Guildâ€™s Mission is to empower women and children become self-reliant by providing better education along with skill/capacity development training and also provide them social, economic and psychological support for healthy living.
Well... it all started in the year 1972 the dark war clouds of the 1971 Indo-Pak war had abated, leaving behind a trail of anguish, loss and despair. One soldier dies-leaving behind at least 5 lives, in living death. The civil society in India was shaken by the uncertainty of the lives of women who had been widowed. Those with a sensitive foresight realized that this uncertainty extended to all women who are dependent traditionally, socially and economically on the patriarchal framework. Women had to come out of the confining walls of their homes if they had to carve out a future for themselves in the changing world. Women would have to come out of their cocooned existence if the process of nation building had to be undertaken. Women themselves would have to realize and build on their own strengths and capacities.
With this realization was born the War Widows Association & Guild of Service in North India. Dr. V. Mohini Giriâ€™s committed initiative was beginning in 1972. Since then there has been no looking back.
To be a catalyst of social change for conflict affected women, widows and children by formulating integrated and innovative methods for progressive social change with innovative skill development.
- To provide women with skill/capacity development training to become self-reliant.
- To provide children with better education thereby creating a platform for better future.
- To provide beneficiary with social, economic and psychological support for healthy living.
- To provide legal and social awareness to the beneficiaries.
- To provide suitable and friendly environment for healthy growth and development.
- Ensure women and childrenâ€™s issues are addressed in all programming and represented at major fora.
- Collaborate with key stake holders to represent the cause of widows and the elderly.
- Uphold a rights perspective and propagate for dignity and justice for women and children.
- Develop sustainable program models that can be scaled up nation-wide.
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Krishna: Paryavarna Prabhu
Continuing the series of Krishna celebrations through Creative Expressions the Guild for Service organised Janamashtami celebration in collaboration with India International Center, on 24th August 2016, eve of Janamashtami at Multipurpose Hall of IIC, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
Today our planet faces the greatest environmental threat. If unchecked then we are hurtling towards a global disaster. Can we imagine our beautiful planet without the magnificent oceans, of the peacock or the smiling lotus in the ponds. Nature can the meandering rivers, the green shade of trees, the rhythmic dance exist without Man but Man cannot exist without Nature.
Perhaps that is why Krishna through his life, his exploits, his actions, even through the creative expressions on Him emphasized the close relationship between Man and Nature.
The Key Note presentation was done by Acharya Shrivats Goswami of Radharaman Temple, Vrindavan.