“Humanity is my religion thus I slighter amended my name as “Mama”
Mama Vishan Thari S/o Hansrajmal entitled as ‘Edhi of Thar” was born on 27th August 1966, the youngest one in the family and having Master Degree, works in Government Degree College. He recalls as when he was in forth standard, father used to be at bed, he used to serve what he could. He grins and said, “I had mate named Razzaque S/o Rawal; we both kept fasting in Ramzan. Razzaque didn’t have books, so I went to my teacher Sir Mohan Lal Acharya to ask for seven rupees. I neither told my task nor he asked about; I felt as my father was serious so he thought I asked for his medicine. Then I along with some friends purchased books, stationary and sold it in school from where we earned and donated books to him as well as gave money back to the person. “Trust is the key relation”.
Mama said, “Since my childhood, I loved to toil for societal causes. In fifth class I participated in organizing an eye camp. We used to go to each home to collect whatever they gave and then used to give that money to people who were in dire need in drought times. Goth Sudhar Sangat (literally village improvement friend circle) was established when I was in metric. Me along with Sain Parshotam Waswani, Sain Haji Muhammad Dal, Late Rahim Ali Hajam, Sain Sahib Dino, used to collect money from shops and supported needy people.
Once while reading a book I got to know that blood after time becomes useless so it must be used and donated. When I was 18 years old, I donated blood for the first time. Relief and mental pleasure I got after that was out of this world. Matchless! That feel became an inspiration for me to start a campaign of providing blood to the needy. By now, I’m happy that I have supported thousands of cases. I almost remember every person’s blood group I have interacted with. I never ask caste, creed, color or religion but just what can I do for you? Let it be blood, ration or even cash, I’m always ready and happy to help. Once someone asked that he would not get blood of Hindu so I recited Surrah and said I am Muslim by now. Because for me, helping him was most important thing to do. Religion is just a way to preach God. It is everyone’s personal choice how he does. Humanity is always superior to all other religions. I was part of ‘Janaza Nimaz’ of my beloved Sadiq Faqir. ”
Talking about his organization he said, “TSO (Tharparkar Social organization) was established few years back in 1997. Dileep Kothari proposed this idea and we all friends sat together and worked for it. Abdul Sattar Edhi is my ideal. People paid uncountable response and love, I wish all people group should be finalized through NADRA and it should be worked at village level. ”
When we asked him about what he gets after doing this, he replied, “LOVE is the ever greatest award which I have received unlimited.”
Indeed it was pleasure for Humans Of Tharparkar to share his profile with you people. Very proud of him and wish him a very good luck for his TSO
Originally published here.