“Social Initiatives for Growth and Networking” (SIGN) is the official Body of the Catholics Bishops of Jharkhand for social concern and human development. It anchors the efforts of the 8 Social Service Societies of the dioceses of Gumla, Daltonganj, Dumka, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Khunti, Ranchi, and Simdega in promoting a just and humane society based on the gospel values of love, peace, equality and dignity to all.
The Society, established in June 2006, was registered in Jharkhand on 23.12.2009 bearing the Registration Number 731. It was granted the 12A registration of tax exemption on 25.05.2010 and has been granted FCRA Registration on 24th December 2010. The Registration Number of FCRA is 337800203.
A just and humane society based on the values of love, peace, equality and dignity to all.
An Empowered society-Well Knit and Disciplined, that upholds human dignity of the oppressed and the marginalized, especially the Tribals and the Dalits by means of advocacy, liaison and networking with the diocesan institutions in collaboration with government and like-minded organizations.
Ensuring sustainable livelihood opportunities to all, especially the poor and the marginalized by promoting effective governance, enabling a holistic and healthy society, imparting quality education, recognizing women’s contribution to society and fostering inter-religious harmony.