A Tree to Benefit Generations
Trilokpuri – East Delhi 1993: A group of young boys and girls depressed with the steady degeneration in the quality of their lives, the social environment, lack of access to any working infrastructure facilities, decided to pool their minds, resources and capabilities together.
Something needed to be done – but what? How? It was here that these young people realized they did not have a ‘voice’ nor any ‘Right’ to voice their feelings, belief’s or, aspirations. Did anyone care?? No! Political and money power ruled supreme over the will of the people. An association of very young adults was formed with the focus issues, relating to children and young adults.
Dominated by 19-year-old Vinay K. Stephen, Sadik Masih Medical Social Servant Society (SMMSSS) was registered under the societies registration Act in the year 1994 dominated and driven by the force of very young people wanting to be heard, claim their ‘Rights’ in search of a better quality of life.
Sadik Masih Medical Social Servant Society (SMMSSS) is unique in another way – its founder/elected members are all residents of the target area.
The residents, mostly third and fourth generation residents of the area, belong to a vast assortment of castes and communities, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, minority communities, OBCs, Dalits, scavengers from all over India.