Sewing Threads of Hope: DSF Gives Sewing Machine to Rural Women
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati and Sadhvi Abha Saraswati, Head of the Parmarth Yoga Department, recently joined volunteers and members of DSF to hand over sewing machines to rural Himalayan women from the Smt Shailputri Jankalyan Mahila Samiti, 14 Bigha Rishikesh, under their initiative of skill development and vocational training.
Sadhviji said, “There is such a great opportunity for all of us to empower every women in every spectrum of their lives. I am so glad that through offering these sewing machines, through planning and giving a variety of skill development and vocational training courses and classes, ranging from sewing, knitting to toilet and water filter building, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Divine Shakti Foundation are working to put the power back into the hands of our shakti-our women.”
Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati provided His blessings for the project by saying, “These sewing machines are not merely just a onetime contribution but I believe they are truly a gift that keeps on giving. The sewing machine will not only sew clothe and fabric, earning livelihoods for these women and their families, but will sew the whole family and the whole community together with the threads of empowerment, hope and with the spirit of entrepreneurship and that is truly the need of the hour.”