Khelaghar is a residential institution and training center that caters to children from marginalized communities in and around West Bengal. Located in Badu, Madhyamgram, in the fringes of the metropolitan city of Kolkata, the institution offers an idyllic environment for children to discover and nurture their potentialities. Based on Tagore’s idea of Ashram learning, the environment of Khelaghar gives its residents the scope to explore and connect with nature through its various curricular and co-curricular activities. Space spans over 27 Bighas (9 Acres) and has been designed in such a way as to conform to an Ashram type living, with an expansive atmosphere for learning without boundaries, learning that goes beyond reading, writing, and mathematics.

Open air class under the pipal tree

What We Do


Create a nurturing environment to facilitate the holistic development of the resident children


Provide a relevant and contextual elementary education that promotes the all-round development of children, replete with co-curricular activities as an integral part of the curriculum


Encourage the habit of reading for pleasure through regular library and story telling sessions


Ensure that there are adequate opportunities for the development of aesthetic sensibilities through the appreciation of arts such as music, dance, painting, handicrafts, etc.


Provide opportunities for developing life skills through soft skills and vocational training


Engage residents in agricultural activities with an eye towards self-sustainability


Encourage members to appreciate a oneness with nature by sensitizing them towards the natural world and its related issues

Our Philosophy

Khelaghar recognizes the presence of an inner strength and talent in each child that needs to be properly nurtured in a favourable and safe environment. When given the right opportunities, each child can shine in her unique way. In an increasingly hostile world where privilege means everything, Khelaghar endeavours to tap this powerhouse of potential in every last mile child that makes this ashram their temporary home, and strives to help these children to find their independent footing in society. Khelaghar aims to provide a rich, stimulating and positive environment that can help these children grow, shine, prosper and thrive in the ever-changing world of today.


To create a friendly, safe and inspiring environment that can meet the social, educational and vocational needs of the children.


To provide an open and safe space for children to explore their potential to the fullest and to reach out to deprived communities in the locality in order to facilitate opportunities for all round development.


To encourage the all-round development of Khelaghar’s resident children and to make sustainable efforts to catalyze development in the local community.

  • To provide a meaningful education that does not alienate the child from her lived environment.

  • To equip the student with the necessary life skills, soft skills, and training to become self-reliant in an ever-changing world.

  • To provide adequate opportunities for academic and vocational training to guide the student in an appropriate career path.

  • To reach out to local communities with our development efforts in the domain of health, education and farming.


“চিত্ত যেথা ভয় শূন্য উচ্চ যেথা শির, জ্ঞান যেথা মুক্ত যেথা  গৃহের প্রাচীর। আপন প্রাঙ্গণতলে দিবসসর্বরী বসুধারে রাখে নাই খন্ড ক্ষুদ্র করি.”

“এসেছে জাতীয় মেলা ভারতভূষণ ভারত সমাজে তবে, হৃদয় খুলিয়া সবে এসো  এসো  এসো  করি প্রিয়সম্ভাষণ।”

“সুশিক্ষার লক্ষণ এই যে, তাহা মানুষকে অভিভূত করে না তাহা মানুষকে মুক্তিদান করে।”

Khelaghar is a residential institution and training center that caters to children from marginalized communities in and around West Bengal.

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  Shri Ashis Kumar Ray

Khelaghar, Dhalipara Road, Village & P.O.- Badu, 24 Parganas (North), West Bengal,  700128 India.

City Office-9A Ballygunge Place, Kolkata-700019

(91)-983-001-0345 (M)
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