040-4821-5500

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Hello Helpline number

040-4821-5500

About

Bharat Dekho Organization

Bharat Dekho is a section 8 organization registered with the Government of India. We are a team of passionate young citizens. Enabling conscious, constructive, creative, and collaborative civic engagement is our task through non-violent communication.



Vision

Our vision is to create a system through which society can take care of each other in a more humane way.



Mission

Build a community of empathetic listeners and enablers.



“Hello Helpline”

Hello-Helpline is one step towards our mission and vision. We have decided to first start by listening to the people of India. Irrespective of any identity, we promise to listen. We do not give expert opinions or solutions. We promise to be your friend when you are alone in difficult times and be with you.

In cases like the food crisis, medical crisis, abuse, or mental health issues, we ask for support from our network of local civic societies, professionals, or local authorities. In case of Emergency, concerned authorities are immediately informed. We document the emerging trends from our local communities. And publish the stories in our e-magazine #storiesoftruth.

The beginning

Currently, we are in Hyderabad. We will expand to different cities next year.

The 24X7 Helpline (040-2481-5500) would be functioning for:

To receive incoming call from anyone in the time of distress. And document the cause of their worry. In case of Emergency to alert concerned authorities for quick action.



To speak with specific groups in the community and try to document their life.

Hope

This idea will help us to design an empathetic way of connecting with each other.

It will help us understand, document, and share true stories.

We are hopeful that everyone will join us in this mission to understand the world around us in a more humane way.

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Got helping hand in Hyderabad, he now helps those hit by Amphan.

A migrant worker who was stuck in the city for three months without work, is now back to Howrah.West Bengal, helping others in desperate situations.

Tassauddin, a zari worker working for a private boutique in Banjara Hills, had not been paid during the lockdown. Without his salary of Rs 10,000 a month he could not meet his rent or expenses for food. He then called local volunteers for help. "There were hundreds of workers like me struggling in the city. Social workers provided us with food and arranged for our transport back home", said the 24-year-old. At that time, there were at least 300 Bengali workers in Syed Nagar in Banjara Hills, the migrant said.
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Malnourished migrant mums strugglw to breastfeed babies

There are 15 children packed in a small room at an under construction building at Osmanagar between 6 months to two years Their parents, contruction workers, say they have no milk to feed the little ones during the pandemic .

“Some of the women here do not have enough to feed themselves, so they are unable to feed their babies".
Romila Gillella, a teacher and activist, working with migrants during the lockdown says she has come across a few cases where mothers are not able to feed their children because of lack of nutrition in themselves. founders of bharat dekho says they has given essential commodities to the poor in a short time so that they do not have to suffer from hunger.
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Distribution of daily needs to poor families.

Romila Gillela and Abhijit Biswas, founding members of Bharat Dekho under the auspices of Team India at Banisalal Peta Division Newboiguda Government English Medium Primary School in Sanath Constituency, helped the parents of 150 poor school children with basic needs on Thursday, June 11th, 2020.
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Reaching out those in need.

With the poor and homeless struggling for a meal during covid-19 pandemic, a group of young activists has come forward to reach out to the most vulnerable people during this time of crisis.

Abhijit Biswas, Romila Gillella, Asra Fatima, and Ruhi Gidwani - who come from a background of development work and are part of the alumni of the prestigious Teach for India programme- formed the 'Bharat Dekho' coalition with a principle of speaking less and doing more.
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Panic due to fake news caused migrants to walk home.

Migrants took to walking hundreds of kilometres to their homes during the lockdown because of fake news, the government has told Parliament. It also said that the global experience with Covid-19 and its highly infectious nature led to the Centre’s decision to clamp a nationwide lockdown on March 24 at a notice of just four hours.

When TMC member asked why migrant labourers had to walk miles to reach their homes, Rai said, “The migration of large number of migrant workers was triggered by panic created by fake news regarding duration of lockdown, and people, especially migrant labourers, were worried about adequate supply of basic necessities like food, drinking water, health services and shelter.”
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Alumni turns Covid-19 warriors.

A group of young activists from development work turned frontline workers during the COVID-19 crisis providing impactful responses ingrained in deep listening and alternative thinking. The team of 'Bharat Dekho' is working round-the-clock since the past few months to fight not just virus but its effects.

