for Voluntary Action (AVA)
started as a small grass-roots level organization working in the
rural areas of Puri district. Initially it started as a small
movement of the local youths who started small awareness programmes.
This small effort was appreciated by the people. Encouraged by this
response it was decided to give a legal status by registering it
with proper authorities. Thus the organization was registered under
Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860 (Act of XXI) in the year