Women Power Pays Tribute to CRPF Soldiers' Sacrifice

Women Power Pays Tribute to CRPF Soldiers' Sacrifice

Pinkishe Foundation

Jun 5, 2024

The Pinkish Foundation organized 'Women 2019' event in Noida, with Amar Ujala as the media partner.

There are various forms of women, and each form tells a different story. If it is power-form, it is also affectionate. Its glimpse was seen in the 'Nari 2019' event organized at the Garden Galleria Mall located in Sector-38 on Saturday. The first day of this two-day event organized by the Pinkish Foundation also featured cultural activities, counseling sessions, and discussions, along with stalls for clothes and decorative items.

The program began with two minutes of silence in memory of the CRPF jawans martyred in the terrorist attack in Pulwama. The Pinkish Foundation installed a 150-foot canvas in memory of the martyrs, where hundreds of women imprinted their handprints. Donation boxes were also placed at the venue. Initially, the amount collected in these donation boxes was kept for use in the Pinkish sanitary pad bank branch, but after the Pulwama incident, the decision was taken to give this amount to the widows of the martyrs. The Hindi version of the Pinkish magazine was also released. Shalu Tuteja, President of the North Delhi Branch of the Foundation, said that this program was giving you an opportunity to see many forms of women on one platform. Pakhi magazine's editor Datta said that along with the program, women were also enjoying shopping at the stalls. In the program, poet Dr. Praveen Shukl, Dr. Harish Aroda, Vineet Chauhan, Dr. Kirti Kale, Pinkish President Arun Gupta, Secretary Shalini Gupta, and others were also present. 

Cultural performances and dance presentations at the event won people's hearts. A group of 35 youth from Vadodara presented a performance of Gandharva Dhol Tasha Pathak, named after the drum performance. Vipin Kumar sang verses. 'My Life Woman Band' presented a song on the topic of protecting girl child. The Asmita group staged street plays titled 'Dastak and Mard'. Nrityangan Shobhana Narayan presented various aspects of women through dance. Children from MT International and Khetan Public School also presented captivating performances.

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Women's English Poetry Convention.
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Pinkishe Foundation distributed free sanitary pads among the needy.
Pinkishe Foundation distributed free sanitary pads among the needy.

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

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

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May 16, 2024
Pinkish Foundation's 'Vasanti Anurag' Celebrates Seasonal Splendor and Women's Creativity on Swara Manch.
Pinkish Foundation's 'Vasanti Anurag' Celebrates Seasonal Splendor and Women's Creativity on Swara Manch.

On February 19th, a Saturday at 5 p.m., the Pinkish Foundation celebrated the vibrant spirit of spring with a special event titled "Vasanti Anurag," held on the Swara Manch stage. This event marked the seasonal transition with cultural fervor, emphasizing the joy and renewal that spring brings. The program began with an enchanting Saraswati Vandana by Mrs. Rajni Shrivastav, whose melodious voice perfectly captured the reverence and grace associated with the goddess of knowledge and arts. Her performance set a divine tone for the evening, aligning beautifully with the theme of new beginnings and creative inspirations that spring embodies. The foundation, with a keen focus on empowering women and celebrating their contributions, ensured that the event highlighted female creativity in all its forms. Women, likened to the blooming flowers of spring, were encouraged to share their artistic expressions, which brought joy not only to themselves but also to the audience. This celebration of female talent and spirit was a central aspect of "Vasanti Anurag." Attendees were treated to a variety of poetic compositions and songs that explored different facets of life, all richly imbued with the seasonal theme. The poems and songs, particularly those based on the love stories crafted by Mrs. Rajni Shrivastav, were not only exquisite in their lyrical quality but also resonant with the emotions that spring evokes—love, renewal, and beauty. The atmosphere was literally and metaphorically filled with spring, as every element of the event, from the decor to the performances, seemed to echo the lushness and vitality of the season. Overall, "Vasanti Anurag" was a celebration that beautifully combined artistic expression with seasonal joy, creating an immersive experience that left the audience moved and inspired by the powerful renditions of spring's dynamic essence.

