Robin Raina Foundation plans to spend Rs750mn to build 6000 free homes
13 Jul, 2016 1:07 AM|
By Robin Raina Foundation|
Robin Raina Foundation (RRF) announced that it is finishing the 3rd phase of its ambitious plan to build 6000 free homes for the slum dwellers of Delhi and is getting ready to hand over 432 new homes to the slum dwellers, taking its total count of houses handed over to 1157 homes. The project is seen as the most ambitious charity projects undertaken by any organization without government help.
The foundation's founder Robin Raina conceptualized this project to provide homes to the thousands of slum families who were thrown out of the confines of the city of Delhi, to cleanse the city for the Commonwealth Games. With no means of livelihood, shelter, education or healthcare, these slum dwellers were left to fight for their lives so that the rest of the country could host the Commonwealth Games. RRF Founder Robin Raina felt their pain and decided to do something about it. He decided to address the problem at various levels - by providing 6000 homes to each of thee families while providing education, clothing, meals and basic healthcare to their children. He made a commitment to the slum dwellers that he will get each of them a home of their own.
Today, he has delivered on his promise by delivering 1157 homes absolutely free of cost to them while providing education to thousands of kid in the area at a school run by the foundation specifically for this purpose. This school provides clothes, meals, medical care, sports and other facilities to these kids again absolutely free of cost. A philanthropist, Robin Raina has emerged as the voice of the have-nots worldwide with his single-minded dedication to providing hope to the under privileged sections of the society.
Today, his foundation has adopted in excess of 3,500 children across the Indian sub continent in addition to presently carrying out the largest private charity initiative in the Indian sub-continent, in terms of building 6000 homes free of cost for the underprivileged. The foundation today runs schools, shelter homes and medical care facilities across India and even funds a cancer treatment ward in Lahore Pakistan.
"I am humbled every day by the fight of the slum dwellers to live a life that none of the elite in any country would want. The foundation has tried to do its bit to ease their suffering and provide them basic civilities like education, shelter and healthcare." Robin said, "I feel privileged to be able to help them. I have always believed that Coffin does not have a pocket and that giving is something that no one can take away from you. The rewards of giving go far beyond money and material things. Giving is something you will be able to take with you wherever you go for the rest of your life."
Robin added, "While the country spends an estimated Rs 500bn on the Commonwealth Games, the citizens of this country for whom these games are being supposedly held, continue to live in absolute misery. First they get thrown out of their own homes to showoff the city for the Commonwealth games, and then they are left to fight for their survival with no shelter or water or drainage or basic healthcare. To rub salt in their wounds, the Government announces that it will figure out ways to hide the slums by planting palm trees everywhere. I am not sure that Commonwealth games would as prestigious for the country anymore if the visitors realized that while the Government spent 50,000 crores on organizing the games, it did not feel it fit to spend a little bit of money relatively to impart water, shelter or drainage to the people displaced because of the same Commonwealth Games."