A pavement dweller from the streets of Thrissur became the 1,000th inmate at the Government-NGO temporary shelter in Kakkanad. In July, social activist Murugan S., who runs the NGO Theruvoram, rescued Ramachandran with the support of the voluntary organization ACTS and the local police. Another pavement dweller Abu, who is mentally unstable, was also adopted from Thrissur on the same day.
“ഓർമ്മകൾ ഉണ്ടയിരിക്കണം എന്നാണ് പറയുന്നത്” അതെ എന്റെ ജീവിതത്തിലെ ഓരോ നിമിഷവും നിറഞ്ഞ ഓർമ്മകളുടെ സാന്നിദ്ധ്യമാണ് .
ഇന്ന് 32 മത്തെ വയസിൽ ഇന്ത്യൻ പ്രധാനമന്ത്രി നരേന്ദ്ര മോദിയിൽ നിന്നും സ്നേഹം തുളുമ്പുന്ന ആലിംഗനത്തൊടെ ടൈംസ് നൗവ് ചാനലിന്റെ അമേസിംഗ് ഇന്ത്യ പുരസ്ക്കാരം എറ്റുവാങ്ങുബോൾ,
ഞാൻ എന്റെ കുപ്പതോട്ടിയിലെ ബാല്യം ഒരു നിമിഷം ഓർത്തുപോയി . കണ്ണുകൾ നിറഞ്ഞ് പട്ടിണിയുടെ ചെറു ബാല്യം എന്നെ തൊട്ടുണർത്തി. വേദിയിൽ മുഖരിതമായ ഹർഷാരവങ്ങൾ ഒന്നും ഞാൻ അറിഞ്ഞില്ല. അറിഞ്ഞത് ഒന്ന് മാത്രം തെരുവിൽ അരക്ഷിതമായ വഴികളിൽ നിന്നും ഇന്ത്യ മഹാരാജ്യത്തിന്റെ തലസ്ഥനമായ ഇന്ദ്രപ്രസ്ഥത്തിൽ പ്രൗഡമായ വേദിയും രാഷ്ട്രനേതാക്കളും ,മാധ്യമ പ്രവർത്തകരും അടങ്ങിയ ജനസഞ്ചയവുമല്ല. എന്റെ കണ്ണീർ ബാല്യം തന്നെയാണ് ആയിരക്കണക്കിനു തെരുവ് ജീവിതങ്ങൾക്ക് അവരോട് ഞാൻ ഹൃദയപൂർവ്വം പറയുന്നു. ആത്മാർഥ ജീവിതം , സേവനം,നന്മകൾ അത് മാത്രമാണ് എന്നെ പോലെ ഒരു യുവാവിനു ഈ ലോകത്തിൽ ലഭിക്കുന്ന ഓരോ അംഗീകാരങ്ങളുടെയും പിന്നിൽ. ഇത് മൂന്നാം തവണയാണ് ഡൽഹി എന്ന ചരിത്രനഗരത്തിലേക്ക് രാജ്യത്തിന്റെ ആദരം ഏറ്റുവാങ്ങാൻ യാത്ര ചെയുന്നത്. 