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January 3rd, 2008, 10:20 AM
1. 1.9 degree, the coldest delhi evening with fog and mist.

2. Three well covered boys taking a semi naked, barefeet toddler around the market begging. While people shiver in their jackets and caps, no one notices.

3. Thirty Rupees for a set of warm pant and socks and a 3rs biscuit packet and the child was jumpong and shrieking with joy. (I didn’t click pic of that coz I dint want to make a show of it.

My question
How can the society and people be indifferent to this? Kindly visit www.adaa.in

My request
1. Please don’t give spare/useless coins to begging kids. It encourages their tormentors to send them in pathetic conditions to beg and collect money for them.
2. if you want to help, give them a clothing item or some eatable ( a glucon-d biscuit packet costs rupees 3)
3. if you cannot, please contact us at adaa and support. We will be so happy to do it for you.

No words of praise please, we don’t deserve it.

Contact us for supporting.
Website www.adaa.in
Email contact@adaa.in
Phone 9810245996

January 3rd, 2008, 10:25 AM
no discussions here please. only support.

we are looking for only
only clothes, sweaters, pants, socks, caps, bicuit/sweetbun/cake packets
only for small children/toddlers


January 3rd, 2008, 11:02 PM
Bhai Gulia...aapke thread ka jawaab konya aata deekhta...saarey ke saarey melodrama mein involve ho rahe hain. Kaam ke thread ne te haadey padhtey bhee konya. Koi kisi ki taang kheech raha hai...koi dhamka raha hai...koi haan mein haan mila raha hai...koi faaltoo mein criticize kar raha hai kyonki kuch positive uske mind mein hai hee nahin...koi chusskiyan le raha hai...aur koi padh kar chupp-chaap aagey nikal jata hai.

January 4th, 2008, 06:19 PM
adaa is distributing 100 sets of warm clothes and caps in street kids today evening and 100 sets will be distributed tomorrow.

this thread would solve a purpose if some members can distribute warm caps or buiscuit packets to begging/street kids. you can do it wherever you are.

January 4th, 2008, 09:32 PM
i have few clothes sir
and they are in good condtion.

I want to donate them for street children.

January 6th, 2008, 09:19 AM
We are glad to inform you.
The warm clothes, caps, distribution drive is on for last 2 days and will continue for 5 days.

January 6th, 2008, 09:29 AM
this thread is intended to update about adaa activities and encourage and enthuse us to do more. request again, no praise/discussion.

January 6th, 2008, 09:33 AM
Let us do whatever little we can in whatever small ways we can

January 6th, 2008, 09:37 AM
Let us always contribute our positive energies to everything good.

January 6th, 2008, 05:36 PM
smile on the kids faces is such a wonderful feeling

January 7th, 2008, 10:13 PM
1. small kids are being deliberately kept naked in cold to get sympathy.
Remedy: If you see a naked infant with bigger covered boys, girls and adults SCOLD them. if they can cover themselves, why not a cloth for the kid? Scolding works. I scolded the 2 boys for two days and now they keep the kid dressed and remember to show me too, that see we are keeping him dressed.

2. If you see a baby/infant being treated badly for begging person. SCOLD. If they get scolded, they will stop. Please dont be indifferent.

3. if you can, do give fruit/biscuits/cloth. No money Pls.

4. Besides distributing clothes and food item. Adaa will also now work on stopping/preventing/checking exploitation. Our silence encourages the tormentors.

5. Please dont be skeptical about what good others are doing and trying to do. Just do whatever little you can, where ever you can.

January 7th, 2008, 11:09 PM
Keep going Navin...nd rest of you.
Right now I am not there, so its not possible for me to get actively involved. I am sending a small amount of money. I will be grateful if you could please buy some biscuit packets and watever you think suitable and distribute among those little angels.
I will soon get actively involved when I am back.

January 11th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Thanks Shashi,
1. We have been able to help nearly 500 kids with warm clothes this winter.
2. We are checking wherever small infants and kids are being exploited for begging. Fortunately, with bhaai Amit's assisstance we will be able to rope in the city administration soon for this work.
3. We will be cooking and serving food in the hut settlement(a particular one we have selected) soon.
4. We have two medical specialist volunteers with us who will attend to kids on weekly basis.
Navin Gulia

January 11th, 2008, 04:34 PM
1. The clothes and biscuits distribution drive is still on.
2. We are planning to adopt certain hutments. Pictures of one such settlement is attached.

