BADSHAH KHAN WORKER FUND
- 07 Apr, 2019
On the eve of 29th death anniversary of Frontier Gandhi-Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Khudai Khidmatgar launch “BACHA KHAN DOMESTIC WORKERS FUND” at Okhla. It is well known that the principle of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and his initiated organization Khudai Khidmatgar aims in development of an underprivileged section of the society.
Even while the world was nowhere as well-integrated as today, nor its interconnectedness as evident as today, Bacha Khan subscribed to, and practiced, the principle, \"Think Globally, Act Locally\". And, in a short time, many fellow citizens joined him and one could say for him.
In our country, the workers belonging to the unorganized sectors such as Domestic Workers – most of whom are women – are highly exploited. Often because of emergency situations requiring urgent money, they are forced to approach the money lenders and end up paying a huge amount of interest. In Okhla area of Delhi, some Khudai Khidmatgars have been closely working with domestic workers for quite some time, and have come up with the idea of greater interaction with them and setting up a Fund to be managed jointly by Khudai Khidmatgar and Domestic Workers’ collective. For this initiative Khudai Khidmatgar plans to collect a community fund of Rs.50,000/-(Fifty Thousand) which would be managed by the group of Domestic Workers and the same group will decide the members from the group who are eligible to get the loans. Initially the loan amount would be Rs.3,000/-to Rs.5,000/-
For this we raised community fund Khan Sahab strongly held the view that \"If you wish to know how civilized a culture is, look at how the women are treated\". To commemorate the 29th death anniversary of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan on 20th January 2017, as a humble tribute to his cherished memory, Khudai Khidmatgar will launch\"Bachcha Khan Domestic Workers Fund\".
During this event, well known social Activist and Ex- Planning Commission Member Syeda S. Hameed addressed the gathering after paying tributes to Khan Sahab, said that, “the actual aim of Frontier Gandhi is only to liberate the people socially and economically by which we can bring actual social justice and harmony in the society, with these actions the soul of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan may be satisfied”.