The Bhils are the largest tribe of South Asia and probably the oldest forest community of India. They are mentioned in the Ramayana (Shabari, Sri Rama’s devotee was a Bhil) and fought Akbar’s army alongside Maharana Pratap. Though Bhils are largely settled in Western India, they also live in certain areas of Sindh, Pakistan. However, the persecution of Hindus in Pakistan has led these people to seek refuge in India on a long term visa.
Kastooro Ram and his wife Muradi Devi are a proud Sanatan Dharmic Bhil family from Pakistan. They came to India 5 years ago and had been living in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan with their 2 daughers and 3 sons.
The eldest daughter Guddi had been engaged and the family was preparing for the marriage when tragedy struck and Kastooro Ram, the sole earning member of the family died of cardiac arrest around 6 months ago. Nimittekam came forward to help the family and the marriage was held in a solemn manner. However, with the passing away of Kastooro Ram, the economic condition of the family deteriorated and with no resources to fall back upon, their economic condition has worsened to such an extent that they are unable to meet their basic needs of food, shelter and clothing.
Nimittekam (http://nimittekam.org) works in accordance with the rules laid by the Government of India to help our Hindu and Sikh brothers across the borders of this subcontinent in Pakistan and Bangladesh who are living lives of extreme hardship and humiliation just because they have chosen to follow the spiritual path of their forefathers.
Nimittekam seeks to ease their extrication from clutches of slavery in the lands of their birth by granting them refuge in India, the land of their ancestors.
Goal of this Campaign
The goal of this campaign is to provide financial stability to Kastooro Ram’s family by raising a sum of INR 300,000 which should be able to support this family’s basic expenses for a period of 5 years. The proceeds of this campaign shall go to Nimittekam that will then disburse this money to the family.
My name is Ashutosh Joshi and I am based in Delhi-NCR working as Manager Finance for a large MNC. Inspired by the dynamic leadership of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, I have decided to do my bit by helping our Nation’s grass root heroes. I am the moderator of this campaign.
I have raised over 10 lakh for our grass root heroes in the campaigns listed below:
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.