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Bhim Yatra- Golaghat(Assam) and Dimapur(Nagaland)

by , 25 Dec 2015
Update on Day 4 of the Bhim Yatra, which attempts to spread awareness on manual scavenging and the adverse effects on the Dalit Community.                                                      
Place: Dimapur (Nagaland), Golaghat (Assam)
Report:
Today the Bhim Yatra started from from Golaghat and had a meetign with community members at the  Shantipara Harijan Colony of Golaghat  Mrs. Chandra Valmiki told the community members about the objectives of the Bhim Yatra: to spread awareness on Manual Scavenging Act-2013 and Supreme Court Judgment (regarding 10 lakh rupees to be paid to dependents of people died in sewer) and against sewer cleaning. People in the community demanded that we need free and good qualification for our children. The Assam team suggested to avail all schemes and scholarships available for children’s education such as pre and post metric scholarship and dues which are given to children in primary classes. 
After having this discussion, the Assam team moved to Dimapur (Nagaland). In Dimapur, the team went to Dimapur Harijan Colony and a had meeting with community members. They discussed the demands of Bhim Yatra such as:

-          To enhance one-time cash assistance from rupees 40,000/- to rupees 2 lakhs.

-          Pay Rs. 10 lakhs to the dependents of people died in sewer

-          Eliminate manual scavenging.

Furthermore, the team told people that the primary aim of the Bhim Yatra is to liberate our community from manual scavenging and for that we are making our community(Dalits) aware about different schemes and provisions for their rehabilitation, giving letters and memorandums to different government authorities to take effective steps and implement Manual Scavenging Act-2013, in its full and original form. After this the community members had queries such as how to avail these rehabilitation   schemes and provisions, which the team responded to by giving them information about concerned government departments.

The Yatra covered 250 KM between Assam and Nagaland.

Bhim Yatra- Golaghat(Assam) and Dimapur(Nagaland)

Update on Day 4 of the Bhim Yatra, which attempts to spread awareness on manual scavenging and the adverse effects on the Dalit Community.                                                      
Place: Dimapur (Nagaland), Golaghat (Assam)
Report:
Today the Bhim Yatra started from from Golaghat and had a meetign with community members at the  Shantipara Harijan Colony of Golaghat  Mrs. Chandra Valmiki told the community members about the objectives of the Bhim Yatra: to spread awareness on Manual Scavenging Act-2013 and Supreme Court Judgment (regarding 10 lakh rupees to be paid to dependents of people died in sewer) and against sewer cleaning. People in the community demanded that we need free and good qualification for our children. The Assam team suggested to avail all schemes and scholarships available for children’s education such as pre and post metric scholarship and dues which are given to children in primary classes. 
After having this discussion, the Assam team moved to Dimapur (Nagaland). In Dimapur, the team went to Dimapur Harijan Colony and a had meeting with community members. They discussed the demands of Bhim Yatra such as:

-          To enhance one-time cash assistance from rupees 40,000/- to rupees 2 lakhs.

-          Pay Rs. 10 lakhs to the dependents of people died in sewer

-          Eliminate manual scavenging.

Furthermore, the team told people that the primary aim of the Bhim Yatra is to liberate our community from manual scavenging and for that we are making our community(Dalits) aware about different schemes and provisions for their rehabilitation, giving letters and memorandums to different government authorities to take effective steps and implement Manual Scavenging Act-2013, in its full and original form. After this the community members had queries such as how to avail these rehabilitation   schemes and provisions, which the team responded to by giving them information about concerned government departments.

The Yatra covered 250 KM between Assam and Nagaland.

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