Published On: Wed, Mar 18th, 2015

35 College students travel 800 kms to meet ‘Sakhi’ Women; Students meet 75 Vedanta ‘Sakhi’ Women Entrepreneurs

sakhiUdaipur: 35 final year all girl students of commerce with 3 faculty members travelled 800+ kilometres (from Sonipat -Haryana) to visit Hindustan Zinc “Sakhi” rural and tribal women in Udaipur. The students of the Management and Commerce BPSMV University, is the First Women University in North India. It is also the only women, rural, multi-faculty, residential University in the country providing education from KG to PhD. Nearly 75 “Sakhis” of Hindustan Zinc Maton Centre, Udaipur, were thrilled to experience their social and economic empowerment.

It is said, when you empower a rural and tribal woman, you in-turn make a complete family socially and economically independent, thereby energizing the whole village and ultimately contributing towards the progress of a nation.

Hindustan Zinc’s national campaign “SAKHI” recognizes the success of the rural and tribal women and has brought together these more than 6,000 rural and tribal women of Rajasthan and weaved them into about 475 “SAKHI” self-help-groups to make them as Rural Women Entrepreneurs.

The campaign has a blog www.vedantasakhi.blogspot.in, which uploads the success stories of these women and other important information/extracts of reports. The other platform, Facebook www.facebook.com/vedantasakhi is a knowledge sharing platform and promotes the cause by organizing discussions and deliberations.

“SAKHI” is a voice of the rural and tribal women and the campaign is destined to improve their social and economic life.

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