In a landmark move, the sanitation workers of Atapaka Panchayat are embarking on a transformative journey – casting their votes for the first time, receiving government-subsidized rice, and progressing towards securing permanent residences. This not only marks a significant milestone for these individuals but also makes them eligible for various government schemes, mirroring the rights enjoyed by every citizen.
Addressing Disparities in Modern Society: While scientific achievements, such as ISRO’s missions to the moon, showcase the progress of our society, it is disheartening to acknowledge that marginalized groups, devoid of basic human rights, continue to persist in our midst. The dichotomy between cutting-edge technological advancements and the unmet needs of marginalized communities underscores the urgency of addressing societal disparities.
Republic Day Reflections: On Republic Day, as we reflect on the enactment of the Constitution of India, designed by the visionary Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, it is disheartening to observe that the fundamental principles of the Constitution, particularly Article 14 ensuring the right to equality, and Article 21 guaranteeing the right to live with dignity, remain elusive for the lower classes of our society.
Bridging the Gaps: In a concerted effort to bridge these gaps, Project Navayan – Human Rights Initiative NGO, in collaboration with the dedicated team of John Peta Youth Association, has taken a remarkable step forward. Several months ago, families of Atapaka’s sanitation workers, hitherto unrecognized in society, were provided with Aadhaar cards through the initiatives of Project NAVAYAN – Human Rights Initiative. Today, these families have been granted voter identity cards, signifying not only their eligibility for various government schemes but also ensuring their permanent recognition in government records.
Conclusion: This transformative initiative stands as a testament to the power of collective action and advocacy for equal rights. The recognition of sanitation workers not only brings them into the fold of government schemes but also acknowledges their permanent status in our societal fabric. As we celebrate these achievements, let us continue to work towards a society where every citizen, regardless of their background, enjoys the rights and privileges enshrined in our Constitution.
The main dignitaries at this event included Kaikaluru legislator Dulam Nageswara Rao’s sons, youth leader Dulam Adi Vinay, M.P.P Adivi Krishna, and Vice M.P.P MD Zaheer, who actively participated in the distribution of voter identity cards.
Prominent individuals from Atapaka village, such as Talari John, Kanna Ramesh, Banda Narayana, Peddi Raju and from John Peta village Madhan Kummarikunta, Satish Kunavarapu, Pillanagrovi Rafael, Palaparthi Sadguna Rao, Nelaturi Salmon Raju, Rakesh Bodipogu attended this event.
Project NAVAYAN – Human Rights Initiative & John Peta Youth Association founder Director Vijay Vangalapudi, John Peta Youth Association President Sudheer Rayinutala along with Rakesh Palaparthi, Vice President and Directors Rajasekhar Kunavarapu, Amboru Sunil, Masipogu Sampath, Pillagrovi Karunakar, Balaji Kasagala, Boora Dani, Joshua Manthinapalli, Yashwant Velpula, Paulson, Vamsi Kodamala, and others actively participated in the program.
With unwavering commitment,
Team Project NAVAYAN – Human Rights Initiative
Team John Peta Youth Association