Play based on Delhi’s First Woman Cab Driver appreciated by audience

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–        Play a part of the event “Think Aasra” organized by Mehar Charitable Society

–        Event organized with the purpose of raising funds for their new endeavour “Aasara”          

New Delhi: 4th December, 2017: Mehar Charitable Society, an NGO working on Women’s Issues, organized Think Aasra – a fund raising event at the India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi, today. Collecting money and blessings for Aasra was the goal of the event, one which was highly successful. Screening of Hello Cab a theatrical performance which strengthens women confidence was an integral part of the Event.

The play was much appreciated by the august audience which included the Chief Guest, Shri Vijay Goel, honorable Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation and distinguished Guests like Shri K. C. Tyagi (MP, Rajya Sabha), Shri  Udit Raj (MP, Lok Sabha), Smt. Barkha Shukla Singh (Ex. MLA & DCW Chairperson), Shri Sanjay Beniwal (Special Police Commissioner, Operations and Women Safety), Smt. Harita Mehta (Famous Lawyer & President, Mehar Charitable Society), Shri  Dependra Pathak (Special Police Commissioner, Traffic), Smt. Renu Maingi (Sai Prerna Trust) and Smt. Poonam Khanna (General Secretary, Mehar Charitable Society).

The play Hello Cab produced by New Delhi Performers, and based on the real story of an emancipated Muslim woman who goes on to become the first woman cab driver in Delhi was also enacted by Akanksha and directed by Basab Bhattacharya. The play helps women by bolstering their confidence, guiding them to fight against odds and create a better future for themselves and those around them.

Aasra would be a short stay home for women victims of domestic violence. Alongwith, providing shelter to such women, Aasra will also be empowering them with mental stability, skills development and helping them with employment opportunities. Apart from helping these women with Legal Services, Computer training, Personality Development and Spoken English classes will help the women at Aasra to strengthen their confidence and increase their employability opportunities. If that was not all, Mehar would also help these women with Beautician Courses, Tailoring Courses and open up their employability at an Herbal Cosmetic company and a Jewellery Designing House amongst others.

Mehar Charitable Society which organized the Event is a Non-Government Organization, registered in Delhi under the Societies Registration Act XXI, 1860. It runs Mahila Panchayat as well as the much successful Women’s Helpline – 181. Mehar believes that being part of the society, all of us who are of the privileged class are duty bound to further extend the compassion extended to us by the almighty towards those who are deprived of the basic necessities of life or are destitute.

Mehar has been formed with a vision to serve the humanity, or society at large to make this world a better place to live in for all. Fostering a society wherein women are empowered enough to lead decent life; all children are healthy, happier and enjoy their childhood rights, especially with right to education; and creating sustainable and humane society wherein all living being have access to resources and manage their livelihood.

 

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