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Women's English Poetry Convention.
Women's English Poetry Convention.

Certainly! In Noida, a bustling city in India, a significant event called "Nari-2019" concluded recently. This two-day program was meticulously organized by Pinkishe, a non-governmental organization dedicated to women's welfare. The event wrapped up on a Sunday, marking the end of an engaging and fruitful gathering. On the second day of the program, a special English poetry convention exclusively for women took place. This convention served as a platform for showcasing the literary talents of women poets. Among the participants were eight highly esteemed female poets, each bringing their unique style and voice to the stage. The event also featured captivating performances by various artists. DJ Anshul spun tunes to set the mood, while Rajab Ali's soulful Qawwali performances added a cultural touch to the proceedings. Additionally, the graceful Kathak dancer Rani Khanam, hailing from the renowned Lucknow gharana, mesmerized the audience with her elegant moves. The participation in the program was impressive, with hundreds of women from the city joining in to celebrate and support the cause of women's empowerment and expression. It's worth noting that Pinkisht Foundation has a significant impact nationwide, with nearly two lakh women across the country being associated with its noble endeavors. To further engage the community, Pinkishe Foundation organized a bike rally on Sunday at the Garden Galleria Mall. This rally aimed to raise awareness and garner support for women's rights and welfare initiatives. Overall, the event was a testament to the collective efforts towards uplifting and empowering women in society.

May 16, 2024
2024-05-16
Girls Break the Silence, Use Sanitary pads Cleanly!
Girls Break the Silence, Use Sanitary pads Cleanly!

Awareness about cleanliness and menstruation is an issue on which it is necessary for girls and women to talk. Only through awareness will they remain healthy. With the aim of raising awareness among them, an awareness program was organized by Pinkish Foundation at FC Senior Secondary School. The program was celebrated as World Menstrual Hygiene Day. Ramkumar Ravalvasiya, Banarasi Das Gupta, Suman Arya, Bishan Lal Agrawal, and Varun Garg were the chief guests at the awareness program. Principal Ruhi Gupta said that the aim of this program by the Pinkish Foundation is to educate girls. Along with this, they are also to provide sanitary pads at affordable prices. For this purpose, vending machines for sanitary pads have been installed by the foundation in FC College, FC School, Government School Dobi, Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sushila Bhavan, Hisar area. It was explained to the girls how these machines work. In addition to this, a demonstration was also shown to them on how these machines work. They were shown how easily they can get sanitary pads by inserting a coin of 5 rupees into the machine and rotating a button 360 degrees. Mamta Singal said that there is still a need for awareness about sanitary pads. These pads are made only under health parameters. In the program, Karuna Agrawal, Preeti Pal Saraf, Suchita K Saraf, Usha Jain, Veena Sethi, Renu Bunka, M Suman Garg, Anuradha Godara, Nisha Goyal, A Shilpa Goyal, Nishi Bala, Anjana Ke Twinkle, Vandana, Seema Bansal, Chetna Be, and Babita were present.

May 16, 2024
2024-05-16
The colors of Dandiya will spread with Amar Ujala
The colors of Dandiya will spread with Amar Ujala

Amar Ujala, a prominent media outlet, has taken the initiative to organize a special Dandiya Utsav with the primary aim of promoting empowerment. This event is being presented by the Pinkishe Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting causes related to women's welfare and empowerment. The Dandiya Utsav, named Gate Ready for Jalsa-e-Navratri, is scheduled to take place on October 3rd at 3:00 PM. The venue chosen for this vibrant celebration is located near the dining-in restaurant LIC Office in Saket. Amar Ujala, being the media partner for this event, will play a crucial role in spreading awareness and coverage about the festivities and the underlying message of empowerment. The theme of this program revolves around women, emphasizing their significance and contribution to society. Attendees can look forward to engaging in various activities, including traditional Dandiya dance performances, entertainment programs, and interactive discussions on pertinent issues related to women's health and well-being. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to win prizes through different contests and activities organized during the event. To acknowledge and honor noteworthy contributions, appreciation awards will also be distributed. The inauguration of the event will be graced by esteemed guests, including CEO Isha Duhan and District Cooperative Bank Chairman Maninder Pal Singh, who will officially commence the festivities, setting a tone of enthusiasm and encouragement for all attendees.

May 16, 2024
2024-05-16
Pinkishe Foundation distributed free sanitary pads among the needy.
Pinkishe Foundation distributed free sanitary pads among the needy.

On Sunday, Pinkishe Foundation distributed free sanitary napkins to needy women in Lal Kurti area. Rajrani Sharma of the foundation provided women with information on menstrual management and hygiene, advising them on how to take care of themselves. She also explained how to responsibly dispose of used sanitary napkins while maintaining health vigilance. Meenakshi, Seema Panwar, Payal Vidhayak Agarwal, Aman Agarwal, Radhika Tyagi, Agarwal, Mahak Arora, and Udgam Mahanagar Foundation supported this initiative. In another effort, with the support of Udgam Foundation, Pinkish Foundation organized a camp in Meenakshipuram to assist needy women, providing them with information about menstrual hygiene and various issues affecting women. Free sanitary napkins were also distributed to women. Dr. Seema Malik provided women with information about menstruation and discussed various physical issues women face. Meenakshi Rana, Seema Pawar, and Rajrani Sharma informed women about dietary habits and cleanliness during menstruation

May 16, 2024
2024-05-16
The stage of Pinkishe adorned with short stories of social affairs.
The stage of Pinkishe adorned with short stories of social affairs.

