With Hard Work .. Patience .. love .. kindness ..

I learn a lot from my farmers 🙏

So much work is pending...so many things need our attention 😔

#farmers #OurFarmers #Rethinkvillages Nabhangan Foundation
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Most of the 25 construction labour’s working on the Pandhari school site are from locals from Pandhari and the nearby villages. I know most of them personally and they are to me my family.

All of them said just one thing: "Thank you for starting the work .. finally we are back to work and earning our daily wages"...

It’s just not building a school, we are actually working on Holistic development of the villages in the Marathwada region.

In Social work, the approach to development in my opinion is the most important aspect.

If you want our villages to flourish, you have to work with Love& kindness, at the same time maintain consistency, planning& research. Finally community participation is to key to sustainable development.

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This video is a Little snippet of our journey to revive a river. ❤️❤️
Today we are very proud and happy to share a beautiful video of success of our Water reviving work. This is our farmers success...Your success... Our success.

Nabhangan Foundation consistently worked for 5 years in Pandhari Gaon a drought prone village in Marathwada. Areas of development include: Water , Health, Sanitation and Education.

We will Soon complete a green school for our farmers children in pandhari village.

All this was possible only through: The support and cooperation of the villagers, The expert technical advice of environmentalists and The generous contributions of our donors.
Thank you @malika and @rajeshkapoor for words and Kishor Nikam for drone footage 🙏
@nabhanganfoundation #Rethinkvillages @marathwada #nomoredroughtprone #education #holisticdevelopment
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While Speaking to Thakur teacher from Tanda area school , Mathjalgoan village. he said: We have become Zero tai ...and we have to start from here. All the efforts put into teaching the children is wiled outin these 6 months. We couldn’t do anything. He tearfully said to me. I too could not stop my tears as I listened to him.

The rural areas have always been neglected. Specially Banjara ( Tanda ) Community areas. Now during this Pandemic they don’t exist for anyone....
We did provided rations to these areas but somehow missed giving things specifically for my children.

It’s my mistake, I got so busy raising funds and managing the school construction work in pandhari village that so I missed out on this Banjara school community area. 😞

We have 40 kids here whose education has suffered.. And it's my mistake. I will try to set right the situation asap.

Thank you Thakur sir for taking care of the village kids. I know you got busy because your whole family has tested Covid positive. But you were always there with me and I know when you will be back to serve the village very soon.

With our efforts we will make sure the community flourish again.

Happy teachers day to all these brave teachers

#RethinkVillages #SustainableWork
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Trees everywhere ❤️ Near the temple.. Near the School .. Near the grampanchayat office .. Infront of every farmers house ..

The trees will planted by the farmers ...their families .. The Kids and the women...everyone will be involved.. With lots of love in each and everybody's heart .... Let’s paint our villages green ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Do let us know if you want to plant a tree in the memory of your loved ones. Call us +91 84258 90025 or DM @nabhanganfoundation

Apart from planting a tree, you will also be giving livelihood to one farmer, one painter, one mesh maker. And this tree, with your name will be taken care of and nourished for life.

Donate. Have your own tree and benefit many via this act of kindness.

Note: All are paid a minimum amount and that totals to Rs.800 Anything over and above that will help us support more of our people. 🙏🙏

#rethinkvillages Nabhangan Foundation #rethinkvillages #environment #greenvillages #treeplantation #nomoredroughtvillages #marathwada
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The iconic Blossom Kochhar planted 50 trees in our Pokhri village. ❤️❤️

Dear Samantha Kochhar and Blossom Kochhar Ma'am, thank you so much for your support for the tree plantation drive in the villages. To enrich the local environment, a theme that's the very basis of Aroma Magic personal care products by Blossom Kochhar.

Through this initiative, we not only do we make the environs green but more importantly: we bring awareness among the villagers and instill in them a sense of responsibility for their environment. A stellar combination.

Thanks once again Ma'am. It's an absolute honour and a lovely feeling.❤️

@aromamagicindia @samantha_koch_ #Rethinkvillages Nabhangan Foundation @sagar.thube.90 #environment #Marathwada #droughtfreevillages #TreePlantation🌱
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Raj Shekhar ji, Nabhangan aap ke karyoon mein aap ke sahayog aur protsahaan ke liye hum aapke abhari hai.

