UPDATE : A GENTLE REMINDER TO ALL CONCERN 10 ! AN APPEAL FOR VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION TO PMARC

UPDATE

A Gentle Reminder to all  Concern 10 !!!!!!!!!!!

 An Appeal for voluntary contribution to PMARC: Dalit Media Advocacy Initiative!

Dear Friends

Greetings From PMARC !

In response of our appeal on 7th July 2015, till today after nine reminders we had received around 95 responses and Rs. 1.78 lakh. (One lakh and seventy eight thousand only) contribution from 22 friends across the world. Some of the contributions committed by our friends are still on process or under pending. We understand the range of compulsions and limitations of all our well-wishers who are equally stake holder of PMARC.

Unfortunately we are still far behind to meet our current and regular minimum requirements. We are still waiting for response which could meet out our current requirement and allow us to keep on our activists. We are still under debt of 2.5 Lakh.

We are optimistic and hopeful!

We are overwhelmed and tender our heartily gratitude to all the friends, contributors and concerns. We had got huge number of massage of solidarity. Lot of friends had joined us and forwarded our appeal to their circle with their words. It is great achievement for us. It had proved the importance of our interventions too. We have also got huge suggestions to improve our activities for better results.

The total contributions we had received are as below:

List of Contributions
Sr No.
Date
Name
From
Amount (Rs)
Mode
Comment
1.
7th July
Rahi Gaikwad
5000
CB
2.
7th July
David Szanton
France
6000
Contributing 3rd Time with same amount since July2014
3.
8th July
Mr. K Sudhir & Mrs. Vishnu Priya
1000
UBI
4.
1th July
Via bank transfer
2000
UBI
Name not displayed on pass book
5.
17th July
Sehjo Singh
New delhi
10000
CB
6.
17th July
Prof. Reetika Khera
IIT, New Delhi
10,000
UBI
Contributed same second time
7.
20th July
Shreen Ratnagar
1,000
UBI
8.
21st July
Bajrang Bihari Tiwari
1,000
UBI
9.
21st July
Sadanand Patwardhan
15,000
UBI
10.
21st July
Pratap G Hogade
Maharastra
15,000
CB
Committed for same per year
11.
22nd July
Aditi  Desai
New Delhi
15,000
UBI
12.
22nd July
Anant Phadake
5,000
UBI
13.
22nd July
Nina Rao
1,000
UBI
14.
24th July
Rovena Robinsan
7,000
UBI
15.
28th July
Gabriele Dietrich
Tamilnadu
5,000
UBI
Contributed second time
16.
31st July
Dipak Dholakia
5,000
Cash
17.
31st July
Dr Sushrut Jadhav
London (UK)
30,000
DD
18.
1st Aug
Ankita Agarwal
New Delhi
5,000
CB
19.
1st Aug
S  Chetan Anand
2,000
UBI
20.
5th Aug
Dr. Laxmi Berwa
USA
12,000
Received a cheque equal to same amount.
21.
5th Aug
Prof Atul  Chokshi & Arti Choskshi
IIT, Bangalore
15,000
UBI
Contributing same per quarter since July2014. Extended for another three years
22.
6th Aug
Kumkum Roy
New Delhi
10,000
UBI
Total one lakh seventy eight thousand only
1,78,000
Note: These are the updates of our UBI account up to 6th Aug and CB account up to 27th July. Some of the details are not displayed on our passbook which need to confirm the names.

We also need attention and affirmative action from all friends and concerns to ensure/ find out some way for regular support to PMARC on quarterly/ six monthly basis which ensure and allow us to continue all the activities without any resources crunch.

Our Regular Expenses:

Sr No. Head Amount per month Comment
1. §  Office rent Rs. 15,000
2. §  Communication/internet Rs. 10,000
3. §  Travel (volunteers and audio-visual unit): Rs. 20,000
4. §  Honorarium for 4member team Rs. 80,000
5. Mice expenses Rs. 10,000

After a longish spell of more than 11 months, we are again compelled by circumstances to make an open appeal for contribution to all of you to sustain the intervention –Dalits Media Advocacy&‘Dalit Media Watch’.

