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Fulora Foundation of Mayank Gandhi: A hope for drought-hit Beed
Helping the people in distress in biggest service to Allah/Ishwar/God. It is not a hidden truth anymore; a vast populace of the country is facing worst drought of the century.

Unfortunately, the government has failed to provide enough support in the hours of need to its countrymen, which is clearly visible in the order of Honourable Supreme Court which delivered its verdict on a PIL filed by Swaraj Abhiyan against the inefficiency of government in tackling the drought problems across the country.

Mr Mayank Gandhi, a noted social activist and a well-known face of `India Against Corruption' movement became a politician for a few months. Later on, he left the political party citing his inefficiency to cope up the pressures of political tactics. Presently he is trying his best to help the people in different villages of Beed district of Maharashtra by providing potable water through tankers.

On 18th May, 2016, I met Mr Mayank Gandhi in his office and discussed his work and future plans for drought hit regions. I went to his office without proper planning and appointment because I had planned this visit in a hurry, but he gave me his time like a gentleman. I called him approximately at 16:20 for the meeting, though he was leaving for Beed at 17:30 to monitor the work in progress and to plan the future actions required to minimize the impact of drought by developing few villages as model villages; he asked me to hurry up as he was leaving for Beed.

I reached to his office within time and he came to meet me in the board room. He was exhausted, his eyes swollen, as if the person hadn't had proper sleep, lips were having marks of drying and his uncombed hair was in haphazard manner.

He spoke to me for a few minutes before I left the office. In that little time, he tried his best to explain to me how he is helping those villages and what he has envisaged for future so that it can be replicated as model for rest of the country. He needs financial support from all those who really want to make a difference in the life of farmers in distress.

He told me that initially he was not aware about the real plight of the people but few persons called him informing the conditions of villagers and asked his help. He formed a team of his trusted volunteers to visit Beed district and provide him with a report.

The report was horrible and hence he decided to help these villagers at any cost. He started supplying water through tankers to almost 35 villages, inhabited by approximately 50,000 people. Collector of the district allowed him to use potable water available at his discretion to transport in different villages. He is doing this great work through Fulora Foundation.

I request all of you as citizens of this great country and human beings to join hands in support of this great cause of providing water to people in distress and future plans to help them in sustaining themselves.

Come and join the hands across India to fight this calamity of drought and help in making a better India by public participation. We have to come forward to help our brethren in the hours of need. I request all the readers of article to discuss with your friends, family members and neighbours to support this great initiative.

Helping the people in the hours of need is greatest service to mankind and this is real nationalism and patriotism for me.

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