Organic Waste Management
"P.K. LAHIRI (Protul kumar Lahiri) born in Gorakhpur â€“ Father. Dr. Kedar Nath Lahiri was an eminent Physician of Eastern UP started Allopathic field in Gorakhpur in 1925, was recipient of Kaisar-E-Hind Award. Mother Late Smt. Maya Lahiri was a great Social Worker was Vice President of All India Hindu Maha Sabha( Women Wing)" P.K. Lahiri started his carrier as a whole saler of Pharmaceutical Companies. In 1966 he created whole sale pharmaceutical market in villages of Gorakhpur region. In 1976 switched over to Hotel business and started first heritage Hotel in UP at Gorakhpur In 1996 became advisor to UP Tourism and suggested the amendments in the policy of Luxury Tax, which was adopted by the Uttar Pradesh Govt. Took the sanction for Gorakhpur Mahotsav for the first time in 1997. In 1997 was appointed by Uttar Pradesh Govt. as a member of Salahkar samiti . Mr Lahiri Took great interest for the development of tourism in this region and started visiting untouched site of Buddhism and marked archeological sights of chauri-chaura and Basgaon tahsil and reported the sights to the archeological survey of India for the first time. This report started a research on the region by the Archeological Survey of India and hopefully this area will imerge on the tourist map of this region very soon, thus benifitting the residents of this area. In his endevour towards social contribution , Mr P K Lahiri, felt the need and set up an institution in his own property for Indian classical dance and music called â€œRagshri Sangeet Vidyalayaâ€ in 1977. This was affiliated with the Prayag Sangeet Samiti. The â€œRagshri Sangeet Vidyalayaâ€ was aimed at promoting Indian Classical dance and music in an organized manner for the children of this region. A large number of students spanning over two decades have been benefitted by this philanthrophy of Mr Lahiri Aimed at promoting theatre Mr Lahiri set up â€œAmateur Artist Guildâ€ an organization promoting hindi theatre and literature. This was formed in 1978 and for the first time â€œHindi Diwasâ€ was celebrated in Gorakhpur under the banner of â€œAmateur Artist Guildâ€ , which promoted talent from this area in the field of performing arts and literature. This organization also celebrated the â€œMunshi Prem Chand â€œ centenary year in 1979-80 , honouring one of the greatest play writers of hindi literature. This was also instrumental in getting a scholarship for in hindi literature in the Gorakhpur University. With a keen sense towards the academic development of the children of this region Mr P K Lahiri was also instrumental in getting affiliation from the ICSE board and NOC from the UP Government for the first ICSE Board English medium school of this region. Children across generations have beniffitted out of this huge effort of Mr P K Lahiri towards the beinging of ICSE Board English medium education in this region. With the precedent he set up now there are many schools in this region imparting quality education to thousands of children. He was President of The Bengali Association, Gorakhpur for the longest period. In his regime in 2006-2007 centenary celebration of Shri Sri Durga Pooja in Gorakhpur was celebrated. He is a devoted Environmentalist working with Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group & Muskan Jyoti, Lucknow for solid waste Management in different community of establishments. In 2009 he was elected as Vice-President of Jila Aparadh Nirodhak Samity, Gorakhpur, started taking keen interest for the upliftment of the Prisionersâ€™ in the Mandaliya Karagar, Gorakhpur. Constructed Mahila Chaya Kunj with attached toilets for the women visitors of Jail. Stated solid waste management in the jail premisses. Started Micky Mouse Playway school in the Women wing for the children upto 6 years of age who are staying in the prison with their mothers.