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Man-made disaster in Dalit colonies of Dharmapuri district


Tiruvannamalai, 14th November 2012


Dear Sir, Dear Madem,


Greetings, please find below the report of the Violence Against Dalits in Dharmapuri District on 7th November 2012. The affected people are living without any assets, so POPE is planning to involve in Relief process for this helpless people by the means of cloths, mats, school bags, notebooks, cooking vessels etc.


I am requesting your mercy for these affected Dalits.


Thanking you,

Yours Sincerely,




Dharmapuri district disaster 14 11 2012
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Une catastrophe humaine parmi la colonie dalit dans la région de Dharmapuri

Tiruvannamalai, le 14 novembre 2012



Mesdames, Messieurs,


Veuillez trouver ci-dessous notre rapport concernant les violences à l'encontre des Dalits dans le district de Dharmapuri le 7 novembre 2012. Les personnes touchées ont perdu tous leurs biens, ainsi POPE prévoit de se porter au secours de ces pauvres gens en leur procurant des vêtements, des nattes, des cartables, des cahiers, des ustensiles de cuisine, etc.


Je demande votre aide pour ces Dalits affectés.


En vous remerciant,

Très sincérement.




Président - POPE


Dharmapuri district disaster 14 11 2012
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The south-east of India is hit by Cyclone Nilam


Le cyclone Nilam a frappé la côte Est de l'Inde 



Wednesday 31st October 2012


We have very strong rain since yesterday, we had a big storm and cyclone formed in Bay of Bengal near Chennai. The Governments of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry announced the Government Holiday today. The Cyclone hit severely the Northern districts of Tamilnadu and also Pondicherry. It starts to move from sea at 4.30 pm and we are having big storm and rain, the losses in the coastal belt are not yet calculated. The both state Governments announced one day more holiday for the Educational Institutions and Colleges.



Mercredi 31 octobre 2012

Il pleut très fort depuis hier, nous avons eu une grosse tempête et un cyclone s'est formé dans la baie du Bengale près de Madras. Les gouvernements du Tamil Nadu et de Pondichéry ont annoncé que les élèves seront en vacances aujourd'hui. Le cyclone a frappé durement les régions du nord du Tamil Nadu et de Pondichéry également. Il a commencé à se déplacer vers 16 heures 30, nous avons de gros orages et de grosses pluies, les pertes sur la côte ne sont pas encore évaluées. Les gouvernements des 2 Etats ont annoncé un jour de fermeture supplémentaire de tous les établissements scolaires.

RL Rosario
Directeur de POPE




Friday 9th November 2012


Fortunately the Nilam Storm has not affected to much the Tamil Nadu but it destroyed few places in Andhra Pradesh.


The cyclone killed eight people in Tamil Nadu and three in Andhra Pradesh. It also destroyed more than 200 electric posts and about 100 trees were uprooted in Chennai. About 3,800 people have been evacuated in Mahaballipuram.


Chennai Law colleges exam has been postponed.




Vendredi 9 novembre 2012


Heureusement, Nilam n'a pas trop touché le Tamil Nadudu mais il a détruit des centaines de maisons ainsi que des centaines d'hectares de champs de coton ou de riz en Andhra Pradesh.


Le cyclone a tué huit personnes dans le Tamil Nadu et trois dans l'Andhra Pradesh. Il a également détruit plus de 200 poteaux électriques et environ 100 arbres ont été déracinés à Madras. Environ 3.800 personnes ont été évacuées à Mahaballipuram.


Les étudiants en droit de Madras ont vu leurs examens reportés.


RL Rosario

Director POPE


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Chennai, today!

Why and how to help us?

Over the years, POPE organized the Dalit community for development through the formation of youth groups, formation of self help groups and community groups, non- formal vocational training, children’s development programme, Dalit movement building, fighting for the rights of Dalits, training, awareness development, Tsunami relief and rehabilitation etc.


Though we have achieved tangible results for the Development of the Dalit community, what we have achieved is not sufficient. Miles to go before the journey of development ends. We had a review and evaluation of what we have done, what we were unable to do, what we have failed, the strengths and weaknesses of POPE. In the light of this, we want to achieve the following objectives in the next decade. The experience what we had during the last 2 decades is the stepping-stone to reach the objectives of 3rd decade.


Objectives of next 10 years

  • To consolidate and document the programmes and experiences of POPE to the suffering community, especially to Dalits in India.
  • To develop the resource centre for the entire India on “Dalitology” and “Dalit empowerment” as a powerhouse to generate energy.
  • To develop the infrastructure like building, library, LCD projector, over head projector, power point presentation, audio visual aids, conference hall, hostels, canteen etc., to conduct short term and long term residential training programmes for the Dalit NGOs, Dalit leaders, Dalit youth, women leaders etc., for building a National level movement on Dalit empowerment.
  • To organise conferences on Dalit issues by bringing Dalit intellectuals/policy makers/leaders for the possible policy level changes through the Advocacy/lobbying.
  • To develop model legislation on various Dalit issues and influence the Government for meaningful socio-economic change.
  • To conduct various need based vocational training on different trades of employability for the under privileged and unprivileged young Dalit Boys and Girls.
  • To conduct ‘Action Oriented Research’ and ‘Academic oriented research on Dalit Arts, Science, Literature, Culture, deprivation and make the findings available for all Dalit community / NGOs in India / Government for appropriate intervention programmes. 
  • To organise State level Dalit Networks and form a National level federation for the Dalit community.
  • To recognize and encourage young Dalit writers, professionals for influencing the Dalit community for a change and for the meaningful social change to the entire suffering community.
  • To develop ‘Corpus fund’ for providing educational scholarship to the deserving Dalit students for their technical job oriented courses and for the higher level professional and administrative education.
  • To construct and only equipped 20 bed rural have hospital with a provision of rural outreach clinics to promote the health stating of the deprived rural community.
  • To establish friends of Dalit (FOD) amours the national and antinational community to support the cause of Dalit for their Empowerment.


How can you respond to our needs?

Asking more information on the selected issues/problem.

  • Itemized project proposal with the approximate cost.
  • Indicate how much you can contribute and for the purpose.
  • Send your questions and concerns.
  • Introduce POPE to other potential donor / individual supporter and against friends of Dalit (FOD) in yean own country to support the Dalit cause for their empowerment.
  • The time scale to achieve the above objectives is 10 years. Indicate how many years you wish to support us or on which year it may be possible to help us.
  • You can be a volunteer to mobilize resources or can be a volunteer to develop the campus on infrastructure development or to share your expertise with us as a volunteer / visitor.

We have calculated the unit cost of each programme to the under privileged Dalit community and also others at their needs. You can indicate your choice / interest to support one or many members. You are requested to share this information with others who are interested to help the suffering humanity and the less privileged, marginalized, unorganized Dalits.

You want to help us, please contact us or one of our partners

Look at the last page "Partnership".