Day 190 | 20 July 2015 | Vilad Ghat to Rahuri | The Walk of Hope 2015-16

  • The Walk begins with an Aarathi - Vilaj Ghat to Rahuri
    1.Arathi-right-at-the-beginning-of-our-walk-today-from-Wilajghat-to-Rahuri,-Ahmadnagar,-Maharashtra)
  • Ready to take on the day - Vilaj Ghat
    2.Just-out-of-bed-and-ready-to-take-on-the-day,-Wilajghat,-Ahmadnagar,-Maharashtra)
  • 3.She-does-not-need-any-empowerment!!,-Nandgav,-Ahmadnagar,-Maharashtra)
  • WOH Day 190 progresses along the Nagar - Shirdi road
    4.WOH-Day-190,-was-along-the-wide-Nagar-Shirdi-road,-Ahmadnagar,-Maharashtra)
  • The relentless visionary - at Dhamori
    5.Relentless-and-clearsighted,-Sir-marches-on,-Dhamori,-Ahmadnagar,-Maharashtra)
  • Jain Sadwis are a common sight on Maharashtra's hinterlands
    6.Jain-Sadhvis-have-been-a-very-common-sight-on-Maharashtra-roads,-Dhamori,-Ahmadnagar,-Maharashtra)
  • A casual chat at breakfast point - Rahuri
    7.Casual-chat-at-breakfast-point,-Rahuri,-Ahmadnagar,-Maharashtra)
  • The band playing as we enter Rahuri
    8.An-effervescent-band-played-as-we-entered-Rahuri,-Ahmadnagar,-Maharashtra)
  • Education is a tradition here - Ahmednagar
    9.Children-of-Rahuri-are-blessed-with-an-old-and-large-school,-Ahmadnagar,-Maharashtra)
  • Sri M inagurating a new shelter for HIV patients at Snehalaya's Himmatnagar center
    10.Sir-inaugurating-a-shelter-for-HIV-patients-at-Snehalaya
  • Sri M looks on as the little ones water the sapling just planted - Himmatnagar, MIDC
    11.Sir-looks-on-as-this-little-ones-waters-the-sapling-planted-by-him,-Himmatnagar,-MIDC,-Ahmadnagar,-Maharashtra)
  • The 26 feet deep rainwater harversting tank at Snehalaya's Himmatnagar campus
    12.The-26-ft-deep-rain-water-harvesting-tank-at-Snehalaya
  • Organic plantation with drip irrigation - Snehalaya Himmatnagar campus
    13.The-organic-plantation-with-drip-irrigation-at-Himmatnagar-Centre-of-Snehalaya,-MIDC,-Ahmadnagar,-Maharashtra)
  • Visually challenged inmates of Snehalaya regaled Sri M with an impromptu jam - Himmatnagar
    14.Visually-challenged-inmates-of-Snehalaya-regaled-Sir-with-their-music,-Himmatnagar,-MIDC,-Ahmadnagar,-Maharashtra)
  • Rehabilitated HIV patients who now look after the Himmatnagar Center of Snehalaya
    15.Rehabilitated-HIV-patients-who-look-after-the-Himmatnagar-Centre-of-Snehalaya,-with-Sir,-Ahmadnagar,-Maharashtra)
The day started with a group of fifteen people performing Aarti to Sri M and the padayatra was on the road early morning. Today’s destination was Rahuri, a distance of 17 kilometers. They passed many farms and saw familiar slices of life from the last few weeks. Life here seems simple yet difficult.

The Journal Of Hope Archive

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
    123
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
       
 123456
28293031   
       
29      
       
    123
       
21222324252627
28293031   
       
      1
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
       
  12345
6789101112
27282930   
       
      1
3031     
      1
       
   1234
567891011
       
As they reached Rahuri, they received a civic reception and were led by a musical band for the rest of the journey. Sri M inaugurated a center for HIV patients at Snehalaya’s Himmatnagar center in the evening. The padayatris were taken around the campus, which was impressive by way of vision and the work that has been accomplished until now - rain water harvesting facilities, organic farms with the team of HIV-rehabilitated women managing many of the operations! Snehalaya, a social organisation supports women, children and LGBT, providing a safe exit point from poverty and the commercial sex industry. Founded in 1989 in Ahmednagar, Snehalaya serves India's hidden population: people who go uncounted and uncared for. Snehalaya is run by Indians, for Indians, to fight AIDS and to end human trafficking. Sex trafficking is estimated to be worth $12 billion a year and trades on people's misery without any moral compass or ethics—enslaving women and children into a cruel existence. Without awareness or access to healthcare and safe sex practice, infections flourish and unplanned pregnancies pass HIV to innocent children. Poverty and illiteracy keep crippling cycles in place. Then, when considered unfit for service, the women and children can be tossed out of the system to perish as outcastes. Only with the right education and intervention can this dire situation change. Snehalaya operates in Ahmednagar to build trust and access with operators on both sides of the sex industry. Snehalaya provides rehabilitation, education, healthcare and awareness and supports 15,000+ beneficiaries a year.

No comments yet.

Leave a Comment

Let us know your thoughts on this.