SANNIDHI PRIMARY SCHOOL & SANNIDHI VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE
Ma- Dham, Vrindavan
Certificate Distribution Program, 8thApril, 2017, Saturday
The Guild of Service has been running vocational training centers with five streams of vocations since the past 11 years. This has been made possible by a part grant from Women Rehabilitation Group, New Jersey and part grant received from War Widows associations.
It is indeed our good fortune that we have had a continuous support from WRG, New Jersey and WWA, New Delhi.
On 8th April, Ma- Dham was all decorated and there was an air of bonding between the young students of its annual certificate distribution program of Sannidhi institute of vocational training center and Sannidhi Primary school. The little children were waiting for their first ever recognition for their achievements. The function started at 11 Am with our advisory committee guests Mrs. Preeti Johri, Mr. Deepak Goel, Dr. Shobha Yohan and others.
Dr. V. Mohini Giri the chairperson and Ms. Meera Khanna, Vice President were present there to see with pleasure of what they have achieved in their vocational trainings.
Little angles from the nursery class of the Sannidhi primary school started the function with a welcome song ‘Hum Honge Kamyab’. The hall re-sounded with claps for their performance. Little Nandani and Divya danced on old melody song and enthralled the audience. When the Progress Report Cards were being distributed to these bright bubbling under privileged children their parents were present and had a twinkle in their eyes. The distribution was done by all the Guests present there. Nearly hundred twenty young women and boys from our adopted villages were awarded with certificates on their successful completion of Computer training, Nursing, sewing/ tailoring and Beauty culture course. Computer and Nursing Students with candles in their hands took the oath ceremony and pledged that they will adhere to their professional ethics.
Through this initiative, the Guild aims to support the girls and boys from underprivileged background who undergo economic hardships to get married, to end dowry system and to promote national integration. Guild For Service organize its Group Marriage Ceremony twice every year in April and November. This year thirty couples were bonded for a lifetime in holy matrimony at the Guild for Service, C-25, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi.
Sweets, chocolates and gifts were distributed among them. The program was concluded with the vote of Thanks by Dr. V Mohini Giri Founder/ Trustee and Ms. Meera Khanna, Executive Vice-President
and the team are thankful to all the friends and members of the Guild for Service, Ma- Dham ,who have always been there to support its initiatives (emotionally, intellectually, morally and financially too) and took out time to attend the certificate distribution function.
Holi Celebration : Breaking the Stereotypes
Widows are ostracised by our society and have been victimised, exploited both at mental level and physically over and over again. One can imagine how it could be difficult to survive when society impose regulations and restrictions to their everyday lifestyle and playing Holi is beyond any ones conscience but after then widows of Ma- Dham a home for widows and destitute celebrated Holi with Guild office staffs, visitors and special guests from United States America (USA) on Thursday 9th March 2017 at Vrindavan. On the occasion our generous donors donated an amount of 5000/INR with their best wishes to the Guild who has been organising this event cum occasion from past two decades in order to break the stereotype. Another significant aspect of this Holi celebration was that it was very Eco-friendly and only flowers and natural colours were used.
Guild of services laid the foundation of Ma Dham at Vrindavan, a multi faceted home for these women for their holistic care including Nutritious food, shelter, clothing, medical aid and civic amenities. It is not just an action oriented program but also a multi- dimensional project this initiative was taken by the Guild to help the widows to live a life of dignity and pride.
Not only Holi all other festivals are also celebrated with great fervour at Ma Dham which brings a sense of pride and dignity to their life. It’s been more than four and half decade that Guild aims to build and enhance the capacity of these women and to make them self reliant. Presently Ma Dham is a home of around 70 widows.
Krishna Puja, on Janamashtami, 25th of August 2016
MAs playing Musical Chair.
Girl power reaches the pot. Hurray for girls!
The Widows of Vrindavan face a life that is so abysmal and cruel that it is difficult to imagine such a state in the modern world. They are endlessly victimized by the society and exploited mentally, emotionally and physically.