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The Volunteers for Village Development (VVD) has long history of 32 years in community development service and is the oldest Non Government Organisation in the district. It was founded in the year 1982 by two selfless souls- one Capt. (Retd.) Ashok Y. Tipnis from Maharashtra whose wife is from Lunghar village of Ukhrul District and the other Tennyson Kazingmei of Lunghar Village, both now settled in Ukhrul.
Having worked for 32 long years in a strife torn state of Manipur where axiological imperatives has been an undaunted challenge, the organization has gone through mixed experiences of joy sorrow, appreciation, humility, threats, intimidations extortions and kidnapping. We wish to leave those experiences to personal memories as unavoidable processes of learning in life. Beyond all those experiences we strongly believe God shall guide us to the truth and that is how the organization has not only sustained so long but has been growing. We observe July 20 every year as VVD’s “Pass Over Day” to acknowledge God’s providence and protection. The experiences of joy come from acknowledgement of the rural poor for whom we have been of service however humble our contribution has been Raising people’s awareness on issues related to their own situation and influencing change, creating an economic impact of reducing interest rate of private money lenders across the district, enhancing food security of the community, influencing sustainable use of land and natural resources, alerting community to safeguard their traditional rights over land and resources and influencing change against the gender bias mindset of the community has all been a source of joy in the work all these years. Friends and Colleagues who gradually branched out continues to share love, concern and fellowship. We were a big family and will remain to be.By Jubilate Kazingmei