About Us

PANKH….Wings of Progress…


PANKH which literally means WINGS is committed to bring about Transformation in the Lives of those living in Slum and Rural Areas. PANKH was Founded in the year 2012 by Ms. Alankrita Banerjee. What came as a Spiritual Inspiration gradually began to take the shape of a Creative School and several Community Development Programs. Today PANKH caters to the Educational and Vocational needs of more than 250 underprivileged Families in and around Rishikesh.


alankrita-new-pic‘Pankh’ is a prayer…a hope…a mission to bring about transformation through love, care and understanding of women and Children. What started with just 20 Children in the garden of my house, has now spread its wings in the nook and crannies of UTTARAKHAND…and UTTAR PRADESH covering Hundreds of Children. Our endeavour is simple…to improve the quality of life and bring about True Education which means ‘Inner Flowering’. PANKH works on the latent talent of underprivileged Children and provides freedom to their expression and Creativity. At PANKH hundreds of Children learn how to draw, craft, act, express besides learning Computers, Technology and English. PANKH also empowers women by teaching Skills of Livelihood.

I thank the Almighty and all friends and Donors who have helped us to make PANKH a reality. PANKH will always remain committed to the Spirit of Selfless Service.

Founder – PANKH

About Rishikeshrishikesh-on-map

Rishikesh is a small town in the northern state of Uttarakhand in India. Scenically located where the Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas, Rishikesh catapulted to Western fame when the Beatles dropped by for a visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram (now closed), and the town is still known as the World Capital of Yoga.

Rishikesh is also the Gateway to the Himalayas. The Char Dham Yatra (Four Shrines Sacred Journey) ideally begins from Rishikesh.