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Trained elected women representatives (EWRs) have worked boldly in their tenure, they did not shy away from talking with block officers, DM, Jila Panchayati Raj Adhikari, media personnel and other officials. EWRs engaged with the authorities over the malfunctioning of the PDS and succeeded in changing the system of PDS. The literacy project has helped in enhancing the capacity of 57 women through teacher trainings, helping to empower them individually as well as collectively. 474 women had completed the formal literacy course. Activities with adolescent girls have given a new direction to their lives, some of these girls are actively involved with developmental activities. Women are now participating in school meetings, panchayat meetings, raising voices against social atrocities, organizing padyatras, marches, sit-in-demonstrations for protecting their environment. Their knowledge, self confidence and scope of understanding has increased so much that now they feel that they have some status in society and power both in the social and economic realms.

Volunteers:Mahila Haat engages volunteers from different backgrounds, exhibiting different skills in its various programmes, projects and campaigns in different regions of the country.

Anyone who wish to work with us in voluntary (unpaid) capacity in their free time and at their will can register and work with us as a volunteer. However, such work will definitely throw open many possibilities for volunteers in terms of gaining new skills, experience and recognition.

Award: Janki Devi Bajaj Award

Ms Krishna Bisht (General Secretary of Mahila Haat) is the Winner of 22nd IMC Ladies’ Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar for the year 2014, for significant and outstanding contribution towards Rural Business Entrepreneurship and Empowerment.

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The award was presented to her on 7th January 2015 by The Ladies’ Wing of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber in Mumbai.

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