Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Snehalaya volunteers to ride 250 Kms in a Bicycle rally to increase awareness about social issues. All are welcome

Ahmednagar, May 4 

Snehalaya and  other NGO’s have organized 5 days Samvedana Jagruti Bicycle Rally from 8th to 13th May 2010. Anyone can join this rally of 250 kms. Late Mahamanav Baba Amte had organized ‘Bharat Jodo’ Abhiyan 25 yrs ago; Many youths from Ahmednagar district had joined this Abhiyan. The NGO’s feels that the present situation is more worrisome due to groupisms in our society on the basis of caste, language, religion, and vested interests. This rally aims to build awareness to about key social issues
The ‘Sand Looting’ from the rivers like Godawari-Pravara and Mula has become a major issue in the region. This well irrigated area will soon be converted  into a desert due to uncontrolled sand looting. The bigwigs in politics and bureaucracy a nexus in the sand deals. Several murders took place in last 2 months due to related issues. Rural-poor villagers are victims in this situation. This rally has been organised by the Gramsabhas to boost the morale of the villagers in 6 places. There will be street plays and groups songs to build awareness about human trafficking, child rights, right to information etc. The volunteers are also going to distribute 50,000 pamphlets for awareness. The volunteers who participated in recently held Shram Sanskar Chawani have done all the arrangements at local level. 

‘Padmabhushan Anna Hajare’, Dr. Rajanikant Arole (Raman Megsese Awardee), Popatrao Pawar (Chairman of Gadge Maharaj Gram Swachata Abhiyan,M.S), Bharat Sevak Dr. S. N. Subbarao allies Bhaiji have given active support to the rally. We have appealed for donation to get old or new bicycles for 23 volunteers who don’t have one of their own.   

If you would like to participate in the rally, please contact  Sandip (09011026472), Dipak  (09011020178) , Hanif (09011020177) or Ajit (9011020174)  for more details. 

No comments:

Post a Comment