When it comes to people of great persona mostly the famous leaders of the country come to our minds but there are many in this country that have led a silent life but not for themselves. Their lives are desiccated for others and that to without expecting anything in return. These people demand no fame, expect no riches and lead the simplest life possible but their deeds are such that they have conquered the world in their own humble ways.
‘Bhule Bhatke Tiwari’ – The Indian Spartan who is dedicated for the cause of the Lost Kumbh Mela Pilgrims
Raja Ram Tiwari is one such person who has led a life that could be an inspiration to many. He is a villager from the Pratapgarh district near Allahabad. This is the place that witnesses the biggest fair of the world called Kumbh Mela every twelve at the confluence of three rivers namely Ganges, Yamuna and the hidden river Saraswati. Every year the banks of this confluence are thronged by thousands of people for the Magh Mela. Also, Ardha Kumbh is organized on the banks of this confluence.
The important thing here is that the people who come to this place for a holy dip in millions, many a time get lost. Now Pandit Raja Ram Tiwari holds the responsibility of reuniting the lost people with their families. No, this is not a recent venture, he has been into this since 1946 and has been able to reunite more than six lakh people with their families out of which 25,000 are children.
He first visited the Kumbh Mela in the year 1946 when the amenities were not this good and then he saw the plight of the people who would get lost. He decided that he will take the responsibility of reuniting the lost with their families. He took a handmade loudspeaker in his hand started calling out the names of the lost people who walk around the whole area of the fair behind him in a trial.
This practice of trying to reunite people with their families has given him the name “Bhule Bhatke Tiwari” which means the “Lost and Found Tiwari”. This man took this job voluntarily and has since been doing this because it gives him immense pleasure and satisfaction to see the joy in the eyes of the people who they believed would never meet them again.
It takes many days to weeks to months to get the lost people united with their families. On many instances it was only after a year that the family members could get reunited, but when they do, it is the moment of satisfaction for Pandit Raja Ram Tiwari.
His volunteersip has showed path to many and there are almost 200 volunteers who do the same thing and help the families unite by speaking the name out loud on the loudspeaker so. Is son has now taken up the responsibility of reuniting the people in the massive fair on the banks of river Ganges.
Raja Ram Tiwari has attended 12 kumbh Melas since 1946 and more than 50 Magh Melas till now and is dedicated for the cause of the people. Now his son has taken up the work of uniting the lost with their families.
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