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Sewa bharati - Yamgarwadi mitra mandal: Bringing smiles and hope in the pardhis

Fun-filled Diwali for 100 kids City families to house them, treat them
Source: Indian express

Pune, October 28 2005 : FOR these 100 children between five and twelve from Solapur, Ahmednagar, Latur, Pathardi, Diwali promises to be special. The Yamgarwadi Mitra Mandal, a Pune-based NGO, which strives for their betterment, has decided to light up their lives like it has been doing for the past five years. Incidentally, the children belong to the Pardhi, Dhangar, Vannjra and Vaidu tribes — the nomadic and denotified tribes.

The children will be living with several families in the city for a week. “We want to expose them to urban culture and lifestyle. Each child would be treated with sweets, new clothes and taken on a sight-seeing tour,’’ says mandal convenor Ravi Nanavare. On Bhau bheej, the children will be entertained with street plays, folk dances and songs. Nanavare, who will play host to ten children at his Karve Nagar residence, says,” I am happy to take care of them.”

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Sewa bharati - Bhatke Vimukta Vikas Pratishthan: Transforming lives of Pardhis

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Antyodaya puraskar by Rambhau mahalgi prabodhini
Shri. Girish Prabhune
(Year 2000)
Bhatke Vimukti Vikas Parishad in Maharashtra is working for the upliftment of down trodden class particularly "Pardhee" Society. Shri Girish Prabhune renown Karmayogi has put two decades in this mission. The Antyodaya Puraskar for 2000 was awarded to Shri Girish Prabhune for his dedication & hardwork for the upliftment of Pardhees. The function was held on January 14, 2000, at Dadar.
Girish prabhune

The Bhatke Vimukt Vikas Pratishtan  (BVVP), an NGO based in Sholapur in
Maharashtra, has been making pioneering and laudable efforts in furthering the
cause of the nomadic tribes in more than one way viz.,
a) Setting up abodes for the tribes
b) Identifying open spaces in selected areas for the wandering tribes to set
up their camps
c) Standing up for them in case of false criminal and legal charges
d) Providing schools for ensuring continued education for their children
e) Liaisi…