Category: shuktara

young man at a counter full of French pastry

Shuktara Cakes outlet now open!

On 1st July the new Shuktara Cakes outlet opened and soon became a destination spot for everyone in Kolkata who loves the fantastic patisserie made by the Shuktara Cakes team. This dedicated team includes young men who live at Anna Bari around the corner as well as some of the young men who have moved out of the home and now live independently with their own families. Members of the team share the responsibilities of making the patisserie as well as staffing the outlet counter.

The new shop is a wonderful addition to the local community and is also a fantastic way for shuktara to be more visible in the neighbourhood.

If you are in Kolkata and want to visit the Shuktara Cakes outlet here is the address:
80 Narayan Roy Road Kolkata 700008

To order or for enquiries Ph: 9830760087

Shuktara gifted a new ambulance

A very generous friend of shuktara in Kolkata has gifted us an ambulance. 
On 27 July we had special puja blessings conducted by our pandit Sumanta.

This ambulance will allow us to assist our local community, helping those who don’t have a vehicle, or can’t afford a taxi, to take their loved ones in emergency to the hospital or any other emergency it may be needed for.

We are very thankful for this donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

Pandit Sumanta blessing the new ambulance

two young women smiling

Lula Bari this month

Earlier in March we celebrated Lali’s birthday with a delicious cake. We thought you might also like to see more of the latest photos from our girls home, Lula Bari. To learn more about any of the young women living in Lula Bari please go to our Shuktara Family page. Clicking on any person’s photo will take you to a short bio and photo gallery.

Woman after run holding up pink sign

Judith’s run for shuktara

Judith was inspired to become a trustee for Shuktara after visiting the homes during work trips to India. 

“It’s always such a joy to visit the young people at Shuktara. The homes have such a great sense of family and the team running the charity so inspiring.”

The new project helping children with disabilities in the outlaying villages of West Bengal was the catalyst to get running and raising additional funds for the charity. 

“As I ran the course I kept thinking about the difference the funds would make to the children.”

Thank you so much to everyone who has already supported Judith’s run and Shuktara. The run took place last weekend (11 March) however you can still support shuktara here:
Judith’s Run for Shuktara

girls playing with colours on Holi

Shubho Dol Purnima

Dolyatra is celebrated in March on varying dates each year, depending on the position of the moon, and this year it fell on March 7. The holiday is similar to Holi and commemorates the last festival of the Bengali calendar.

young woman crossing ribbon first in running race

Sports Day 2023

Sports Day for REACH students was held on Sunday, 19 February.

In the running race Tamina came 1st (!) and Lali came 3rd.

Puja was awarded first prize in the austism running group but she is unable to have the medal around her head or stand on podium.

Bappa and Sumon were pushed in the wheelchair race and both received prizes.

Moni chose not to participate and sat to watch.