Bi Bi Amtuslam Mahila Vocational Training Centre inaugurated in Mewat

Khudai Khidmatgar has been working relentlessly towards women empowerment and now that their work is developing in the Mewat region of Haryana (Tawdoo Block in Chillawali Village and Hateen Block in Khilluka Village). Mewat although it is barely 60 km away from Gurgaon, the millennium city has the lowest literacy rate for women in the state, it stands abysmally low at 33.6%.  To the ends of empowering women the Haryana Khudai Khidmatgar unit inaugurated Bibi Amtussalam Mahila Vocational Center on 15th March 2017. National team member Tahseen Ahmed and Mewat Khudai Khidmatgar member Farmeena jointly inaugurated the center. Khudai Khidmatgar Haryana unit leader Balwant Yadav from Delhi unit, Hasnain Beg, Khudai Khidmatgar student leader Javed Malik, Khudai Khidmatgar members from mewat Razia,Tasleem Ashraf ,zaheena were also present.

On this occasion, Khudai Khidmatgar leader Faisal Khan said that there is immense responsibility on social activists that they should prepare community leaders which serves as the only weapon to remove injustice and discrimination. He said “Bibi Amtus-Salam, one of those, who gave everything to this nation yet no one knows about her or talks about her. She was the one who was with Mahatma Gandhi in Noakhali in 1946 when the worst riots took place in Bengal and Gandhi went on fast unto death to bring peace. Gandhi treated her like her own daughter. She was so dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and his ideals that Gandhiji even scolded her many times for her extreme idealist behavior and expectations. Thus, when her family members left for Pakistan, she decides to stay in India  She wanted to go back to Patiala (from Noakhali where she was coordinating Gandhi’s work of reestablishing communal harmony) to demonstrate by living there that there is amity and brotherhood.” Bibi Amtus-Salam established Kasturba Seva Mandir and other Khadi institutions in Rajpura town where she helped Hindu migrants from Bahawalpur, Pakistan to settle down, he added. He further said constructive work will make our struggles more effective. Without constrictive work, struggle is not sustainable and real beauty in our struggle comes through these constructive efforts. This center will be center for peace and mass mobilization and promotion of unity in diversity.

The women from the region were looking for social and economic upliftment socially and economically for a very long time. But the scarcity of the resources was a big hindrance in achieving the objective. Khudai Khidmatgar realized the challenges women are facing and decided to open a Stitching/Sewing Center for Women in the region.  Khudai Khidmatgar hopes that this center will empower women of the region economically and socially. The Center will be managed by the women of the locality. The total absence of women in politics and a recognized workforce leads women backward and marginalized.  With the establishment of the Beebi Amtussalam Sewing Center in the region has opened new frontiers, now women want to become active members of the society and are willing to play a vital role in education, economic, political and social spheres. Not only women but also men of the same locality appreciated the initiative of Khudai Khidmatgar.

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