NGO: Meaning & Role in Society

Last Updated at: Sep 30, 2021
NGO_ Meaning & role in society
Vishwanath Srikantaiah, a water activist and the mind behind Bengaluru-based NGO, Rainwater Club, has emerged as a consistent force in the water conservation field. Under his guidance, this NGO is working tirelessly to spread awareness regarding rainwater harvesting and ecological sanitation. It is also educating people about the proper usage of rainwater, techniques to gauge and use it to maximum effect.
  1. What is an NGO

  2. Some Popular NGOs in India

  3. Purpose of NGO

  4. Major types of NGO

  5. Importance of an NGO

  6. How to register NGO with Vakilsearch

What is an NGO?

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) is a non-profit organization, a group or entrepreneurship of activists in Society, individuals, voluntary, and social persons working for a charitable cause.

Some Popular NGOs in India

  1. Goonj
  2. Childline India
  3. Smile Foundation
  4. Nanhi Kali
  5. Helpage India
  6. Give India Foundation’
  7. Sammaan Foundation
  8. Kiss Foundation
  9. Pratham
  10. CRY

Purpose of NGO

They work for uplifting the backward sections of the community. Moreover, the major function which is performed by NGOs is to bridge the gap of inequalities and unfair treatments. Additionally, they ardently strive to make the lives of victims and poor people better. 

These organizations fight for uplifting women, children, and every other person who is suffering in any form. Moreover, the main motive of these associations is to establish a flourishing society with no odds and uncertainties. 

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Major types of NGO

Some of the most pivotal ones are enlisted here- 


These are Environmental Non-Governmental organizations. They work ardently to protect nature and save all the endangered species of the ecosystem. Further, Greenpeace and the World Wide Fund for Nature are two distinguished ENGOs.


This type covers the prospects of technical assistance. 


This kind of NGO leads market advocacy in the business world to help small organizations prosper. 


Business-friendly International NGO handles business relations for the welfare of society on big tiers. 


International NGOs contracts the problem hampering the prosperity of humanity on international levels.  


National NGOs solves the problems related to people and the environment existing within a particular nation  


Transnational NGOs are an association of several nations. Further, they combat all the problems together related to some sets of countries. 

Importance of an NGO

  • They play a major role in uplifting women who are suffering from the chronicles of patriarchy and unfair treatments.
  • NGOs battle for the rights of children. Moreover, they perform the best of their potential to protect children from getting sexually abused, tortured, abandoned in any way. Further, NGOs work on the front line to combat issues such as child labor.  
  • NGOs perform the best of their efforts to save old people from misery. Additionally, they construct special old age homes for them and collect funds to improve their lives.
  • NGO works for widowed and unemployed women. Moreover, they promote handicraft and artisan prospects to give employment to poor women in rural areas and other backward communities.
  • Moreover, Non-governmental organizations are major rescuers of victims in times of natural calamities. They organize funds, necessary help, rehabilitation centers, and clinic services for the sufferers. 

Good of every living being is what is meant by NGO. 

How to register an NGO with Vakilsearch

Registering an NGO in India is quick, easy, and can be done online with Vakilsearch in 3 simple steps:

  1. We address all your queries about entity selection and guide you to choose the most appropriate one.
  2. Additionally, we help you get the entire process of filing and registration completed.
  3. We will register the NGO and handle all the formalities (Trust Act, Society Registrations Act, or the Companies Act, depending on the entity chosen).