The Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav project was organised by the Indian government to honour India's glorious history and its vibrant culture on the joyous occasion of its 75th anniversary of independence. The ComeForth Foundation took part in the campaign by supporting and empowering women in every working sector.
The ComeForth foundation values all working women and has chosen to honour them during this entire month with a variety of events.
By giving them exquisitely crafted and embroidered pouches and shopping bags made by a fellow volunteer Radhika from Jaipur who works tirelessly to aid the underprivileged in Rajasthan, the foundation first honoured and paid homage to the women working at the Powai Police Station who work every day to guide us and protect us.
They donated FirstAid boxes to salons because the women who work in them are vulnerable to minor injuries (cuts and burns). Additionally, they gave them bags made of recycled plastic to use for carrying things like tiffin boxes and other items.
When Sheril Gaikwad from the foundation visited Jai Bhim Nagar in July, she observed young children playing marbles and experiencing the happiest moments of their lives. However, it struck her that all the children were doing was playing marbles, so she inquired of a youngster as to why. The little child's naive thinking declared that although they enjoy playing and having fun, they cannot currently afford a carrom board despite wanting one.
On the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Sheril surprised the poor children in Jai Bhim Nagar and the pupils at Powai English School with Carrom Boards. Seeing the joy on their cheeks after receiving the board game was a joy to human existence.
Menstruation is often connected with routine discomfort for urban women, which they learn to deal with as they enter adulthood. Most Urban women have easy access to sanitary products and are aware of proper menstrual hygiene procedures and their monthly cycles have little effect on their social and professional lives but every girl or woman in our nation, though, is as fortunate. Due to a shortage of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) resources, such as access to sanitary napkins, knowledge of menstruation, and clean restrooms with running water and disposal options, over 23 million girls in India drop out of school each year.
To alter this situation, the foundation gave Powai Marathi School's young girls sanitary pads and hygiene instructions. Many nearby schools also received first aid students.
Detailing some of many, the ComeForth foundation, staying faithful to its beliefs, has truly accomplished the goal of Independence by delivering happiness to countless residents of our nation.