Tuesday, June 12, 2012

On 75th Birthday Anna Will Lay a Foundation Stone of School, Integrate Housing Project for Ex-Prostitutes

Anti corruption crusader Anna Hajare will complete his 75 years on 15 June, 2012. An 'Amrut Mahotsava' ceremony  of  Anna has been organized   by Snehalaya, an NGO in its Rehab Center at Ahmednagar, informed Mr. Milind Eknath Kulkarni, secretary of Snehalaya and Adv. Shyam Asawa trustee of Anna's Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan-Andolan today. 

Anna has also consented and given the acceptance to this program today arranged by Snehalaya.

Anna told newspersons that he never likes expensive rituals for celebrating his birthdays but since Snehalaya has arranged a socially meaningful event on his birthday, he has accepted this invitation. Anna has been celebrating his birthday with the residents of Snehalaya since last 5 years.

A senior Gandhian, Mr. Madhusudan Vishnu Kaundinya and Mr. Popat Pawar (Chairman of Ideal Village committee of Maharashtra government) will present as the guests of the function. The youths, the villagers of Isalak and Nimblak villages (where Snehalaya has established rehab centers) and the representatives of various organizations have been invited for this historical function.

Snehalaya has been running India's first rehab center for HIV-AIDS positive individuals since 1993. Also Snehalaya has been running residential rehab projects for prostitutes and their offspring, orphans and other categories of underprivileged children, unwed mothers and rape victims, slum children, etc.  since last 23 yrs.

Anna is going to lay down a foundation stone of 20,000 sq. feet for the English medium school at Snehalaya. Cipla Pharmaceutical Company has sponsored the construction of the school as this school is totally free for all types of underprivileged and special-need children. Anna will hand over the keys of houses to 10 past  prostitutes who left the flesh trade and now want to live with dignity. These housing colonies are named as "Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Shramashrama and Nelson Mandela  Shramashrama." The prostitute who left prostitution due to efforts of Snehalaya will work in agriculture and run a milk dairy business on the 25 acre premises of Himmat Gram project. This will be a role model for efforts of rehabilitation of prostitutes.

NGOs like Snehalaya, Anam Prem (which runs a residential school for the blind and handicapped), Swayansevi Sanstha Mahasangh, etc. have jointly decided to distribute 1 lac books about Anna's life and message to vibrant youths, told Mr. Ambadas Chauvan , co-convenor of the program.

With regards:
Sandip Kusalkar,
Snehalaya family.

1 comment:

  1. Hey. I just wondering to read this article. It was fantastic article. Anna doing really great job for child's.

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