2011 ൽ ഹോപ്പ് എർത്ത് ഫൌണ്ടേഷൻ അവാർഡ് ലഭിച്ചപ്പോൾ തുടർന്ന് 2012 ൽ ഇന്ത്യൻ രാഷ്ടപതി പ്രണബ് മുഖർജിയിൽ നിന്നും കേന്ദ്ര വനിത ശിശുക്ഷേമ മന്ത്രാലയത്തിന്റെ സ്ത്രികൾക്കും കുട്ടികൾക്കും വേണ്ടിയുള്ള ക്ഷേമ പ്രവർത്തനങ്ങൾക്കുള്ള ദേശിയ അംഗീകരം ലഭിച്ചപ്പോളും. മൂന്നാമത്തെ അവാർഡ് ടൈംസ് നൗവ് ചാനലിന്റെ അമേസിംഗ് ഇന്ത്യ പുരസ്ക്കാരം ഏറ്റുവാങ്ങാൻ കഴിഞ്ഞ 12 ന് നെടുംമ്പാശേരി വിമാനത്തവളത്തിൽ നിന്നും ഡൽഹിക്കുള്ള വിമാനയത്രയിൽ ഭാര്യ ഇന്ദുവും എന്നോടപ്പം ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നു. എന്നാൽ ഒരു വയസുക്കാരൻ മകൻ ഹരിശങ്കറിനെ കുടെ കുട്ടാൻ കഴിഞ്ഞില്ലെന്ന ദുഖം ഒഴിയുന്നില്ല.ഡൽഹിയിൽ അതി കഠിനമായ തണുപ്പായിരുന്നു അവനെ കൊണ്ടുപോകാൻ കഴിയാതിരുന്നതിനു പുറകിലെ ചേതോവികാരം. എങ്കിലും വിമാനയത്രയും ഡൽഹി അശോക ഹോട്ടലിലെ താമസവും അവിടെ നടന്ന പ്രൌഡഗ്മ്ഭീരമായ അവാർഡ് ദാനചടങ്ങും അവിസ്മരണിയമായ അനുഭവങ്ങളാണ് സമ്മാനിച്ചത്. രാഷ്ടപതി ഭവൻ, പ്രധാനമന്ത്രിയുടെ വസതി, പർലമെന്റ് മന്ദിരം തുടങ്ങിയ ചരിത്രം ഉറങ്ങുന്ന മണ്ണിൽ മൂന്ന് ദിനങ്ങൾ കഴിച്ചുകൂട്ടാൻ കഴിഞ്ഞത് ഒരു തെരുവ്ബാലന്റെ നടക്കാത്ത സ്വപ്നം മാത്രമാണെങ്കിലും,എനിക്ക് അത് ജീവിത യഥാർത്യമയിരുന്നു. എട്ടാം വയസിൽ എറണാകുളം മേനക ജംഗ്ഷനിലുള്ള ഓവൻ ബേക്കറിയുടെ ചില്ലുകൾക്ക് ഇപ്പുറത്ത് നിന്ന് അകത്തിരുന്ന് ഭക്ഷണം കഴിക്കുന്നവർ രുചികരമായ ഭക്ഷണം കഴിക്കുന്നത് കണ്ട് കൊതിയുറി നിന്ന ബാല്യം. അവർ പകുതി മാത്രം കഴിച്ചാൽ മതി ദൈവമേ എന്ന് പ്രർഥിചിരുന്ന നാളുകൾ. പകുതി തിന്ന് ഉപേക്ഷിക്കുന്ന ബർഗർ കഷ്ണങ്ങളും കേക്കും കുപ്പത്തൊട്ടിയിൽ നിന്നും പെറുക്കി വിശപ്പടക്കിയ കുട്ടിക്കാലം ഇന്ന് അശോക ഹോട്ടലിൽ രണ്ട് രാപകലുകൾ അന്തിയുറങ്ങി ഭക്ഷണം കഴിച്ച് മടങ്ങി വന്നതും സ്വപ്നം മാത്രമല്ല ഇനിയും തെരുവ് ബാല്യങ്ങൾക്ക് ഞാൻ പ്രതീക്ഷയാണെങ്കിൽ എന്റെ മറക്കാത്ത മായാത്ത ഓർമ്മകൾ തനെയാണു അതിനു പിന്നിൽ ഉള്ളത് . ഇനിയും ഒരായിരം തെരുവ് മക്കൾക്ക് തെരുവിൽ നിന്ന് ഞാനും എന്റെ തെരുവോരവും കൈത്താങ്ങായി നിലകൊള്ളുമെന്ന് പ്രതിഞ്ജ ചെയുന്നു.
