• Vicharata Samuday Samarthan Manch (VSSM)VichartaSamudaaySamarthanManch –VSSM, is a collective platform of members from Nomadic (Vicharata) and De-Notified (Vimukht) Tribes (Samudaay), individuals and organizations' empathizing with these communities. VSSM as a collective was initiated in the year 2006 and was formally registered as an organization in the year 2010, with the mission to give social identity, citizen’s rights, education, health facilities, housing and livelihood options to the various communities of Nomadic and De-Notified Tribes (NT-DNTs). read more

  • VSSM Endeavors to ….. • Ensure all the children from Nomadic and De-Notified Tribes enjoy their fundamental Right to Education.
    • Enable the communities of Nomadic and De-Notified Tribes avail their fundamental rights and entitlements.
    • Facilitate creation of alternate employment opportunities in lieu of the traditional occupations that have been rendered obsolete with time.
    • Ensure that the Nomadic and De-Notified Tribes acquire a roof, a place to settle and get an address of their own.
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  • The Lost World The Nomads have been an intrinsic part of our social, cultural and economic canvas. They featured in the stories told by our grandma, in our fables and folk tales and in our literature. During the bygone days of thriving rural economies, these communities had a significant role to play in the society. Each of the nomadic community had a reason to exist in our lives. They were our entertainers, traders, goods and service providers and much more. The lives of the settled rural communities and these ever-traveling nomadic communities were so intertwined that it was hard to imagine otherwise. read more

  • Re-learning the traditional art and crafts The emergence of a modern and industrialized society has rendered the traditional occupations of the NT-DNTs either reeling under tremendous threat for survival or almost obsolete. Under such circumstances earning decent income for these communities has become a major challenge. There is an immense need to create alternate prospects of employment or to enhance the existing skills the communities possess so as to make them more contemporary in nature. read more

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        • "VSSM presents Razak Dafer before the police..."

        • Rashida called, “Masi, tell the police not to beat him!” I asked her not to worry. “When you are with us, I have nothing to worry about. Once he completes his sentence, get him into a decent business...
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        • "On 12th November VSSM meeting the Congress leaders at the Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Ahmedabad..."

        • On 12th November we are meeting the Congress leaders at the Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Ahmedabad. In this meeting, too we will be insisting the need to include our demands in their party manifesto...
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        • "VSSM and community leaders meet the Chief Minister and leaders of Gujarat BJP..."

        • VSSM has been striving to get the issues of nomadic and de-notified communities included in the election manifesto of both the leading political parties. The BJP invited VSSM to come and present the case...
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        • "The EFFORTS of VSSM began in 2013 bring much needed revisions, grateful to the government for finally bringing in the change..."

        • The revisions will ease the challenges nomadic communities faced to obtain caste certificates. ...
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        • "Atlast…. sharing the delightful news we all were awaiting..."

        • And as we begin to prepare for it, let us hope the meeting remains a fruitful one...
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        • "VSSM and its well-wishers help Subhan Dafer get better..."

        • It was one of those moments when one experiences the pleasure of being of help to someone else. The parents were happy, the entire settlement was happy and we were happy!!We are grateful to all those who helped us treat Subhan’s condition,...
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        • "Manisha is the brightest amoungst Babiben and Bhagabhai Devipujak’s 8 children...."

        • Manisha, as such is a very brave, intelligent and smart child but today she in distress and she got extremely emotional while talking to us. “Didi, will I be able to become a doctor one day?” she shared her turmoil....
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        • "Ramaben Chuvadiya's daughters Kinjal wishes to join police force while 6 year old Vandan wants to fly aircrafts!!..."

        • “Ramaben, may all the daughters of this land be fortunate enough to have a mother like you. We salute your spirit, resolve and commitment. You are an inspiration to many and a living example of inherent power that women possess…”...
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        • "Our precious girls have come a long way, it has been a remarkable journey!!..."

        • We are grateful to our donors who have been instrumental in helping these girls achieve their dreams…...
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        • "VSSM’s small loans prove to be big help to nomadic communities…..."

