Vikas Parishad, Pavement Dwellers’ Organisation
Cinematographer: Anil Ingale
Duration: 00:38:33; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 242.040; Saturation: 0.069; Lightness: 0.325; Volume: 0.089; Cuts per Minute: 7.159
Summary: Mumbai was ruled By Shiv Sena and BJP during those times. Approximately Rs 40 lakhs was allotted to free housing. A programme was conducted to make pavement dwellers aware of the fund and how this fund can be utilized for their development and benefit. A huge footfall (500-600) witnessed the even comprising of different age, sex and religion. It was conducted under the guidance of YUVA’s Director Minar Pimple and Corporator Prakash Ahire. Strategies, development plan for Pavement Dwellers in Mumbai, who are residing from 1984 till today, were planned.
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pavement dweller Organisation, Vikas Parishad, 2nd December 1998
A programme had been conducted by PDO for awareness and solidarity within pavement dwellers. Lot of activities, performances and programmes were carried out. Cultural songs were sung by participants – “Hum to thaire foothpathvasi kyun hume satate ho?” – sung by Mr Tulsidas Umap. Many men and women have participated in the event.
Camera zooms in one of the old woman among spectator and then pans to men who had attended the event.
pavement dwellers have attended the programme while the song “Hum to thaire foothpathvasi kyun hume satate ho?” is sung by Tulsidas on stage.
Wide angle shot of the audience and the stage and then camera zooms in the banner on the stage. It gives a view why the event was being held.
Camera zooms out and from banner and focuses to the programme hall.
Tulsidas Umap continues with another song –“Footpathcha Mansala ka re………”
Close up of Tulsidas Umap, who completed a spectacular song.
People are applauding his performance.
A toddler also attended the event with her parents.
Women had participated in great numbers.
An old woman also enjoys the song and applauds the performance. Like her, other people in the audience also enjoy the performance.
Few children are carrying PDO’s flag, who are accompanied by PDO female activists. Performance and songs are carried out on stage.
Another girl child is also listening to the song keenly.
People give a round of applause.
Another song is sung by Mr. Tulsidas Umap – “yeh deekho kaise aaya, aaya hai zamana.... “
Playing harmonium and tabla delights music lover among audience with the purpose of bringing awareness.
An old woman also carries Vikas Parishad PDO’s ensign.
The programme continues with another song “eika footpath chi katha……”
Mr. Tulsidas Umap is engaged in his performance.
People are still pouring in the event.
PDO’s female activists have also actively participated in the occasion.
Suresh Kadam invites PDO activist on the stage.
Mohan Chawan, (Shehar Vikas Manch Activist) puts his view on the pavement dwellers’ problem. He is representative of pavement dwellers. Mohan provides information about YUVA’s vision and mission and work techniques. Mohan describes the struggle and history of pavement dweller.
Abbas bai puts his view on the struggle of pavement dwellers life problem regarding water, electricity and sanitation.
pavement dwellers demonstrates their unity by shouting slogans of “Hum Sab Ek Hai”
PDO women raises question with regard to rehabilitation. She also discusses various issues - Water supply, sanitation, hygiene and uncertain future of their children.
Mr.Minar Pimple, Yuva Director discusses on length about pavement dwellers quandary. He puts his belief to pavement dwellers that right to housing is human rights.
Mr Goregaonkar, PDO’s senior activist also addresses to people.
Mr.Prakash Ahire, Shiv Sena’s Corporator and a member of BMC Mahim, appeals to mass, to allow Shiv Sena, to rule for at least five years to solve their grievance since they had give chance to Congress for almost 47 years. He goes on with how they have never been pro demolition yet. He also assures people that if there is any probem they face then they can contact him.
Mr. Prakash Ahire promises that Shiv Sena will try to provide new blocks to compensate their loss of shacks.
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