AHAM BHUMIKA(NGO) – BHOPAL

AHAM BHUMIKA(NGO) – BHOPAL

As a volunteer, this is just a small bit of help for AHAM BHUMIKA to reach a
wider range of people who will be able to support the rural people
of Bhopal in the long time run.

“Aham Bhumika” – NGO a group of like minded people based in bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in India. The diverse group consists of artists, housewives, engineers, tourist guides, teachers and government employees. Striving for betterment of the underprivileged in rural areas of india.

MISSION: Their mission is to help the underprivileged children, destitutes and orphans by involving generous people from the cities by collecting old clothes, bicycles, toys, newspapers etc., for those people. Also, they request them to donate grain for “GRAIN BANK”

An NGO based in bhopal, specialised in the art called “Gond Art”. It’s a lovely art. The rural people in and around bhopal undertake the workshop to learn the art and they excel in this art. Everyone have a great interest and learn this art enthusiastically.

Gond Art of a rural boy
Gond Art by a rural boy
“Gond Art” by another boy

The ladies of this group do embroidery also. They are not only
specialised in cushion cover embroidery and do lots more kinds too!

rural ladies
rural ladies

 

cushion cover
cushion cover
Another cushion cover
Another cushion cover

They also have different kinds of activities through which we can show
our support.

1.Cloth Collection
2.Toys Collection
3.Books
4.Health Camps
5.Grain School -It’s a learning/literacy campaign where the basic education is
imparted to people for their betterment of living!
6. Computers
7.printers
8.Vehicles
9. utensils
10. Imparting knowledge on skills
11. Financial contributions.

They also do sale of cushion covers. If we are interested, we can buy those cushion covers and show them our support!!

Its not that you can volunteer only through in person, you can assist them through social networking sites also,through retweets, sharing facebook posts to various  friends and other shopping groups- do check out more details for that in http://ahambhumika.org/about-us.html

Their Facebook page link is https://www.facebook.com/ahambhumika
Twitter id is @Ahambhumika to support them

Contact details: ahambhumika@gmail.com
ahambhumika@yahoo.co.in

Their registered office is in bhopal. In Delhi and Dubai also, there are people
who are connected with this NGo. For their contact ids, you can check their
link http://ahambhumika.org/about-us.html

HAPPY DONATING AND SUPPORTING to bring a smile in an unknown face!

Copyrights of Pics for @Aham Bhumika only..

 

 

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Beautiful memories of crocheted earrings

Oflate power cuts have become weekly. A weekly off for the eb dept in our area i think!!
Moreover, we should be highly innovative to spend time when power is off since we get bored off easily than the usual. Other than usual stuff like reading books, magazines and little crafty, chota nap, evening walk to temple n what not!! A challenging task to be more creative during these times i believe…

Coming to the interesting part of today… Today was power cut from morning 7am -7pm.
after my hubby went to office, started reading books, magazines, crocheted earrings for my
crafty mind.. After a long time, i read hindu newspaper for a long time… collected some
nice news… Few highlights of what i read:
1. Today is world beautician’s day it seems…
2. sony max remembers 75th birth annivesary of RDBurman
3. All technological updates in agriculture from a farmer in blore.
and much more… My first try in crocheted earrings came out good. accidentally, the earrings i made matched two of my new dresses… felt very happy… On the whole felt very happy to do something useful….. pics follows….

 

matchy red color
matchy red color

 

colorful earring
colorful earring

 

An Article on Tribal Art

While browsing through newspaper supplement  FRIDAY REVIEW 3rd page, (HINDU,Coimbatore Edition), just found this article interesting related to crafts.
dated 13-6-2014.

TRADITION LOST AND FOUND:

Gond is their comunity name. She is the first woman to hold a brush, canvas and

acrylic paints in her community.

It’s a tribal/Gond painting practised by Kala Bai Shyam. She is an Adivasi. She designs
chunky necklaces, bracelets, armbands, anklets etc.. Also she does painting too. They
have settled in bhopal. They have a son and a daughter. Her son has just finished Xth and
helps them in business. Her daughter has signed up for Ph.D. in fine arts. Felt great.
She conducts workshops and conducts classes for kids and adults too! Her husband is a prominent gond painting artist today.

The lady has told the painting does not cater to modern taste but still people
buy our paintings for what they are. She has also said: “thanks for the govt support
and help from organisations such as SPIC MACAY”. She wishes that this art lives for
a long time to come.

Liked the lady’s attitude for the survival of their art.. that made me to share the article!

Also, i found this painting to be a different one than the other paintings we do…..

Kala Bai Shyam
Kala Bai Shyam

 

Gond/Tribal painting
Gond/Tribal painting

Attaching the lady’s pic and the gond painting by them.

Courtesy for the pics: THE HINDU