        • ““No one cares for us, no one is bothered for poor like us. Every morning begins with this nagging worry, will the government bother to consider our application, will today be a better day!!...
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        • "A Kangasiya woman saved her shop with the help of Loan extended by VSSM..."

        • “Ben, you will need you to lend Rs.. 5 lakhs to this daughter from our community.5 lacs is a huge amount, organization cannot fathom such a big amount, only the bank can support you with this kind of amount.”...
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        • "It took nine years for water connection to reach #Devipujak settlement situated right in the middle of Vijapur town!!..."

        • “At last, our efforts paid off. The attitude of officials was really depressing we had begun to feel that water might never reach the settlement. But, the consistent appeals done by the organization and...
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        • "This election, let the nomads decide what they want from the political parties..."

        • We are seeking appointments to meet the State Presidents of #BJP and #Congress. Once we are given an appointment we will be meeting both these leaders with all the community leaders of #nomadic and de-notified communities from across Gujarat...
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        • "The nomadic and de-notified communities congregate at Palanpur to unanimously announce …. WE ALSO EXIST..."

        • “The #poor like us have no space in society, no one hears us neither is anyone interested in helping us out. This is the reason I have decided to participate in this convention and let everyone know ‘we also exist’”....
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        • "Yes, we also exist..."

        • ““If no one hears us now we are prepared to go all the way to #Gandhinagar.”‘Yes, we also exist, we also exist…’, they repeated until their throats went sore!!....
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        • "Nomadic and De-notified communities are sure the government will pay attention to their plight and struggle to survive...."

        • “Can anyone think of giving my hands some rest, I have spent my entire life like so but a house remains out of reach.”....
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        • "The members of nomadic and de-notified communities talked about their concerns and demands to representatives of media..."

        • We hope these demands reach the concerned political parties and policy makers. The nomadic and de-notified communities are coming together on 14th October 2017 in Palanpur to voice out their demands....
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        • "We are Dafer..."

        • The Dafer men are also willing to offer themselves to the police but the Police department and the Home department are absolutely not interested in accepting this request....
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        • "We are Fakir..."

        • We demand the inclusion of our community in the list on nomadic and de-notified communities...
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        • "We are Bhavaiyaa, the performers of the yore…..."

        • ““Why do you wear just half wig, it would look more attractive it your wig covered your entire scalp?” Khodabhai had a very honest and upfront answer....
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        • "The nomadic communities are demanding such changes to help them get driving license and we support their demand, do you?..."

        • “The police know that and take advantage of the issue. In fact, it is practically impossible for us to obtain driving license. We are illiterate and to get a license requires us to be educated until atleast 8th grade....
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        • "Our poverty isn’t hidden and yet we can’t feature in BPL list!! "

        • “All these years we were expecting our governments to help us with it, but…”...
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        • "We are in complete support to this demand by Vadee-Madaree, are you?? ... "

        • We will be coming to Palanpur. Not for anyone else but, we will be there for ourselves and our children. We have been asking for a Snake Park very similar to Chennai’s Erula Snake Park. It is an initiative designed to rehabilitate the snake-charmers of Tamil Nadu. We do not like to beg hence, want some kind of gainful employment" ...
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        • "I will have one prayer though, a little prayer to my Devi Ma (community deity) to let my next birth not be as nomad... "

        • These days, if I am feeling good I go out to beg for food, if I can’t walk that distance I just wait for some Samaritan to come and give me some food!! Or else spend the day just like that!! ...
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        • "VSSM supports the Bharthair’s call for inclusion in the official list of nomadic communities... "

        • All this time we never knew we were not on the list, it was only after when we went to get our caste certificates that the official made this shocking revelation that we were not on the list. Our forefathers have always wandered for work. With this Ravanhatta in our hands...
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        • "We are Saraniya, the knife sharpeners... "

