Global warming, Climatic change and erratic behaviour of monsoon rains have caused a great worries in our parts of the world. Some parts of India are flooded with water and at the same time some parts are facing the situation of droughts. Both the conditions are not good for the economic and social development of our country. This year monsoon arrived in Jharkhand very late and slow. It has been raining for a few days but it is not sufficient as the under ground water level has gone down by two meters and the water reservoir are empty in some parts of this region. Farmers are engaged in their fields for agricultural activities with the hope of good and sufficient monsoon rains. We are quite optimistic about the monsoon rains and good crops this year.
The prices of essential commodities are still very high. It is very difficult for a common people to buy food items like Rice, Wheat, Pulses, Edible oil, Vegetables and other food materials from the open market. If the situation remains the same for some time the poor people will start starving. It is painful specially to see the children suffering from malnutrition and diseases caused by it. Every time the government promises to keep the prices of essential commodities under control but fails to keep their promises. This ruthless behaviour of the government departments causes a great anxiety among the people who are facing the situation of starvation and malnutrition. We hope this time the government would be successful to keep the prices of essential commodities under control and within the reach of common people.
The students of volleyball training centre have not received financial support from the government for the last five months. During this period of crisis our organization has taken initiative to provide food, residential accommodation and other necessary assistance to these poor students. We have been in contact with the concerned authorities in Ranchi and have been receiving hopes and good words but not the money. Last week we met the senior government officer and he promised us to take necessary action to get the money released for the volleyball students. We hope that soon the students will get the support from the government.
With the start of monsoon season the patients of malaria, gastrointestinal diseases, snake bite , patients of respiratory disorder have started coming to the hospitals at large. Their numbers are increasing every day. In the meeting with the villagers we have expressed our worries towards the problems. We are planning to find ways and means to organize health camps at Jagriti Vihara and in the villages to support the villagers. We hope that our friends and supporters will continue to support our endeavour to provide medical assistance to the poor villagers of our region.
The construction of hospital building is progressing well. The installation of roofing sheets have been started. We hope that in two weeks we will get the roof installed. After that we will start casting of floors and the fixing of glasses in the windows. Due to monsoon rains and because of the people are engaged in the agricultural activities the work is delayed for some time. Hopefully we will get the hospital building completed by the month of November 2012.
Visitors are continued to visit the centre. They have shown their interest in our activities. We have been receiving new ideas from them. We are in contact with the individuals, organizations and the government authorities and making them known to the activities related with the exhibition centre of Jagriti Vihara . We have received positive responses from them. We are optimistic to get some kind of support from them. On the basis of the support from our friends and supporters from different parts of the world we will be able to give the centre a distinct shape.
We have not yet bought a motorbike for the purpose of our official activities in Ranchi office. We have already placed order for the bike and as soon as it comes to the shop in Ranchi we will buy it. We don’t have extra fund to buy a motorbike but as we have received positive response from our friends in Sweden to extend their financial support to buy a motorbike, we have decided to go ahead for it. We hope to get the support very soon.
As you know every year during the monsoon we distribute plants to the people from our nursery .This year also we have planned to distribute saplings of plants to the villagers.
PEOPLE AT JAGRITI VIHARA
All the members, volunteers and workers of Jagriti Vihara are fine and engaged in the activities of the organization. They are doing well. They are sending their warm wishes to all our friends and supporters . On the invitation of a supporting group in the United States Jayaji is on a visit to Sanfrancissco. As you know we are getting support from this group to build a hospital at Jagriti Vihara for the benefit of the poor people of this region. We will write to you in detail when he comes back from the States.
With warm greetings,
Lucy, Sushil and Rajesh (Information group of Jagriti Vihara)