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SNUF refugee students pray for Chandrayaan 3

SNUF refugee students pray for Chandrayaan 3

On July 14, 2023, when Chandrayaan 3 successfully landed on the moon, refugee Hindu children studying at our Jodhpur centre broke into a celebration as they saw live how their prayers for the mission’s success turned true,

These underprivileged children at our free coaching centre realised what this mission meant for ISRO, Bharat and every Indian. They requested their teachers for a collective ‘Prarthana’ for the third mission in the Chandrayaan programme, a series of lunar exploration missions by ISRO.

Our entire team immediately got to work to fulfil their beautiful longings. We organized a live broadcast of the Chandrayaan 3 mission launch at our centre and arranged a Prarthana event. On July 14, these children prayed fervently for the mission’s success. Their faces lit up with smiles as they saw live on TV how the spacecraft landed on the moon successfully.

Expressing their hopes for a bright future for the country, our students also talked about contributing to various fields in the future, thereby bringing further glory to the nation.

In Jodhpur, Sewa Nyaya Uththan Foundation (SNUF) conducts a free coaching centre for refugee Hindu children. These students come from poor families that migrated to India to flee religious persecution in Pakistan. They spent all their resources to obtain visas and other paperwork required to start their lives afresh in India. They settle mostly around cities in Rajasthan, especially Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.

SNUF is committed to supporting such vulnerable families to find their feet in India. Other than education centres, we also support them with shelter, livelihood, drinking water and ration supplies.

Shelter and ration support for displaced Bhil families

Shelter and ration support for displaced Bhil families

No one knows more about the value of shelter in India than a poor Bhil family fleeing relentless religious persecution in Pakistan. Such displaced families try to start their lives afresh here. But how does a family look forward to a better future if they can’t have access to even basic human needs?

To help them, the Sewa Nyaya Uththan Foundation (SNUF) provides building materials to construct homes and ration supplies.

Many Hindu families, especially from the Bhil tribe in Pakistan’s Sindh province, are leaving behind their livelihoods, homes, and land, seeking a better life in India through religious visas. These communities are economically weaker and highly vulnerable to attacks.

Recently, seven more such families crossed the border to settle in Jodhpur. SNUF assisted them in building houses and distributed ration supplies to welcome them.

Amalakha Ram, Ajit, Gulab, and other families arrived in Jodhpur a few days ago. After their arrival, they lived in makeshift shelters in the Gangana village. When SNUF heard about their condition, we wasted no time providing such families with the necessary supplies and shelter support.

All families were extremely happy to receive the supplies. The smiles on their faces were our reward. They put together a little singing and dancing programme for children to make this occasion more remarkable. All little performers showcased their traditional folk dances enthusiastically.

It was heart-warming for the SNUF team to realize that these families thought of us as members of their own families.

Livelihood support for Hindu families in Delhi camp

Livelihood support for Hindu families in Delhi camp

At Sewa Nyaya Uththan Foundation (SNUF), we often find that Hindu families escaping religious persecution in Pakistan are not expecting freebies and handouts from others in India. They are here to thrive in a much safer environment. They would much rather find employment or start their business than accept charity. SNUF team admires such values and does everything possible to support them.

New families from Pakistan keep coming regularly to the camp for Hindu families located in Delhi’s Majnu ka Tila area. We recently distributed rations and essential supplies among them. However, some individuals pointed out how they would prefer to sustain themselves by any means of employment instead of depending on others to support them.

Dhanraj Bagdi, who used to reside in Supari Park in Pakistan’s Karachi, moved to India with four other family members – wife, son, daughter, and a brother. His three brothers and parents are still in Pakistan. During the ration distribution, Dhanraj mentioned he would like to start working here if he received some support.

Another Hindu resettler, Prakash Bagdi, who used to sell mobile accessories, expressed similar ideas. His belongings were damaged due to the recent rains in Delhi.

SNUF came forward to help both of them. It was decided that Dhanraj would also sell mobile accessories. The next day, they were given mobile covers, tempered glass, pins, and other items purchased from the Karol Bagh market in Delhi.

They were happy to find employment and expressed gratitude to our team and founder, Swati Goel Sharma.

1,000 litre water tanks for displaced families in Jaisalmer

1,000 litre water tanks for displaced families in Jaisalmer

For Hindu Bhil families arriving from Pakistan, Jaisalmer’s scorching summer fetches a new atrocity – a lack of drinking water. After the Rajasthan administration demolished their old areas in May 2023, families struggled to find clean drinking water for their daily consumption. Sewa Nyaya Uththan Foundation (SNUF) stepped in to help these families overcome this challenge.


Jaisalmer, a part of Rajasthan, is a refuge for displaced Hindu Bhil families. It is also known for its vast deserts and hot summers. In this city, many Bhil tribal families from across the border seek shelter.

Due to increasing violence against minority communities in Pakistan, all these families are returning to their original homeland, Bharat. Upon arrival, they have to start their lives from scratch. In doing so, they face many difficulties and challenges.

SNUF is committed to supporting these families and providing them with essential amenities like food, clothing, shelter, education, and healthcare facilities to help them begin anew.

The Demolition

In May 2023, the Jaisalmer district administration demolished housing structures belonging to the Bhil families in Amarsagar gram panchayat. The move was widely reported and criticised in the media. A week later, the government allotted 40 acres of land to these families in another area. However, this land lacked the most critical need for living – water.

Among these families, there were many young children aged between one month and fifteen years, and their numbers were significant. The water shortage was so acute that their bodies bore marks of burning due to the scorching heat.

SNUF intervention

When the SNUF team heard about their situation, they swung into action. We distributed 10 roof tanks – Six 1,000-liter and four 800-liter – to all these families.

The tanks have been of great help, especially to women who used to walk long distances to fetch water. After receiving this assistance from us, all the families, especially the women, were extremely happy and blessed the organization for their support.

How we celebrated the one-month birthday of baby Bharati

How we celebrated the one-month birthday of baby Bharati

In May 2023, when the Rajasthan administration began demolishing homes of re-settling Hindu families from Pakistan, a family was left in a particularly distressing situation as they were awaiting the birth of their baby girl, Bharati.

Bharati (named after Maa Bharati) was born amidst 50-degree heat, scorching winds, and dire circumstances. When the Sewa Nyaya Utthan Foundation (SNUF) was in Jaisalmer, they met her family. Her grandfather, Dhekuram Ji, shared the ordeals that the family faced after they left their old house.

Each Bhil tribal family migrating to India has a unique story of trials and tribulations. These people escaped Pakistan, battling hatred and terrorism, and came to India with dreams of a brighter future for their forthcoming generations.

SNUF gave Bharati’s family a gift for her birth in the form of a roof and essential supplies for their home. On the same day, cement roofs were distributed throughout the neighbourhood. Everyone in the community came forward to help with the distribution.

To add more merry to the occasion, SNUF also threw a watermelon party in the community. We distributed 200 kilograms of watermelons that were enjoyed by all resettling families in the neighbourhood.

After the demolition in May, many were forced to spend their nights on the streets. These families faced these challenges during a scorching desert summer, with temperatures typically ranging from 45 to 50 degrees Celsius.

The intense heat made it almost impossible for anyone to stand in the sun without shade for more than 10 minutes. In these difficult circumstances, families struggled to protect themselves and their children.

Bharati’s Grandfather