My life begins in 1988 in the small village of Akaunha near Jaynagar, a small town of Bihar located on the border of India & Nepal. I used to love my village and the smell of agricultural fields, animals, rain and the smell of soil after rain. But then after 10 years I just wanted to be away from that place. But that was not possible for my parents and especially for my mother. She will die but never leave that field and home that she built with her labor.

I had a strong attachment for my village and villagers in my childhood as well. We were happy and satisfied in scarcity. We had happy surroundings, pitty clashes and unbounded love and in festival time we all used to celebrate together. My family were farmers by profession. But my father became a government teacher and because of that he moved with us to town, which was not much far from my village. We used to visit our relatives and agricultural fields often. Along with time, that social gap increased and our parents got much more engaged with earning money. We grew up and for education moved to other cities. I came to Delhi for my education. I graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru University in German Language and Literature, and also visited Germany and Turkey as a scholar. After my education I worked with a few BPOs in Delhi but for a long period I worked for book publication companies like Springer and Westermann in Pondicherry. Then I moved to Istanbul, Turkey for a new life. I started doing another Master Program at İbn Haldun University. In the Turkish language course I was assigned to do a presentation with my classmates. “Umran” came in my mind, which was the idea of İbn Haldun, a sociologist. Umran literally means prosperity but there is a deep meaning of Umran for İbn Haldun. I was not aware that one day this Umran, the idea of İbn Haldun – would be something that I will bring in practice.

The reason I didn’t want to go back to my hometown was that people had become corrupt, lost their culture, morality and started earning money in the wrong way. Our village called Akaunha was on the border of India & Nepal. Location was like this that we ball from Nepal and bat from India. We used to play cricket, as cricket is a very popular game in India. It was not just a popular game for us but used to be a culture. At least we were not involved in wrong habits like smoking, consuming drugs or doing any illegal and criminal activities. But I am unfortunate to tell that the situation has drastically changed. Small children are used in illegal and criminal activities. Our society is not a place where people like me would like to live there. The culture had totally changed. It was not the people I used to love and it was not the village where I used to play and wanted to live. People were looking distressed and greedy. Children, who once used to be in school, had left the school and engaged themself in an illegal way of earning money. Hatred, jealousy had increased, greenery had lost. The face of town and my village had become ugly. Perception of life in my village was totally changed and the change was negative because it had brought them distress, competition and some sort of evil in society. In the search of quality of life perhaps they had the lost real track or perhaps they thought quality of life can only be possible through money and once they achieve money by any means they will be happy.

On the one hand, I struggled a lot distancing myself from my village and focused on myself but this way I had been feeling guilty and irresponsible. My whole education was fading. But then on the other hand, city life was no less distressed than village, a happy and satisfied life in the city was just a perspective. The truth was something else. I found there is something wrong in understanding life. I decided to give my best effort to begin with my own place, being privileged as educated and to have innovative ideas which can benefit my fellow villagers and can be a model for other communities and villages as well.

Let me tell you a bit about Bihar, a state I belong to. Bihar, once upon a time was considered to be a centre of power, learning, and culture. Patliputra used to be the capital of great King Ashoka of Maurya Empire. Budhha and Jaina were born in Bihar. Another region of Bihar is Mithila, my hometown, which was an early centre of learning and the centre of the Videha kingdom. But now Bihar is one of the most backward states in India in terms of economy, education and culture. Bihar is a highly populated state with very low literacy rate, more than 100 million population and less than 65% literacy rate. However, people of Bihar are hardworking and intelligent but they do not have the right direction to utilize them due to lack of culture. It needs a new culture and perspective and understanding of life, a well defined culture, a UMRAN CULTURE. The name Umarn I took from the socialogist İbn Haldun who mentions UMRAN as concept. He believed that each culture has its wisdom and order to sustain and lead a quality of life.

Therefore, through this organization I plan to cultivate a culture which will change the generation in the region, which has not been initiated by any other non-governmental and governmental organization so far. My reason is an urgent need for the change to protect those children and their parents who are involved in illegal business, consuming drugs, involved in many crimes and destroying the environment to live in such ugly place. I will put my agenda and how we will be working on that agenda in the section of our “Vision & Mission. We need your support to make it successful.

Our Mission:

Our first mission is establish a good library in the region, which will create a favourable environment to cultivate knowledge and lead them to progress and prosper.

Our Vission:

Therefore, through this organization I plan to cultivate a culture which will change the generation in the region, which has not been initiated by any other non-governmental and governmental organization so far. My reason is an urgent need for the change to protect those children and their parents who are involved in illegal business, consuming drugs, involved in many crimes and destroying the environment to live in such ugly place. I will put my agenda and how we will be working on that agenda in the section of our “Vision & Mission. We need your support to make it successful.

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