|Chatur Vansfoda ,his wife and their day at work…|
stant regions. The couple put in immense amount of hard work but the amount of debt just did not reduce. The daily amount he needed to repay his father’s debt was Rs. 1200. He needed more money to keep paying that amount and stop it from escalating.
VSSM enables the families from Vadia, now relocated to Palanapur acquire new Voter ID cards….
Since past few years VSSM has been educating and sensitising the families living in Vadia to give up their traditional profession and choose a different life. Heeding to the recommendation, a couple of years ago, 40 families from Vadia walked out of the village to escape its prevailing conditions. Not only did they walk out of the village, they walked away from the life they lived, they walked away from the attached stigma, they walked away from their identity… These families came and settled in Palanpur, a city near Vadia and did not wish to be know as natives of Vadia hence had applied for new identity proofs.
VSSM Enables the Families from Vadia
Almost a year ago these 40 families who had settled in and around Palanpur had made application to shift their Voter ID cards from Vadia to their current address. The applications for the same were filed with the Mamlatdar’s office. 62 adult members from these 40 families have received their Voter ID cards today. We are thankful to the Additional Collector Shri. Jagdishbhai Desai and Mamlatdar Shri. Geetaben Desai for their support, “it is because of your compassion towards these families that their names have been transferred to Palanpur voter list.”
In the picture- Saraniyaa Families with their Voter ID cards..
વાડિયા છોડી પાલનપુરમાં આવીને રહેલા પરિવારોને vssmની મદદથી મતદારકાર્ડ મળ્યા
બનાસકાંઠાના વાડિયાગામમાં રહેતાં સરાણીયા પરિવારોમાંથી ૪૦ પરિવારો વાડિયાગામ છોડીને છેલ્લા કેટલાંય વખતથી પાલનપુરમાં આવીને રહ્યા છે. આ પરિવારો વાડિયાના ભૂતકાળમાંથી બહાર નીકળી પોતાની વાડિયાના વતની હોવાની છાપ જ ભુંસવા માંગે છે એમને વાડિયાનો કોઈ આધાર ખપતો નથી પોતાની દીકરીઓને વાડિયાગામની દીકરીને જે પરંપરાગત વ્યવસાયમાં ધકેલવામાં આવતી એ વ્યવસાયમાં ધકેલવી નથી.
પાલનપુર કે એની આસપાસના વિસ્તારમાં સ્થાઈ થવા ઇચ્છતા ૪૦ સરાણીયા પરિવારોના વાડિયાગામની મતદાર યાદીમાંથી નામ કાઢીને પાલનપુરમાં તબદીલ કરાવવા માટે ૧ વર્ષ પહેલાં મામલતદાર કચેરી પાલનપુરમાં અરજી કરી હતી. આજે ૪૦ પરિવારોના કુલ ૬૨ પુખ્તવયના લોકોને મતદારકાર્ડ મળ્યાં. જે માટે પ્રાંત કલેકટર શ્રી જગદીશભાઈ દેસાઈ અને મામલતદાર શ્રી ગીતાબેન દેસાઈના અમે આભારી છીએ. એમની આ પરિવારો માટેની સંવેદનાના કારણે જ આ પરિવારોના નામ પાલનપુરમાં તબદીલ થઈ શક્યા.
ફોટોમાં મતદારકાર્ડ સાથે સરાણીયા પરિવારો
|Mittal Patel talking to hostel girls|
If you all are truly my girls find me Kinjaldidi’s watch within half-an-hour or else I will not eat my dinner!!!
|All the girls surrounded Mittal Patel to tell her about the watch|
Kiara is always around the hostel, spending her time with the girls. She has made friends with a lot of girls her age hence she knew what was the matter. “Mumma, Kinjaldidi has lost her watch,” she let me know.
“I despise such behaviour from my girls. Hence, we need to find the watch within half-an-hour or else I will not eat my dinner. If you all love me find me the watch. If you fail to do that I will understand how much you all love me.” After the talk I returned to my office.
|Mittal Patel meets Bharthari families of Sutharnesdi|
|Ramabhai Bharthari with his cycle and products he
took from VSSM’s interest free loan
|Kalubha Bharthari with his family|
|Dadamben telling her story to Mittalben|
We encountered Painful memories of bitter experiences in the past. Memories that left us heavy hearted and teary eyed. The Banaskantha floods of 2017 had brought extreme pain in lives of many nomadic families. It continues to remains such a tragic event of their lives, memories of which they would want to erase forever.
|Mittal Patel consoling Dadamben in the time of 2017|
Organisationally, we were not prepared to meet such unprecedented demands of relief and rehabilitation. We knew these families were helpless and needed our support. VSSM appealed for help to its friends and well-wishers and as expected we received overwhelming support. The contributions helped us rehabilitate 219 families whose homes were completely destroyed in the floods. Each family received support of Rs. 50,000 to 70,000 while they also poured their hard work to rebuild their homes, their lives.
|Devastation in Banaskantha in Floods|
A huge thank you to all of you, our friends and well-wishers who always choose to stand besides us, besides these nomadic communities. It is your support that enables us bring a smile back on the faces of individuals like Dadamben!!!
દાડમબેનની વાત જાણવા માટે ક્લીક કરો: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNMv–onKDU
|Mittal Patel with Chandraben Saraniya|
|Chandraben Saraniya and her daughter-in law showing their
|Chandraben Saraniya bought buffaloes with the
help of VSSM’s interest free loan