Mahila Dakshita Samiti(MDS), a non-government organisation consisting of a band of dedicated women volunteers committed to the empowerment of girl child to organise Chaturang, a two-day rare and grand gala exhibition “ Essence of Women” at Taj Krishna in Hyderabad on October 9th and 10th 2013.
The proceeds of the Exhibition will go towards setting up and construction of B.Sc. Nursing College, informed Dr. Saroj Bajaj, President of Mahila Dakshata Samithi—Andhra Pradesh Unit while addressing a press conference here in city today.
The College will come up next academic year, she informed. “Mahila Dakshata Samithi is a service oriented organization in the field of social service for over a three decades. We focus on welfare of women and children and empowerment of women through higher education. The Samithi has already established Junior, Vocation Nursing and Degree Colleges at Chandanagar in Hyderabad. These are meant exclusively for girls from weaker sections. There are about 400 students on rolls now of which about 22 per cent are orphans, 35% having single parent and 10% come from lower middle class and below poverty line,” she said.
Mahila Dakshata Samithi was established in 1976 in New Delhi. Mrs. Suman Krishnakant, Dr. Haripriya Rangaranjan & Dr. Sushila Nayyar are among the most eminent women founders of this organization. It was established to combat the alarming increase in the incidence of dowry deaths. It has membership strength of 35000 members & 175 branches spread over the country.
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