Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Snapshots from Bordha in Pavi Jetpur, Vadodara district

Makai (corn) rotlas (flatbread)... the largest I have seen at a Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya near Bordha village, a four-hour drive from Vadodara
Tribal women come back from a funeral next to a river. Tribal funerals are very colourful. There's a lot of music and dancing and only a few shed tears 

A tribal woman

Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) is a scheme run by the Central Government to run residential schools for girls in remote tribal areas where regular schools cannot operate because of the lack of connectivity, sparse population and little chance of educating the children. To get to this KGBV, we had to travel for 1.5 hours from Pavi Jetpur through thick forest (one of the few places in India, where you will not even find a piece of plastic)

Girls belonging to the Rathwa tribe at the KGBV, eager to get photographed

1 comment:

Ramesh Narendrarai Desai said...

One more reason why maoists do not succeed in such places. The central scheme is applicable in all states. It is perhaps here that it has been implemented satisfactorily despite the remote location.