May 16, 2024
The Grand Arrangement of the Poetry Symposium in the Colors of Love
The Grand Arrangement of the Poetry Symposium in the Colors of Love

The Pinkish Foundation's Swara Manch was the scene of a magnificent event centered around love-themed poetry, creating a gathering point for both poetry aficionados and celebrated poets alike. The stage, beautifully adorned with floral decorations and soft lighting, set a perfect backdrop for an evening of lyrical elegance. Esteemed poets, each honored with various literary awards, graced the event with their presence, ready to share their heartfelt verses with an eager audience. The program opened with Nidhi Manavi, a renowned poet known for her melodious renditions of classical ghazals. As she paid homage to Mother Saraswati, invoking blessings through her soothing voice, the atmosphere turned serene and contemplative. Her performance featured several ghazals that vibrated with emotional depth, especially a couplet that resonated deeply with the audience, earning widespread appreciation for its lyrical beauty and profound message. Following the captivating start, Najnin Ali took to the stage, further enchanting the audience with her own set of beautifully crafted ghazals. Her voice, both powerful and tender, effortlessly conveyed the complexities of love and longing. One particular couplet stood out, touching the hearts of all present and being lauded for its poetic expression and emotional resonance. Together, the performances of Nidhi Manavi and Najnin Ali highlighted the event's theme of love, weaving a tapestry of words that celebrated the universal experiences of affection, loss, and devotion. The Swara Manch event thus not only provided a platform for these gifted poets to showcase their talents but also offered the audience a memorable evening filled with the artful beauty of poetic expression.

May 15, 2024
Girls Educated on Menstruation under the Sakhi Project of Pinkishe Foundation
Girls Educated on Menstruation under the Sakhi Project of Pinkishe Foundation

The Pinkish Foundation has been actively working for women's health for the past 5 years. In Meerut, they have been working very efficiently over these 5 years. The Pinkishe Foundation is spreading awareness about menstruation among women and girls by visiting villages and slums. The Pinkish Foundation has initiated a new project, the Sakhi Project, with the support and collaboration of the Basic Education Department of Meerut under Mission Shakti. Under this initiative, all girls from classes 6 to 8 in all government schools of Meerut district will be provided information about menstruation along with free sanitary pads. The inauguration of this program took place at Meerut B.R.C Purva Ahiran, where District Coordinator Basic Education Rashmi Alhawat, along with District Coordinator Kasturba Gandhi Balika Awas Vidyalaya Mayank Mishra, and all A.R.P. were present. In this program, Shalini Gupta from the Pinkish Foundation trained all A.R.P. Through this program, the Pinkish Foundation's initiative is to make Meerut district the first fully menstruation-literate district in Uttar Pradesh. The program is sponsored by P&G. The program received support from S.R.G. Poonam Rana, Meenakshi Rana, Rajrani Sharma, and Seema Pawar. Approximately 40,000 girls will be sensitized at the beginning of the program.

May 22, 2024
The Better India Covers Pinkishe's Story: Empowering Women Through Menstrual Hygiene
The Better India Covers Pinkishe's Story: Empowering Women Through Menstrual Hygiene

The Better India has highlighted the inspiring journey of Arun Gupta and his daughter Khyati, who founded the Pinkishe Foundation to address menstrual hygiene disparities in India. The story began when Khyati, at the age of 16, witnessed a young girl struggling with unhygienic menstrual practices due to financial constraints

May 14, 2024
The Pinkishe Foundation is stepping forward to support girls in Meerut's government schools.
The Pinkishe Foundation is stepping forward to support girls in Meerut's government schools

In a significant initiative aimed at empowering young girls with crucial knowledge about puberty and menstrual health, the Pinkishe Foundation is stepping forward to support girls in Meerut's government schools. Positioned as a trusted companion, Pinkishe will provide valuable information and guidance to girls, fostering understanding and confidence during this important developmental stage. Led by the Pinkishe Foundation, a prominent women's organization in the city, a specialized awareness campaign is set to unfold within government school premises. The campaign's primary objective is to enhance girls' understanding of menstrual hygiene and safety, addressing important topics that are often overlooked or misunderstood. Beyond menstrual health, the campaign will cover broader aspects of well-being, educating girls about practices that promote overall good health. By equipping them with knowledge and awareness, this initiative aims to empower girls to navigate puberty with confidence and competence. Through this initiative, the Pinkishe Foundation demonstrates a commitment to supporting girls' health and well-being, serving as a valuable resource and advocate within the educational setting. This approach not only educates but also encourages a supportive environment where girls can embrace this natural phase of life with greater awareness and self-assurance.

