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Man of the year 2011

Posted in Guria, Children of Hope with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2011 by designldg

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“My greatest strength has been my stoicism.
I do not want to sound like a pedantic.
The day you realise you are just a speck of dust, you rise above the feeling of winning and losing.
This realisation comes through an inward journey and it requires ample courage.
It is not something you can get in a departmental store.”
(Ajeet Singh – Indian Human Right activist)

Today “THE WEEK”, the largest selling English newsmagazine in India, selected Ajeet Singh to be “Man of the year 2011”.

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Congratulations to my friends Ajeet and to his wife Manju.
Those congratulations have to be shared with the whole Guria family and with everyone who supported this non-profit organisation through many ways…
The fight against human trafficking and prostituion is not over, together we can change…!!!
This is GURIA’s website, www.guriaindia.org

Please read the interviews and the website and be aware of the story behind all this, Ajeet Singh is a true modern hero.

This picture was shot a few weeks ago when Ajeet came for the first time to Paris during a short trip In Europe.
It was early in the morning in front of “le Château de Versailles” (Palace of Versailles) a few hours before going back to India.
Ajeet was happy, there was a smile on his face but there is a bigger one in his heart…

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Stand with Anna Hazare

Posted in Human Rights Violations with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2011 by designldg

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”Bliss does not come from outside, it comes from inside, from serving the people.”
(Kisan Baburao Hazare known as Anna Hazare – Indian Anti-corruption activist, b.1937)

I am using this picture showing men wearing Gandhi caps along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras) as a dedication to Anna Hazare who was jailed in Delhi a few hours ago.
Those caps are commonly worn by Indian independence activists and tonight many of his supporters are wearing it as a symbol of their fight.

On August 16, 2011 Anna Hazare, an Indian social activists fighting for the noble cause of anti-corruption was arrested four hours before the planned indefinite hunger strike due to disagreement between Civil Society and UPA Government over a strong anti-corruption bill commonly called as Jan-Lokpal Billand and was sent to Tihar jail located in the west of New Delhi.
Along with Hazare, other key members of the India Against Corruption movement including Arvind Kejriwal, Shanti Bhushan, Kiran Bedi and Manish Sisodia were also detained from different locations.
It was reported that about 1,300 supporters were detained in Delhi.
Earlier Shehla Masood, Anna Hazare’s supporter and RTI activist was shot dead in Bhopal.
Anna Hazare received massive and unanticipated support from people across the country.
Tonight peaceful protest rallies and marches were held all over the country against government’s move of arresting Hazare and others.

This is an important page of the history of India which is happening now with the beginning of a new democracy.
Anna Hazare became a symbol gathering any kind of people, from any part of the country, with any religion, from any generation and any social background.

Anna Hazare is an inspiration to the whole world, he is giving a new meaning for politics and a hope for better tomorrows.
“Jai Hind…Bharat Maata Ki Jai…!!!”

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Courageous Souls

Posted in Guria, Children of Hope with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2011 by designldg

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“Ajeet Singh and the GURIA organisation work to end the trafficking and forced prostitution of women and children in India. He organises protest marches and has carried out raids on the brothels to rescue children.
The pimps and the brothel owners and the police who protect them see him as a threat to their profits.
On March 25th, 2010, a group of people entered the centre and said that they would break the legs and hands of anyone who attempted to continue teaching the children there.
Ajeet Singh was one of the shortlisted nominees for the 2005 Front Line Award, which is given each year to a human rights defender who has shown exceptional courage.”
(“Courageous souls who risk all to defend human rights”, The Irish Times – Friday, December 31, 2010)

This is a picture of Ajeet and Manju Singh with some of the Guria family.
It was shot from the balcony of the small house which belongs to GURIA in Varanasi (Benaras).
Guria is a Human Rights organisation fighting against the sexual exploitation of women and children, particularly those forced into prostitution and trafficking.
Manju and her husband Ajeet Singh are running this non-profit organisation at great personal risk, providing shelter and hope to many children.
They need any kind of help (money, food, toys, clothes,…) in order to carry on their task.
They are facing many difficulties from all those who would like to use those children as a second generation prostitution.
Manju and Ajeet Singh are modern heroes, this is why I decided to upload a few pictures connected to their work.

