VaJaHa (Vana Jana Hakka) Foundation, Nagpur is supporting PREM Foundation Gadchiroli in providing mobile health care services in remote villages of Gadchiroli District. PREM Foundation is a group of youth basically from Gadchiroli district and after getting good education they are in service and well settled in different parts of the Country and abroad. Dr Bhaskar Halami is leading the group. When Vajaha Foundation came to know about their contribution during the Covid in Gadchiroli area. VaJaHa Foundation is supporting them with Van in reaching to the remote villages. Van became mobile dispensary and with the team of doctors van visits diffrent villages and treat the patients on the spot and medicines are also distributed at free of cost. If needed serious patients are taken to the civil hospitals through van.

There were calls from young girls from some distant tribal villages from native place Pipriya regarding non-availability of sanitary pads in the villages due to lockdown. Earlier pads were made available by SHGs through zilla parishad. Now during this pandemic due to non availability of employment they were not able to purchase or pads were not available in the villages. Die to increase in number of Covid cases this important issue of girls and women’s health and hygiene is neglected. Through network number of women and girls in need of pads were identified from Six villages Pipriya, Fulzari, Khapa, Sillari, Salai and Wagholi in Ramtek Taluka. Among these Khapa, Fulzari and Wagholi are 100 percent tribal total 564 young girls and women were identified as a needy with the help of Asha workers and Anganwadi (ICDS Centre Head). Total 1200 pockets (7 pads per pocket) 2 per individual were distributed. Activity was jointly organised by VaJaHa (Vana Jana Hakka) Foundation and Janahit Generics, Trimurti Nagpur. Ashish Sharma from Janhit Generics and Prof Keshav Walke Officiating Principal, Matru Sewa Sangh Institute of Social Work and Director VaJaHa (Vana Jana Hakka) Foundation coordinated the work.

Sweet distribution to the 1000 street children by VaJaHa Foundation in collaboration with White Wings Multipurpose Society and with the support of my NSS volunteers Vinod, Govinda and their team.

Help to the 23 wildlife project affected families from Tribal Village Fulzari in Nagpur District which is under the process of Displacement due to Pench Tiger Reserve. With the help of Ex- Volunteer and Others mobilized Rs.50000 and made 23 food grain kits for families in crises. They were deprived from receiving ration from the Government departments. Each kit consisting of around Rs 2500 with 15kg Rice, 10 kg Atta, 3 kg veg Oil, Tea, 1 kg Sugar, 1 kg mung dal, 1 kg tuwar dal, 3 kg Onion, 2 kg Potato, Soyabean Balls, Haldi, Chilly, Coriander Powder, Masala, 12 Bath Soap, 12 Detergent Soap, 12 biscuit packs, masks etc. (Nearly 50 kg weight per kit)

Interdisciplinary International Conference was organized jointly by VaJaHa Foundation,
Nagpur, Tirpude College of Social Work, Nagpur, Maharashtra Association of Social
Work Educators (MASWE) and Norbuling Righter College, Paro, Bhutan. It was held on
11th June 2023. The theme of the conference was “Sustainable Development in
South Asian Countries: Present Status, Issues and Challenges”.
The students of Norbuling Righter College presented beautiful welcome dance, earlier
the conference commenced with singing national anthem of both the countries.

For inaugural -Dr Tandin Dorji, President, Norbuling Rigter College, Paro, Bhutan was
chief guest. During his speech he spoke on overall position of Bhutan regarding
sustainable development goals. He also took appraisal of the achievements and facts.
He mentioned that Bhutan has 60% forest cover, wild life is also protected and
education to all is the goal of Bhutan. He proudly claimed that Bhutan is champion as
far as sustainable development goals are concerned.
Chairperson was Dr Swati Dharmadhikari, Principal, TCSW, Nagpur. She empahasized
that there is a need of addressing the issues of sustainable development as we owe
good future to our younger generations, she particularly focused on inculcating healthy
habits relevant for it.
Keynote speaker Prof. Ambadas Mohite, Founder President, MASWE comprehensively
took review of world scenario regarding sustainable development goals by giving
statistics particularly on South Asian countries .
Master of Ceremony was Prof Keshav Walke, Director,VaJaHa Foundation and Vote of
Thanks were proposed by Mr Sanjay Fulkar, Secretary, MASWE.
Technical Session I was chaired by   Dr Prakash Katare, Former Dean, Dept of Social
Work, SRTM University, Nanded, India. In this session 8 Papers were presented.
Session II, Dr. Saurabh Basu, Senior Faculty at NRC, Paro, Bhutan chaired the
session in which also 8 Papers were presented.
For Valedictory Chief Guest was Dr Karma Drukpa, Dean Academic, NRC, Paro and
was chaired by Prof Ambadas Mohite, Founder President, MASWE, India. Dr Karma
Drukpa in his candid speech spoke on importance of addressing issues affecting
sustainable development. In his power point presentation he focused on multiple
dimensions of development and did mention that Bhutan considers Indians as brother.
He specially mentioned the long associations between the two neighboring countries.

Organizing secretory Dr Swati Dharmadhikari presented a brief report of the
conference. Chairperson Dr Ambadas Mohite took review of the conference in which he
expressed his concern on the fact that only department of social work in Bhutan will be
closed soon. He further urged that we need to understand global scenario regarding
three pillers of sustainable development i.e Ecology, Economy and Equity. He also
explained the 17 sustainable development goals reminded the slogan “Leave No One
Prof. Keshav Walke, Dr Puranik, Mr. Naresh Dhurve, Mr.Sanjay Fulkar and members of
MASWE took efforts to make the Conference a big success. The conference was a big
success, there were 68 participants from India and Bhutan which included faculty and

VaJaHa Foundation with Prison Administration adopted two girls for their future education. VaJaHa Foundation adopted the girls whose parents are serving sentences in prison

VaJaHa (Vana Jana Hakka) Foundation, Nagpur, India, in collaboration with SRM College of
Social Work, Chandrapur, India, VMS Research Foundation, Nagpur, India, Brisbane
Institute of Strength Base Practice, Australia, Dr. C. D. Deshmukh Commerce & Sau. K. G.
Tamhane Arts College, Raigad, India, Priyadarshini J L College of Engineering, Nagpur is
organising Interdisciplinary International Conference- 2022 during 20-24 November 2022 in
Dubai. The Theme of the Conference is “Rising of Global India: Aspirations, Possibilities
and Challenges”.

VaJaHa Foundation with Prison Administration adopted two girls for their future education. VaJaHa Foundation adopted the girls whose parents are serving sentences in prison

Health Check up program on 1st January 2023 at Pipriya Village in Ramtek Block of Nagpur District. More than 200 patients took benefit of the camp.

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