About Shaik Basheer
ARD founder and Chief Functionary Mr.SK.Basheer, had personally involved in the work to facilitate social integration of Runaway children into their families, into the public school system and to make them as independent and productive members of the society. The work has started from mainstreaming the Runaway, street children, children living without parents from the Gudur Railway station as part of a Balatejassu programme, a collective platform of child rights organizations in Andhra Pradesh.
Currently, ARD is working in 20 mandals of Nellore district under SK. Bahseer's guidance, towards empowerement of these VTG’s. Around 70-80% is engaged in agriculture labour out of which 60-70% are bonded laborer. Another 20-30 % of the Yanadi community do little agriculture, masonry, rickshaw pulling in the towns and few in the hotel washing utensils and doing domestic work in the towns. Around 40% of Yanadi tribes in the district depend upon seasonal (three months Oct-Dec) fishing in the sea, Pulicat lake, canals, tanks and ponds. Both women and men go for fishing. Women go village to village for selling, some men also sale in nearby town.
Achievements of Shaik Basheer
Best Service award during Flood Relief activities from Sri. Girisha IAS Sub – Collector, Gudur, SPSR Nellore. During Re-Public Day Celebrations 2016.
Best Service award received from Smt. M. Janaki IAS District Collector, SPSR Nellore. During Re-Public Day Celebrations 2016.
Best Sector partner award by Shri Ch. Ayyanna Patrudu Minister for Rural Development.on smart village smart ward In 2015.
Smart Villages Smart Ward compition award by Smt. M. Janaki IAS District Collector SPSR Nellore District in 2015.
Best Organization to School children enrolment award received by Smt. M. Janaki IAS During the celebration of Alluri Seetharama Raju 119th Birthday Celebration – 2015.
Award received from NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) as Human Rights Defender-2015 for rescue and rahabilitaion of baonded labour and child labour.
Best Social Worker award received from Mr.P.Narayana, Minister for Urban Development, SPSR Nellore. During Independence Day Celebrations 2015.
Best Social Worker award received from Mrs. S. Janaki IAS District Collector SPSR Nellore. During Republic Day Celebrations 2015.
Honored by Mr. B. Sridhar IAS District Collector SPSR Nellore and Mr. J. Nivas IAS Sub Collector Gudur for the Intervention on Successful formation of Agriculture, Women, Tribal Fisherman Cooperatives in 2012.
Honored by Justice A.M.Ahmadi Former Chief Justice of India for the Intervention on Released and Rehabilitation of 561 bonded Labour and 382 Child Labour.in 2014.
Out Standing Social worker Award Received by Mr. P. Narayana Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development in 2014. During Independence Day Celebrations.
Best Social worker Award Received by Mr. B.Sridhar IAS District Collector SPSR Nellore. In 2013 during the Republic Day Celebrations.
Outstanding Social worker Award Received by Mr. Anam Rama Narayana Reddy Minister for Finance in 2013. During Independence day Celebrations.
Best Social worker Award Received by Mr. Anam Rama Narayana Reddy Minister for Finance in 2012. During Independence Day Celebrations.
Yanadi Janabandhu Award by ITDA Nellore. In 2012 during World Indigenous People Day Celebrations.
Best Social worker Award Received by Smt. Nedurumalli Rajyalakshmi Minister for Primary in 2007. During Independence Day Celebrations.
Best Youth Award Received by Mr. Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy Minister for Information & Public Relations in 2004. During National Youth Day Celebrations.