• 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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        • “We will give Dayjo (household material gifted to the bride) to Vadia girls and with that we will give a buffalo too...”
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        • ‘ The Story of Kankuma Bajaniya's ever-changing situation...

        • ““Ben, my luck has turned.” Kankuma bajaniya ( resident of Nani Pipli, Taluka: Radhanpur, District: Patan) told me with moist eyes...”
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        • ‘ Two Daughters from Vadia village are happily getting married with the help of VSSM...

        • “ The wedding of two daughters from Vadia village has been arranged with the help of you all. We wish that all the daughters from this village get married.…”
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        • ‘Unconditional love and care of Mohammadbhai Dafer...

        • “He often advises like a father too- “ don’t go in scorching sunlight.. take care of your health and so on and so forth…”
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        • ‘If you don’t get the tattoo done you will be female camel in the next birth... …

        • “Manjuben Devipoojak from Odhav said this thing with utter sincerity that there was no question of laughing at it. …”
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        • ‘Manisha Devipujak of VSSM comes out with flying colours in HSC Science Stream Exam…

        • “Manisha, who has been staying in our hostel showed the wish to go to Medical stream and decide to serve in villages.…”
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        • ‘You cannot raze the houses of nomads - this is not done!!!…

        • “Nomadic people don’t have a village. They keep changing the place from here to there…”
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        • ‘VSSM spreads awareness about Water Conservation in Chibhda village of Banaskantha…

        • “People give money to organize a RamKatha and to build a temple in the village. “We have to give because it’s a charity work.” But lake- jalmandir is no less than a charity work…”
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        • ‘Cabinet Minister Mansukhbhai Mandaviya visits VSSM office…

        • “VSSM’s work for Nomadic and De-Notified Tribes was noted in it. We talked about being helpful for the work which is mentioned in the Manifesto.…”
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        • ‘Water Management work takes place in Nevru talav in Shiya village with the help of VSSM...…

        • “Be concerned about the lakes for posterity. Then you will be able to bask in the pride of giving the inheritance of water along with the property to your next generation.…”
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        • ‘Happy birthday to all who were born on 1st June on official records…

        • “Apart from that the government officials also registered their birth on this date. So, our heartfelt wishes to all who were born on 1st June. Stay happy…”
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        • ‘Commedable support of People of Raviyana…

        • “We got remarkable love from the fvillage. “Ben, now when you come, have food with us. We will give all the support you want.” You are doing the pure work, said Bharmalbhai and Sarpanch. We felt very happy hearing that. ”
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        • ‘Ann gud gude,Nal gud gude,Dushkal dhinskau dhinskau......

        • “When village sarpanch was asked that; ‘Does castism still exists here?’ He replied by saying that, ‘We started drinking water from the same wel l, even before we got freedom.”
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        • Nomads always demand to get the grain-giving card and not the empty ration card...

        • “Somebody like Karshan Kaka would say, “Ben, does this official have to give the card from his personal storage that he is not giving us?”...” ”
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        • Dafer families from Wamaj are forced to vacate the place even after the assurance from higher police authorities...

        • “Take your baggage and vacate the village within two days! “But Sahab, we have been staying in Vamaj village, protecting the boundaries of your village since last 15 years. Now where will we go?”...” ”
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        • Manisha Devipujak of VSSM comes out with flying colours in HSC Science Stream Exam...

        • “Entire Hostel team was with her wherever there was a need. I am grateful to the hostel team. And we wish for Manisha’s bright future. ....” ”
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        • VSSM helped Ishwarbhai Bharthari to build his own house...

        • “Ishwarbhai Bharathri living in Dhanera, his whole house was filled with mud because of floods....” ”
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        • Ravaba Raval begins the construction of his dream house with the help of VSSM...

        • “‘Whole life we were struggling for having our own pucca house, but if our poverty leads us every day by not even able to have a single meal, how can we even think of having pucca house?....”
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        • Kudos to DivaMa Bharthari's generosity and selflessness...

        • “Ben, he doesn’t have a place to stay. He is a son of my brother-in-law. His parents are no more, hence I have brought him up like my own son. He was also wandering without own house like me...”
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        • VSSM fulfills the dream of Sanjaybhai Devipujak to earn his livelihood...

        • “ Sanjay said now, ’Our dreams are bigger now. Hence help should be done;’Nomadic people are not dreaming big; that compliant we won’t have to do. Because there are lot of people like Sanjay, who has started dreaming....” ”
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        • Maganbhai Devipujak gets his Rajkotiyu Machine with the help of VSSM...

