• 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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        • Better late then never!!!!

        • In March 2013, 78 monadic families from Morbi applied for ration cards. Sadly, no progress happened on the front for a very long time....
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        • To welcome the new settlers they laid thorns on the way...

        • This is not an isolated case but a common scenario when it comes to accepting nomadic families as neighbours or fellow villagers....
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        • As Vadia moves forward…....

        • The activities of VSSM in this village influence social, economical, education aspects of the families here....
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        • ‘Finally we got our basic Right’....

        • It has taken almost a year for the Devipujak and Bajaniya families living in Ranod village in Sankheshwar block of Patan district to get their ration cards...
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        • Vadis at Dhrangadhra…Setting a new Example....

        • The sample house is about to be finished and the way the Vadee are pursuing the entire project they are on the threshold of setting a new benchmark...
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        • A pledge to ensure a bright future for the children of Vadia....

        • The parents of Vadia do not prefer to send their children to the government school that exists in Vadia, rendering the school utterly useless....
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        • Impact of personal follow up by concerned Gov. authority...

        • Since past 20 years 8 Bharthari families have been staying in Bhoyan village of Banaskatha district...
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        • Cops reach out of Dafer community in Vijapur...

        • ગુજરાતમાં રહેતા ડફેર પરિવારોના પુન:વસન બાબતે vssm દ્વારા પોલીસ મહાનિર્દેશકને રજૂઆત કરવામાં આવી...
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        • Determine for Education... New Era of Beginning...

        • The rays of hope have just begun to show but it is a long easy to go especially for the girl child education in these communities...
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        • Inmates of Doliya Girls and Boys hostels, run by VSSM : Hoping for better future...

        • VSSM, since last couple of years has initiated the mission to educate the children of nomadic and de-notified tribes...
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        • Tangled in the web of procedures...

        • Some 21 families from Deyodar, Khanodar, Vadia, Vatamnava villages of Banaskatha are engulfed in the endless procedures of obtaining Ration Cards and that too Antyoday Ration cards...
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        • Efforts to upliftment through Kalupur Co-operatives Bank...

        • The Kalupur Commercial Cooperative Bank Limited has recently partnered with VSSM in the latter’s mission to build homes for the homeless families from the nomadic and de-notified communities...
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        • ખૂંખાર ડફેર આજે કમ્યુનિટી લીડર બની સમાજસેવા કરે છે...

        • જીવનમાં બદલાવ લાવી ડફેરો આજે તેમના માથે લાગેલા લૂંટારૃના દાગને ભૂંસવા કશ્મકશ કરી રહ્યાં છે...
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        • વિચરતી જાતિના કલાકારોની કળાને દર્શાવતી ફોટો story અભિયાન મેગેઝીનમાં ..(તા. ૭ જુન ૨૦૧૩)...

        • vssm આ સમુદાયમાંના કેટલાકને વૈકલ્પિક વ્યવસાય આપવાની કોશિશ કરે છે સાથે સાથે વિચરતી જાતિના મનોરંજન કરવાવાળા કલાકારોને તેમની કળાને આજના પરિપેક્ષમાં લોકોને ગામે તે રીતે રજૂ કરવા માટેની તાલીમ આપે છે....
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        • wadia village sisters prove lucky, escape into marriage...

        • wadia village sisters prove lucky, escape into marriage...
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        • what more is there to lose in this life that is filled with vagaries and disgust...

        • 40 years- 4 decades is pretty long time to make some foreign place our home and yet 15 Bharthari families staying on the roadside of Bhavsor village in Vijapur block of Mehsana are struggling to make it a home in their motherland...
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        • Tell the police to stop treating us like stray animals...

        • Gafarbhai called VSSM. ‘Ben, does being Dafer mean that we only loot, can’t we buy things???...
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        • Identity documents for 45 members of the Fakir community...

        • 24 fakir families have made Nandasan village of Mehsana district their home for years...
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        • VSSM is the only shelter for the human without address....

        • Finally with the intervention of the collector and with the help of VSSM we received back our voter ID cards.
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        • Life takes a refreshing turn for this young couple....

        • We are grateful to our supporters who have helped us spread joy in lives of Sitaben, Merubhai and little Mukesh...
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        • We too want to settle! An appeal to the Government...

