Equal Rights & Equal Opportunities for women

Lake Gardens Women and Children Development Centre LGWCDC) is a non profit organisation founded in 1992 by social scientist Cecilie Sircar and her husband Late Shyamal Sircar and is registered under West Bengal Societies Registration Act 1961.The organization initially started with the objective to improve the quality of life of the girl children and women in the shanties along the railway track between Dhakuria and Lake gardens station under jurisdiction of the municipal corporation of India.

In the beginning of the organisation LGWCDC adopted a centre based integrated holistic development approach wherein joyful and remedial educational opportunities for mainstreaming, health care, vocational skill development for income generation.

The core value of the organisation is to render service to the marginalised children and women living in the slums along the railway tracks near to Lake Gardens Station, as well as Howrah and South 24 Parganas, West Bengal and is increasingly involved in community development and the eradication of malnourishment. Our work covers around 20,000 beneficiaries till date.


LGWCDC looks forward to a society where women and children, especially girl children, will enjoy equal rights and access to equal opportunities


Integrated holistic development of marginalized women and children to ensure quality life through community development, empowerment, education, healthcare service and economic self reliance. LGWCDC maintains Child Protection Policy and Committee against Sexual harassment at Work place.