Jamshedpur, Aug. 31: Three brothers–two of them physically disabled and one with neuro problems along with their widowed mother today staged a dharna at the district collectorate and demanded a source of livelihood.
While two of the brothers Ravi Das (25) and Sameer Das (23) both suffering from polio had cleared their graduation (B. Com honours from Jamshedpur Cooperative College) in the year 2011 in second and first division respectively while the youngest Bipin Das (22) suffering also cleared B. Com honours in first division from the same college in 2014.
Their mother Sadhna Das was widowed in 2012 after death of their father (Bhim Das) in 2012.
“We are having physical as well as financial challenges. We were solely dependent on the earnings from the temporary vegetable shop at Bhalubasa along the Straight Mile Road near to the Rajkiyakrit Harijan Uchha Vidyalaya which was demolished during an anti-encroachment drive in June this year for road widening work.
We had been assured by the Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) officials and SDO Dhalbhum Suraj Kumar of an alternative site for running the shop. But so far nothing has materialised forcing us to undertake a sit-in in front of the district collectorate” noted Ravi.
The mother Sadhna Das further said that they had met the chief minister Raghubar Das in July and were assured of an allotment. The three brother also contemplated from taking an indefinite fast before the district collectorate if the administration does not pay heed to their problems.
East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amit Kumar noticed the three brothers sitting at the district collectorate and immediately directed the SDO Dhalbhum to suggest alternative site close to their original place and help in their resettlement and also personally assured them that their problems would be solved.