My organisation Theruvoram is one among the 2288 orphanages functioning in Kerala .At present our services are in 5 districts – Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kottayam,Idukki and Alappuzha.When ever some one calls from these districts in need of help ,I go there and bring the sick people lying on streets abandoned by their families mainly old people and
My organisation Theruvoram is one among the 2288 orphanages functioning in Kerala .At present our services are in 5 districts – Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kottayam,Idukki and Alappuzha.When ever some one calls from these districts in need of help ,I go there and bring the sick people lying on streets abandoned by their families mainly old people and Mentally ill patients.Give them proper care ,food & shelter and medical treatment .Till now I have not asked for any financial help from anyone .My only income is the small grant I receive from Kerala Government and a few kind hearted ,socially obliged well wishers from facebook. I dont receive funds from Kerala/NRI / other Foreign organisations on monthly basis .Our organisation Theruvoram Ngo has got 80 G licence of Income Tax Act. Donations to Theruvoram are eligible for tax exemption. More than the awards I receive ,its the blessings I get from helping the abandoned and needy that gives me the strength to move forward with this mission.Thanks to everyone who have financially helped me within their limits and my prayers with you all.
Mentally ill patients.Give them proper care ,food & shelter and medical treatment .Till now I have not asked for any financial help from anyone .My only income is the small grant I receive from Kerala Government and a few kind hearted ,socially obliged well wishers from facebook.Our organisation Theruvoram Ngo has got 80 G licence of Income Tax Act. Donations to Theruvoram are eligible for tax exemption. More than the awards I receive ,its the blessings I get from helping the abandoned and needy that gives me the strength to move forward with this mission.Thanks to everyone who have financially helped me within their limits and my prayers with you all.
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Street light is a project for enlighten the life of street people mutually run by Kerala State Social Justice Department and Theruvoram (Ngo) in Kochi. By completing 150 days, after commencement of the project, Street Light Project saved the life of 122 people from the street. The project inauguration ceremony is done by Shri Oommen Chandy Chief Minister of Kerala on 15th May 2013. Shri Dr. M.K Muneer Minister of Social Justice Dept of Kerala presided over the function. Street Light is the first project supported by the ministry in association with an Ngo in kerala for the welfare of street dwellers.
Rescued people from all categories like mentally retarded, Old age, handicapped people including children, women, and leprosy patients from the street of Cochin City. Murugan S Secretary of Theruvoram is co-ordinating the project in Cochin. There is a shelter home in Kakkanad near Collector ate for providing care for the inmates.
Currently Government is providing Rs750/- per month for an inmate in the shelter home for food expense Rs 7000/- for the take carer, Rs 4000/- for the transportation expense. Even though the financial support from Gvt is not completely cover the entire expenses, street light project is run by Theruvoram Ngo by rescuing as many people from street day and night. Cooperation from various institutions in the society like Kerala Police Dept also helping the project to make it is a big success!!!
Street Light project organized various cultural events in connection with Onam Eve, International Old age people Day etc. Wish the project will cross thousand in the coming days by rescuing people in Cochin city.
THERUVORAM IS A NGO WORKING FOR REHABILITATION OF STREET CHILDREN AND OLD AGE PEOPLE. WE TAKE CARE THE PEOPLE WHO NEED ONE TIME MEAL AND SHELTER…….! MURUGAN S THERUVORAM IS THE FOUNDER AND VISIONARY OF THERUVORAM. WE SAVED THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN FROM THE STREET FROM THE PAST 7 YEARS OF THERUVORAM JOURNEY. WE WELCOME ALL YOU TO JOINT THE HANDS TOGETHER FOR SPREADING LIGHT OF HUMANITY ACROSS THE GLOBE!!!
I cannot say challenges are new for me or difficulties unknown to me There are many cases i have attended and i got positive as well as negative outcomes.
Unfortunately, I have to attend a case today.”It is my everyday prayer to rescue at least a man from the street a day”. Today morning i was too eager to attend a rescue operation of an old woman who lived alone in her home without getting any proper care in the serious health conditions. Because of some prevailing issues i don’t have the permission to reveal her name.More interesting fact about the case is that a senior Police Officer called me directly over my mobile and asked to rescue the old lady. Which increase my confidence to attend the case without any risk.
