Ages ago Bharat Varsh (India) heralded “Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam” (Entire world is one big family).India is a living example of “unity in diversity” where numerous religions have been coexisting peacefully for centuries. However, myopic vision of many a political parties is eroding the foundation built upon ‘unity in diversity’ by dividing people on the basis of religion, region, caste, sub-castes, etc. The division of citizens on the basis of region is so severe that in our own country,
people from NE States like Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Nagaland, Assam, Manipur, etc. are considered as foreigners in Rest of India. My Home India is working as an ambassador strengthening national harmony across the country.
We can’t ignore importance of youth & children in nation building. Youth are our “Present” but children hold our “Future”. It is very important to ensure all-round development of children to secure a bright future for the country.
In line with above philosophy, we focus our efforts on two primary activities:-
My Home India believes “Home is where child should be” and this is why we give special emphasis to reuniting children with their families. It is only in rare cases where reunification is not possible at all or the family has itself caused trauma to the children, we rehabilitate the children elsewhere. Our goal over next five years is to reunite all children in Children’s Homes with their families all over the country
Strengths of My Home India
Shri Sunil Deodhar has been associated with various welfare activities since beginning. His profound oratory skills, selfless efforts & speeches at various forums have inspired countless people to this cause. He has worked extensively towards integrating “rest of India” with our beautiful North Eastern states. Being an able administrator possessing excellent leadership skills, he was made the Campaign Manager of Shri Narendra Modi’s Varanasi Constituency during general elections 2014. Earlier, he has also played crucial role in party’s electoral victories in many states of India.
He is a RSS activist and worked in underprivileged localities of Mumbai via various social services projects like ‘Baal Mitra Vachanalaya’ educational initiatives for slum dwelling students, etc.
A brief about Shri Sunil Deodhar:
Major Verticals of My Home India
Bonding with North East India.
Spread across 8 states Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim, North East India is country’s prominent tribal area dotted with variety of languages, cuisines, and attires. It is also has rich deposits of oil, coal, uranium etc. It is among the most beautiful regions of our country.
Connected through a tiny strip of land with rest of country, this region remained in dark age after 50 years of independence but during the regime of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government the focus was shifted to this region and DoNER Ministry (Development of North East Region) was setup and several other program was started for the development of the region and present government is working hard to develop it on priority. The region is plagued with issues such as illegal infiltration of Bangladeshi immigrants, China’s constant intrusion, insurgency etc. This made many to move to rest of India in search of better opportunity
The different looks has resulted in to sort of identity problem in rest of India which is not aware of the NE region as a whole. This sometimes causes misunderstanding between them & local people. Feeling of alienation in one’s own country saddens people from N.E. India & has occasionally resulted in unpleasant incidents. Hence we identified the problems and laid emphasis on increasing awareness about this region and its people all over the country.
My Home India began its activities focusing on the issues pertaining to North East India. Since inception our activities consist the following:
Sapnon se Apno Tak
My Home India has conceived and implemented an initiative ‘Sapno Se Apno tak’ for reuniting children languishing in Children’s Home all over country.
It is a challenge to ensure that country’s future i.e. children get all the resources for their all-round development & they don’t fall prey to traffickers losing their childhood.
However here are some startling facts:
Whether it’s children who ran away from home in search of better opportunities or even children with resources who left home due to wrong influence/misguidance, children kidnapped by child traffickers, children simply lost in crowded places , children abandoned by extended family members on death of either or both of parents, children brought to Children’s Home due to custody battle between family members upon death of parents, children abandoned or even sold by their own parents owing to difficulties, , all these children end up at children’s home after getting rescued from their respective hell-holes. These rescued children requiring protective state custody are sent to Children’s Home till the time they are reunited with their families.
Unlike observation homes which house juvenile offenders sentenced by court, Children’s Homes are meant for rescued children who are innocent & simply victims of situation. Children’s Home are expected to provide secured environment with some basic facilities such as hygienic environment with sanitation, clean water, proper food, medical & psychological care (especially for mentally challenged children), counseling facilities for misguided children & basic educational facilities. Children’s’ Homes also need to put effort in reuniting children with their families since these Children’s Homes are meant to be a transit stay. However some Children’s Home lack the basic facilities quoted above & a very few Children’s Home provide the additional care that mentally challenged rescued children require. Funds allocated to Children’s Home need to be utilized as efficiently as possible. It is a known fact that due to lack of space, some Children’s Home keeps juvenile offenders & rescued children in common cells. The normal children therefore get exposed to criminal world. If the rescued children remain in the Children’s Home for weeks / months / years intermingling with juvenile criminals, this can change their psyche and convert them into criminals Mahatma Gandhi jee once said “Be the change you wish to see in this world”. Following the same ideology, we are doing our bit to eradicate the problem rather than pointing fingers to others. This is where My Home India steps in to reunite the children with their respective families at the earliest
Various activities done as part of this program
Getting details of children & tracking families
As soon as children arrive at Children’ Home, volunteers conduct many rounds of interactions with them to get information & subsequently connect with concerned government offices such as local police station etc. to track children’s family. Some children even belong to migrant laborers with no fixed place. Despite no comprehensive official system, volunteers collaborate with various government departments & collect the bits of information to accomplish this task.
