Here are stories of courage, heroism and true grit of some Indian women who have selflessly dedicated their entire life for the betterment of the society.
Amirbi Seikh populary known as Bandhawwa, a former sexworker now a Madame in the Red light area of Sangli runs a zero budget school for sex workers since 2008. Her main Aim is to spread awareness among the young girls in the profession about their RIGHTS and educating women and customers on safe sex practices and HIV AIDS.
Bandhawwa also gives shelter to abandoned and orphaned children of sex workers and have also formed a registered oraganisation VAISHYA MAHILA AIDS NIRMULAN KENDRA.
2. Dr. Lakshmi Gautam
Dr.Laxmi Gautam takes care of Widows in Vrindavan; abandoned by those they called Family. She helps them with food, medical and emotional needs and even a burial to unclaimed bodies. For more than five years now Laxmi’s starts her day walking through the streets of Vrindavan searching for the abandoned and bodies left unclaimed for days before someone can grant them Moksh. She has performed the last rituals of as many as 500 widows.
3. ZAPUTOU ANGAMI
Late Mrs.Zaputou Angami popularly known as the mother of orphanages was a nurse. In 1973 she laid the foundation of KOHIMA ORPHANAGE AND DESTITUTE HOME(KODH).This mother has taken care of more than 650 children some of whom have joined the Indian army, some have become Government servants while some married and are now well settled with their families.
Mrs. Zaputuo Angami has also started a primary school with the help of her daughter. In 2004 she received Rajiv Gandhi Manav Sewa award for her services.
4. JALPANA PAUL
Jalpana Paul is a young girl from the naxal infested tribal area of Malkangiri, Odisha ;a place where only boys are allowed to play football. With passion to play football, she started motivating other girls to play when she was not selected for district level football tournament. Her love for football made her coach cum captain to the first all girls’ team from Malkangiri.
According to her football is a lot more than just a sport; it’s their only key to the outside world and the only way to let go off the shackles of their orthodox suppressed and torn society. Jalpana’s passion and dedication took her team to district level and won the competition which gave her recognition and honour.
5. SUBHASINI MISTRY
Shubhasini mistry was a mere vegetable seller who established a hospital for free medication for the poor and needy at Hanspukur near Kolkata. Her story is not just inspiring but also moving.
Subhasini and her son Ajoy have taken their humanity hospital to the far flung villages of Sundarbans. But her mission is not yet over .She says:” Only when the hospital becomes a full-fledged 24 hour hospital can i die happy.”
THIS IS A NEVERENDING LIST. THESE WOMEN ARE NO LESS THEN MESSENGERS OF GOD. TILL THE DAY THESE GODLY BEINGS CONTINUE THEIR ACT OF KINDNESS ON EARTH, THOSE WHO HAVE NONE BY THEIR SIDE WILL HAVE SOMEONE TO TAKE CARE ABOUT.THEY ARE NO LESS THEN GOD TO THE SOCIETY.
Above post has been submitted by Subhashree Damini.