Offers to support the Girl Child Initiative
JAMMU, DEC 23: A delegation of Association for Social Health (ASHI) led by its Sr. Vice President Ms. Sushma Choudhary, met Governor N.N. Vohra and First Lady Usha Vohra, at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Ms. Sushma Choudhary apprised Governor and First Lady about the various welfare activities being carried out by the members of the ASHI for promoting women empowerment, vocational education and helping the disadvantaged sections of society. The delegation also informed about the fiscal difficulties being faced by the Association.
Governor and First Lady lauded the devoted selfless endeavourss of ASHI members for bettering the lot of women and girls, particularly those who had been derelicted. Governor requested Ms. Choudhary and all her colleagues to spare time for providing counseling to the near 100 girls, children of Baaridar families and of employees of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, who were adopted during the one year celebration of the Silver Jubilee of the establishment of the Shrine Board.
He observed that while an amount of rupees one lakh had been deposited in the name of each girl child, encashable after she is 18 years old, it is essentially to watch the physical development and early education of all these girls. And for this purpose reliable help is required. Ms. Choudhary and her colleagues agreed to provide the required support.
The delegation comprised Prof.Ved Kumari Ghai, Prof. Kailash Rajput, Mrs. Seema Khajuria Shekhar, Prof. Hemla Aggarwal, Prof. Rita Jitendra, Mrs. Nasreen Khan, and Mrs. Sham Kishori Koul.