Monday, June 1, 2009

ClarionCall

Disaster at your doorsteps
COME ONE!!! COME ALL!!!
• This is “the” time to contribute,
• This is “the” time to act,
• This is “the” time to rise.
Strong winds and torrential rain from cyclone Aila lashed on these districts from 24th May to 25th May, 2009. According to the record of Meteorological Office, Alipore, Kolkata, the cyclone Aila had generated wind of about 120 Km. an hour. The coastal belt and river side villages were mostly affected and destroyed due to Aila. According to the Government of West Bengal estimate about 50 Lakh people get affected.
Vast stretches of these districts looked like a reassemble battlefield. Trees were uprooted here and there, mud houses were flattened, and villagers were trapped into several pockets. Sea wave gushed into land in different places and submerged totally. In coastal belt Aila snapped electricity and swathes and telecommunication remained out of connection. In Sunderbans area 400 Kilometre of guard wall destroyed. So the saline water encroached sweet water destroying every thing tangible there. People came to the schools and other highlands tops. Under this natural calamity the Kalaboti Mudra urging you to contribute you and your community as you can for the humanitarian ground to rescue these people. Kalaboti Mudra and its associates intervening 20 villages where 80,000 people are affected in the South and North 24 Paraganas. It is urging you to contribute any thing from cloths to medicine, from dry ration to utensils.
It is you who will transport these things to the spot and distribute yourselves to the effected people. Kalaboti Mudraand its partners will act as a resource organization.
For Further Information Please Feel Free to Call
Aila Cyclone Disaster Initiative,
Dr. Lalita Ghosh, Director, 09007451136, Kalaboti Mudra, 24/18, Nabalia Para Road, Barisha, Kolkata – 700008.

We The Kalaboti Mudra
This is a network of Trust and a society.
Kalaboti Mudra Running a Blog for last half year for the traditional artists and artisans of Bengal to document promote and propagate the grass-root-level people, technology and culture. Main thrust is to document & support people’s technology and Traditional Knowledge. These are treasure troves of Folk and Tribal Culture of Bengal.
Kalaboti Mudra is here to facilitate young artists and artisans to undertake their traditional trade/culture more seriously.
The Kalaboti Mudra is working with the disadvantages and other backward communities across West Bengal from coastal belt to the closed tea gardens of Jalpaiguri. The



Some Initiatives
• Running a Blog on Folk & Tribal Culturre
• Working at Closed Tea Gardens
• Documentation of folk and tribal culture
• Organizing Folk and Tribal Festivals
• Nurturing a cultural team
• Nritya Gurukul for dissemination of traditional dances like Ghumar, Bhawai, Lambadi, Bagrumba Garba, Giddga, Bhangra and many more.
• Running a cultural library and resource centre
Pls Follow the Bolgs for Further Information
• http://lokfolk.blogspot.com/
• http://kmneinitiative.blogspot.com/
• http://buybengalihandicrafts.blogspot.com/
• http://kalabotimudra.blogspot.com/
• http://culturalfootprint.blogspot.com/
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