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Women are the real architects of society

Feb 25, 2019

Women in Indian society need just reminder of their own power and nothing else, writes Dr Siya Seth, CEO of Sum Drishti Foundation.

New Delhi: The word ‘Women Empowerment’ has become cliché in our daily conversations, but sometimes I think whether women really need empowerment or they are already empowered. What power it is that she does not possess? She begets life, takes care of whole family, does official jobs, leads the whole country, drives every existing vehicle in the world, undertakes terrible sea voyage and is actually doing every other possible action on this earth. I don’t find any lack of power existing in any women.

Here, it is worth mentioning the reference of Ramayana, whereHanuman,in spite of being the repository of power, needed to get reminded that he possessed this much power. Women in our Indian society also need just reminder of their own power and nothing else. When a girl is born she does not know what she can do and what she can’t but she is made aware of this by others. Unfortunately, she is more reminded of her limitations rather than her potentials.

Some recent examples of what women can do are very inspiring. Six Indian women undertook an adventurous journey in a small boat to cover the distance of more than 21,600 nautical miles in eight months around the globe under ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’. In one more such example, India got her first woman pilots Avni Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh, who geared up for solo MIG-21 flights.

Sum Drishti always support such hidden power of women and encourage them to realize their potential. For the last ten years, Sum Drishti has been working for creating women leaders through entrepreneurial training, skilling and consultancy. Doing work at different locations and on different aspects of women’s life has made women empowerment a forte of Sum Drishti. Sum Drishti has already trained more than 16,500 women for vocational training and conducted legal, financial as well as hygiene related workshops for women rigorously.

In this series of efforts, now Sum Drishti is coming up with the new project, Hope to Home, in which it is donating homes to widows, single mothers and senior citizens in disaster prone areas. These houses will be made with Earth Bag Technology, a revolutionary technology, for which it has done technological collaboration with USA based Not For Profit Good Earth Global. Houses made with Earth Bag Technology can stand high magnitude earthquakes, cyclones, flood and fire.

First such project is going to be started in Khirsu, Uttarakhand. Here, Sum Drishti is not only providing homes to these people, but also creating means of livelihood for them in form of rural homestays. These women will be given hospitality training so that they can use their homes as homestays for national and international tourists. This project will not only support these women in becoming entrepreneurs but also support the rural economy in these areas.

 

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