March for Untouchability-free India Aug 1-7th 2022 - Please sign this petition in solidarity
- Any world citizen who wishes to see an end to all vestiges of untouchability, caste discrimination a
Bhim Rudan: March for Untouchability-free India
Ahmedabad to Delhi, August 1st to 7th 2022
Please support the march and sign the pledge of solidarity
The Bhim Rudan* campaign is jointly organized by the Dalit Shakti Kendra (DSK), Navsarjan Trust, and the Dalit Foundation, Ahmedabad, India.
This GoPetition in solidarity with the Bhim Rudan* campaign is jointly authored by Hindus for Human Rights (HfHR) and Dalit Solidarity Forum (DSF), USA.
(*Dr. Ambedkar’s lament')
“Will the 1947 dream of an untouchability-free India be a reality in 2047?”
This one-ton brass coin (COIN) etched with the above question is the labor of love made possible by thousands of citizens across India, who contributed their household brass vessels to be melted and cast into this giant coin.
The COIN shows the face of Dr. Ambedkar on one side and Lord Buddha on the other. Etched around the COIN is the word ‘untouchability’ in multiple regional languages.
The COIN is planned to be handed over to India’s Parliament for display in the new Parliament House in Delhi.
Please watch this sea of brass vessels donated by ordinary citizens who wish to see Dr. Ambedkar’s dream come true – even if a century later than promised:
Appeal from the people who made the COIN possible:
India is a witness to the fact that many persons considered ‘untouchable’ were sacrificed in the foundation of buildings considered important.
We, people from various states, religions, and social groups have come together to make this COIN and donate it to the Indian Parliament through the Honorable President of India, the Honorable Speaker of the Lok Sabha, and the Honorable Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha.
Our wish is that the COIN be placed in the newly constructed Parliament House to remind us of the fact that we have failed in building a nation free of untouchability even after 75 years of independence. The glory and pomp of the new house of Parliament will shine only when untouchability is abolished in reality. This was the dream of Dr. Ambedkar.
We have also donated a one-rupee coin per member of our family as our contribution to strengthen the Parliament, an institution that belongs to each and every citizen of India. It is the duty of the Parliament to ensure the realization of the constitutional values to guide the lives of its citizens: Equality, Liberty and Fraternity.
We plan to travel from Dalit Shakti Kendra, Gujarat on 1st August 2022 to reach Delhi on 7th August 2022 with both the COIN and Honorable Indian Citizen's donations in the form of one-rupee coins. We are expecting one-rupee coins adding up to about Rs. 25,00,000.
Please help us prevail upon the President of India, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, and the Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha to accept the COIN and the donations from Indian Citizens.
Please lend your powerful voice to ensure that India truly becomes an untouchability-free nation by 2047
By signing this petition:
“We the citizens of the world from India and the diaspora offer our solidarity with the: March for Untouchability-free India organized by the Dalit Shakti Kendra, Navsarjan Trust, and the Dalit Foundation between August 1and 7th, 2022.
“We are fully in support of the goal of complete elimination of all vestiges of untouchability in India by the year 2047 (the centenary of India’s independence.)
“We further support all efforts to end to casteism and caste discrimination in India and in the diaspora.”
Please Donate to the Campaign:
A personal message from Martin Macwan, Convener of Navsarjan Trust and the spirit behind the Bhim Rudan campaign:
“I appeal to all of you to make a financial donation to the Bhim Rudan campaign and to forward this appeal for funds to friends and family. No matter how small the donation is, even if it is 1 rupee, we will appreciate the same.
“We have little time to reach out personally to many people and hence, this appeal. At the end of the campaign, we will publicly release a full financial report of the campaign.
“We have with us a replica of the COIN (image shown above) in copper, It weighs 72 grams and has a dia of 60 MM. If you are in India and would like to have it, we will post the same to you for a noble contribution of Rs. 350 including postal/courier charges.
Founding Member, Navsarjan Trust
The campaign so far has been solely funded by the community and it will be entirely funded by the Indian community. But we need your help now to take us to the finish line by August 7th-15th. Please donate whatever amount you can to support the most important phase of the campaign – March for Untouchability-free India.
For Indian Citizens:
The payment link for donation is : https://www.frchg.in/KP6HkiJ
For any questions, the email ID of Navsarjan is: email@example.com
For foreign passport holders:
You may consider making a donation to Hindus for Human Rights (HfHR) or to the Dalit Solidarity Forum (DSF) to support their work in the diaspora in fighting caste discrimination and all forms of bigotry.
Here’s the HfHR donation page: https://www.hindusforhumanrights.org/donate
Here’s the DSF donation page: https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/300095904
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