Support Late Saroj Narayan Barik's Family

Saroj Barik Narayan, was 34 year old on the fateful day of 5th November, 2016 which took his life while trying to save a drowning colleague in the unforgiving Gopad River, in Sihawal Block, Siddhi, Madhya Pradesh. Seeing one of his colleague drowning, this brave-heart dived into the deep cold water but lost his control. We lost a courageous, free spirited, ever helpful and caring person. Saroj joined PRADAN, a national level NGO right after his B. Sc. Forestry from the OUAT, Odisha in their Rayagada team. He was working for the livelihood enhancement in remote pockets through various means and helping communities get access to basic rights and entitlements in places where Government machinery found it hard to reach. He later shifted to Sihawal in Siddhi District in MP in 2014 and started working with rural women.

We are trying to extend as much support as possible to his family. The contribution raised would go to support his  parents who were dependent on him emotionally and financially. Parents of such brave, young and dynamic person will feel the emptiness of losing him at such an age. Securing them financially is the least we can do. Contribute now. 
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25th February 2017
Due to certain queries from certain well wishers willing to contribute the Dates has been extended till 30th Mar so if anyone wants to support the campaign would be able to donate.
We will transfer the amount to the account of Mrs. Jyotsna Barik, mother of Lt. Saroj Barik.

8th December 2016
Srihari Chity, a colleague and team leader in PRADAN wrote about Saroj: "As a colleague, I am among the fortunate few, who had the opportunity to observe Saroj from close quarters when he was working with the tribes of Koraput, in South Odisha region. I remember him as a person who was deeply affected by the omnipresent discrimination in the society, and was committed to establish equality in whatever small way possible. He loved to spent time with the village women discussing their issues related to poverty/gender, and successfully facilitated many to change their fortune by taking charge of their own life. Even after five years of his departure from Koraput, village women fondly remember him for his empathy, warmth and down to earth attitude. He was also an epitome of extension, whose doors were always open for the distressed, as he used to go extra miles to help others in need. He was loved by all for his gregarious nature, and was one of the most sought after person in all kind of social gatherings. His premature demise is not only a great loss to the development fraternity but also to the society as a whole. Though he is no more, he will live through his exemplary service to the humankind” 
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Rs.129,860
raised of Rs.250,000 goal

61 Supporters

Beneficiary: Parents of Saro... info_outline

Supporters (61)

AC
Andy donated US $25
over 1 year ago

May the Lord comfort his family. He is a hero.

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Anonymous donated US $50
over 1 year ago
A
Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
over 1 year ago
Anoj
Anoj donated Rs.100
over 1 year ago
RP
Rakesh donated Rs.1,000
over 1 year ago

RIP

SM
Shouvik donated Rs.3,000
over 1 year ago

Long live the spirit, of extension....