By Rajni Bakshi
Bapu Kuti, at Sewagram Ashram, Wardha, is the dust hut which was once Mahatma Gandhi's final domestic. part a century after Bapu used to be killed, the Kuti is alive with gatherings of people that percentage his goals. they don't name themselves 'Gandhians'. but, as they look for the suggestions to the various difficulties of contemporary India, those activists locate themselves coming to an analogous conclusions as had Gandhi. during this assortment, Rajni Bakshi explores the area and lives of twelve such those that have grew to become their backs on profitable professions to embark on a look for functional and humane methods of political and social transformation, rooted within the religion that new India with prosperity for all might be equipped at the strengths of cooperation and neighborhood.
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So Nikhil and Shanker had an almost filial right to insist on taking Mot Singh to the hospital in Beawer. The doctors were not hopeful but offered various kinds of treatment that would keep Mot Singh at the government hospital in Beawer. No thanks, Mot Singh said firmly. He preferred to die in his own hut. His friends did not try to dissuade him. They knew that the ill-equipped and poorly-stocked public hospital would not offer much relief to Mot Singh. A few months later, he died quietly in his home beside the big tarred road.
And all this enterprise was run by MKSS members on a no-profit basis. Along with these shops were stalls with information about labour rights. During the public meeting, people were urged to give their opinions and suggestions on how the problems of the area and its people could be solved. There was a profusion of suggestions. Clearly, the will to change things was strong. At that point the Sangathan also wanted to work with other groups to create the blueprint for an Employment Guarantee Act in Rajasthan.
About three weeks earlier, the chief minister of Rajas than, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, had made a statement in the state Assembly that local government functionaries would have to make photocopies of all documents available to the people. That was partly why the BDO and his juniors were present. Even more importantly, the sarpanch of the Thana panchayat was an active member of the Sangathan. Ladu Singh was the first Sangathan activist who had successfully contested an election. This fifth jan sunwai also showed the maturity of the process.