Wari: Exemplary Model of Management

13) On reaching the evening destination (night halt), the same efficiency and promptness is replayed. This time in the new village. Micro management – with attention to minutest details – manifest right from assigning of responsibilities to the making of the daily schedules even in the kitchen activities and water distribution.

14) The women folk in the DINDI manage the water distribution. The role has been assigned to them and they take this assignment very seriously, as they refuse any help in this matter. They do not shirk this responsibility nor do they permit others to take over theirs.

15) In every village people line up to witness the festivities of the WARI and to pay respects to MAULI and the WARKARIS. Policemen are deployed to ensure safety and smooth functioning of the WARI. While the police arrangements are meager – for the huge mass of humanity – their services are more required within the village rather than for the disciplined WARKARIS. The WARKARIES exude DISCIPLINE in every respect.

16) The WARI does not receive any government support or grants of any kind. Yet the WARI continues unabated in its traditional form even today.

17) People require invitations to visit or put an appearance, but this is one gathering where no invitation is sent out. Yet people turn up in hordes and as family to meet their beloved MAULI and Lord Vitthal.

18) Problems like inadequate toilet facilities, limited water availability, expensive cooking fuel etc have to be suffered during the WARI. But the WARKARIS happily put up with these hitches and inconveniences as if they have mastered the art-of-living and are just putting it into practice.

19) In the WARI, women and men folk are forced to perform their ablutions simultaneously (for lack of time and space). But decorum and decency is maintained and nothing untoward ever happens because of their basic mutual respect and trust in the goodness of mankind. In the hearts is the conviction that all beings are just forms and manifestations of the universal spirit of Godliness.

20) The WARKARIS are not impressed and take no notice of the ministers, officials, cameras or even helicopters – since they are engaged and immersed in their forward march with the certainty of meeting their Lord Vitthal. What does amuse and surprise them is the participation of the novices, first-time enthused and some who accidentally find themselves in their midst.

21) WARI is less an overwhelming event or occurrence to be read about. It is most certainly an experience to be undergone, inhaled and tasted personally!!!.

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