May 14, 2024
Menstrual Health and Hygiene Awareness Program Organized in Slum Areas of Sikkim
Menstrual Health and Hygiene Awareness Program Organized in Slum Areas of Sikkim

In partnership with Pink Sikkim branch, an impactful menstrual health and hygiene awareness session was conducted in the Rangpo IBMSLUM area of Pakyong district. The session, aimed at empowering women with essential knowledge, reached out to 38 participants, educating them on proper menstrual hygiene practices and the use of menstrual products. Led by Mrs. Jhuma Sunuwar, Assistant Professor at SMIT and dedicated NSS volunteer, the program successfully addressed critical aspects of menstrual health, emphasizing the importance of cleanliness and safe menstrual practices. The session provided a supportive platform for open discussions and information-sharing, breaking taboos and promoting women's health awareness. As part of the initiative, free menstrual pads were distributed to the participating women, ensuring access to necessary hygiene products. This practical support underlines the commitment of Pink Sikkim and collaborating partners to empower women with resources for managing menstruation confidently and hygienically.

May 14, 2024
Menstrual Health and Hygiene Awareness Program
Menstrual Health and Hygiene Awareness Program organized by SMIT

Samvad facebook page covered the initiative led by SMIT NSS members in collaboration with Pinkishe Foundation aimed to address the crucial issue of menstrual hygiene awareness and accessibility to sanitary pads. By organizing a free pad distribution program in Rangpo, East Sikkim, they not only provided essential menstrual hygiene products but also conducted awareness sessions to educate individuals about the importance of proper menstrual hygiene practices. This initiative likely involved meticulous planning and coordination to ensure the effective distribution of pads to those in need. By partnering with local authorities and organizations, they could reach a wider audience and maximize the impact of their efforts. Furthermore, the support from Sikkim indicates a collective effort towards promoting menstrual hygiene and breaking the stigma surrounding menstruation. By working together, they strive to create a more supportive and inclusive environment where individuals can manage their menstrual health with dignity and access to necessary resources. Overall, this initiative reflects a commendable commitment to addressing a fundamental aspect of public health and gender equality, demonstrating the power of community-driven initiatives to bring about positive change.

May 14, 2024
Medical Camp Organized at IBM Rangpo.
Medical Camp Organized at IBM Rangpo

In a collaborative effort aimed at community health outreach, the NSS units of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT), PINKISHE Foundation, NSS SMIMS, and SMCON organized a comprehensive medical camp at IBM Rangpo. Led by Dr. Binod Kumar Tamang from the Department of Anatomy, along with four doctors from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) and Dr. Bishal Gurung from Namchi Hospital, the camp offered health check-ups and medical advice to attendees. The event not only focused on medical services but also incorporated cultural enrichment with performances by talented SMIT students. Attendees, especially children, benefited from free medications provided during the camp. NSS volunteers from SMIT and nursing students contributed their efforts to support the medical professionals in facilitating the camp's operations. As a token of appreciation, plant saplings were presented to the participating doctors, symbolizing gratitude and environmental stewardship. This collaborative initiative exemplifies the commitment of these organizations towards community welfare and healthcare accessibility, fostering a holistic approach to community service and well-being. The medical camp served as a valuable platform for healthcare professionals and volunteers to positively impact the lives of individuals in the Rangpo community

May 14, 2024
Pinkishe's Foundation Raises Awareness about Menstrual Issues in Primary Schools
Pinkishe's Foundation Raises Awareness about Menstrual Issues in Primary Schools

