They may have had to lead their lives alone, but Vijay Panduran More ensures that they have somebody with them at least on their final journey.
For past several years Vijay More and his team have been engaged in giving dignity to those who have no one on their final journey.
Untill April 15, 2015 he has disposed of 473 bodies. Recently, body of a person was found lying unclaimed on a roadside in the city. The Belagavi City Corporation staff shifted it to the district government hospital where, after post-mortem, the body was kept for three days, in the hope that somebody would come to claim it. As there were no claimants, the hospital staff called Vijay More and his team who gave the body its dignity.
Vijay More who is an Ex Mayor and a social worker who also runs an Old age home names Shanatai Vrudhasham. More disposed of as per due legal procedures during last two decades without seeking any publicity or expectations of rewards or awards.
Each cremation cost about 2000 to 2500 and there are many who voluntarily contribute to support cremation.
He was awarded the AAB’s Belgaumite of the year 2012. He tries each time to tell the youth about the harsh truths that exist in life and realize the same.
AAB salutes this kind gesture of Vijay More.