Deoli-Bhanigram, a hamlet near Guptakashi, from where the Kedarnath yatra begins, had become infamous as “Village of Widows” after most of the men who are engaged in various jobs in Kedarnath yatra lost their lives in the devastating floods.
To mark the second anniversary of the disaster, Sulabh International volunteers have decided to spend a day with these widows and their children on June 15, 2015 to express their solidarity and extend their support and care towards these widows.
Widows & children participated in Prayer meeting to mark the second anniversary Nature.’s tragedy & remember their husband and loved ones who lost their life during 16th June 2013, at Deoli Bhanigram infamously called “Village of Widows”, Near Kedarnath Uttrakhand on Monday 15-06-15. Sulabh International adopts about 300 families of this area and giving help in skill development and financial support.
Uttarakhand suffered a lot due to devastating floods in 2013 that claimed thousands of lives in the Kedarnath valley and in Garhwal Himalayas.
Moved by the tragedy that struck the “Village of Widows”, well-known Social Reformer and Founder of Sulabh International, Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, adopted the entire entire village, taking care of the needs of widows and their children. As a result, living conditions of the widows and their families has changed in last two years.