Disha Gramin Vikas Manch is situated at Baijani a village, 7km far from the Bhagalpur district headquarter. Baijani is a big village and also a mix culture you can see here of almost every castes. Population of Baijani is more than 20000 of households. The village played a very important role in Indian freedom fight. Two renowned freedom fighters Lt. Yugal Kishore Pandey and Lt. Arjun Jha belonged to this village. Both were the active member of Siyaram Dal. Chunchun Pandey, a great freedom fighter also belonged to a surrounding village within 5 kilometers of distance. Therefore people who live in the village have been motivated towards their social responsibilities from the beginning. On the other hand the resident of the village make it a literate village. The first History of Bhagalpur district “Bhagalpur Darpan” written by Jharkhandi Jha belongs to the village and the literature is one of the best History novel in today’s aspect.
This is the story of 1985-86 when there was a group of 50-60 youths in the village Baijani. The Group was not well structured but they were keen to help community during disaster. That time a mews was in front of the Bhagalpur Railway station and was very dirty. We the people of Baijani often hire a Tanga to reach the desired place. One day we decided to clean the mews and started the initiative early morning. During the cleaning initiative one gentle man came and gave use some suggestions for better cleaning. We told him that there is no need of suggestions if you want to help us than come and join the work. The gentleman took off his safari coat and joined us. After the completion of cleaning work He introduced himself as a District Coordinator of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Bhagalpur. The gentleman was Md. Habib Ansari. He requested us to visit the office of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan and to form a Youth Club. …. And we formed a Youth Club and registered with NYKS.
And we started our initiatives in a proper way under the leadership of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan. We, all the youths of this club were playing different games like Volleyball, Crickets and Football. But the playground was 3 kilometers away from the village. We started to find a playground in our village then a field came to our notice that the 5 acre field was in the village and so called Bahubali captured the filed for their personal use. We started cleaning the field and convert it into a playground. Villagers stand in our support. After a few years, we got our identification as good players at District and State levels sport tournaments.
In 1995 chanan river was met with an unexpected dreadfull flood and all the surrounding villages including Baijani submerged into the flood. That time we the youths of club started relief work before the involvement of district administration and government department. We placed unclaimed dead bodies to their right location. And the work who gave us appreciation was the work to put the dead body of animals at their right location.
In 2000 we registered our organization under the Bihar Society Registration Act under the guidance of our former President Sri Ajay Pandey. And an organization finally called Disha Gramin Vikas Manch.
We started work on community contribution. For every programme we collected contribution from the villagers. In 2006 Mr. Nabin Kumar Roy, DDM of NABARD visited our activities and we received govt. funds for our initiatives. From that very year we started different vocational training programmes and implemented different developmental projects with the support of Several Govt. and Non. Govt. Agencies. Our journey is being continued with our aims and objectives.