We are so used to our daily luxuries that, most of us can’t imagine living without them. Be it uninterrupted access to electricity, hundreds of TV channels, good internet connectivity, high config. Mobile phones, you name it. But are we aware that majority of the world population don’t enjoy these seemingly trivial things. Forget about luxuries but most of them don’t get easy access to life’s basic needs.
Through mission Suryoday we are trying to solve a problem of easy, affordable lighting for poor. And (un)fortunately we came to know about one such place which is actually a small hamlet where an access to electricity has not reached. Even after 66 years of independent and republic India these Indians don’t get an access to life’s basic needs. Yes there are villages where electricity has not reached and villagers spend half of their life in darkness.
Mohri Taluka Velhe, Dist. Pune is one such hamlet where villagers don’t know, what electricity means? Average monthly income of villagers is ₹ 500 per month. Govt. has laid down electricity wires and poles, but there is no power. Villagers use small kerosene lamps. That lamp continuously emits soot and lighting it gives is quite inadequate. Due to such low or almost absent light, half of their day is spent in darkness. Their children can’t study in the evening. And evening is often a preferred study time. Student’s entire day is spent in school. They walk 4-5 km. to and from school every day.
No lighting often means facing hazardous accidents like falling, burning, snake/scorpion/insect bites. In short an access to light is an essential life need for them not a luxury like us.
My Friend Mr. Vikram Bhimbar is an avid trekker and a socially responsible citizen. Vikram is also part of team Suryoday. While doing a trekking around Mohri village he realized the pain of villagers and instantly he advised us to donate few lamps to the villagers of Mohri through mission Suryoday. Team Suryoday agreed to arrange 10 solar lamps initially and more lamps in future donation drives if needed.
Our Jan-Feb 2014 lamp donation drive is performed at Mohri and we are very happy that we were able to bring smiles on the faces of villagers by trying to solve one small hardship they face every day.
Team Suryoday wishes all the happiness to Mohri villagers and prays for the bright future of their children.
List of beneficiaries: Jan-Feb 2014 drive.
- फुलाबाई जाणू कचरे.
- दगडू रामा कचरे.
- बाळू रामा कचरे.
- बबन रामा कचरे.
- सोनाबाई लक्ष्मण ढेबे.
- कोंडीबा म्हाळू कचरे.
- रामभाऊ भांबू थेबे.
- बाळू किसन मोरे.
- मालू भागू कचरे.
- बखूबाई धोंडीबा ढेबे.