        • The work we do involves skillful rubbing of our fingers with the sharpening wheel. As a result, our fingerprints get erased. Even the biometric machines could not capture them when we applied for Aadhar UID...
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        • "VSSM is supporting this demand by the Nat, are you? "

        • Without a caste certificate, we are unable to access any of the government schemes that are for the benefit of communities like us. All we want is getting our community included in the official list of nomadic tribes of Gujarat.. ..
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        • "At VSSM we like people to spread their wings and fly… Musabhai Dafer proved to be doing just that... "

        • At VSSM we like people to spread their wings and fly… Musabhai proved to be doing just that. He now rents 25 bighas to farm and earn his living...
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        • "One thing is for sure, we are getting together, to let the word know, WE EXIST... "

        • Maybe things will change for better for us after this and we might not be required to tell, “we exist.” But if we go unnoticed on 14th October we might need to come together again, maybe in Gandhinagar or in Ahmedabad so that we could be noticed better!!...
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        • "The nomadic and denotifed communities are demanding better treatment from police and freedom to practice their profession with dignity... "

        • “Saheb, you take whatever you want, we are illiterate. We don’t even know from where can we access the ID card required to do this business.” “Give me four bedsheets!”...
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        • "We are Ravaldev, Devipujak and Bajaniya..."

        • "The landless farmers Ravaldev, Devipujak, Bajaniya are demanding formation of co-operate societies and allotment of small piece of land to landless farmers like them, they are demanding that the assistance during crop failure should reach them and not the farmers who own the land,..."
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        • "The Meer have been requesting their inclusion in the list of nomadic communities..."

        • "“The government refuses to include us in the list of nomadic communities inspite of the fact that our ancestors have always lived wandering life on this land, with their house-holds loaded on the donkeys they have kept moving all the time! So why can we be included in the list, Ben?” ...."
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        • "We do exist..."

        • "We are coming together in Palanpur on October 14th 2017 to let the world know that we exist...."
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        • "A wonderful dream of building a house…..."

        • "when Amrutbhai Rawal from Radhanpur’s Devpura village was sharing his plight, 83 years old Lakhudada joined in to narrate his agony. “I am towards the end of my life and I am still waiting for a house…” and 35 years old Dhanji had a similar story to share !!..."
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        • "Lalabhai decides to give up his tobacco, glad he proved me wrong!! ..."

        • "“Yes Ben. Thank god you told me to give up the addiction. I have saved daily expense of Rs. 40-50 and the damage it did to my health. How can I make a wrong promise to you, Ben? That day was the last time I took tobacco…. Now it is going to be never ever!!..."
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        • "Support to flood affected families re-establish their livelihoods..."

        • "On 7th September 2017, we allotted cheques amounting to Rs. 40,25,000 to 116 families in a program organized at Deesa and Shihori..."
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        • "Teachers' Day Celebration at Unnati Girls Hostel - Mittal Patel surrounded by the enthusiasm...."

        • "On this Teacher’s Day, 20 of our daughters became teachers for a day and all these memories came rushing back as I saw them blooming into such confident young ladies....."
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        • "Beautiful memories of challenging times…...."

        • "“Ben that house you see there, that is my house. Please come for tea.” He had met us just two minutes back, “How come you are here, you had send lot of aid to our village, am I correct, Ben??...."
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        • "Police Again severely mutilates innocent Dafers... Dafer Atrocity - a common phenomenon...."

        • "“The police do not understand; what will we do weapons when we work in city!!” said Noor as matter of fact...."
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        • "Winning the real games…...."

        • "“Yes, tell me what is it??” “Didi, we never competed with anyone. There was no one against us. Hence, we were declared undisputed winners. You asked us many times but, none of us replied. We cannot lie! If we had not told you the truth we wouldn’t have liked our meals!! ...."
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        • "Nagla, Dodgam & Khanpur - Then during Flood 2015 & in 2017 | No positive different..."