I reached the old Mom’s house by evening 4.30pm, which situated at Kizhakkambalam panchayat in Ernakulam district.Two police men also assisted to rescue the old lady because of the absence of police officer.I have n’t seen any crowed or neighbours in the home when i entered into the house. The door was closed. I ring the bell a number of times. No response. Then i saw a window partially opened. I was shocked to see that an old lady laying on her motion spread over the floor and the nasty smell hit on my nose. Policemen and me together tried to open the main door and went inside the house. The lady was crying for water.By seeing her condition i understood that she need urgent primary medical treatment to make her alive!! Before that it is necessary to get information about her family members, relatives any would like to help her.
When i come outside the house, i was really wandered to see a big crowed in front of the house within five minutes!! A ten minutes discussion with the natives helped me to get understand few things about the old lady.She is an owner of the property and 10 cent plot . She had more than 3 lakhs rupees deposit in bank too. She prepared a will of document to transfer the assets in the name of a temple.Her relatives opposed her decision and they filed a allegation in court for partition of the property awaiting action. She did not have own children too. After the discussion me and policemen told them that she need urgent medical aid for brought her life back. We decided to admit her in a hospital.
By the time two drunkard men from the crowed come forward and shouted me: “Who the fuck are you to take her to the hospital??? Then he started to beat even the police men. Every one standing in the crowed watching the seen while the old lady trying badly to inhale. Suddenly, two well dressed ladies came into the seen and introduced themselves as the president and member of the panchayat. Without hearing or watching anything the two blinds stated opposing us and supported the drunkard men by saying “We will not allow any one to touch on the old lady”?
Then i asked them;” who will take care the old lady ,counting for last days???. She replied “Non of your business.
Now i clearly understand that money is the matter make the politicians, leaders, even the panchayat president to do business,, not service.!!!!!! Those Mafia behind the property allegation frightened and anxious whether they loose everything if we take care the old lady.
The tricks and plays they performed to portion the old lady’s wealth with utmost unity and team work if they bring out for some good thing they will get national award!!! We have to quit from there . The old lady on the bed watched all the rock show for her wealth and she whispered for water.
Who cares her??? They want her money. Really i felt i am living in a Demon God’s own country. Sorry mother, i too helpless !!
Panavally is a small village in Cherthala. Natives of this village (men & women) depends their lively hood on sea food processing.Whole families belongs to middle class. But it is evident that all of them had their own house property. The rescued lady named (Thatha ) 80 years lady owned 10 cent plot and property.She brought up 4 children and they arel settled in a well condition including a son who is a retired police officer too.But Thatha staying with her daughter (Kunju Pennu ) who run a farm in their plot. All kind of domestic animals are available in the farm (cows, goat,dogs and cats too). Income from the farm is enough to run the small family.
When i reached their house to rescue the old mom, the situation was horrible. The daughter treating her old aged mother like an animal. The daughter used to beat the old mom with big wood pieces and gave the same food for animals!!!! Said the condition of the old lady by a neighbour. A mom has given her blood and breast milk to feed the four children in the begging of their life . But at the end of life she is treating badly. Neighbours are ready to provide her food and necessary arrangement, but the elder daughter never allowed them to receive any kind of help from the neighbours. Many days thatha in a war against starvation to maintain the life even the family had no financial problems! The painful situation of the mother made cry the neighbours and the youngest daughter who wished to take her mother. But whenever she tried to take her mother the elder daughter not allowed and run away her by unkind words.
The Younger daughter is not so rich but she had a will to protect her mom called me with the help of neighbours at last. When we reached the the home the situation was pathetic. The old mom laid on a corner of a room where all animals ( cat, dog, Goat,Cows) simply run around her……..!!!!! No one can imagine the foul smell of cow dung spread on the floor includes the other animals too………….!!!!
With the help of many good natives like Mrs Sara,Mrs Pouli, Baio Mithra employee Mr Geego and Theruvoram volunteer Venkitesh i rescued the old lady from her pathetic farm villa . Now we are trying to provide medical treatment to Thathi. And the final decision on protecting the mom in future is not planned because of their various family matters. Now she is happy with us.