        • On 12th May 2014 the Dafer families from Ahmedabad and Surendranagar came together at Gharshala, Wadhwan to discuss these challenges...
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        • प्रश्न शिर्फ़ चाहत का है....

        • पाटन जिल्ला में रहती घुमन्तु जाती की एक बैठक ६ मई २०१४ को राधनपुर में आयोजित की गइ. इस बैठक में अलग अगल समुदाय के करीब २०० आगेवान उपस्थित रहे और इन समुदाय की समस्या को सुनने के लिए जिल्ला समाजकल्यान अधिकारी श्री नरेन्द्रभाई जानी और श्रम अध...िकारी श्रीमती कामिनीबेन भी उपस्थित रहे.
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        • વિચરતા સમુદાયના કલાકારોની કળાને સમજ સમક્ષ રજૂ કરવામાં આવી....

        • તા. ૨૬ એપ્રિલ ૨૦૧૪ના રોજ સાંજના ૭:૩૦વાગે વિચરતા સમુદાયના કલાકારોની વિસરાતી કલાનો કાર્યક્રમ સદવિચાર પરિવાર કેમ્પસ પર vssm અને સમાજના સહયોગથી આયોજિત થઇ ગયો...
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        • ડફેરના ઘરે જન્મ્યા છે એટલે રંજાડવાનું? આ ક્યાંનો ન્યાય? પોલીસ સમાજની રક્ષક છે કે ભક્ષક?...

        • સુરેન્દ્રનગર જીલ્લાના લીંબડી તાલુકાના ભલગામડાગામમાં સીમરખોપું કરતા ડફેર પરિવારના ૩ વ્યક્તિને સુરેન્દ્રનગર પોલીસ તા. ૧૯ એપ્રિલ ૨૦૧૪ના રોજ સાંજના ૬ વાગે કોઈ પણ ગુના વગર પકડીને લઇ ગઈ. ....
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        • Devipujak are not nomads…...

        • Recently when families of Devipujak community filed applications for voters ID card the office of Mamlatdar conveyed in writing that this community does not feature in Nomadic or De-notified Tribes category and refused to accept their applications....
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        • વિચરતા સમુદાયોને પગભર કરવાના પ્રયાસો........

        • જમાનાને ધ્યાનમાં રાખી આ પરિવારોએ પણ યાચક બનવા કરતા સ્વતંત્ર વ્યવસાયો પસંદ કરવા માંડ્યા છે....
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        • 3500 people had applied for Voters ID card with the help of VSSM...

        • 3500 people had applied for Voters ID card. The applications were made almost 4 months back and the families have began receiving the cards....
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        • A good initiative : A gap in funding a constriction of a house was plugged with the help of 'Kalupur Commercial Co-operative Bank'...

        • The bank processed the applications and gave away cheques...
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        • Smt. Bhartiben had pledged the proceeds from the sale of these paintings to VSSM...

        • an exhibition and sale of paintings by Smt. Bhartiben Prajapati was organised at Mantra Art Gallery. Bhartiben had pledged the proceeds from the sale of these paintings to VSSM...
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        • 17 families received the BPL cards and 8 families received the Antyoday cards...

        • Vadee, Vansfoda and Bajaniyaa families with their brand new acquisitions, their ‘ration cards’…....
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        • બજાણિયા સમાજના યુવાનોએ સમાજ પરિવર્તનની ધુણી ધખાવી...

        • The Community Associations - Seeking change from within...
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        • વિજાપુરમાં ગુજરાતની પ્રથમ dafer વસાહત બનશે...

        • વિજાપુરમાં ગુજરાતની પ્રથમ dafer વસાહત બનશે...
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        • વગડામાંથી વહાલપની વસાહત...

        • આ વર્ષે અમે ૪૬૮ પરિવારોને 'વગડામાંથી વહાલપની વસાહત'માં લઇ જવામાં નિમિત બનવાના છીએ. જેની પહેલી site ડીસામાં શરુ કરી છે જ્યાં ૫૬ પરિવારોના ઘર બંધાઈ રહ્યા છે....
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        • લાખોની લૂંટ કરતાં રૂ. ૧૦૦ની પરસેવાની કમાણીમાં શાંતી..

