“यहाँ आता कौन है ? इतने साल मे राहत की पहली नांव देखी है..” (Who comes here? In all these years this is the first time I have seen a relief boat) says Lorik Manjhi from Dumri, Champaran (Bihar) on seeing us.
While it is an annual reality for millions across India, we hardly hear and talk about this annual disaster. This year too when more than 2 million people are rendered homeless and thousands of villages completely devastated in parts of Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, U.P and Uttarakhand, the news hasn’t been able to get the headline space.
Other news about Goonj..
** Asia’s leading magazine ‘The Top 10 of Asia’ featured Mr. Anshu Gupta, Founder Goonj among Asia’s top 10 social entrepreneurs. Refer- http://goonj.org/images/Asia’s_Social_Entrepreneurs.pdf
|* The annual giving festival Joy of Giving week is now Daan Utsav; During Oct 2nd to 8th, Goonj will be initiating key nationwide campaigns. A detailed information note will follow|
** Goonj continues to work extensively in Uttarkhand with its 3 offices in Guptkashi, Uttarkashi and Rishikesh. Our 3rd comprehensive report on the wide ranging work in the state.Refer- http://goonj.org/Reports/UK_3rd_Report_14.pdf
** Goonj listed in ‘The Purpose Economy 100 Asia’ list. This list features people/organizations across Asia which focus on community, personal development and impact. Refer- http://purposeeconomy.com/pe-100-asia/
** Goonj chosen among 100 leading Global Green Innovations by the prestigious think tank SUSTAINIA. Refer http://www.sustainia.me/resources/publications/3rd_sustainia100_2014.pdf (Page 54) OR facebook page link- http://goo.gl/q4o9Y9