'Sachi-Dosti' ek anmol rishta hain aur aaj apne apne dost Shantanu ke janam din pe inko yaha vriksh bhenta karke nahi sirf apne dost ka sanman kiya hain, iske saat-saat dosti ka maan rakha hain.

Aur apka yeha sankalp ki aane wale apne dost ke jaman din pe aap hamare gaon apne dost Shantanu ke saath padharenge aur isi vriksh ko paani bheent karoge...iske paas aap dono baithoge...yeh ek bahut hi manmohak ghatna hogi jiska huma hamesha intejar rahega.

Aapko aur Shantanu ji ko hamara pranaam aur shubh-kamanayen.
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A few days ago, a theft happened in our Pandhari village school construction site.A truck was stealthily loaded with steel bars and was trying to escape.

The school is close to the highway so access is easier. Fortunately the road side tea stall owner saw and immediately called the villagers. This was the time when most farmers take a break from work and have their lunch. A group of farmers and Deepak our Sarpanch swiftly reached the highway, stopped the vehicle and removed all the material.

They immediately went to the police station and also informed me about the incident. I was naturally worried and tried to call the Sarpanch Deepak's no. He did not pick up the call but instead called me after 2 hours.

He said : Tai, you don’t worry we have managed everything. This is my school...my village school...my Nabhangan Foundation school. It's as much your school and I am not going to let anyone damage our hard work.

All the boys who were there, said the same to me. Next they went back to the school and started cleaning the place as the next morning, the kids will come for maths tutoring. We need to have a clean place for them to use.

Five years ago, I knew no one from the village. This is when I started working here. Everyone said this is the most difficult village to work with because they don’t have unity.

Now the villagers have tears of joy in their eyes when they see the river flowing. Everyone I Pandhari uses toilets built by Nabhangan foundation. All issues Anything are jointly addressed.

They love their school and wants better and better facilities for their children.

Owning your responsibility at all times and being attached to the cause is the most important thing when you are working in the villages.

The village should also accept the projects you are working on. That happens only if you are deeply involved in your work with honesty and love.

I thank each and every person from pandhari village who is standing tall with me in every crisis. There were people who wanted to beautify the village in one month but they chose me. Who took 5 years to work on water .. sanitation and school but they decided to hold my hand and walk with me. It’s them who empowered me and made me a better person. Thank you my farmers
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Padmashree #ArvindGupta sir Indian toy inventor and expert in science and My mentor. ❤️
Dear sir thank you so much for these books for our village kids we had lot of fun experimenting. I personally tried many things for the first time.
I feel every kid should read and follow work of Arvind Gupta sir. So please buy them for your Children or gift them to the the underprivileged kids. The books are very easy to understand.
You can write to -
Write to Ashish Patkar at manovikas publication manovikaspublication@gmail.com or call 9822649408.
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It’s been a year now, I am working with the farmers in Ambi village ( near Panshet, Pune ). Recently, we repaired the roof of the village school as the rains are heavy here and the repair was critical.
Everytime I go to Ambi, I spend time with the families living here. Trying to understand their lives and the ground level issues they deal with. I almost know each and every family and their house in the village and all their little stories. The locals of Ambi lovingly call me their sister or daughter... They share their problems with me and I try to solve them. It is critically important to know a village you want to work in... Understand the people, their mentality and their real problems. Interestingly, and I am so glad that this village has many strong women. Hopefully the community centre which we all are working on starts soon.. Amen.

Meet the powerful women from Ambi village ❤️
Sarpanch Tai and all the talented women ✊✊✊✊✊ Nabhangan Foundation #RethinkVillages
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Connect .. Listen .. Understand .. Learn .. Love .. Suggest .. I want to forever distribute and take back with me is kindness and love ❤️❤️
Photo - Ryan Sadri

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2 months ago

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Update on our pandhari village school -

We have completed fabrication & fixing of 5 doors in the school building. Still long way to go.🤞✊✊

Big thanks to the amazing Kyoko Dan San ❤️❤️ Thank you so much for your support and love.
kyoko san this means a lot to me 🤗

Thanks to All who donated to the ongoing village school project 🙏🙏

Please keep your contributions coming & help complete the school.