In primary schools of the region, Pinkishe's Foundation conducted an awareness campaign regarding the problems faced by students during menstruation and ways to prevent them. They urged adolescents to be vigilant against these issues. On Monday, Pinkishe's Foundation launched an awareness campaign in primary schools of the region regarding the problems caused by menstruation. The team from Musk Leaf raised awareness about menstruation through street plays. They mentioned that menstruation is a process that occurs only in women worldwide, making them unique. This process continues from the age of eight to fifty-five in women. It is essential for women to maintain hygiene during this process. During this time, use clean clothes or sanitary pads. Use pain relievers as advised by a doctor. Consult a doctor in case of any infection. Get plenty of rest. Avoid lifting heavy objects. They emphasized that it is essential to pay attention to safety measures to prevent infection during menstruation. On this occasion, Principal Neha, Founder Arun Gupta, Founder Shalini Gupta, Shubham Jha, Sujit Kumar, Vipul Kalra, and others were present.‍

June 5, 2024
Pinkishe Foundation Raises Awareness Among Girls in Haldwani About Menstruation.
Pinkishe Foundation Raises Awareness Among Girls in Haldwani About Menstruation

In an effort to promote menstrual hygiene awareness among adolescent girls, a collaborative workshop was conducted at Government Girls' Higher Secondary School, Rajpura in Haldwani. The workshop, jointly organized by Chetna Seva Samiti and Pinkishe Foundation, aimed to educate girls on maintaining cleanliness during menstruation. Led by representatives from both organizations, including Pushpa Kandpal, Upasana, and Sangita Shekhar, the workshop addressed essential topics such as menstrual hygiene practices, proper use and disposal of sanitary pads, and overall reproductive health. Through interactive sessions, the girls were sensitized to menstrual health issues, helping them navigate this natural process with confidence and dignity. Furthermore, as part of the initiative, all participating girls were provided with sanitary pads to encourage hygienic menstrual practices. This distribution not only ensures access to essential menstrual hygiene products but also emphasizes the importance of adopting safe and sustainable menstrual health practices.

June 5, 2024
Launch of CSR Project Udaan to Foster Menstrual Awareness amongst Underserved Communities- News Coverage by the CSR Journal
Launch of CSR Project Udaan to Foster Menstrual Awareness amongst Underserved Communities- News Coverage by the CSR Journal

The CSR Journal covered a story on the 'Udaan' project, a collaboration between the Flipkart Foundation, Give Foundation, and Pinkishe Foundation. This initiative aims to promote menstrual health awareness and hygiene among marginalized communities, particularly in rural areas. 'Project Udaan' seeks to empower girls aged 10 to 18 by providing essential knowledge and eco-friendly period products, fostering better reproductive health practices. Workshops will be conducted across multiple states including Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh, benefiting 1,600 girls directly and an additional 3,200 girls and women indirectly. The project focuses on breaking menstrual taboos, promoting menstrual health practices, and nurturing confidence among young girls. It includes educational workshops covering hygiene, product options, disposal, health, and nutrition, among other topics. Each participant will receive a period kit containing reusable cloth pads and essentials for sustainable menstrual health management. To read the full article, visit: Click Here

June 5, 2024
MHM Workshop organized by Pinkishe Foundation
MHM Workshop organized by Pinkishe Foundation

In a significant initiative organized by Pinkishe Foundation, a team visited Pre Secondary School Rajpura to educate students on menstrual management and hygiene. Led by Rajrani Sharma, the team provided vital information about the changes occurring in the body during menstruation, addressing common concerns and queries among adolescent girls. Additionally, Seema Pawar shared insights on maintaining a healthy diet and practicing yoga during menstrual cycles, emphasizing the importance of self-care. The session concluded with the distribution of sanitary pads to the students, ensuring access to essential menstrual hygiene products. The event received extensive support from individuals including Chandrapal, Shipra Kushwaha, Anju Yadav, and others, highlighting the collaborative effort to promote menstrual health awareness within the community.

