Sonarpur the gateway of South 24-parganas, and that of ‘Sunderbon’ (the World Heritage), stands at the rim of Kolkata metropolis.
Some of the greatest sons of India had their homes in Sonarpur. We can name Dwaraknath Bidyabhushan, Ramnarayan Tarkaratna, and Acharya Shibnath Sashtri – the noted pioneers in the great Renaissance Days of Bengal. We can also name Subhash Chandra Bose, Manabendranath Roy, the eminent statesman and visionaries; Salil Chowdhury, one of the most talented musicians of India has ever produced. The great tradition of the land induced and led us to the foundation of the society we stand and act for.
In 1988, with a few key agreements and understandings among some fifty sports clubs and other socio-cultural organizations, we formed the society under the name ‘Sonarpur Club Samannay Sammilani’ presenting itself as the coordinating body, and designed to set out for larger cultural and welfare ventures in Sonarpur.
During last 29 years journey we could stage some big events like ‘Sonarpur Book Fair’ ‘Theatre Festivals’ etc; set up and run some major welfare services like 'Samannay Cultural Festival' 'Book Promotional Activities' 'Ambulance & Dead Body Carrier Services' ‘Medical Services’ ‘Vocational Institute’, ‘Projects for Physically Challenged Persons’ etc and we are also publishing and circulating ‘Anubhab” our weekly news paper uninterruptedly for last 17 years.
In the process, Sonarpur Samannay could initiate and accelerate a movement that gained momentum causing gradual changes and desired upliftment in our way of living.