Womenlines takes pleasure to welcome Prof K. K. Varma to share about his book ‘Life and Times of Unborn Kamla’, which is an intriguing book addressing issues of diminishing girls due to female feticide and infanticide in India. Please visit the links mentioned below to place your order for the book. Proceeds from the sale of books are contributed to support Girl Child Empowerment Program run by NGO Aarohan to which Professor Varma is associated as Consultant.
This Week Prof Varma is sharing about Aarohan – the Delhi based grassroots level organization engaged in the holistic development of children from childhood to livelihood. Aarohan executes this vision on the ground through continued educational, nutritional and livelihood interventions as extended to its adopted communities of urban-poor demographic.
Unique achievements of NGO Aarohan–
- Aarohan was awarded as one of the 51 as Most Impactful and Social Innovators World CSR Day on 18th February 2019
- Impacted more than 18000+ Student through different Aarohan Projects since 2005
- Recognition in the International Conference on Relevance of Policy Reforms on Development: Challenges before Emerging Economies held on 24th February 2011, at Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi and published the same in MAC MILAN.
- Recognition by ARNEC in their Journal (A conference held in Nepal in March 2018 by UNICEF, UNESCO and ARNEC) in their journal for Aarohan’s initiatives in early childhood, care and education and holistic support from childhood to livelihood.
In his own words, Prof Varma is sharing about an event which touched him deeply personally. Girls from Aarohan (www.aarohanngo.org) had been invited to participate in the televised live Program organised by the Govt. of India- where they got to interact with Mr Bachchan-
It was the Day!
We take pride in the fact that Aarohan was the only NGO to be contacted, selected, and invited by the organizers (government) to the mega event organized -on completion of two years of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government under the charismatic leadership of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.
The event was participated by various Ministers and policy makers from the establishment as well as people from different walks of life including stars from the silver screen to showcase government’s policies and welfare initiatives intended to benefit millions of countrymen.
Among the various social welfare programs initiated by the government- the one among those getting prime focus and rightly so-referred to the Scheme “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”– a national program launched in year 2014 by none other than the Prime Minister himself.
And very aptly, the very famous, iconic personality and the Star of the Millennium- Mr Amitabh Bachchan presented and anchored this segment which exclusively focused on interactions with a group of 25 girls from Aarohan- the Delhi-based NGO – a model grassroots social engineer.
No pre-written script was prescribed to the selected girls except being advised “to be self, stand straight and speak up”
Do check out the video above!
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