        • "This is not just about Nagjibhai here. Most farmers in the region are suffering the same plight. This time Nagjibhai himself feels it is going to be difficult for him to bear the losses...."
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        • "Devipujak Women cry their hearts for the losses they endured due to Floods..."

        • "“We do not want to continue living here, can’t you arrange for our settlement towards some higher grounds, Ben?? The floods of 2015 had left us in similar plight, we have stood up with great difficulties and the situation is once again the same this year…..."
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        • "Situation speaks louder than the words... Floods uproots the life of NOMADS... What God hath in package for them......"

        • "“Look at the vast span, this is where my farm was, it has now turned into a river bed!! During the floods, we took refuge on trees and watched in distress as water swept away our homes with everything in it,..."
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        • "Yet another case of Inhuman Torture on DAFERS - Police Need to understand the real approach towards them...."

        • "The villagers have been so supportive but now they too are fed up with the recent police visits. That is why they called us and asked us to leave the village. Where do we go now, Ben??”...."
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        • "Salute to their spirit…..."

        • "Ben, those Pouaa, dialect word for Bharthari community, have lost everything. The Pouaa always begged for living. The families had managed to build little and that too got swept away...."
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        • "Homes that have turned in to mud pits…...."

        • "24 Bajaniya and one Bharvad families of Radhanpur’s Saadpura village have found refuge in the village school. The village was under knee deep water that ravaged everything in its path...."
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        • "VSSM’s small loans prove to be big help to nomadic communities…..."

        • "“Ben, now I am able to work at the store and simultaneously be of help to others. Infact, now that the earning is good I devote more time to service of others..."
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        • "50 Nomadic families got New Houses in Deesa..."

        • “We have become house owners, no one from our previous generations has ever lived in a proper house, we are so blessed to have seen this day, I suddenly feel young and alive…living in barely covered houses in the woods..."
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        • "ટંકારામાં રહેતા વિચરતી જાતિના પરિવારોને મદદરૃપ થવા આપ સૌએ હાથ લંબાવ્યો..."

        • "The support has helped us put-together a relief kit consisting of food-grains, snacks and spices. The team of VSSM worked beyond mid-night,..."
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        • "ટંકારામાં રહેતા વિચરતી જાતિના પરિવારોને મદદરૃપ થવા આપ સૌએ હાથ લંબાવ્યો..."

        • "The support has helped us put-together a relief kit consisting of food-grains, snacks and spices. The team of VSSM worked beyond mid-night,..."
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        • "થેલેસેમિયા ગ્રસ્ત મહેશને લોહી ચડાવે એટલે થોડા દિવસ ઠીક રહે પછી એ ઢીલો થઈ જાય..."

        • " “Sir, please save our son, my wife and I are prepared to mop and clean your clinic our entire lives!!” was a heart wrenching plea Rachodbhai made to the doctor attending his son Mahesh. Rachodbhai Vadee had travelled from Patan to Ahmedabad to find a cure..."
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        • "Tharad’s Aasodar village was selected for the water conservation efforts..."

        • " We are grateful to Shri Pradipbhai, his better half Smt. Kokilaben and their daughter Nanditaben for taking the memory of dear Amita forward through such a precious and noble cause……..."
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        • "What’s the hurry for a home, we shall build you a toilet first!!..."

        • " “We were here to collect our ration and when we visited the plots we see these structures on our plots. A close look reveled they were toilets. We do not know how they have come up here!!..."
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        • "Ben, we can think of attending the wedding only if you do!!”.."

        • "The Dafer from across Gujarat kept calling me to inquire if I was to remain present at the wedding, “Ben, are you going to the wedding, we can think of attending the wedding only if you do!!”..."
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        • "Police... STOP it, please!!..."

        • " It is not just the Dafer who are tired and frustrated, we are tired of this agonizing behavior as well. 4 police cases have been complained between 23rd to 29th April alone. That too after a public consultation on Dafer issues..."
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        • "50 nomadic tribes will have shelter on their head before this monsoon at Deesa...."