Programs focusing on literary and social topics dedicated to women are held on the Pinkishe platform from time to time. In this series, on November 27, 2021, under the chairmanship of Dr. Durga Sinha Udhar and the direction of Taruna Pundir Tarunil, a successful short story session was organized. The session commenced with a sweet Saraswati invocation by Ms. Sushma Bhandari. The program concluded in two sessions. In the first session: Ms. Sarita Gupta, in her short story, silently struck at today's situation by saying, "My elder son never asks me for anything." Ms. Sushma Bhandari conveyed a message of a new concept of handling responsibilities from the maternal side by her short story "Nani Maa." Dr. Shubhra raised an open question to society by narrating the short story "Who is Responsible?" Dr. Bhavna Shukla drew attention to the significant issue of the elderly through the short story "Pension." Ms. Rochika Arun Sharma from Chennai depicted a poignant picture through her short story "Tiffin" and conveyed a beautiful message of parental struggle and sacrifice for their children. Ms. Taruna Pundir Tarunil conveyed a beautiful message of empowering daughters to move forward by staying steadfast on their goals through her story "Sky of Their Share." Dr. Durga Sinha Udhar’s “Encounter" attempted to shed light on the delay in justice through a short story. In the second session - Dr. Shubhra initiated the short story session by conveying the crucial message of organ donation through 'Last Wish.' Dr. Bhavana Shukla stated through the narrative of 'Rama Bai' that even today, we haven't been able to break free from societal hierarchies, discrimination, and biases. Rochika Arun Sharma depicted the relevance of 'Candle March' by describing it as "the extinguishing of the lamps of the mind," hence the need for a Candle March. Ms. Sushma Bhandari portrayed the anguish of transgenders in today's context through the meaningful short story 'Pretense,' stating, "If coming into the world is not forbidden, then why is coming into society?" Ms. Sarita Gupta emphasized the significance of married women during auspicious moments, considering herself foremost, stating, "Mother! How can the one who has nurtured my life be inauspicious? She will be the first one to apply turmeric." The call for change was echoed. Ms. Taruna Pundir Tarunil highlighted the desire of a wife to read ahead by giving her husband's entrance letter precedence through the short story 'Expectation,' promoting the values of an educated family. Dr. Durga Sinha Udhar touched upon the consequences of change through 'The Other Woman,' which weakens familial ties observed on a closer look. The compositions, covering the demands, issues, and lifestyles of the present, continued to rise one after the other. Under the skillful leadership of Ms. Taruna Pundir Tarunil, the session began and ended on time. Taruna expressed gratitude to the founder Arun Gupta, National Secretary Shalini Gupta, and the team behind the scenes, Director Swati, Astha, and Jyoti, thanking all participants. For a detailed review, heartfelt thanks were extended to Dr. Durga Sinha Udhar.

May 16, 2024
2024-05-16
On the eve of Republic Day, Pinkishe remembered the sacrifices of martyrs and their families.
On the eve of Republic Day, Pinkishe remembered the sacrifices of martyrs and their families.

On the eve of Republic Day, a successful poetry conference was organized on the virtual platform of Pinkishe Swara. Senior poetess Mrs. Sandhya Singh from Lucknow was invited as the chairperson for the conference. The organized management of the conference was conducted by Mrs. Taruna Pundir Tarunil. Continuing the tradition, Mrs. Anju Malhotra, with her melodious voice, invoked the blessings of Goddess Saraswati through her soulful rendition. Following this, Dr. Varsha Mahesh Garima from Mumbai initiated the program with her sweet voice, praising the glory of the nation, saying, "My India is my pride, my country is my identity." In the next sequence, renowned writer Sarita from Delhi intertwined emotions with her couplets and songs, stating, "When war erupts at the border, a mother's letter arrives. It advises not to worry repeatedly, saying, 'Sister says, brother, don't come back as my Rakhi doesn't want to go waste. She writes this, showing her back.'" Subsequently, Anju Malhotra from Noida captivated the audience with her marvelous presentation, saying, "India's land, I salute you a hundred times. This garden, adorned with flowers, has always thwarted the enemies' aggression. Abdul Kalam and Ram are the pride here." Moving the program forward, Dr. Varsha Singh from Mumbai exclaimed in her powerful voice, "Don't consider 'Jai Hind' just a slogan, it's the biggest worship. Trembling in its voice, it's not a mantra of hostility. These cannons and rifles also bow their heads; the victory of Mother India echoes here." The host, Taruna Pundir Tarunil, also paid homage to the martyrs through her eloquent words, dense verses, and songs, saying, "Bowed with reverence, eyes filled with tears, bending to kiss the feet, the garden has lost every desire. Salutations to those martyrs, countless salutations." At the end of the program, chairperson Mrs. Sandhya Singh, praising the pain of military families and patriotism in the poems of all the poetesses, read beautiful free verses, ghazals, and compositions, captivating everyone, saying, "There will be a sword in hand, this river will also be crossed, just remember to pay attention to the whirlpool, keep the knowledge of swimming. Even the land on that shore will one day bloom like a garden." Finally, the host Taruna Pundir Tarunil, thanking all participants and listeners, expressed gratitude to Arun Gupta, founder of Pinkish Foundation committed to the upliftment of women in the country, Shalini, National Secretary, and Swati, Director of Swara, for organizing the event.

May 16, 2024
2024-05-16