It has been about a month since Suresh Ediga, a software engineer living in the U.S., launched the #OneMillionPostCardCampaign for Bastar, India.
Since then, he has slowly but surely gained support, sending out 1,000 postcards to Raman Singh, India’s chief minister, with the hope of spreading awareness about the situation in India’s tribal-dominated Bastar district, where activists, researchers, journalists and lawyers have recently faced harassment. In addition to the 1,000 postcards, people around the world also sent an additional 1,000 e-postcards.
“It took me more than a month to take the prints of the postcards. My friends and I worked day and night to see that no name or message was missed. We sent the postcards to a friend in Hyderabad who posted the parcel to the house of the chief minister a week ago,” Ediga told the Times of India, which is reporting Ediga’s disappointment in learning Singh returned the unopened package to the sender’s address in Hyderabad.
Ediga said he will now “take the postcards apart and send them individually to CM Raman Singh.”