        • "We will pay off the loan as early as we can manage to, but please give us loan, we do not want to miss this opportunity. We do not want to spend anymore monsoons in these shanties, in such appalling living conditions!!” was the collective appeal..."
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        • "Laduben’s new found financial independence…..."

        • "This is Laduben Raval from Banaskantha’s Deesa. The dream she has is of performing a debt free marriage of her daughter who is 16 years old now. She plans to be financially secure by the time her daughter reaches marriageable age..."
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        • "“To teach them a lesson, we are prepared to outcaste them!”.."

        • " “No one should point finger on our organization!! This act will give a bad name to our community too, we can never tolerate this. The community cannot allow to break the trust the organization has put in us!!”"
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        • "Zebarben Raval loves to buy gold from her newly formed habit of saving money….."

        • " Ben, I manage to save Rs. 50 every day. The accumulated savings of Rs. 18,000 helped me buy these gold earrings a while ago and recently I bought this golden pendant from another Rs. 7,000 I had managed to save..."
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        • "VSSM’s small loans prove to be big help to nomadic communities…"

        • "Dakhiben Gavariya has could expand her business after taking a loan from VSSM. The access to working capital means she now has bargaining power and increased returns. The improved income helps her make regular saving as well....."
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        • "VSSM helps Dariyaben Raval find elusive happiness!!!..."

        • " VSSM supported Dariyaben with a loan of Rs. 10,000, which she has almost repaid. The business has done well and Dariyaben is in a happy state right now…. ...."
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        • "Increasing number of women seeking loans from VSSM, a new reality we are loving so much..."

        • "“Ben, in our settlements when the men set out to work the women do not remain idle. They also manage to find some work to supplement the family’s income,” shared Madhuben, one of our team members...."
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        • "પત્રકારો સામે ડફેરોએ હૈયાવરાળ ઠાલવી..."

        • "મને પોલીસ સ્ટેશન બોલાવવામાં આવ્યો અને ધમકાવવામાં આવ્યો અને બંદૂક રજૂ કરવા કહ્યું જે બંદૂક મે કોઈ ગુનો કરવા માટે વાપરી હતી..."
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        • "The never ending pain of being born as Dafer….."

        • " The Dafer always say, “Had we been humans we would have enjoyed all the rights but we are Dafer not humans!!"
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        • "Relations that destiny built..."

        • "“Ben, please look after my family if this illness takes me away!!”"
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        • "Gadaliya families hopeful of a better tomorrow after VSSM’s intervention…..."

        • "We can sanction loan of Rs. 10,000, you will have to buy raw material from Rs. 6,000 to make your iron tools and groceries worth Rs. 2000 and keep Rs. 2000 on hand. We will give loan to 10 Gadaliya..."
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        • "One of the numerous ways the nomads function..…...."

        • "Ben, only an insane person can repeat such mistake, I can’t understand why I did not reach-out for you earlier. Yes we do not remember date, day and months but we are committed to return each penny we borrow from you, ..."
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        • "Inculcating the habit of regular savings amongst the nomadic communities…...."

        • "“Ben, I have understood the importance regular savings only after the organization (VSSM) provided me the financial assistance and compelled me to begin saving on regular basis. Today I have jewelry..."
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        • "VSSM’s efforts result into allotment of plots to nomadic families in Tharad..."

        • "This is the moment we have been waiting for, a dream awaiting its turn to be a reality …we finally have plots to build our own house. How hard we have worked to make this happen, right ben??..."
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        • "VSSM helps Rameshbhai Nat attain health and happiness..."

        • " “Ben, I am going to do all that you have asked me to, you mentioned of a fence, I have been saving money for that. You will be delighted to see the result!!”..."
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        • "VSSM, recently concluded a study to understand the status of the extremely marginalized Dafer community..."

        • "The objective of the study was to comprehend the access Dafer have, to the various welfare schemes launched by the government for the marginalized sections of the society..."
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        • "Bhikhabhai Vansvadi chooses to dream big..."

