Anandwan Ashram - Warora (Nagpur)

#1 May 13th, 2011, 22:36
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Hi people,

Just wanted to share my experience to this place called Anandwan Ashram which is situated at Warora and is kind of a rehabilitation center (village) for leprosy patients and that's what pulled me to this place, so that I can be of some help to these physically and socially challenged human beings. But the experience was not what i sought for.

Had a tour around this village which included a know-how on the functioning and the activities that these people perform for each other and for the ashram. Trades such as handicraft, coir mattress making workshop, artificial limb centre, handlooms etc etc… till this time it was perfect and as expected.

The person who was taking us to the tour jumped into the conversation regarding donations abruptly, sounded a bit weird because all the trade workshops, hospitals etc are funded or financially assisted by charitable organization or individuals or temple trusts. Hence it was pretty tough to digest. The sales pitch that this guy was giving for donation was not expected. He also wanted me to be part of donation collection drive within 10 mins of interaction.
(i can understand that such kind of places can only function with proper donation or monetary help but everything or may i say almost everything inside the place is sponsered by someone or the other)

Later i had a one to one interaction with Vikas Amte s/o Baba Amte (well known social worker). He was more into describing his own bureaucratic reach, contacts with politicians etc etc.A minimal and intermittent talk about the actual leprosy patients was heart breaking. His life style was also a bit of thorn in the eye. All in all after the discussion we knew more about his contacts, his corporate and bureaucratic relations and much less about the projects that are underway for Leprosy patients. It was DISAPPOINTING.

The interaction with the person who showed us around and the interaction with Vikas Amte was nothing else than a sales and a marketing pitch.

Dreams shattered! Instead of staying there for few days i decided to moveout right away.

Above was my experience. I am just exercising my rights in this democratic country any offence to anyone direct or indirect is regretted.
#2 Jun 22nd, 2011, 00:53
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Hi Fundoo ji,

I had a completely different experience. I am the coordinator of a forum of likeminded groups, Birds of same Feathers. Some of our members visited Wardha, Pavnar and Warora. Out of all these places I liked Warora a lot for the work that is going on there.

Sitakant Prabhuji is the one who walked us through the Anandwan. He was so humble and he hasn't asked us for a single pie. We were there for 5 hours (as time didnt' permit due to our schedule).

Before going round the place, we listened to a talk by Vikas Amte for the visitors. It was so passionate that I couldn't control my tears. We didn't get time for a one-on-one interaction with him.

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