        • “If you wouldn’t have put faith in us, then I might have faced debt pressure. It was bad that floods came but for us it’s like floods happened for good. Floods came and we met you otherwise who would care for us!!...” ”
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        • VSSM helps Lalabhai Raval escape his misery...

        • ““Misery gives courage” this proverb got fulfilled in Lalabhai’s story. Floods of July 2017, they lost their house and household chattels. Not even a spoon was left. 3-acres of land of land washed away.”
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        • Maniben Kangsiya's family could get two meals with the help of VSSM...

        • “I had not imagined this type of benefit of loan but after listening Manibahen, I felt happy and found our efforts worth. I would surely share the happiness of having someone’s food need satisfaction....” ”
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        • ‘Share happiness and be happy’ attitude is also spreading with interest free loans by VSSM...

        • ““Ben, obligations should not be kept longer! Many like us are looking at you with many expectations. If we go on taking everything from you, strongest treasure may finish…so we give as per our capacity...” ”
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        • Story of Co-operative people of Jadiya Village...

        • “Real work is done and we all are happy. If we won’t save water then what will we give to posterity? If you go a bit ahead from our village, Rajasthan region starts. It is a completely arid and dry area...” ”
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        • The honour received from nomads is equivalent to the honour received from the President...

        • ““You were there so Bavri could be a part of Nomadic tribe, otherwise we tried for so many years to mention that but due to VSSM Bavri added and identified as Marwadi Devipoojak...” ”
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        • Amazing co-operation of Bhesana Village to VSSM Water Management Program...

        • “We decided to dig out lake in Bhesana, and village extended us great cooperation. Expenditure of Rs. 7. 5 lakh by organisation and 5 lakh by village.....”
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        • Kudos to Makhanu village for their support in VSSM Water Management Program...

        • “‘If our village lake will be much deeper than in rains when village and schools are filled with five to seven feet high.....”
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        • We greet to all nomadic and de-notified tribes and we thank government...

        • “We thank you all dear ones, who has helped us in this task From nomadic and de-notified tribes.....”
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        • Devipujak families being ill-treated in Chotila village...

        • “Devipoojak families built their houses from the tin containers which they collect from the scrap....”
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        • Paniben is doing successful business of Hawser (Ropes) with the help of VSSM ..

        • “I asked Paniben, “What benefit you got from loan? This hut is as it is! Couldn’t you save something out of your earnings after the loan?” ”
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        • Kashi Ma takes care of her mentally retarded son with the help of VSSM for loan to do business ..

        • “Kashi Ma has a desire to get a plot to make her own house to stay. As villagers are supportive, we too are hopeful that VSSM’s effort will bring results for her. We are also determined to help her get the medicines for her son on a cheaper rate. ....”
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        • VSSM supports Nomads to recover from Flood destruction...

        • “VSSM directly Rs. 45,00,000 Lacs and indirectly offered nearby Rs. 1.5 Crore material to flood affected families. They were offered interest free Rs. 75 lacs loans to restart their business. ...”
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        • VSSM holds Lalabhai Raval's hand in his rough times... ...

        • ““What should I do ben?” his voice was expressing his broken heart condition. He wanted to ask for help but he could not speak it for a longer time....”
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        • Blessed to be nurturing such beautiful children…

        • ““God will put a big ball in your tummy, you won’t be unable to eat. So, think before you promise. Children like you are very dear to God so they aren’t punished. He forgives children but places a ball in their tummy.”...”
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        • VSSM will always remain grateful to its well-wishers to help ensure girls like Janki and Bhoomi realize their dreams...

        • ““We do not have enough money to educate both our daughters. However, VSSM’s Shardaben has been instrumental in bringing these girls to the hostel. “My in-laws wanted to see where our girls are studying that is why I have brought them here. We are delighted to see them do well.”....”
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        • Ramaben Chuvadiya's daughters Kinjal wishes to join police force while 6 year old Vandan wants to fly aircrafts!! ... ...

        • “Ben, you please take care of my daughters. They are my future!” Her daughters too are extremely hardworking and polite. Very nice daughters, indeed.....”
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        • Manisha is the brightest amoungst Babiben and Bhagabhai Devipujak’s 8 children...

        • ““I feel sad at looking at my mother’s plight. She changes three rides to reach Rajkot to buy vegetables and does the same on her return. Two days back her finger got crushed while trying to shut the tempo door she was traveling in, she had fever because of that yet, she did not take a day off.....”
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