Vrindavan widows to play holi

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Vrindavan (UP): Breaking the shackles of tradition, hundreds of widows would play Holi, the festival of colours, in the land of Lord Krishna this year. Around 800 widows would play Holi in ashrams of Vrindavan during the four-day celebrations commencing on March 24. "In an effort to bring widows to mainstream and help their social… Read more »

In Pictures: International Women’s Day in India

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On the eve of International Women's Day Sulabh International, a non-profit organisation, has been working towards improving the conditions of 1,780-odd widows living in government shelters at Vrindavan in India, by providing education, health care, vocational training and stipends Click HERE or on the gallery above to see images selected by Associate Picture Editor Ivy… Read more »

उम्मीद व हौसले का नाम मीनू घोष

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वृदांवन (उत्तर प्रदेश).वृदांवन की तंग गलियों में बना एक विधवा आश्रम, फरवरी की गर्म सर्द दोपहर, आश्रम में त्योहार का सा माहौल है. उदास चेहरों वाली विधवाओं के चेहरे पर रह रह कर मुस्कराहट की लकीरें आ रही है. भजन और नृत्य के बीच सरस्वती पूजा. पंडित के मंत्रोच्चार और शंख की गूंज. इसी गूंज… Read more »

Feeling left out

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Institutes run by voluntary organisations in Vrindavan for widows express disquiet at being left out of government doles The Supreme Court’s intervention that brought some relief to destitute women and widows living in Vrindavan has been well appreciated. The plight of many of these women has off and on made international news, but not many… Read more »

Vrindavan widows’ allowance hiked

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Sulabh International, a non governmental organisation (NGO), has decided to double the monthly allowance of destitute, widowed women from this month to dissuade them from begging. The move will benefit 700-odd widows residing in five government-run old age homes here. In addition, the women will be taught Hindi, English and Bengali by trained teachers so… Read more »

Sulabh International to double its monthly dole to widows

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MATHURA: A social service organisation, which has launched several initiatives to improve the plight of widows in Vrindavan, has decided to double the monthly dole given to such women from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000.  Sulabh International, which gives financial help of Rs 1,000 to such women every month to prevent them from starving and… Read more »