The devastating cyclone of 1978, accompanied by a prolonged drought and a huge flood in 1980, left a significant number of people in a state of shock and destitution in Odisha. In the face of such adversity, a team of grass-roots volunteers, inspired by the Gandhian philosophy, came forward to assist thousands of victims by collecting relief materials from individual donors to meet their basic needs and aid their recovery. The tremendous outpouring of humanitarian aid and philanthropic initiative motivated these volunteers to establish "Nilachal Seva Pratisthan (NSP)," an organization dedicated to the values of equality, justice, and peace. Later, NSP was registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, vide Registration No.226/13 on 26.04.1981. Since then, NSP has been unwavering in its commitment to implement various welfare activities and programs for socio-economic, health, environmental and human resource development. Seva (service to mankind) and Daya (sympathy and empathy for the destitute and marginalized sections of society) are our core values guiding our social actions. From its inception, NSP has relentlessly pursued welfare and developmental activities to alleviate the concerns, issues and problems affecting the underprivileged and disadvantaged segments of society. NSP has been the recipient of awards and commendations for its exceptional accomplishments and accredited by Credibility Alliance for Good Governance."