Friday, December 5, 2008

Those who want to help out...

This is what a concerned blogger M, and her friends found out. Thank you M for your efforts:

Particulars of the Victims of Terror Attack
Bhanu Narkar – Bread Earner
Contact : Arvind – 9324369271
(Spoke to this family. Both sons are finding jobs).
Watchman at Hospital
Arvind – 19 years;
Pravin – 24 years
Younger sister
Arun Chitte – Bread Earner
Contact : Sahebrao (his younger brother) – 9860575055
Driver to Vijay Salaskar
Three daughters aged 3, 6 and 8, respectively.
His wife returned to native place (a small village) in Nashik as they were staying in police quarters.
* This family will suffer the most lot as :
(i) they stay in village where there is hardly any income source except agriculture; and
(ii) she has to take care of her three daughters. Raising, educating and marriage.
Thakur Budhabhai Waghela – Bread Earner (30 yrs of age)
Could not get his residence number. However, spoke to Azad Maidan Police Station (jurisdictional police station). They informed he has father and mother and children.
Spoke to GT hospital also. Nobody has his residence number.
Sweeper at GT Hospital
i. Wife
ii. Father
iii. Mother
iv. Children

Edited to add: Waghela's address and details as per this post. He has no residence number. His home is a shanty. Anyone wanting to help will have to make a personal visit.

We had visited their home on Monday, and offered financial help. But more is always welcome. Anyone wanting to do so, please do go ahead.

Also, if anyone is around GT Hospital and can source the home address of the wardboy killed, Bhagan Gangaram Shinde, a ward boy of the G.T. hospital, and just mail it to me, I would be highly obliged. I am still trying to source details of Omle. A good samaritan who lives abroad is keen on helping out the family. Anyone with contacts in the police department who could help out, please? And we really owe this man all the clinching evidence we got out of the sole terrorist captured alive. He paid with his life.

Thank you dear friends. I am totally overwhelmed by the mails that have poured in.


Anonymous said...

we are all happy to help K.

Anonymous said...

This blog is a great idea; keep up the good work.

But I have a concern with a part of this post:-

"Three daughters aged 3, 6 and 8, respectively.
(ii) she has to take care of her three daughters. Their marriages. In places like Nashik and Ahmednagar Dowry is important than the bride."

What you are saying may be absolutely correct; but I think it is inappropriate to (seemingly) ask people to help with dowries for future marriages of very young girls. Dowry is a social evil, educated people should not do anything to encourage it. Asking people to donate money to families for dowry is perpetuating that stupid social evil.

And besides, the girls are young kids. They have a long way to go before getting married. Hopefully, by then, dowry will be a thing of the past.

There are a lot of things people can do for those girls - help with their education, for example. But dowry should not be in any way encouraged, even in such a situation.

Anonymous said...

agreed completely. we were just conveying the information given to us by the family. we actually plan on instituting a trust account for the family for monthly disbursement of money including school fees, household exppenditure, etc.