On the eve of Women’s day, we let media take charge and do what it does best- be a force of positive change. 130 women from Katarkhadak village celebrated womanhood by gathering for a special screening of the movie Padman, specially arranged for them. The initiative aimed at equipping women with necessary knowledge and empower them to be leaders in their own right and catalyse development. The movie came as an eye- opener in the area of menstrual hygiene for most rural women. The coming together of women helped even the most reticent ones to speak their hearts out. The beneficiaries promised us that they would put their health at the top of their priority list henceforth. They are now willing to visit the clinic meant for them when needed. To add to the celebrations, we distributed tiffin boxes to them and enjoyed a meal together at the SSY Ananad Kendra. The Director of the movie, R. Balki lauded our initiative with-” Thank you so much for taking this film to the areas where it has to be seen.” A small baby step to help women speak up, speak for and speak out……
The New born SSY Ananda Kendra hall lent itself for the screening of the movie. Tiffin boxes sponsored by our meditator Gopalji added a special touch to the day.
Date: 8 March 2018.
Venue: Ananda Kendra.
Coordinators: Rural team.
Participants: all the village ladies of Katharkhadak.
Material used: Padmaan movie, projection, Mike system.
Gratitude to: Pujya Guruji ,Manoj ji and whole Rural development team!