Any adult Indian Muslim is eligible to apply for membership of the Orphanage. An application has to be filled up on a prescribed form. The said application is placed for consideration before the Managing Committee whose decision is final......



The girl inmates were lodged in a rented house at 2, Sharif Lane for a long time. The Orphanage succeeded in purchasing the said house with the adjoining vacant land at 1/1 & 2, Sharif Lane measuring 23 cottahs in all, in the year 1981. A scheme for development of the girls' section was drawn up. It was decided that building complexes be constructed on the available land with an eye to arrange for the lodging of at least 300 girls in the new building and to provide educatinal and vocational training facilities for the girls. The Orphanage has only one primary school there at present. It was proposed to upgrade the school in stages and to arranged for such facilities for vocational training for the girls as may appear suitable and beneficial for them.

Thus, the plans were made, sanctioned by KMC and the foundation stone was laid on the 15th September 1991 for residential purpose of the girl inmates.

We are happy to state that construction on approximately 5000 sq.ft. of land was completed by the grace of Almighty in 1994 and a new three storeyed modern building was inaugurated by the then Chief Minsiter Shri Jyoti Basu on 29th Jan. 1995. The girl inmates are now housed in this new building.

Soon need was felt to build a school for girl inmates and other poor girls of the community in particular. Therefore necessary plans were sanctioned by KMC and arrangements for construction were made.

His Excellency Dr. A.R. Kidwai, the then Governor of West Bengal laid the foundation stone of the school building on 29th November 1998.

His Excellency was also kind enough to recommend our case for financial assistance to Maulana Azad Education Foundation (Ministry of Social Welfare, Govt. of India) and a substantial grant of Rs. 15 lakh for the school building was made available to us. Financial help of Rs. 10 lakh also came from MP LAD Fund of Shri Jewan Behari Roy. The generous donation from our well wishers have enabled us to keep going and we are thankful to all of them that with their whole hearted co-operation the school building was completed.

A total amount of Rs. 50 lakh was spent on its construction. H.E. the then President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam very kindly inaugurated this school building on Friday 27th February 2004. H.E. the Governor of West Bengal Shri Viren J. Shah also attended the inaugural ceremony along with other VIP's.

On 27th May 1999, in recognition of our service towards the welfare of children, National Award was very kindly bestowed upon The Calcutta Muslim Orphanage by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. His Excellency Mr. K.R. Narayanan, the then President of India graciously presented this award at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi at a special function.


The Calcutta Muslim Orphanage has in its possession the following immoveable properties.
1) Premises no. 8, Syed Saleh Lane, Kolkata - 73. It is a four storey building which houses offices of CMO, a boarding and lodging house for boy inmates, Primary and technical school, Multimedia Computerized Training Centre, prayer hall, Meeting Hall and Primary Health Centre, spread over on a total area of 1 Bigha land.



The Orphanage has succeeded in starting and running several educational institutions which are recognized by the State Government and Statutory bodies, details of which are given below:

(2) There is a Technical School with facilities for training in Electric, Tailoring and Bookbinding at 8, Syed Saleh Lane. The Government provides only D.A. grant to the teacher while all other expenses are borne by the Orphanage itself.


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