        • "“You are right, Ben!! But you have taught us to dream, so let me dream… trust me I will not fail!!”..."
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        • "I want to educate my children and live my life with dignity..."

        • "Ben, please take my Meera along with you, if she continues to stay here her life will be ruined!!” appealed Madhuben Marwadi Devipujak..."
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        • "VSSM receives ‘Dharti Ratna’ award through the hands the Chief Minister of Gujarat..."

        • "The Chief Minister of Gujarat recently awarded VSSM with the ‘Dharti Ratna’ award for its work with the nomadic and de-notified communities of Gujarat...."
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        • "Vishnu Raval from one of the VSSM operated hostels stands second in an essay competition...."

        • "‘India of my dreams’ was the topic for an essay competition for which Vishnu Raval, a 11th grade student staying at one of the hostels operated by VSSM bagged second price..."
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        • "The water management works initiated by VSSM..."

        • "We began with one village but, as time progressed and more communities got to understand about the benefits of recharging the ground water VSSM started receiving requests for lake revival from Nanol, Paradar, Karnasar etc...
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        • "Children of VSSM’s Vatsalya hostel participate in a fun-fair...."

        • "We were delighted with the fact that the youth of today cared and took such initiative to invite these children. We are thankful to the organizers and the students of the funfair for inviting us...
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        • "VSSM helped release the three boys who were kept in the jail in Amreli...."

        • "“The police have filed such wrong accusations on our children, just because we are Dafer we have to endure all such police atrocities….” This is what the Dafer keep talking all the while.....
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        • "Mittal Patel shares her life experiences with VSSM & Nomads at Amita Memorial Trust-Mumbai..."

        • "The event was in memory of dear Amitaben and I am grateful to respected Pradipbhai and Nanditaben for giving me this opportunity to speak about VSSM’s journey and the daily struggles of working with some of....
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        • "At a Dafer wedding someone uttered the word Police and there was chaos all around..."

        • "Ben, we have a Dafer wedding in Dholka, can you please request the police not to harass us during the occasion. Nobody will turn up for the wedding if they fear police bustle at the ceremony,” pleaded Hamirbha from Nagra, over the phone....
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        • "One more incidence of police harassment of Dafer families..."

        • " The men were brought to the court, “We have been captured without any warrant and were tortured and beaten without any remand!!” said the captive in the court...
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        • "VSSM is trying to make co-operative society of broom-makers vadi..."

        • " The meeting was to understand their issues, how can they come together as a cooperative to improve their bargaining capacity!! They aren’t convinced of forming a cooperative but we are hopeful...
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        • "The nomads reach Gandhinagar, make presentations of their long pending issues along with an appeal to amend the list of nomadic and de-notified communities.."

        • " The waited for the entire day to be heard by the Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment. At 6.30 in the evening, they had this opportunity to speak to the Minister,who has committed to find resolution to the complaints...
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        • "The mixed bag of experiences the nomads had at Sachivalay….!..."

        • "“Sir (addressing one of the team members of VSSM), can’t we build our shades here?? Life would be such a bliss if we could get to stay here, we would have the Government right before our eyes, any issues and we could...
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        • "150 members of the nomadic communities reach Gandhinagar to seek redressal to their long pending issues!!..."

        • "“It sure will pinch the hearts of those sitting in the offices in Gandhinagar when they will get to know about the hardships we face on daily basis, there is so much we endure every day,” expressed many of those present...
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        • "VSSM helps file applications on long pending issues of nomadic communities through the ‘Seva Setu’ program..."

        • "473 applications were filed during this special program. Shri Joshi appreciated the efforts of VSSM, his positive approach has rekindled hope and boosted the morale of the team especially that of Kanubhai and Chayaben...
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        • "The water management works initiated by VSSM...."

        • "We began with one village but, as time progressed and more communities got to understand about the benefits of recharging the ground water VSSM started receiving requests for lake revival from Nanol, Paradar, Karnasar etc...
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        • "LIC of India gifts VSSM a bus to ferry hostel children to and from the schools...."