A group of youngsters, who had at one point in their life volunteered for a non-profit teach- ing organisation that recruits individuals to serve as full-time teachers in low-income schools for two years, who weren’t even from the same batch, have now been brought together by the common aim of fighting the virus and the devastation it is leaving behind. Meet the team of ‘Bharat Dekho’, a coalition of young activists with a powerful con- science and a principle of speaking less and doing more. The core team includes Romila Gillella, Abhijit Biswas, Ruhi Gidwani, and Asra Fatima, all from different batches of the NGO’s fellowship and 12 other volunteers met each other at various alumni meets and turned friends after realising they felt the same on different matters relating to the society. This group of youngsters in their late 20s have worked together on so many other projects concerning social welfare, tribal welfare and met via different workshops. “All of us who come from different professional back- grounds now work full-time in the education sector. Once we decided on working for the COVID-19 relief, we catch up for a quick meet at around 9:30-10:30 pm every night to discuss work for the next day and divide our work,” says Romila Gillela, a core-team member. The team shared a great rapport because of the way they felt about several issues plaguing the country.

#StoriesOfTruth

To create a community of people who listen to each other and help each other in solving their problems by creating a platform for people to talk about their issues and see if help can be reached to the distressed in the safest possible manner and in shortest possible time.

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#KokapetConstruction

Kokapet being a construction site in the outskirts of Hyderabad has a huge number of labor population. There are around 5000 people in these colonies doing different parts of construction and mason work.

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#FoodDistribution

I have been a part of certain food distribution cycles where I have experienced and been a part of many many stories of helplessness, of despair, or frustration but also of hope, of possibility and of comradeship.

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#Discrimination

I guess, discrimination has it's own beautiful way of presenting itself when you are on field. Vasudha Nagaraj is an activist and lawyer at the High Court of A.P. She was on the field helping the migrant workers travel back home.

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#SuccessStory of truth, of hope, of collective, and of solidarity.

This story is a success story of truth, of hope, of collective, and of solidarity.

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#RSV

Rashid bhai calls on the Rythu Swarajya Vedika (RSV) helpline and tells that there is a huge need for ration for a lot of people. Kiran Kumar from RSV connects him to Abhijit Biswas for an ground-level analysis.

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#WestBengal and #Orissa

As we all know that, #WestBengal and #Orissa are badly affected by the cyclone and many of them have lost lives, are injured and damaged personal belongings. We were in touch with some of the migrant laborers from West Bengal and they recently called us for help.

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#Shaikh Tasabuddin is a migrant worker

Shaikh Tasabuddin is a migrant worker from West Bengal who does embroidery work in a shop and resides in an basthi called Syed Nagar in Road no 12, Banjara Hills. Knowing there are more than 300 migrant workers from West Bengal in that basthi and the surrounding basthis

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#Mrs.Shobha

Outside my house on the footpath, I saw this woman (Mrs. Shobha) sitting and wailing in pain. She was holding onto her lower abdomen. I noticed this and asked her what happened. She replied, "I have a severe pain in my lower abdomen on both the sides. I came to see a doctor here but her clinic is closed." She said pointing to the clinic. "I tried other clinics but all are closed. I am unable to walk further."

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#NewMail Under Construction

As we all know that, #WestBengal and #Orissa are badly affected by the cyclone and many of them have lost lives, are injured and damaged personal belongings. We were in touch with some of the migrant laborers from West Bengal and they recently called us for help.

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#SunilBharadwaj

. There are a group of 53 people who are working in the construction site of MCEME, Army Regiment Area, Lal Bazar in Secunderabad. They were in need of medicines as lot of the people in the group are children and old people. They called up on Indus Action helpline for the same and

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#Medchal Relief Camp

This is Nikki. He came with his family from Bangalore by walking. We saw him sitting alone away from the group. There was lot of police in the camp and the space was really chaotic. I spotted him sitting alone and took the moment to chat with this little one. Watch the video to see his lovely gesture..

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#Medchal Relief Camp

We reached around 9 am. We knew the camp is nearby as we saw strings of people walking towards a direction. As we reached we saw some people were having breakfast, some were resting and some waiting to leave.

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#walked in solidarity

he day we walked in solidarity with all the migrant workers is when we understood the actual pain it takes to walk barefoot in a hot sun of nearly 42 degrees.

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#Ruhi Gidwani

has been coordinating with all the travel related information for some of the migrant workers who wanted to leave leave to #WestBengal #UttarPradesh #Bihar #Jharkhand. Last two days, she has been extensively coordinating to arrange travel and food for these migrants. Around 3 different trains have left to West Bengal so far and she has been one of the key people involved in sending around 1000 people to their destination.

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#journey of truth

One is bound to face some minor ups and downs in the journey of truth and this story is just one of them.

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#Sk Tasabuddin

Sk Tasabuddin , who we have written two stories about, is a migrant labor from Uluberia in Howrah District. He is an example of empowerment and true leadership. As soon as he reached home, he has realized that a number of families are facing difficulties due to cyclone.

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#StoryOfAbhilash

The story of Abhilash is one of the many meek voices of hunger and uncertainty. D. Abhilash is a student studying in 11th grade and has gone through tremendous pressure at home financially during lockdown. He was left with just 600/- rupees during the peak months of the lockdown.

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