Securing release order & facilitating family in the process
Volunteers of My Home India help families of children to speedily comply with official process of concerned law enforcement bodies, ensuring that children don’t remain away from their families just because of procedural delays.
Razzle-dazzle of big city can be blinding for a simple family from remote place. My Home India even extends logistical support to such families. Sometimes children need to be sent to Children’s Home of other state. My Home India volunteers shoulder the responsibility for safe travel to other states.
An equally important task at the time of reuniting / rehabilitating children is to ensure that they don’t get trapped in this vicious circle again. Sometimes they are just misguided into dreams of a promising life in big city far away from remote villages. My Home India arranges regular sessions and counsels children about importance of attaining basic education etc. before stepping out of their home.
Regular medical camps
My Home India arranges regular medical camps collecting blood samples of children, doing blood test and providing basic medication. If medical facilities are inadequate at Children’s Homes, My Home India arranges for preventive medical help.
Extended family of children
My Home India celebrates festivals with these children acting as extended family of children. My Home India also conducts special counseling / psychiatric help for the needy children. My Home India regularly provides essential items such as clothes, basic teaching assistance MHI coordinators celebrate their birthdays and festivals with these children’s and inspire others to do so
Rehabilitation of those who can’t go back to their families
My Home India makes utmost efforts in reuniting children with their families. In rare cases when children can’t be reunited with their families, rehabilitation becomes necessary because sending children in such cases back to their family may just aggravate their problems. Necessary care is taken to screen such organizations/ individuals where children are rehabilitated so that children get the appropriate atmosphere they need.
Obliterating root cause of child trafficking & raising awareness
Data related to child trafficking is compiled from children rescued by My Home India and is shared with law enforcement agencies for further action. My Home India also contacts various entities such as SME organizations, RWAs etc. to sensitize them on the issue of child labour.We also conduct awareness workshops / camps at colleges so as to spread awareness of this program amongst the youth and encourage participation of more and more volunteers to spread our message.
Achievements -Till 31st January, 2017
We have reunited 1460 children with their families of 21 states from 29 children homes belonging to four states. This includes 400 girls and 1060 boys, six differently abled children were reunited and 25 children from Nepal and Bangladesh were also reunited
Ministry of women and child development Maharashtra government has Empowered My Home India for “Social audit” for surprise visit and quality inspection of children homes and observation in the state
Other Verticals of My Home India
Dard se humdard tak
Under this project we work in the jails in coordination with the jailors to help those inmates or under trials of the jail who are languishing there for lack of resources like legal services, funds etc .In the bargain the under trials end up staying in the jail for much longer period than the actual term of sentence if convicted .Till now we have given help to more than 40 such people from jails like Ajmer,Dholpur,Jaipur Central jails and secured their release from these jails.
Activities done under Dard se Humdard tak
Rashtravad par manthan
It is a Programme where we organize debates, conferences and run study circles mainly in colleges, university campuses and intellectuals for spread of nationalism
For social harmony My Home India arranges Samrasta bhoj in various Bastis, by doing this we aims at removing the casteism prevalent in the society
My Home India celebrates Dr B. R. Ambedkar jayanti on 14 April
FOUNDER: Shri Sunil Vishwanath Deodhar, M.Sc.(Chem.), B.Ed, EX-RSS PRACHARAK, Now member National Executive BJP, State In-charge of Tripura BJP.
Co-Founder: Shri Chintamani Vishwanath Deodhar, Practicing C.A.
President: Dr. Harish Shetty, Practicing Psychiatrist in Mumbai.
General Secretary: Shri Suhas Samant, C.A.
Chief Ex- Officer: Shri Shravan Jha
P.R.O.: Shri Parag Kamalakar Nerurkar
National General Secretary: Shri K G Suresh
Vice President: Shri Ashok Kavadiya
Vice President: Shri Mohit Kamboj
ADDRESS OF BANK : Matharu arcade, subhash road, vile parle, mumbai- 400057
IFSC CODE : UTIB0000183
ACCOUNT NAME : My home india
ACCOUNT NO : 183010100065229