Punarnirmaan

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Punarnirmaan
Date 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
Attribution Dalit Bahujan Shramik Union & Peoples Action for Rural Awakening
Location Andhra Pradesh, South India
Sources Related articles on the web
Manuscripts Documents by Mr.N.Paul Diwakar, Fr.T.D.John and Annie Namala
Audience Tsunami-affected Dalits and Tribals
Theme Discrimination in relief

Punarnirmaan is one of the response programmes of Dalit Bahujan Shramik Union and Peoples Action for Rural Awakening to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake-affected people of the districts of Nellore, Prakasam, Krishna, and East Godavari in the state of Andhra Pradesh, South India.

Activities through this programme consist mainly of livelihood restoration and construction of shelters

Imprimatur[edit]

Fr.Thomas Pallithanam, the past Organising Secretary of Dalit Bahujan Shramik Union and Director of Peoples Action for Rural Awakening, the implementors of this programme. nota bene - The word Imprimatur needs to be construed in a broader term - that of indication of approval by whatever authority.

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  • Christian Aid,[1] London, Great Britain - Christian Aid is an agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland. It works wherever the need is greatest – irrespective of religion or race. The essential purpose of Christian Aid is to expose the scandal of poverty, to help in practical ways to root it out from the world, and to challenge and change the systems which favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised.
  • Diakonie Emergency Aid,[2] Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany - Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe provides humanitarian aid worldwide. It supports people who have fallen victim of natural disasters, war and displacement and who are not able to cope on their own in the emergency situation they find themselves in. It is an effort to help people in great need – worldwide, regardless of their colour, religion and nationality.
  • Stichting Liliane Fonds,[3] 's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, The Netherlands - Integration and self-acceptance - those are the main goals of SLF. It is a development organisation which supports children and young people with disabilities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It operates through 1700 local people in 80 countries, called mediators, who all represent NGOs or religious organisations.
Coat of Arms of Dornbirn
  • Town Council of Dornbirn,[4] Vorarlberg, Austria - Dornbirn is the largest town in Vorarlberg yet with only 44700 inhabitants is still relatively small. The Emperor Franz Josef first granted Dornbirn the status of a city in 1901.

A working team drawn out of the constituents of dappu met soon after the Tsunami of 2004 to chalk out of strategy under the guidance of Fr.T.D.John.

The grassroot implementing team is directed by Fr.Thomas Pallithanam through Mr.P.J.Job, the Programme Coordinator. Each district has an Area Coordinator who oversees the programmes through an Office Manager and Programme Managers.

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