My friends, today I am incredibly proud and grateful to announce that the bore-well project I initiated, together with my friend Ragul, was officially inaugurated today. It took us a year to raise the money, secure permission, water-divine, drill, dig, weld, build, and pipe that water to a couple of taps that the Narikuravar community of Meyyur could access. At times, I thought we might not make it. But when I encountered this community; belonging to the most institutionally discriminated caste in India, I had faith that this call to action would meet success. A bore-well is a literal and figurative ‘drop-in-the-bucket’ for these folks. Their issues are vast and complex. But today, we pause to celebrate a small victory towards alleviating the incredibly challenging conditions under which they live.
Please have a look at my ‘stories’ to see a gallery of photos from this project’s conception to completion. ✨✨✨