Thursday, February 26, 2009



EPDP Association ( Delhi) Regd.
I- 1597 Chittaranjan Park, DDA Market no.4, New Delhi- 110019
Established in 1954 and registered under Societies Registration Act XXI 0f 1860

Association's new home (the building is under construction)

1. Background:
Around 4000 uprooted Bengali families were accommodated in the CR Park by this Association; let us appreciate the foresight, dedication of those founding fathers of the Association.. This and future generations should never forget their contribution. Sh. Subodh Gopal Basumallik ( the first President of the Association and the the then Vice- Chairman-DDA),Sh. Bimal Bhusan Chakraborty ( the first Secretary), Late Ranadhir Chandra Sharma Sarkar ( Ex UPSC Chairman and Ex. Secretary- ministry of Law ),Late Shyamaprasanna Senverma (Ex Chief Election Commissioner), Late Arun Kumar Roy ( Ex Finance Sectretary ) are a few names whose lifetime contribution towards building this settlement now called Chitta Ranjan Park. will always be remembered.
· Dream of Chitta Ranjan Park was realized for “displaced persons from East Pakistan who are already residing in Delhi and are gainfully employed in the capital”. In the first phase aroud 2200 families got land and after about 10 years 714 families were allotted land with the intervention of present foreign minister Sh. Pronab Mukherjee and Smt Monika Das, Ex MP.Today about 2000 Bengali families are residing in CR Park as tenants and guest to relations.
· CR Park is called “Mini Bengal” as the continuity of nurturing Bengali tradition and culture is being maintained through two generations by now; credit goes to Chitta Ranjan Memorial Society, Kali mandir Society, Bangiya Samaj,Bipin Chandra Pal memorial, Purbosree Mahila Samity, etc. and numerous learned and enthusiast residents.

Foundation Stone ( new building) laying ceremony

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Golden Jubilee celebrations

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2.Memorandum of Association :
In its General Body meeting on 17 December, 2006, six new clauses were added, object clause is one of those, which says :
“Undertaking with the help of Government of such social, economic, educational, cultural and other welfare activities as are considered necessary for the complete rehabilitation of the members in their new surroundings.” ….

3. Current Activities ( as per Secretary’s Report in the last Annual General Body Meeting)
- Addressing water crisis inCR Park
- Addressing unauthorized building activities/ encroachment of roads
- Ammendment of EPDP Constitution
- Remodelling of DDA market Nos 1 & 2 in CR Park
- Co-ordination meeting with all Block RWAs and socio-cultural organizations of C R Park
- Padestrian overbridge in outer Ring Road after Nehru Place Fly over
- PNG domestic gas supply to CR Park
- Extension of Metro Rail in Nehru Place during 2nd phase
- Rainwater Harvesting
- Bhagidari Scheme
- Revival of ‘Jatra’ (Bengali ethnic stage play
- Property Tax collections
- Repair of Roads and lanes
- Installation of electric poles and and street lights
- Getting more bus routes
- CGHS Dispensary in C R Park
- Contruction of EPDP’s new office building
- Fire fighting engines/ Fire tenders for CR Park
- Sports Complex for CR Park
- Security and Traffic Mangement during Durga Puja
- Development work with MLA/Councillor’s Fund
.. etc..
4.Publications :

- Purbachaler Katha
- EBDP News

1 comment:

  1. E.B.D.P Association determined to complete the following unfinished tasks as mentioned in their Manisfesto as mentioned below:
    a)Completion of the construction of E.B.D.P Building.
    b) Railway Reservation Counter in C.R. Park Post Office premises.
    c) Petroleum Natural Gas Supply to C.R. Park by Indraprastha Gas Ltd.
    From time to time, we had kept informed of the progress in the matter. I.G.L had already confirmed that they would provide PNG connectivity to C.R.Park but they are still awaiting digging & road cutting permission from Municipal Corporation of Delhi.We are pressurising M.C.D to accord necessary road cutting permission to I.G.L immediately. Presently, we have also sought the help of our Area M.L.A-Dr.V.K. Malhotra in this matter.
    d) Rain Water Harvesting in C.R. Park.
    All preliminaries have been completed in this matter. The Water Harvesting Pits will be built by FORCE-a N.G.O. The Central Ground Water Board has approved the proposal for 8 Pits. The opening ceremony for the 1st Pit was done by our President-Dr.Nitish Sengupta on 30-5-2009 at Pkt-52, C.R. Park near Chandralok Cinema in the presence of Ms.Jyoti Sharma,President-FORCE & local R.W.A representatives viz S/Shri.V.K. Gandotra-President of Pkt-52,H.R.Malhotra-President-Pkt-M,N,O & P and Dr. S.K. Chowdhury-President-Pragati 'H' Block R.W.A, C.R.Park.
    e) Old Age Home in 'A' Block, C.R.Park.
    We are glad to inform that in the meeting which our President,Dr. Nitish Sengupta had with Vice Chairman, D.D.A Shri. A.K.Nigam, he agreed that an Old Age Home would be built out of their own funds. A sketch drawing for the proposed Building was prepared by Shri. Nilanjan Bhowal, an Architect which has been sent to D.D.A and they are now examining the proposal.
    f) Court case against D.D.A for allotment of land to a Church.

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