Few hours before, we were in trouble due to the inconvenience and time lag from the police station in Poochakal to provide the letter of approval. After three hours of long wait in my auto rickshaw the old mom is too tired now. But i kept the promise i made to her youngest daughter Mrs Lalitha to provide medical treatment for her mom in isolation ward at Ernakulam Government Hospital by admitting at 9.06 pm.
This case revealing the current trend in old age parents life in the culturally and socially developed Kerala. This is not a single case, this case is one among the many unreported cases in our state.. No wonder,,
YES THE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS OF KERALA NOW REACHED THE POINT OF DEVELOPED COUNTRIES IS TRUE ONLY!!!!!!!
I have posted many success rescue operations.But this is the one which i helpless to rescue a girl child at midnight! I think this case can give you a clear view why many rescue operations of kids were failure to carry on…..
It was 1’o clock. i went back home after my night drive to sleep.It is usual to call someone for help when i took a deep breath to sleep after a big yawn. No doubt… I picked the call, but nothing could hear because of poor network. i called back again. The guy was a marine engineering student back from Gujarat by OK Train.He said that a girl child(10 years) was entered into their boggy from mangalapuram. They tried to contact railway police for the help. But no one get back them. I agreed to meet them in south railway station. The train left from kalamaserry then.So i took my bike and drive at a 100Km/Speed and reached the south railway station before the train halt.I was awaiting to see the child.When saw her she was sleeping on a seat. Engineering students and me together again called up police for the rescue assistance. Railway police come and told the girl child to leave away from there. She started to shiver, so i bought a coffee for her.
The main problem to rescue a girl child is that , a lady police constable should assist with her. Other wise i have to answer many questions there after because of the legal restrictions. I called local police for the help, again the reply was sad. There were no lady constables on night duty and they asked me to contact control room. There is no one to pick the call at least!!It was really painful and hopeless even i tried all the doors to get a positive reply for rescue a child.
It is easy to say that sorry i can’t help you,, but i can’t. It may not be a great thing to all. But for me, it is my duty and responsibility always. So the incident touch me badly.I t is no more to speechless!
There are 152(NGO)’s working in Kochi by receiving government grands.There are many cells and child care centres, police cell created to ensure child and women protection especially for people reached in the street at night. The so called institutions are always on media coverage. I am not trying to criticize what they did, but what not???
Kochi is growing to a smart metro. Metro rails, Container Terminals all signs indicate the speedy growth.Yes i agree with matters that it can change the old face of Kochi. But i am not believe if the development completely avoid the lower parts. There should be a good mechanism, legal frame work, co-ordination from NGO’s to take care children from street with easy and comfortable procedures.
It is difficult to rescue a child in these situations.Till 3.30 am i sit with her.When i felt there is no point to open the eyes of people acting like blind. I have to cross my legs over the child sleeping in the platform.I don’t have the courage to look her face again.
Who cares them? Who want to raise their voice? Truly madly i disappointed about the child!!!
THERUVORAM RESCUED AN OLD MAN FOUND CRITICAL CONDITION IN AN ISOLATED HOUSE 9/3/2012 Chottanikkara: Balakrishnan(72) years old man who has been lived in a rented house near chottanikkara temple found paralysed in an isolated house rescued by THERUVORAM yesterday.Balakrishnan was a retired employee from PWD. He has been living in chottanikkara for last two years. In the last week, he could not w alk or sit properly because of health issues and the house owner and the neighbours found him in a paralysed situation.Theruvoram tried to contact with his family members and wife. But their response was disappointing that they are not willing to take care the old man.So the house owners and residential association had in big dilemma and they contact Mr Murugan S THERUVORA ( Gen Secretary THERUVORAM). According to police instruction THERUVORAM has admitted the old man in General Hospital Ernakulam.They tried to contact his family members but they will not ready to take care Mr Balakrishnan for the reason that he had seperated from his wife and children for a long while. Doctors said that his health condition is bad and he need proper care and rest.Theruvoram planning to arrange a old age care centre to continue the rest of his life more healthy and peacefully.