There are many ways to help and give a kind of support to Guria, this is its website, www.guriaindia.org and you may contact Manju and Ajeet at guriaajeet@rediffmail.com

Carrying the Heaviest Burden

Posted in Guria, Children of Hope with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2011 by designldg

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“God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight.”
(Reggie White – Professional American football player, 1961 – 2004)

This is a picture of Ajeet Singh among happy children for whom he is fighting endlessly.
It was shot in the courtyard of GURIA in Varanasi (Benaras).
Guria is a Human Rights organisation fighting against the sexual exploitation of women and children, particularly those forced into prostitution and trafficking.
Ajeet Singh and his wife Manju are running this non-profit organisation at great personal risk, providing shelter and hope to many children.
Those modern heroes are facing many difficulties from all those who would like to use those children as a second generation prostitution.

There are many ways to help and give a kind of support to Guria, this is its website, www.guriaindia.organd you may contact Manju and Ajeet at guriaajeet@rediffmail.com

The Stubborn Hope

Posted in Guria, Children of Hope with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2010 by designldg

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. 
You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.”
(Anne Lamott – American author, 1954)

This was shot in the little yard which is at Guria, in Varanasi (Benaras).
Manju joined those girls for a few pictures around a well water pump.
Guria is a Human Rights organisation fighting against the sexual exploitation of women and children, particularly those forced into prostitution and trafficking.

Manju and her husband Ajeet Singh are running this non-profit organisation at great personal risk, providing shelter and hope to many children.
They need any kind of help (money, food, toys, clothes,…) in order to carry on their task.
They are facing many difficulties from all those who would like to use those children as a second generation prostitution.

A few days ago they were nominated for the 2010 Front Line Award, an international foundation for the protection of Human Rights defenders. 

Manju and Ajeet Singh are modern heroes, this is why I decided to upload a few pictures connected to their work.
In this file there are many happy faces belonging to amazing children who have hope for a better future.

There are many ways to help and give a kind of support to Guria, this is its website,www.guriaindia.org and you may contact Manju and Ajeet at guriaajeet@rediffmail.com

Guria means doll in Hindi and those happy girls are like dolls and I would like to thank all of you with their smiles for commenting so nicely those pictures, I’ll give them all your kind messages in a few days.

Smiles for Hope

Posted in Guria, Children of Hope with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2010 by designldg

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
(Dale Carnegie – American lecturer, author, 1888-1955)

This was shot in the little yard which is at Guria, in Varanasi (Benaras).
Manju joined those girls for a few pictures around a well water pump.
Guria is a Human Rights organisation fighting against the sexual exploitation of women and children, particularly those forced into prostitution and trafficking.

Manju and her husband Ajeet Singh are running this non-profit organisation at great personal risk, providing shelter and hope to many children.
They need any kind of help (money, food, toys, clothes,…) in order to carry on their task.
They are facing many difficulties from all those who would like to use those children as a second generation prostitution.
A few days ago they were nominated for the 2010 Front Line Award, an international foundation for the protection of Human Rights defenders. 

Manju and Ajeet Singh are modern heroes, this is why I decided to upload a few pictures connected to their work.
In this file there are many happy faces belonging to amazing children who have hope for a better future.

There are many ways to help and give a kind of support to Guria, this is its website,www.guriaindia.org and you may contact Manju and Ajeet at guriaajeet@rediffmail.com

Guria means doll in Hindi and those happy girls are like dolls.

With this picture I would like to thank in their names all of you who decided to help them and all the wonderful messages of support that I’ll give them in a few days.

http://www.frontlinedefenders.net/node/2433

A Hero for Hope

Posted in Guria, Children of Hope with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2010 by designldg

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
(Christopher Reeve – American Actor, Film Director and Activist. 1952-2004)

This was shot in the little classroom at Guria, in Varanasi (Benaras).
Manju was commenting the artwork done by a few children.
Guria is a Human Rights organisation fighting against the sexual exploitation of women and children, particularly those forced into prostitution and trafficking.
Guria means doll in Hindi.

Manju and her husband Ajeet Singh are running this non-profit organisation at great personal risk, providing shelter and hope to many children.
They need any kind of help (money, food, toys, clothes,…) in order to carry on their task.
They are facing many difficulties from all those who would like to use those children as a second generation prostitution.

A few days ago they were nominated for the 2010 Front Line Award, an international foundation for the protection of Human Rights defenders. 

Manju and Ajeet Singh are modern heroes, this is why I decided to upload a few pictures connected to their work.
In this file there are many happy faces belonging to amazing children who have hope for a better future.

There are many ways to help and give a kind of support to Guria, this is its website,www.guriaindia.org and you may contact Manju and Ajeet at guriaajeet@rediffmail.com

http://www.frontlinedefenders.net/node/2433