January 18th, 2008, 10:54 AM
Asha – ‘a hope’

While carrying out the the clothes distribution drive, we chanced upon this group of about 30 makeshift huts made of bare minimum. I thought they might be the huts of labourers working in the constructions happening in Gurgaon – the so called Manhattan of India. I was wrong.
The moment we got down to distribute the clothes, there was a chaos, the whole crowd pounced on us. There was a woman with her child trying to get our attention by a repeatitive request with a smile(there was something irritating in it too). There was a woman with a handicapped child and the child had been told to move in such a way that his handicap is more prominently visible. There was a woman with an uncovered shivering girl child. Eerybody trying to get attention. It was chaos and a shock for us khushi, sunita, mudrika, mahesh. I was trying to make sense. It was something anyone would run away from at first instant and here we were inside it by our choice. There was an urge to run away but I resisted it
As we tried to identify kids who needed help. And as the men and women tried to get more out us in terms of the kids clothes and biscuit packets. I was only trying to make sense out f it. There was no respect for each other. The men did not respect the women and the men and women did not respect the kids. There was no respect for any human emotions. I saw a man pull a womans hair, I saw a woman slap a child. What was going on? Why? The hour long exercise was too exhausting but we were able to give clothes to some kids and distribute the biscuits.

One day later Sunita said that let us provide one cooked meal to the people in that place. Now, I did not have the courage to serve cooked food in that crowd(in my mind I was seeing them pounce and grab) but since Sunita was keen to take on all the work and effort, right from contributing the amount to getting the stuff cooked and transported, I agreed to be part of it. We were hoping that the people would organise properly when food was being served and when there was enough for all. We were wrong. The situation was even worse with every one trying to collect maximum. The men wanted and had before the kids and women, fine, no problem. There were women trying to collect for later. There were kids trying to protect what they had managed from other kids and have it too. There was an infant shrieking wildly every time anyone would come close to his plate while his mother was gone for more. At the end of the 2 hr exercise all was over and they had had their fill and collected for later too.

A possible answer to why they were behaving like this, was that people had come in the past and dumped the food/items before running away, leaving these people to fight over it. But it was not the complete answer.

They were ethnically, genetically different. They didn’t seem like one large family. Neither did they look like a tribe. Some were very dark, some very white, short, tall. Why were they staying together in these hutments?

The adults thankfully went away after the food. The kids remained behind. We started talking to them and they collected around us. Finally, they wanted to talk. No more pouncing or begging. They were joyfully telling how many times they had the sweet halwa. One said “I had ten times, mazaa aa gaya”. I was talking to Sunita in English and saying “I think we should bring education here first, food they are managing, they should develop respect for each other to live a happier life, a more meaningful life and a life out of which they can get something more”

We started talking to the kids. What do you all do? What do all the elders do? There was a pause, as we repeated our question. The evening cold breeze blowing was a silence in the ears. A boy looking blankly ahead and then at us said “maangte hain, sab maangte hain” (beg, everyone begs) The way he said, these words will echo in my mind for times to come. I could identify with the tinge of hesitation and the strong desire to say it too and the inevitability of saying it. I had got my answers.

A group of beggar families, discarded from everywhere, settled in an isolated open space, with the very next moment uncertain as they could be evacuated by the administration anytime(labourers are given time and place to resettle). In such life, how could culture, custom, tradition find space. I did not find their behavior wrong at all. The whole society does it in a more sophisticated and respected manner ie snatching, pouncing, manipulating/marketing gimmiks – they were all doing it in a basic and crude manner. For them it was daily survival.

Sunita asked “why do you beg?”. The boy said “kya karenge, gareeb hain”(what can we do, we are poor). With no other skill set or opportunity, begging would mean the difference between an empty stomach or a full stomach.

One question was still pending. What to do? How to do?
The boy was looking blankly ahead. I could see he had thoughts/dreams of possibility in his eyes. He said “aap khaana mat laao idhar”(don’t bring food here). “aap khaana mat laao idhar” he repeated “aap hame padhaao”(you educate us). A child for whom ‘a full stomach’ was a remote possibility everyday was saying that he didn’t want food, he wanted to study.

I had got my answers. I had got my hope. I had got my Asha.

This is what I plan to work on now.

‘Asha’ – ‘hope’ is like those childrens lives. Uncertain. We don’t know whether we will find them if we go there tomorow. But till the time we do find them let us work on ‘hope’-‘asha’.

January 18th, 2008, 11:11 AM
the pictures

January 18th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Navin....sorry to have forgotten about ADAA completely. Due to busy schedule it just slipped out of my mind. When i hadn't been associated with Jan Jagriti i had a very strong urge of doing social work, which got pacified to some extent and i'm feeling kinda guilty that whenever this word SOCIAL SERVICE ran through my mind only one word became visible JAN JAGRITI and i realize that there's so much to do to start doing, to keep doing and there's NO END to social service. I'll give my donation for ADAA while we get together for JJ's meeting :)
the pictures

January 18th, 2008, 01:27 PM
thanks Sunita, but since you are with us only, you dont need to give donation straight away, you can contribute whenever need for specific items arises.
adaa and jj are both needed and i personally feel that both will only compliment each other.
we are definitely meeting for JJ on sat evening.

it is my dream to have a home for street children by this year end. it was my new year resolution and even to have more established activities of JJ.

Let us keep working.