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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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