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Please Contribute for a Small Good Deed!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on August 23, 2017

Dear All,

We all are aware of the flood situation in Bihar. I have faced it for the first time as I am in Bihar for the last few days. The flood situation in Bihar continued to be grim with major rivers overflowing into the neighbouring areas. Many districts have been affected by the floods including my district, KATIHAR. And its very very scary when you see the dam broken just 3 km away from your home. It feels like escaping death from its deadly jaws when you see the water overflowing the dam so closely. So many people have died, several have lost their homes. The condition is so pathetic in some areas that we cannot describe in words. You can see the dead bodies of children, young and old lying here and there when the water recedes. The data published officially for loss of life may be less than what the real situation is. Relief camps are being setup by the Government but the need of the hour is much more than that.

After seeing the deadly situation, we alumni of Navodaya have decided to do something about it. There are so many ways to help the helpless here. We are thinking of providing shelter, sponsorship for children (at least for a year) and logistics. We may not be able to do this for all, but at least we can do it for a few within our capacity.

You know that great things are shaped by simple and small things. So let us think and act upon it, as someone has rightly said “a small good deed is better than the grandest good intention”. So the time has come for us to join together and strengthen each other so that we are able to serve seamlessly our own family members facing this disaster.

We are open to receive the contribution from all the coroners. Every donation, whatever be the amount, is welcome. No donation is small when it is done with a big heart. Any amount you can donate would be greatly appreciated! And at the same time, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have been supporting this cause.

You may use anyone of the mentioned account for contribution. Some donations have come to the account of Rajkishor, Prakash, and Avnish while some of have donated through other channels. Additionally, soon we will be updating the details of contribution made till now. Also, I appreciate all our coordinators for their great coordination and support. Let’s join hands together!

You may donate online or through our many other ways like through Paytm # 9619500732. We have made it easy to help in ways that work for you.

For contribution, the account details are:

Name: Rajkishor Rajak

SBI A/c: 10426086232
SBI Branch Code: 11672
SBI Branch Name: Link Road, Mulund Branch, Mumbai

Email id: raajkishor@gmail.com
Mobile Number: 9619500732

Name: Prakash Kumar

SBI A/c: 20077194702

Email id: prakashjnvb@gmail.com
Mobile Number: 9911052310

Note: Please update by email/call/sms once any amount is transferred, if possible. We will publish details of all such transactions as we have been doing so far.



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Our Sincere Thanks to All!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on June 14, 2017

Dear All,

We are speechless and falling short of words to express our feelings to see the overwhelming response to stand for each other. Few days back we had sought for contributions for our fellow Narasimha and we are happy to share that the contributions received by now are much more than our expectation.

Your small contribution can save life of Narasimha!

As you all know, our brother Narsimha, a fellow Navodayan from JNV Medak (1991-98), met with tragic accident two years ago which resulted in amputation of his leg and an infection in kidneys, lungs and spinal cord. He is from poor, agriculture dependent family and is father of three kids. His brother died recently in another unfortunate incident who was the sole earner and financial supporter of his family.

The minimum need for treatment of Narsimha as told to us was Rs. 5 lacs, and we had set this amount as our target for collection of contribution. But we are very happy to share that this target was achieved by May 30 only, and still the contributions kept flowing. We continued with this on the advice of some of our fellow alumni, and we kept collecting till 5th of June. Now we request not to send any more contributions.

Please find the details of contribution made till now are given below:

We are thankful from the bottom of our heart for every single contribution we received from all the corners for our brother Narasimha. We couldn’t have done it without you! Your kind spirit to help made it possible to achieve the goal within no time, which is really commendable and beyond our imagination. This moment is making us to shout out loud “Hami Navoday hon“!!!

At the end, we appreciate the dedication of all our coordinators, the credit definitely goes to their round the clock efforts to make it possible and once again it is proved that together we can make a difference!


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A Tribute To JNU’s Vidrohi!!!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on December 11, 2015

A poet who lived in a poem, stood for the people, the nature and their cause is no more!


For more than three decades, he lived under a tree, inside the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). His ragged appearance, dirty clothes and frail body fooled many. But Ramshankar “Vidrohi” was no ordinary man. A poet and a cultural activist, Vidrohi was a regular at students’ movement inside and outside JNU; mostly seen speaking his mind through his Hindi and Awadhi poems. On Tuesday afternoon, he passed away.

Courtesy : After 30 years in JNU, poet and perennial protester ‘Vidrohi’ dies

Nitin Kumar Pamnani’s film on him titled ‘I am Your Poet’ won the Best Documentary Film (upto 40 minutes duration)

His poem on “Aurat”:

He was thoroughly irreverent, ready to cut down to size every form of power – be it the State, priests, or the gods, or death itself. This is what he said about his own death:

मैं भी मरूंगा
और भारत के भाग्य विधाता भी मरेंगे
लेकिन मैं चाहता हूं
कि पहले जन-गण-मन अधिनायक मरें
फिर भारत भाग्य विधाता मरें
फिर साधू के काका मरें
यानी सारे बड़े-बड़े लोग पहले मर लें
फिर मैं मरूं- आराम से
उधर चल कर वसंत ऋतु में
जब दानों में दूध और आमों में बौर आ जाता है
या फिर तब जब महुवा चूने लगता है
या फिर तब जब वनबेला फूलती है
नदी किनारे मेरी चिता दहक कर महके
और मित्र सब करें दिल्लगी
कि ये विद्रोही भी क्या तगड़ा कवि था
कि सारे बड़े-बड़े लोगों को मारकर तब मरा॥

I too will die, so will Bharat-Bhagya-Vidhata
Even Jana-Gana-Mana-Adhinayak has to die
But I wish Jana-Gana-Mana-Adhinayak dies first
Then Bharat-Bhagya-Vidhata dies
Then dies the uncle of saints
In other words I want everybody to die first
Then I die, there where spring grows, in peace
When milk sprouts from corn, mangoes bloom
Or when the Mahua oozes its ambrosia
And when the tendrils grow
Beside the river my pyre will glare fragrantly
And friends shall jest
How formidable a poet was Vidrohi
Who put everyone to death before he died.

© Translated by Manash Bhattacharjee  

Courtesy: Lal Salaam Comrade Vidrohi!

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