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ANTARA – Vision 2020

With the superfast pace of technological advances and the associated social upheavals, the human mind is challenged with unprecedented demands for adapting appropriate coping mechanisms. Many a person fails. The Government’s own estimates are that by the year 2020, about 20% of the population in India may be affected with some form of mental disorders that requires active mental healthcare support. The emerging scenario calls for urgent and adequate steps for mental health promotion, prevention of mental disorders, care and rehabilitation services.

Antara always believed in ‘Lighting a candle rather than cursing the darkness”.

Today, Antara is the largest Non profit, Non Governmental Organization in India extending holistic mental healthcare facilities to people from every socio-economic category, including the wandering and destitute persons.

A lot more remains to be done. The words of Swami Vivekananda challenges us “I hold every person a traitor who, having been educated at their expense, pays not the least heed to them!”.

The compassion to the suffering soul shown by Mother Teresa and other founding fathers of Antara guides us.

Our vision is to reach out to every person in mental distress in this part of the world. Our mission is to build up and establish a model Organization, the best in the world, which extends the best form of mental healthcare with compassion.

Hence we keep dreaming, planning and implementing new ideas and initiatives that will help to remove the stigma of mental illness, promote the dignity of persons and families affected by mental illness, programs that will improve the mental health of the people and projects that will help to provide the best form of mental healthcare in terms of facilities and quality of care.

We invite all Individuals, Trusts & Foundations, Companies and Corporate Houses to come forward and participate in this great endeavour.

List of ANTARA’s Projects & Requirements as on 25th July 2018

Category A – Infrastructure Projects

Sl. No.Name of the Requirements/ ProjectEstimated Cost [₹]
Priority – I
1LAUNDRY – [Washer, Extractor and Dryer – IFB] (Due to urgency, ANTARA has Installed Laundry system. We require sponsorship support). 6,90,802
2Dining Table with bench for the use of patients staying in Wards. Cost for 5 sets of Table & 10 Benches for One Ward – Rs. 2,15,500/- x 5 10,77,500
3Hospital Management Software with Hardwires (Due to urgency, ANTARA has Installed Hospital Management Software with Hardwires. We require sponsorship support). 12,89,500
4Suvarna Data Management System (DMS) Software for Medical Records6,96,300
5Protection Railings around Water Bodies at Antaragram17,04,000
6Special Care Unit in ANTARA GROUP HOME3,41,059
7Solar Power Generation System14,30,000
8CCTV Surveillance System – (Part of the Project has been sponsored by TATA PDCL) 11,41,058
9Construction of Safety Railing for pond3,00,000
10Solar Street lights3,00,000
11Construction of Second Floor ‘Apartment Building’ (Assisted Living Facility)70,00,000
12Construction & Development of Roads20,00,000
13Construction of Convention Centre with Guest Rooms & Basement2,00,00,000
14Purchase of Land8,00,00,000
Priority – II
1Psychiatric Emergency Care Unit3,00,000
2Bio waste recovery project4,65,000
3Eco park for the patients5,00,000
Priority – III
1Research Infrastructure1,00,000
2Construction of Boundary Wall [East]14,43,200
3Construction of Guard Wall for Pond10,00,000
4Prayer & Meditation Centre60,00,000

Category B – Endowment Fund Schemes

Sl. No.Name of the Requirements/ ProjectEstimated Cost [₹]
1General Endowment Fund [ To endow 1 bed for needy patients]1,00,000
2Children’s Endowment FundAny Amount
3Medical Endowment FundAny Amount
4Scholarship Fund (to support needy students in courses offered by Antara)Any Amount

Category C – List of Items/ Programmes that needs SPONSORSHIP support

Sl. No.Name of the Requirements/ ProjectEstimated Cost [₹]
1One Day’s Breakfast3,000
2One Day’s Dinner6,000
3One Day’s Lunch6,000
4One Day’s Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Tea & Dinner] Rs. 100 x 150 needy patients]15,000
5Hospitalized Treatment of a Homeless, Mentally ill patient for one month18,000
6Hospitalized Treatment of a poor child for 1 month12,000
7Care & Support Programme for community-based rehabilitation (for one month)500 per head
8Detection & Referral Camps – [12 Camps in a year] @ Rs. 8000/- per camp x 1296,000
9Stress Management Programme [12 programmes in a year] @ Rs. 9000/- per session x 121,08,000
10Aesthetic Therapy Programme [for one year] One session per week x 52 sessions1,30,000
11Staff Capacity Building Programmes [for one year]2,00,000
12School Mental Health Programmes @ Rs. 2000/- per session x 50 sessions1,00,000
13Epidemiological Survey of Baruipur Block4,00,000

Category D – Urgent Requirements for improving Facilities for patients

Sl. No.Name of the Requirements/ ProjectEstimated Cost [₹]
1To support kitchen Garden for soil, pots, manure, saplings, etc1,00,000
2Colour painting of walls, cost of a shelf and toys for children attending Child Guidance Clinic80,000
3Television for Child Guidance Clinic30,000
4Camera for documentation purposes40,000
5Electronic Display for Out Patient Department20,000

Category E- Donations in kind/ towards running expenses

Sl. No.Name of the Requirements/ Project
3Treatment of homeless/ needy patients


Category A

Sl. No.Name of the Requirements/ ProjectEstimated Cost [₹]
1Kitchen Modification [The project was sponsored by Bank of Baroda]19,76,462
2Computerization Project – Hardware, Software, & Networking [Sponsored by M/s. KVK Corporation]15,06,740
3Transport vehicle for Occupational Therapy & Vocational Training Unit11,67,105
4Boundary Fencing Wall [West]:
Sponsored by Rotary Club, West Germany
5Special Care Unit
[Sponsored by HDFC Life]
6PA System
[Sponsored by TATA SPDL]
7Kitchen Extension Work
[Project sponsored by The Federal Bank, Kolkata]
8Vehicle for satellite Clinics8,00,000
9Toto vehicle for outreach work95,000
10Psychometric Assessment Tools (Infinity Foundation)5,00,000
11LAUNDRY – [Washer, Extractor and Dryer – IFB] Financed by ANTARA6,90,802
12CCTV Surveillance System –
(Part of the Project has been sponsored by TATA PDCL)
13Hospital Management Software with Hardwares
(Due to urgency, ANTARA has Installed Hospital Management Software with Hardwares. We require sponsorship support)

Category B

Sl. No.Name of the Requirements/ ProjectEstimated Cost [₹]
1The United Investment Co. Ltd.1,00,000
2S.K.S. Capital & Research Pvt. Ltd.1,00,000
3Dr. Arup Majumdar1,00,000

Category C

Sl. No.Name of the Requirements/ ProjectEstimated Cost [₹]
1Treatment of homeless/needy patients Donated by Kolkata Gives Foundation during 2017-18.10,00,000
2Meals Sponsorship received during 2018-19 (01.04.18 to 25.07.18)30,000

Category D

Sl. No.Name of the Requirements/ ProjectEstimated Cost [₹]
1Dining Water Purifier & Cooler48,000
2Photocopying Machine42,000