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Help Adarsh Nagar Migrants Rebuild Their Lives

Background
Adarsh Nagar colony in North Delhi is a settlement of 600 Pakistani Hindus living in India on a long term visa. These persecuted minorities are not the subject of any sympathy from the International community for the treatment meted out to them by their home country, Pakistan. Reduced to second class citizens in Pakistan, they look up to India as the only country that can offer them a chance at respectful existence.

The Colony
The colony houses around 85 families adding up to 600 persons which includes 150 children. Peaceful and tolerant, these down to earth people feel blessed at being free to practice their religion without any fear. They live in small temporary houses with little or no facilities and earn their living by working small jobs to support their livelihood and contribute to the economy.

Rude Awakening
Their small world was shaken in April and May 2018 by repeated thunderstorms which caused widespread damage to their hutments.



Hardly had they managed to recover from this, their electricity supply was disconnected by the authorities in the first week of June. As days passed, the children started getting sick with the unrelenting heat of the scorching Delhi sun. Their pleas for restoration of electricity supply fell on deaf ears until highlighted on social media. As of 30th June 2018, the electricity supply is still not restored.



Deep Dive on Adarsh Nagar

My visits to the colony and discussions with the devoted and selfless caretaker Shri Hariom Sahoo have revealed many issues which show us, the Indic community, of failing to live up to our value of Atithi Devo Bhavah and grossly neglecting the need to provide a social and spiritual anchor to this vulnerable community. Besides electricity, the colony has many basic needs such as for better shelters, water, sanitation, medicines, education and livelihood.



Campaign Issues and Goal

The main issues of the Adarsh Nagar Pakistani Hindus are:

  1. Shelter: Repair of shelters damaged by thunderstorms.
  2. Electricity: Providing electricity connection, fans and lights to each hutment.
  3. Water: Ensuring regular supply of water tankers from DJB and installing 2 hand pumps for emergency usage.
  4. Sanitation: Digging of drains and soak pits for disposal of waste water for ensuring hygiene and prevention of mosquitoes breeding
  5. Medication: Weekly visits by trained medical personnel for children’s health and inoculation of babies.
  6. Education: Employing teachers who can provide primary education to the children. These children have received some education in Pakistan but since their language is Urdu, they need to learn Hindi/English before they can join a formal school.
  7. Livelihood: Families that are new to the camp need seed capital to set up small tuck shops or businesses instead of working as daily wage earners so that their economic condition improves. 

This campaign aims to generate a corpus of INR 10 lakh that is to be used for meeting the above needs of the colony.

About Me

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 10 lakh for our grass root heroes in two campaigns listed below:

https://milaap.org/fundraisers/shrigaurashtram
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/helptrilochanmahtofam

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.
Ask for an update
17th January 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support. We are disbursing USD 2,850 (approximately INR 200,000) to the Adarsh Nagar Camp volunteers keeping in mind that there are 9 marriages to be solemnized.

There are also 10 new families that have joined the camp and hutments are being built for them. Funds will also be used for buying winter clothes and blankets for families as well as for medicines and well being of residents.

Keep sharing :)

Thank you!
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support. We are disbursing USD 2,850 (approximately INR 200,000) to the Adarsh Nagar Camp volunteers keeping in mind that there are 9 marriages to be solemnized.

There are also 10 new families that have joined the camp and hutments are being built for them. Funds will also be used for buying winter clothes and blankets for families as well as for medicines and well being of residents.

Keep sharing :)

Thank you!
29th October 2018
We are disbursing INR 2 lakh to the Adarsh Nagar camp volunteers. The amount will be used for medicines, financial assistance and distribute clothes and essentials on the occasion on Deepavali.
We are disbursing INR 2 lakh to the Adarsh Nagar camp volunteers. The amount will be used for medicines, financial assistance and distribute clothes and essentials on the occasion on Deepavali.
16th October 2018
Dear Supporters,

Here is a quick update about the campaign:

We are still awaiting restoration of electricity from the government, and there has not been much progress on that front. A majority of the funds have been used for medical expenses of the residents. Since the land they are living on right now is shallow land, there is water retention during monsoons. Because of this water retention, many children fall sick. There are around 150 children living in that area. One child got bit by a snake as well.

New families have been added to the camp, and we are expecting some more to join. We have also utilized the funds to build new huts for the migrants.

Here is a picture of the doctor's visit:



Solar light distribution:




Thank you all for your continued support.

Regards,
Ashutosh Joshi
Dear Supporters,

Here is a quick update about the campaign:

We are still awaiting restoration of electricity from the government, and there has not been much progress on that front. A majority of the funds have been used for medical expenses of the residents. Since the land they are living on right now is shallow land, there is water retention during monsoons. Because of this water retention, many children fall sick. There are around 150 children living in that area. One child got bit by a snake as well.

New families have been added to the camp, and we are expecting some more to join. We have also utilized the funds to build new huts for the migrants.

Here is a picture of the doctor's visit:



Solar light distribution:




Thank you all for your continued support.

Regards,
Ashutosh Joshi
Rs.1,592,545 raised

Goal: Rs.2,000,000

Beneficiary: Adarsh Nagar Mi... info_outline

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