Women’s day with mothers and sisters from Jeevodaya Ashralaya
Though the world celebrated International Women’s day on March 8th in their own way, we still believe that we don’t need a day to showcase our respect for the womanhood. In this juncture Delhi based weekend volunteer group HelpingBrainz thought of lighting lamps in the darkened lives of few mothers and sisters (around 66) from Jeevodaya Ashralaya, Vikas nagar, New Delhi. Jeevodaya is a home for abandoned, destitute and orphaned mothers and sisters, based in West Delhi.
The main idea behind this event was to tell the world that even the abandoned and destitute women has their right towards womanhood, and the society needs to accept them as one among themselves. The daylong event was orchestrated by Shipra Mathur (the young Women Empowerment Leader from Helping Brainz), supported by talk shows by Seema Ji (Seema is an inhabitant at Jeevodaya, who researched and prepared an excellent and informative talk show about ‘women’s day’), #Bharatanatyamperformances by Tishya Laskar, ITL Public School, Dwarka and Sahana Iyer, Indira Ideal School, Dwarka (both are Class 6th students), Musical (instrumental) performances by Tishya, Lunch sponsored by Monika Ghoshand Gopikaa Vaidya (deliciously prepared by Shri Dharamsastha Ayyappa Pooja Samiti, Hastsal, Vikas Puri), Sweets and clothes sponsored by Dipansha [a class 6th inspiration from Kerala School, Vikas Puri (Dipansha also collated clothes during our winter clothes donation drive) and special gifts (bedsheets, slippers and daily use groceries) by VEDMA, Vasundhara Enclave.
eople who volunteered were Ambika P Menon (Managing Trustee, Helping Brainz), Poulami Laskar, Geeta Sundaram, Monika Ghosh, Sree Lakshmi, Avin Lakhenpal, Arun John, Fatima Zabi, Virendra Kumar, Yedhu Krishna Menon and Murali Menon and volunteers from VEDMA, Vasundhara Enclave. We thank Sister Elizabeth and Sister Ramya for their support.
We are happy that we enlightened and voiced for their womanhood in a bit different manner from the orthodox ways of celebrating the same. It was our 103th dedication towards the community.