Ambedkar Jayanti! Support Karuna's Emergency AppealOn Tue, 14 April, 2020 - 03:14
Sanghanath has been connected with Karuna throughout his life. When he was a child he benefited from a Karuna project in his village in India and now he works for the Karuna fundraising team here in the UK.
Today is “Ambedkar Jayanti” and, like many people across India and the rest of the world, Sanghanath will be celebrating Dr Ambedkar’s legacy today from home. Ambedkar not only gave India its constitution but he also did so much for the liberation of women, Dalits and labourers. His work has inspired Sanghanath to live a life that supports others.
This week Sanghanath has launched a telephone appeal to raise money for Karuna’s Coronavirus Crisis Appeal which has already raised over £66,000. With this money Karuna has provided emergency grants to 19 Karuna partners in India and they have distributed emergency food (like rice, dhal and oil) and sanitary supplies (like soap, masks and gloves) to at least 18,000 daily wage labourers and migrant workers. Thank you to everyone who has supported the appeal.
I was born in rural Maharashtra into a poor Dalit community. Learning about social reform from the philosophy of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, I was deeply inspired and I knew I could do more with my life and help others