        • લાખોની લૂંટ કરતાં રૂ. ૧૦૦ની પરસેવાની કમાણીમાં શાંતી...
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        • घूमंतू जाती में से समाज को मनोरंजित करने वाली जातिओं की संगीत 'परस'..

        • vssm समाज को मनोरंजित करने वाले ऐसे लोको को फिर से इकठ्ठा करके उनकी कला को आज के ज़माने को पसंद आये इस तरह से समाज के सामने प्रस्तुत करवानी की कोशिश कर रहा है...
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        • Charting the way..

        • Extremely hardworking, responsible, honest, kind, unassuming, dedicated are just few adjectives to describe Jayatibhai Raval, the Sarpanch of Sisrana village group panchyat of Banaskantha's Vadgaum block...
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        • हम हुँए कामियाब..

        • Gujarat में Nomadic and Denotified Tribes के लिए अगल से बोर्ड बने उस के लिए vssm की कोशिशे थी. हमने इसके बारे में मुख्यमंत्री को लिखा और आज (26/2/14) इन community के लिए अलग निगम बनाने की बात को विधायकोने विधानसभा में पारित किया...
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        • વંચિત અને ગરીબો માટે આ પ્રકારે સૌ નિસ્બત દર્શાવે તો કોઈ માં – બાપે પોતાનું બાળક ગુમાવવું ના પડે...

        • ઘણા લાંબા સમયથી પથરીની પીડાથી હેરાન થતા મહેશને ડૉ. નીલેશ નિમાવતની મદદથી મુક્તિ મળી. મહેશ અને vssm પરિવાર ડૉ. નીલેશ નિમાવતના સદાય આભારી રહેશે...
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        • Changing perceptions–Changing mindsets...

        • It took us six months to convince him but now his perception for these kids have changed completely.He finds them to be the well-behaved and intelligent children compered to others in school...
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        • Our Shining Stars...

        • Shakir and Savan ours boys from Vatsalya Boys Hostel have made us proud by coming first in at the district level inter school competitions...
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        • Subhan gets a new lease of life, thanks to a concerned and empathetic doctor and VSSM team...

        • Five years old Subhan was born in this much tabooed tribe...Just a month after Subhan’s birth a tumour began growing around her naval...
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        • Its like running a continuous 'race of hurdles’ for these families...

        • 17 families from Vansfoda Vadee and Nat communities have been residing in Khoda village of Banaskantha district for quite some time. The villagers have always opposed staying of these communities in their village...
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        • Ration Cards...

        • The efforts of VSSM has made it possible for these family to secure documents like Voter's ID card, Ration Card, Adhar UID, inclusion of names in BPL list...
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        • The Dhaniyawada settlement..Inching towards Utopia…..

        • It has taken us almost 7 years to reach this benchmark. We have been able to accomplish all that we had planned for this settlement: starting with identity proofs, residential plots, building houses, children in school.....
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        • The Community Associations..

        • The gradual exposure and integration of Nomadic and De-notified Tribes with the mainstream society is making them introspect their cultural rigidities that have for long barred them from making progress.....
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        • THE DE-ADDICTION CAMPAIGN..

        • This year VSSM has launched the process of collecting and collating baseline information on demographic, economic, social, infrastructural parameters of the settlements it has been working in....
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        • Citizen at 70…..

        • 70 years old Babubhai Dafer is a happy man. For the first time in his life he will be exerciseing his franchise to vote in the forthcoming Loksabha elections...
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        • વાદી – મદારીનું પુનર્વસન ક્યારે..

        • વિચરતી જાતીમાંના વાદી - મદારી જેઓ સાપના ખેલ બતાવી લોકોનું મનોરંજન એક અર્થમાં લોકશિક્ષણનું કામ કરતા હતા. જયારે ટી.વી. નહોતા ત્યારે આજ વાદી – મદારી લોકોને કયો સાપ ઝેરી અને કયો બિનઝેરી તે સમજાવતા...
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        • દબાણ વગર કોઈ કામ જ ના થાય!...

        • VSSM has been relentlessly pursuing the issue of Ration Card allotment to the families of Nomadic and De-notified communities...
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        • Where there is a will there is a way...

