“Self & Social” is the e-Space of Bishnu. Here Bishnu expresses his feelings, thoughts, views and shares his and others’ experience, information, knowledge, skills and ideas about Self and Social development. Bishnu is a development professional striving for a equitable, sustainable and better world.
Bio of Bishnu
is a development professional with expertise on “Project Management”. His life mission is sustainable development
and a better world for all human beings. Bishnu is the founder of “PMchecklist” – a coaching and consulting
initiative on “Project Management”
for better Project Outcome.
He is a member of Project Management
Institute (PMI), USA. He has been engaged with wide spectrum of development and
welfare projects of “The World Bank, DFID, UNDP, WFP, ICCO, ICEF, SRTT, IGSSS,
PRADAN, NABRD, Planning Commission (Govt. of India), State Governments of
Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar.
He has 17 years of fulltime engagement
with International Agency (UNDP), State Govts. (Bihar & Jharkhand),
National level NGO (PRADAN) and Regional Science Centre (Govt. of India). Currently
Bishnu is working as a Dy. CEO in SSUPSW (State Society for Ultra Poor and
Social Welfare, Department of Social Welfare, Govt. Bihar) and based at Patna,
Bihar. He is a former State Project Officer (SPO) of UNDP, Team Leader of
PRADAN (national level livelihoods and women development NGO) and Educational
Trainee of Regional Science Centre (Govt. of India).
He was the topper (Gold medalist) in
M. Phil in Natural Resource Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management
(IIFM), Bhopal, M. P. He was also 2nd topper in MSW (Master of
Social Work) from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, W.B. He had completed
Bachelors of Science (Physics Honours)in
first class with distinction from Utkal University, Odisha. He had received NRT
(National Rural Talent) Scholarship, Merit Scholarship and fellowships during
his academic career.
His major professional achievement is
“Initiating and establishing a new Women Development and Livelihood Project” from
the year 2000 to 2006 in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha during his career in
PRADAN. Presently the project is benefiting more than 15,000 families (75, 000
population) through 1,000 women SHGs & range of livelihoods
His hobbies are reading, writing, watching
TV news and debates, traveling, photography, making friendship and networking
with wide range of people. He is very active in Social Network Sites i.e.
LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, YouTube. He occasionally writes for
organizational newsletters and prepares documents for development sector. He
has interest in Project Management, Development Sector, Politics, Science and
Technology. He was a Football & Kabadi Player during his collage days.
Bishnu belongs to Odisha state of republic
of India. His wife Matanjali is a home maker and only daughter Shubhra who is
11 years old reads in Std. – V.
Colonel (Retd.) BinayKumar (Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand) is promoting an unique pump (he named it PrakritiJalUrja) in Jharkhnad which runs on hydraulic pressure. It does not require fuel of any kind (diesel / petrol, electricity, human or animal driven). It runs for 24 hours. It is environment friendly and pollution free. It can be used for multipurpose i.e. Community Rural Water Supply, Micro-irrigation, for animal use etc. It is suitable for hilly and mountainous areas of India. Quality of life of poor tribal people who lives in remote hilly and forest area will improve significantly if we promote this pump widely.
CONGRATULATION Col. BinayKumar for your innovation and continuous effort.
Col. (Retd) Binay Kumar who belongs to Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand has innovated and demonstrated in installing a unique pump set which runs for 24 hours without use of any fuel (diesel, petrol, electricity, animal or human driven etc.). He named it as PRAKRITI JAL URJA Pump. The pump works on hydraulic power and lifts water from lower to a higher level.
He installed two schemes in Hazaribagh & Koderma district of Jharkhand under Mukhya Mantri Kissan Khushali Yojna (MMKKY), Govt. of Jharkhand.
Salient Features & Benefits
• It uses energy of flowing water of spring, stream, canal or river to pump part of falling water to a height above the source. • Lifts water to an elevation three to five times more than the water fall for Irrigation. Water can be lifted to ten times more than the water fall for Drinking water. • Runs continuously for 24 hours. • No cost of running i.e. It does not require any kind of fuel (diesel, petrol, kerosene, electric, solar, animal or human driven powe…
By Marguerite Theophil, The Times of India, Ranchi (Saturday, January 1, 2011)
A gift of a bracelet from Ghana at first looks like a series of linked hearts, but on closer inspection i notice a stylised bird. I learn that this is the Sankofa, a mythical bird from their culture that flies forward while looking backward, with an egg held in its mouth.
The word Sankofa derives from the Akan people, a West African ethnic group that today resides in Ghana and the Ivory Coast. The Akan, over centuries, developed a highly artistic and communicative system of ideographic and pictographic symbols, each representing a specific concept, proverb or saying rooted in the Akan experience. These symbols can be found used extensively in indigenous textiles, metal and wood work, jewellery and architecture, too.
The older African religions had no sacred texts. Their beliefs were handed down mostly orally through proverbs and stories or through pictorial symbols. A proverb from which the concept an…