8th March is celebrated as Women’s Day around the globe. It is a memorial of women power, a sign of acknowledgment and support for women empowerment. Almost all the cultures so far have been patriarchal, as a result of which women have not been given equal importance in various facets that build a society. However there has been a drastic change in this pattern in the last century as women have found means for self-employment and self-sustenance. Despite this being a positive change it is quite a task to undo the conditioning.
One of our chief motives is working with women and educating them about various aspects of life that they have been an alien to. Women of Ramapir no Tekro are so occupied with making ends meet for their families that they are exempt of simple pleasures of life. Roopa ben Shah, one of our benefactors, displayed her wish to take the women of Self Help Groups to a movie on the occasion of Women’s Day. Seeing this, 300 women of Jeevantirth’s SHGs visited City Gold theatre on Ashram road on 8th March, 2017. 70% of them visited a cinema hall for the first time; the experience of being immersed in the big screen with surround sound system had them enchanted. They enjoyed the Gujarati movie ‘Super Star’, a social drama. On this ocassion Vinaben Patel of Giants Group held a seminar on ‘Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao’; discussions were held on female infanticide and educating the girl child.
As always this event was filled with fun and education. The event was followed by a meal shared by all.