DW initiative: Foundation stone laid for Moolya's house at Bajpe

DW initiative: Foundation stone laid for Moolya's house at Bajpe

Pics: Brijesh Garodi
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Dear Readers,

We are pleased to bring an update on the appeal for help regarding construction of a new house for Padmanabha Moolya and his wife Nagamma at Bajpe.

On June 10 this year, Daijiworld readers had enthusiastically come forward to ensure a new home for this shelterless couple at Bajpe.

In just 24 hours, readers from across the world pledged Rs 4 lac to build a home for Padmanabha Moolya and Nagamma. The couple had lost their house to an accidental fire in May.

It gives us great satisfaction to inform our readers that on Wednesday September 4, the foundation stone for Moolya's house was laid at the very site where the old house was reduced to ashes.

Melvyn Rodrigues, director operations, Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd, along with Surendra Pergade, gram panchayat committee member, Bajpe laid the foundation stone for the house.

Contractor Gopal, daijiworld reporter Brijesh Garodi who had initiated the step to support the couple, and others were present during the occasion.

Padmanabha Moolya and his wife Nagamma offered prayers to their diety.

Padmanabha Moolya and Nagamma were residing in Bajpe Baalike, Moolyara Kodi, 6th ward of Bajpe gram panchayat. The couple have no children and Padmanabh is a coolie worker while Nagamma rolls bidis. Their monthly income comes to around Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000 per month. From their meagre but hard-earned income, they had saved managed to build a small thatched hut for themselves about 10 years ago. On the fateful day of May 15, an accidental fire completely destroyed their dwelling.

Daijiworld then approached a few persons like Eric Correa, the brain behind Souharda Nagar project, Bhojaraj Vamanjur, well-known Tulu drama artiste and movie actor, who is also the proprietor of Shivanugraha fabrications, Kaikamba, Surendra Pergade and Sahul Hameed, members of Bajpe gram panchayat, all of whom willingly came forward to help the couple. An appeal to the readers to assist the couple generated nearly Rs 4 lac for the cause in 24 hours after the appeal went online.

Gopal, a Bajpe-based contractor will be leading the construction work along with Bhojraj Vamanjur, who will be carrying out roofing and fabrication work. Surendra Pergade and Sahul Hameed will be supervising the entire project along with support and help by Eric Correa.
The house that is to be constructed is a 23” / 20” 1 BHK, tiled house, with spacious living hall, kitchen, utility space and bath. the construction team has been directed not to compromise with the quality and ensure that the best is given to the couple. It is expected to be ready in about four months. Due to heavy rains over the past three months, the construction could not be started earlier.

We at daijiworld once again thank our generous and large-hearted readers for helping the couple in their most difficult times. May God bless us all.



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  • bennymangalore, Doha,Qatar

    Sun, Sep 08 2013

    Thank You daiji.Please make sure that the House will be built at the earliest.

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  • William, Udupi

    Sat, Sep 07 2013

    Good work. God Bless to all those involved in the project. Karavali people are large hearted, only a trusted channel required. DW has taken the lead.

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  • Roselyn, manglaore

    Fri, Sep 06 2013

    Walter Nandalike, most admired person in the community is doing his service silently. hope he will get God's blessing on his team, family and himself. We are proud of him. may Daijiworld rise more n more

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, udupi

    Fri, Sep 06 2013

    Good daiiji

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  • vinaya, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    Thank you daiji for the wonderful work you are doing for the needy people. This shows daiji is reaching out to all irrespective of caste and creed.Keep up doing the good work for the poorest of the poor people.May GOD bless each and everyone who has contributed to build this house. May DAIJI reach out to many such needy people with the support and help of good samaritans.

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  • G.Fernandes, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    THANKS to the large hearted generous contributors within stipulated time you made the poor Moolya couples dream into true through the appeal of DW. May the Lord bless abundantly to you and your family. Long live DW and it's well wishers.

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  • Lucy Rodrigues, Moodubelle/Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    Really a great work done by daiji. May God bless you & your team.

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  • Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe / Dubai

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    Excellent gesture by DW. Thanks to Mr. Melwyn Baab & Garodi for taking the initiative. Nice to see Surendra Pergade, Eric Baab, Gopalanna, Sahul bhai & Bhojraj being involved in the good cause.

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  • Anand, Udupi / Dubai

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    Long Live Daijiworld ..... Long Live Walter Nandalike...... I wish both a perpetual life. Your contribution to mankind is commendable, many a times you have proved that you are the instrument of god almighty.God bless you all.

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  • Shankar Shetty, Kuwait

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    This is what happens when the society puts its best foot forward. God Bless all those who had a hand in this.

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  • Peter Pereira, Nagoya, Japan

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    Daijiworld once again proved to be a true 'Daiji' to the helpless and needy, irrespective of religion.

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  • Thomas Saldanha, Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    Good job by daijiworld and its operations director Melwyn Rodrigues. May you continue to inspire people around you.

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  • Govinda Gopal K. Poojary, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    Usually laying a foundation stone is offered after special pooje or special prayers by priests, I am glad Melvyn Rodrigues taken their place, he is very clear hearted person more than anybody else. This should be a good example to our society. Simple ceremony, saves times, money, gifts. Congratulations Daiji, Contributors and Moolya's family.

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  • ABu, Hofuf,Saudi Arabia

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    Great job done by daiji,,may god bless you and your team...

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  • Lancy, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    Daiji, you are really doing a great job by helping those who are in real need. These snaps are a real proof that the money which has been donated by your vast readership is being put to the right use...May God Bless you and your team in all your endeavors...

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  • Rithesh Banjan, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    Really excellent work done by daiji...god bless you and your team.

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  • Alok Nath, Bengaluru

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    And they will live happily for ever. Courtesy: Daiji and DW contributors. (Mangalore karavali heart and soul will live in this house for ever)

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