MMELKM Annual Convention
Like past years this year too annual convention of Mahila Mazdoor Evam Laghu Kisan Morcha was celebrated on March 26, 2017. This was 29th convention of the morcha. Disha Director KN Tiwari welcomed the gathering. Women workers of the organisation and adolescent girls of Naugawa Adolescent Girls Education Centre presented welcome song.
Tiwari traced the history of MMELKM and outlined its achievements. This has been instrumental in raising the voice of poor, labourers and women. As a result, women have marched ahead in our operational area and feeling of empowerment has increased among them.
Many community members associated with MMELKM shared their experiences. The common point of brief addresses of each of them was that they were empowered and financially independent after their association with the morcha. A few of them exhorted the audience to get united and take benefit of the government schemes.
The gathering was addressed by Rehana Adib of Astitva Sanstha, Muzaffarnagar; Jahnavi Tiwari, Dehradun; Muzibur Rahman of All India Zari Artisan Welfare Committee, Kolkata; Nirmala Rani of Anchal Sanstha; Chanu Ram, Convenor of Ghad Khsetra Mazdoor Morcha; Shahin Praveen of Pravaj Sanstha; Harichandra Pradhan of Firozabad; Md. Kazmi, Advocate; Arun Kumar, Morcha Convenor; etc.
Former Minister and Member of Legislative Assembly also addressed the gathering. Kiranjit Singh Sandhu thanked all the participants.