        • Shri. Shivraj Gilva's ( Mamlatdar, Deesa) visit to the settlements of Nomadic and De-notified communities on the Raksha Bandhan day has had the exact consequences we had anticipated...
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        • સંવેદનશીલ અધિકારીની વંચિતો માટેની સંવેદના...

        • ડીસા તાલુકાના ખૂબ સવેદનશીલ મામલતદાર શ્રી ગીલવા એ વિચરતી જાતીમાંના સરણીયા જેઓ છરી ચ્પ્પાને ધાર- કાઢીને પોતાનું ગુજરાન ચલાવે છે એવા ૨૨ પરિવારોને તા.૧૮ સપ્ટેમ્બર ૨૦૧૩ના રોજ BPL રેશનકાર્ડ આપ્યા...
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        • વિચરતી જાતીમાંની મીર બહેનો દ્વારા બનાવવામાં આવેલી જ્વેલરી...

        • વિચરતી જાતીમાંની મીર બહેનો દ્વારા બનાવવામાં આવેલી જ્વેલરી...
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        • હમ હુએ કમિયાબ...

        • અરજીના અનુસંધાને આજે એટલે કે તા. ૧૭ સપ્ટેમ્બર ૨૦૧૩ના રોજ બાળકોને શાળામાં લઇ જવા અને પરત લાવવા વાહન શરુ થઇ ગયું છે...
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        • Finally the day came...

        • VSSM team made presentations with the local officials and tried to advocate her case but the officials just did not budge. With no options left we took the matter to the Deputy Collector...
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        • દિયોદરમાં વિચરતા સમુદાયોના પ્રશ્નો સંદર્ભે આયોજિત ચિંતન શિબિરનો અહેવાલ

        • ભાભર તાલુકાના સુથારનેસડી ગામમાં ભરથરીના ૮ પરિવારો છેલ્લા ૧૦ વર્ષથી રહે છે. આ પરિવારો પાસે મતદારકાર્ડ, રેશનકાર્ડ વગેરે જેવા કોઈ આધારો નહોતા...
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        • WATER turns MIRAGE here!!!

        • Gram panchayat has installed taps to supply water but the pressure in taps is so low it fills only 3-4 buckets. Under such dire conditions people have to walk 2-3 kilo-meters every day to get water from nearby private bore-wells...
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        • Together we can……...

        • The NT-DNTs do not have any proofs of existence. No certificate, no document what so ever. VSSM, since last five years has been actively trying to give an identity to these communities and has been the reason behind some of the proactive policy level changes affecting these communities.
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        • खुद की पहेचन के आधार और घर तो सपने जैसा था पर अब ये साकार होगा

        • पाटन कलेक्टर श्री जे.बी.वोरा और अन्य अधिकारी गणकी मदद से पाटन जिल्ले के समी ब्लोक के जेसडा गाँवमें रेहेते ८ बांसफोड़ा परिवारो को २७ नवेम्बर २०१३ को रेहेने केलिए प्लोट दिए गये.
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        • लालूबेन की जिन्दादिली

        • लालुबेन अकेले रहेते है. उनकी उम्र को देख के मुझे लगा शायद भीख मांग के गुजारा करते होंगे. पर मैने उनको पूछा की क्या काम करते हो? ‘चूडियाँ, बिन्दी, कान के ज़ुमखे बेचती हूँ. ५०-१०० रुपया मिल जाता है.’
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        • Give Saran A Break

        • The Saraniyaas originally hail from Rajasthan. It is believed that they were in charge of sharpening and maintaining the weaponry of MaharanaPratap’s army.MaharanaPratap had to leave Chittorgarh after Akbar invaded it...
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        • Suraj ... rising star with a golden voice

        • Almost 15 kilometers from Ahmedabad and one and a half kilometers from the village of Kamod is a settlement of Nomadic tribes called Oad-Kamod consisting of...
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        • The Uprising

        • ‘Ben, three men had come, they slurred abuses, we chased them, two of them escaped but we have caught one to them. We have tied his hands and legs, stuffed rags in his mouth and have tied his mouth too. What should we do now??’...
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        • Rebelling against an age old tradition

        • They are struggling to break-free. Every day brings with it a new challenge a new threat to be encountered. They know things are going to be rough as they pursue a better tomorrow. However they are showing tremendous grit and determination to...
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