Robin Hibu, the founder of the Helping Hands NGO informed that”Helping Hands NGO has been selected for the Global Gandhi Award 2019″.
Helping Hands NGO has been selected for the Global Gandhi Award 2019 for following Gandhians philosophy and exemplary service to the society, by London Brent Borought to be hounored at Westminister, (British Parliament), London on October 7 on the celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary.
London Brent Brought stated that the endeavor of Helping Hands beyond the call of duty is an example in front of the world of bringing communal harmony and peace.
In the event, there will be discussion on Gandhi’s philosophy of ‘Non-violence & World Peace, truth, community service, corporate social responsibility, long-term sustainability and cleanliness.
Robin Hibu, the founder of the Helping Hand NGO and Special Commissioner of Delhi Police informed that “it is so humbling to be selected for the award”.
He added that the prestigious International Award will further boost the morale of activists and volunteers of Helping Hands NGO to make difference of maginalised and vulnerable section of tribals folks in days to come.
He further stated that the prestigious Award is given because of selfless social works of members/ volunteers of Helping Hands NGO.
“The Award is given for praising Gandhian idealism in reaching out to vulnerable section of society in Gandhian way. Helping Hands NGO initiatives for vulnerable north east people in cities and educational empowerment has been recognized, hence this international award,” added Hibu.
Helping Hands NGO has been providing Competitive examinations scholarship for poor students, scholarship for orphans girls, massive blood bank mobilisation, concessional medical treatments for poor vulnerable people, career guidance for vulnerable students, legal and counselling assistance to battered poor NE victims, Incubation Centre for new migrants to cities from hilly states, massive social media campaigns to deter cyber crimes, safe work place, awareness on labour laws, sexual harrasment in work places, medical camps in remote hills and special voters registration for empowerment.
They also reach out intervention to crime victims, burials/ cremations of the dead and sending dead bodies back to hill states through assistance of airlines. The volunteer of Helping Hands also provide reach out intervention with crime victims in all cities of India.
Arunachal youth late Gangma Gangsa was working as private security guard in Coimbatore . Dead body of late Gangma Gangsa reached Dibrugarh on 22.11.19 by Indigo Airline at 13.15. Gratefully acknowledged selfless samaritans.
Due to continuous night shifts, he had a erratic work schedule, irregular food habit and lack of proper sleep. Also leading lonely life in a strange city far away from home took his life after having all kind of problems, weakness , diabetes, blood pressure, high cholesterol, jaundice which finally took his life in hospital. His soul departed lonely in Govt hospital, all alone in Coimbatore.
- So sad to see still thousands of north east youth are rushing for petty private jobs in cities for paltry sum of money as salary
- One can easily predict what will be their fate in future
- We have sent too many dead bodies in coffins to north east states and buried many of them in cities.
- This boy, whose dead body was lying in govt dilapidated hospital morgue in Coimbatore for days, brought to our knowledge for transporting the dead body to remote village, Tirap in Arunachal Pradesh. Helping Hands President, Sh. Robin Hibu had to struggled for almost 24 hours for organizing things, finally he managed money for the coffin transportation cost from there through Delhi to Dibrugarh and than to Tirap Village in Burma border for the burial at his hillock village, where he spent his childhood and atleast in the midst of his loved ones. Its heart breaking to know such pathetic condition of so many such north east youth dying forlorn in strange cities away from their families and friends…many die lonely… abandoned….
It’s a hopeless situation due to lack of employment back home. Really, do our north youth have no future back home ?
Finally, he will be laid to rest at his favourite hillock at his Khasa village, Longding, Arunachal in the midst of his loved ones at the his childhood favourite hillock.
– I have conveyed deep appreciation on the behalf of family and Arunachal people to C.P. Coimbatore for immediate help, Father Sangeet for giving all out support in the helpless grieving hours .
– To me, its very painful to send the dead bodies of young NE youth regularly to north east states ……..
Robin Hibu IPS