Friday, March 31, 2023

Rotary aims at making women self-reliant: Bindu Singh


Jamshedpur, Jan. 30: In Rotary Club of Jamshedpur West-run Deeksha Centre at Sonari in the city initiated production of biodegradable bags and sanitary napkin projects on Friday.

These are novel projects in entire district which will pave a new way in empowering women.

District Governor Dr Bindu Singh, PDG Sandeep Narang along with dignitaries from Denmark Rotary District 1440 — PDG Torben Beck and past president Birgit Beck visited Deeksha Centre and to inaugurate the sanitary napkin project production and the biodegradable bag project.

Rotary District from Denmark is the matching partner of the project along with host District of Bihar and Jharkhand District 3250.

They also saw the process of making sanitary napkin, and interacted with women who are making it who shared their experience of trial run. They also talked to the ladies who will prepare biodegradable bags which will help in protecting the environment.

Both the items have a steady market and everyone hoped that these will be mile stone projects in Rotary District 3250.

Dignitaries also interacted with Rotary school children, distributed computer learning certificates and interacted with RCC Members.

In the afternoon, they visited Harisundarpur village primary school and inaugurated e-learning centre for school children in government school. They also inaugurated New Saheli Centre – Deeksha Harisundarpur, which will enable village women as well as men to empower themselves.

The project is being run in association with corporate partner JUSCO. They donated sewing machines to run tailoring classes. Two computers were given to the centre to make people learn computer and later on through Internet, lot of other necessary information they can gather.

Hand wash station for hand washing of children in Government school and was inaugurated by DG Bindu and other dignitaries. A pump was installed along with overhead tank for steady supply of water in taps and toilets. It will go a long way in maintaining health and hygiene of children.

Happiness was evident in the faces of students, teachers as well as villagers whose joy knew no bounds with new initiatives introduced in the village.

In the evening, DG Rtn Bindu Singh and other dignitaries addressed the club members and dignitaries of other Clubs and shared their pleasure and happiness in the new initiatives. Mrs. Singh was of the opinion that Rotary will continue to empower women and promote entrepreneurship among women and make them self-reliant.

President Rajender Sachdev, First Lady Sujata, Pratim Banerjee, secretary Alakananda Bakshi, past president Amitava Bakshi, Sanjeev Sehgal, Anupama Sehgal, Preeti Sehgal, Bipin Srivastava, Kamalendu Shukla along with other past presidents and senior Rotarians were present at the event.

Significantly, Rotary Club of Jamshedpur West was granted two major global grant projects by Rotary International Foundation to empower women, promote entrepreneurship with aim of enhancing health and hygiene of women with economic independence.

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