‪https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/help-us-complete-our-pandhari-village-school-project?payment=form

#education #awareness #rethinkvillages #rethinkeducation Nabhangan Foundation Deepak More Madhura Joshi
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2 months ago

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As many of you may remember, I was building an Eco School in #Pandharivillage , Marathwada before the world got hit by a pandemic and the dynamics of everyday life changed us all in ways unimaginable. In this crisis, our team Nabhangan Foundation got on the ground to support 30 villages migrant workers, frontline health workers, rural people, women with necessary items.

Now that we’re in the last phase of completing landscaping, door-windows, furniture work etc, we decided to convert the issue of reverse migration into an employment opportunity for our local farmers so they get to build their own school and have the means to feed their families, for which we need your help.

We request you all to come forward and contribute your share of love to build a school for our kids. Every contribution is huge for the ones in need and we’ll not let this virus stop us. We’re grateful for your overwhelming support throughout our journey, for that’s what keeps us going.

Please donate whatever you can 🙏

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Please help me complete the school and please please do spread the word 🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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2 months ago

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I don't know how I feel right now. One side I am celebrating the victory of convincing 10 women from Ambi village to do small scale business but on the other, Rajesh ji, whom I'd kept in a shelter home last week, ran away from there. As the shelter home people told me he became violent and abusive.
When I saw him back near Yaari Road, I asked him why he left the shelter? He said he gets free langar food in Versova and by begging he buys his own liquor and tobacco. He added, when he doesn't need to work and is fine sleeping on road then why should he stay in place with restricted timings and no liquor.
He chose this life and I had nothing left to say to him.

When I met rajesh ji last week he was getting beaten up his cloths were all dirty. But he ok living life by begging .. 13 years he did this ...

I don’t know whose mistake is this but I always feel no one should suffer and hopefully begging should be banned.

But if you look at the overall system we don’t have proper and well equipped shelter homes. And the ones which are there don't have fully trained staff to take care of people living through diverse experiences.. We don’t know how to handle disturbed minds, #Vandemataram shelter I'm not saying it's completely your fault that he ran away, it’s a system failure most of all, for not having enough shelter homes and dedicated and trained team for homeless people. If there are ideas, there's need for better execution.

I was sad thinking about how I had failed too. But I haven't yet lost my hope. Tomorrow if I see another person who needs help, I'll go ahead and do it again without a doubt. Because sometimes that's all we can do. We can try. Let's do more for each other.
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2 months ago

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Spent my Eid with #MunnaHussain Ji in Karjat. ❤️

#MunnaHussain Ji is now happily staying in VishramGhar shelter home in Karjat.

I am trying to find people who knew him from film fraternity. One of them is Partho Ghosh. Apparently #MunnaHussain Ji said he worked with this Director as a production controller. FTII team is not sure if he is from the institute.

Fortunately I found many photos and paper cuttings about his film work which is attached here. There are many known faces.

It’s quite clear that he is from the industry. he also has card of IMPPA but he said no one helped him there. I don’t know which association helps who but there must be many film people who may not be part of any association or don’t know anyone there and suffering due to no work or no money or no support and on road begging or are physically weak or mentally disturbed. Isn’t it our film industry’s responsibility to look after them?

How many spot , production people , make up , hair , background actors , dancers and many one time actors we remember.... How many must have lost financial, family , work battles. How many film makers exist on any paper ?

The industry is made up of people. It is they who make the industry. Let’s value life .. Because every life matters!
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2 months ago

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Tai , Majhyaaa raincoat madhe Spider-Man aahe ❤️❤️
What a beautiful day in our ambi village. We distributed raincoats , Notebooks, stationeries and kids were very to happy to see their new classrooms which we repaired recently. Thank you Dear @swanandkirkire @ankurtewari @raghudixit11 @moitrashantanu for such an amazing fundraising concert and thank you to each every contributor who were part of it. Our village kids absolutely loved all the raincoats. Though it was not raining today still they wore them and went back to their houses. They were Smiling .. Dancing .. Holding their stationeries close to them and I as usual looking at them from a distance and giving virtual hugs to each and everyone. Thank you Kanchi Parikh for stationeries. Thank you @suryab #Pallavi @kedhhar for procuring raincoats and some Mazza bottles for our kids. #Rethinkvillages @nabhanganfoundation
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2 months ago

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He himself was a tree. A huge one, whose canopy of outstanding movies gave shade to thousands of cinema travellers like me. He taught us. he showed us the way. He opened many doors for actors like me. This one is for you, Sir. #IrrfanKhan

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