 From last six month we are facing very critical situations and again we are under huge debt. Our organizational activities are facing huge crises.

Without support from you all, civil society, empowered section of Dalits, Dalits national & International networks &platform it is becoming very hard for us to continue our interventions. It is responsibility of each one of us as an individual to take up this challenge and do as maximum possible contribution from your end.

PMARC is regularly monitoring mainstream media for cases related to Dalits and, disseminating them through our E-Group, “Dalits Media Watch”. Most of you are aware about this.

This purposeful intervention of PMARC was initiated in January, 2007 and, till date thousands of cases has been registered by NHRC alone, besides other commissions. The registration of cases by NHRC implies that FIR is filed which in turn ensures that the victims get immediate relief/compensation and protection and, that the accused are arrested.

It is, however, to be noted that NHRC registered 101 complaints of atrocities and discrimination against Dalits on a single day: 14th September, 2014 and, made us complainants on the basis of our news updates.

It is a just an example that how our interventions are turning in to the positive results in favor of victims of caste based atrocities and discrimination..

To sensitize and make aware mainstream media, civil society, mainstream society about the suffering of Dalits due to caste are objectives of PMARC. These results shows impact of our interventions.

Besides, a program of developing profile of Dalit activists – ‘Dalit Speaks’ was initiated in the year 2011. So far, we have about 130 such video films being used in mass/social movements. These all film are available on You Tube.

Since Jan 2007 PMARC also conducts 150 capacity building workshops( formal& informal) with grass-root activists with the idea of equipping them with necessary skills of media advocacy. We have also developed a complete videography unit. Gradually, over the years, this unit evolved into a small Resource Centre for media professionals/activists, researchers, intellectuals, mainstream media and human rights organizations etc.

Many more universities national & International, researchers, national & International human rights commission, organizations are using our data base and resources.

PMARC become a core resources center for journalists from mainstream media and intellectuals and we are facilitating them on regular basis.

 Last year on August 2014 in response of our appeal some of concern individuals has came forward and extended a bit support. We are thankful to an alumni from JNU and now IAS from UP cedar officer has rescued PMARC from huge debt partially. He came forward as a huge relief which made us to continue our intervention.

We are thankful to all our friends and well-wishers who extended support and solidarity which has given a bit relief to relieve from some part of debt.

We owe all this to our contributors and users. You all made it possible. It is indeed a comradely enterprise.

Now, after a longish spell of more than 11 months, we are again compelled by circumstances to make an open appeal of financial support to all of you to sustain the intervention – Dalits Media Advocacy & ‘Dalit Media Watch’.

We also feel the necessity of sharing our recurring monthly expenses:

Our Regular Expenses:

Sr No.
Head
Amount per month
Comment
1.
§  Office rent
Rs. 15,000
2.
§  Communication/internet
Rs. 10,000
3.
§  Travel (volunteers and audio-visual unit):
Rs. 20,000
4.
§  Honorarium for 4member team
Rs. 80,000
5.
Mice expenses
Rs. 10,000

Dear friends !

PMARC is an exclusive and only platform working on the issue of Dalits Media Advocacy having strong visible out comes in hand. Therefore We appeal you all to come forward and join us.

Please contribute!!!!!!!!

 Our Bank details are:

 

PEOPLES MEDIA ADVOCACY &RESOURCES CENTRE-PMARC

 

A/C NO. 0302010179713

United Bank of India

IFSC code: UTBI0HZG509

HAZRATGANJ, Lucknow (UP) INDIA

 

KALPANA BHADRA

CORPORATION BANK

A/C NO. 067600101000452

IFSC CODE: CORP0000676
ALAMBAGH BRANCH,
 LUCKNOW (UP) INDIA

 

 Warmly !!!

Only our collective effort may make it possible.

It is a challenge before each one of us as equal stake holder of PMARC.

Warmly !

ARUN KHOTE

Cheif Executive

Peoples Media Advocacy & Resources Center-PMARC, India

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