Araria, a town and municipality, is the administrative headquarters of Araria district in the state of Bihar, India. Araria district is one of the 38 districts of Bihar. This district of north-eastern Bihar is one of the most backward districts of Bihar, stands at the bottom of the 90 minority concentration districts. Forbesganj is a city in the district of Araria.It has a prestigious past but today, is enshrouded in the midst of uncertainties. Many stories have been widespread about it. Angas are believed to be the earliest inhabitants of the region.They are believed to have inhabited the area, west of the river Koshi. During the Mauryan period this area formed the part of the Mauryan Empire and in the later times, the region formed the part of Gupta Dynasty.During the British period, the region came under the control of East India Company. It is said that where Mr. Forbe's Bungalow was located, was called âResidential Areaâ which local people used to call as âR. Areaâ. Over a period of time, R. Area acquired the pronunciation âArariaâ and so gave the name âForbesganjâ Araria.
Borders of Araria are surrounded by Nepal in northern side, Kishanganj in eastern side and Supaul at western side. The district came into existence by division of Purnia district on Makar-Sankranti day of 1990. The district border is adjacent to border of Nepal, so the district is important in terms of security. Jogbani is the last point of Araria and after that "Virat Nagar" district of Nepal starts. For transportation, both train and road transport is available. Araria contains two bus terminals. Buses for most of the districts, are available for internal blocks too. Train facility is now in the form of broad gauge track. This track ends one side to the Katihar, which is a big and important junction from where trains to all over India are available, other end of track is Jogbani, the last point of Indian rail.
As rightly said by Eugene V Debs:
âThey are the saviours of the society, The redeemers of race. â
Yes, I am talking about the maintenance workers of our society, who strive day and night to achieve the cleanliness and sanctity that we all enjoy, yet they are not given even 1% of the amount of credit that they deserve. We tend to look down upon them and their work and place them in the lowest possible strata of society.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing, it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Keeping this etched in our minds and hearts, this year Ekk Pahel has taken a step forward by celebrating Diwali 2017, by fecilitating around 200 maintenance workers and by appreciating their tireless efforts and motivating them to continue working with dedication towards their jobs.
The theme for the event was based on expressing gratitude with gifts. All workers were given clothes,sweets and a steel utensil as festive gesture for the festival of Dhanteras and respectfully made to assemble with all the other people present at the event. Ekk Pahel believes that encouraging maintenance workers and sweepers is of utmost importance as they tend to be the ones taken for granted, neither are they appreciated for their work nor are they seen as social workers which they truly are. Ekk Pahel was truly honored to be able to falicitate these social workers. Moreover they were feasted to the choicest of food which the entire team of Ekk Pahel had, together with our diligent social workers .
The event was innaugrated by Mrs. Shivani Agrawal followed by the lighting of the lamp by esteemed guests, social workers, members of Ekk Pahel. The founder of Ekk Pahel Ayush Agrawal gave a speech shedding light on the lives of mainenance workers and gave them assurance of any help or assistance that Ekk Pahel could offer. He went on to say that Ekk Pahel will leave no stone unturned in their effort to make this initiative reach every state, every district in the country.
Considerable contributions were given to the event by Mrs.Sunita Jain, Mrs.Moti Khan, Kamini Goel, Sangeeta Agrawal, Sunita Goel, Anita Goel, Rajkumar Agrawal, Ajatshatru Agrawal,Sonu, Vani Devi, Dilip Agrawal, Vishal Golchha, Ritvij Bhaskar, Ayush Jain, Komal Bhothra, Kartik Singh, Yash Jain, Abhishek Agrawal, Abhishek Bhagat, Aman Agrawal, Meer Faiz, Shubham Sethiya, Shubham Agrawal, Sakshi Agrawal, Riya Agrawal, Vivek Raj among many others.
Nurturing Police-Public Relations
Considering the importance of relationship of the police and common people, the ArariÄ district police organized an initiative on January 27, with the theme" We are together".The program was started by the district police captain miss Dhurat Sayli Savlaram and Forebesganj city MLA Shri Vidyasagar Keshari.
Our aim was to make a administration and police approachable by the people. In today's time people are at times apprehensive of the police and hesitate to approach them. This initiative was taken to change the thinking and mindset of people regarding the same.
Police Captain, araria said, " the police are only for your support, and whenever you have trouble, you should share it with us. If you approach us, you will be happy, we will also be happy. This initiative, I believe will play a pivotal role in improving police-public relationships. Not only that, Ms. SÄyalÄ« went to the city with the general public and asked him to join the police as a part of the family. She said that if the society and police come together, then no one can stop the Araria district from being criminal free.
Break The Silence
Hereby launching our new project, Break The Silence. Aawaaz uthao. We at Ekk Pahel, are trying to teach every kid, how to identify when and what is wrong. And never, never keep quiet about it. We are going to all the schools of Forbesganj, and the areas around, and trying to help the kids understand that their body belongs to them.
When they try to touch you, when they try to break you, when you see them trying to touch others, when you see them trying to break others, even if they are around your vicinity and you are not comfortable. Do not let them explore you, or implore you. You are your own saviour, but you aren't your own destroyer. Remember, it is never your fault, and they never had the right to do it. Never blame yourself, we are here, right beside you, always to protect you. But before we turn to protect you, you protect yourself and you protect others. Never, never let it go. It is not that normal, and it doesn't happen to everyone. Most importantly, never keep quiet. You speak. We will speak. You tell us who they are. We will not spare them. We will find them, and hunt them down. Know what is wrong and why is it wrong. We are here to save you. Do not fall into it, we will not let you fall into it. World might be a bad, bad place, and we are here to help you find the better part of the world.
Anyone from forbesganj who wants to join us,