and social dignitaries of very high stature to drive their maximum support for the cause of CHILDLINE.

• Wall painting of CHILDLINE & Toll free number is painted on the walls of all Govt. Schools of District Kangra.

• Important circular issued by the Deptt. Of Tourism regarding display of 1098 in all hotels of District Kangra, Chamba and Una.

• The Regional Transport Officer Kangra also issued a circular to display 1098 in all school buses, Govt. Transport Buses and in private Buses. And if any person or institution deny for this, then the such bus will not be passed by the authorities. With the support of District administration, CHILDLINE Kangra displayed the CHILDLINE logo and its toll free number- 1098 on the Government web sites of district kangra. This is a great achievement for CHILDLINE and this will help us more and more to publicize CHILDLINE kangra and its activities. CHILDLINE Kangra has displayed its logo on www.hpkangra.gov.in too.

Conduction of Meetings, Camp & Trainings

• UTHAN Orgnazied many trainings, meetings and camps with community on regular basis. The main training were provided in Police Training College Daroh, Anganwari Training Center Sanouran, and SMC Member’s trainings in different schools. CHILDLINE has organized awareness camps and trainings for

• Various communities on POCSO, ICPS, CHILD RIGHTS, JJ ACT. Child labour act and their provisions.

Open Shelter Project

• In 2013, Department of Women and Child Development (H.P.) has sanctioned an open shelter (Drop-in centre) in the favor of UTHAN-Urban, Tribal & Hills Advancement Society in Village-Jatehar, P.O.- Sakoh, Tehsil-Dharamshala. The capacity of this open shelter is 25 children a a time. This open shelter has a building of eight rooms with toilets and bathrooms facilities and this building has been approved by the higher authorities of WCD Department of H.P. Govt.

• Before this, when the CHILDLINE, Kangra or any other agencies were rescuing the children from various places in various categories, then the team of CHILDLINE and other concerned agencies were facing so many problems regarding their rehabilitation. Now this problem has been resolved permanently, after the set up of this open shelter.

• Hundreds of children were admitted in Open Shelter, after 2013. Food, beddings and all facilities are provided by this open shelter’s staff to the children during their stay. They also provide them education, and moral support. Children can enjoy indoor games too in this open shelter. Children enjoy fully during their stay in the open shelter. Children can play volleyball, carom, chess and other indoor games. Children pray to GOD everyday for their health and education. Director of UTHAN and coordinator cum counselor conducts counseling of the children during their stay in this open shelter.

• The whole staff of the open shelter remains fully careful about the food, medicines, sports, cultural, education and cleanliness of children during their stay. Help brings the change. Make your donation

Help brings the change. Make your donation

• Your ability to extend your helping hand to our mission is not limited only by your imagination.

• Hundreds of our friends/donors/well wishers have found their own ways of supporting our mission. Some do it according to their individual capacity, and some like to do it in groups, and some engage their colleagues and companies to support UTHAN / CHILDLINE / OPEN SHELTER.

• Please go through the links to know who are involved and how they are making our mission possible:
Individuals , Support Groups , Corporations

Send your cheque on this address:-
UTHAN-Urban, Tribal & Hills Advancement Society, V.P.O. – Khaniara, Tehsil-Dharamshala, District- Kangra (H.P.) – 176218.

For Cheque / DD or Bank Transfers:
UTHAN-Urban, Tribal & Hills Advancement Society
Account No: 3373000101018823