        • "We recently had a Bus dedication ceremony. It was specially attended by Shri. Venugopalji, Zonal Manager, LIC of India. The officials from LIC were highly appreciative of the work VSSM does and has committed further assistance if required.....
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        • "Will this be the final round to a government office, before families from 15 nomad settlements obtain their caste certificates !!..."

        • "The Additional Secretary is a very positive individual, he said “I would issue such an instruction but only when I scrutinize the applicants and feel that they truly deserve the caste certificate!! I know VSSM is doing a wonderful job....
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        • "VSSM organsies cheque distribution for its interest free loan program..."

        • "On February 5th 2017, we had organized a program at Diyodar to give away cheques amounting to Rs.11,48,000 to 47 individuals willing to begin their own business venture. The program was first of its kind as until now VSSM....
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        • "VSSM helps Geetaben Bajaniyaa start her independent venture..."

        • "The team of VSSM shares a very special connect with the nomadic families and that is the reason they can convince them to make choices that are otherwise unthought-of in these communities....
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        • "The police officials frequenting the Dafer settlements..."

        • "It has been an uphill task to improve our image before the society, we have begun securing some work in Vijapur but of course the villagers aren’t yet prepared to allow us residency in their village nonetheless things were looking brighter....
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        • "Manisha Devipujak shared her feelings after video call to Pakistan on Republic Day - VSSM..."

        • "“Didi you know, that Nilofur aspires to be a doctor and I also want to be one, it is raining there right now while its cold here, they like to watch and sing Salman Khan songs and movies, when they are so much like us why does everyone call them different??”...
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        • "VSSM celebrates Republic Day in a unique way…..."

        • "The children on both the sides felt why can’t they be friends when there was so much of similarity...
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        • "Will to succeed… VSSM helps Ramilaben begin her own venture..."

        • "Ramilaben Bajaniya had requested for a interest free loan from VSSM and our team-member Madhuben had made a strong recommendation for extending Rs. 30,000 loan to her. With the loan Ramilaben could set up the tea-stall...
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        • "This is how elderly view VSSM’s contribution...."

        • "In this time and age, we need to prove on paper who we are!! In the bygone days, no one asked for such proofs. Humans weren’t required to prove who they are!! Now, we need documents and cards with our picture on it!!.....
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        • "And the police continue their unwarranted behavior towards the Dafer…..."

        • "“Ben, the Nadiad police has arrested my brother. It has been days and we haven’t heard anything from them!! We live in the dangaa at Pisavada. Since last one week the S. O. G. Sarkhej and L. C. B. A. Nadiad have been frequenting our dangaa daily...
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        • "VSSM helps ease the processes Dafer families to obtain Voter ID cards…...."

        • "As Tohid mentions, “Obtaining a voter ID card is not much of an issue for these families now but, unless they do not receive the cards one always left wondering if the official really understood the clarifications provided.”....
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        • "VSSM’s efforts towards water conservation in Banaskantha..."

        • "VSSM works with the nomadic and de-notified communities and these extremely marginalized communities are feeling the burn of mistakes made in the past. Hence we decided to initiate our efforts towards water harvesting...
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        • "Presenting the long pending issues of nomadic communities to Rajkot District Collector..."

        • "The nomadic families have become edgy on the pending matters and it is time the authorities resolve their applications before they lose faith in the system!!....
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        • "VSSM helps Vadi-snake charmer families obtain their Vatsalya cards....."

        • "”The number of Vadi families staying here for now is enough, we don’t want Vadi strength to grow in this village, what if a Vadi decides to contest an election, Saarsana is our village how can it have a Vadi sarpanch……!!!...."
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        • "Interest free loans of VSSM helps karashanbhai Saranaiya to get more profit in Broom selling business..."

        • "“Ben, the business of main and selling brooms is doing well, the problem however our inability to reach out to the market elsewhere. You gave us loan for the business and the business has flourished but give us loan for purchasing a vehicle ..."
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