May 14, 2024
Menstrual Health and Hygiene Mnaagement Workshop in Dharohar Bal Shelter Home
Menstrual Health and Hygiene Mnaagement Workshop in Dharohar Bal Shelter Home

In a concerted effort to promote menstrual hygiene education, a workshop was held at Dharohar Bal shelter home, supported by the Pinkishe Foundation, on Saturday. The workshop aimed to empower 30 adolescent girls with essential knowledge on menstrual hygiene management. Led by dedicated volunteers Pushpa Kandpal and Upasana, the workshop focused on imparting crucial information about maintaining hygiene during menstruation. Through interactive discussions and informative sessions, the volunteers addressed topics such as menstrual cycle awareness, proper hygiene practices, and the importance of using sanitary products.

May 14, 2024
A one-day training workshop was recently held at the Meerut
In a significant initiative aimed at promoting menstrual health and hygiene awareness, a one-day training workshop was recently held at the Meerut

In a significant initiative aimed at promoting menstrual health and hygiene awareness, a one-day training workshop was recently held at the Meerut Institute of Technology situated on the Partapur Bypass. Organized in collaboration with the Pinkishe Foundation, M.I.T Women's Cell, and N.S.S, the workshop brought together experts and representatives dedicated to addressing critical issues surrounding women's health. Led by a team from the Pinkish Foundation including Rajrani Sharma, Karuna Sharma, Seema Panwar, and Ritu Kaushik, alongside H.R. Head and Program Coordinator Sonal Ahlawat, the workshop covered various aspects of menstrual health and hygiene. Rajrani Sharma highlighted the program's focus on crucial topics like women's overall health, personal hygiene, menstrual hygiene, PCOS, and menopause—subjects often surrounded by social taboos and lack of awareness. Karuna Sharma emphasized the natural aspect of menstruation, contrasting it with the prevailing taboo and lack of discourse on the topic across the country. She stressed the importance of breaking such barriers to combat gender biases and promote social well-being. Seema Panwar delved into the scientific aspects of menstruation, dispelling myths and misconceptions prevalent in society. The training program saw enthusiastic participation from over 250 girls, all of whom received sanitary pads distributed by the Pinkish Foundation to support their menstrual hygiene needs. Representatives from M.I.T Women's Cell, including Reetima, Sonam Tomar, Shivi Singhal, and Kavita Sharma, played pivotal roles in organizing and supporting the event, underscoring the collaborative effort towards fostering awareness and empowerment in the community. The workshop not only provided vital knowledge but also served as a platform for open dialogue and education, striving to eliminate stigma and promote informed discussions on menstrual health and hygiene.

May 14, 2024
A Menstrual Hygiene Workshop was conducted and Free Sanitary Pad Distribution in Meerut
A Menstrual Hygiene Workshop was conducted at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Government Model Inter College in Kharkhoda, Meerut

In a proactive initiative, a menstrual hygiene workshop was conducted at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Government Model Inter College in Kharkhoda, Meerut, in collaboration with the Pinkish Foundation. Led by Rajrani Sharma, Seema Pawar, and Ritu, the workshop focused on educating attendees about essential practices for maintaining hygiene and cleanliness during menstruation. The session also included demonstrations of important yoga postures suitable for menstrual health. Participants gained practical insights into adopting healthier habits during this crucial phase of their lives. To further support menstrual hygiene, sanitary napkin packets were distributed to participants at the conclusion of the workshop. The entire program was expertly managed by Aarti Singhal, a teacher at the school, with enthusiastic support from the entire teaching staff. Expressing gratitude for the impactful initiative, Reena Bhatnagar, the senior teacher of the school, extended heartfelt thanks to all individuals involved in making the workshop a success. This collaborative effort not only provided valuable knowledge but also promoted awareness and positive practices surrounding menstrual health within the school community.

May 14, 2024
'Swara' celebrated Vasantotsav
Sakhi Vasant Ayo-Pikishe Foundation's literary platform 'Swara' celebrated Vasantotsav

In a joyous celebration, Swara, the literary platform of the Pinkish Foundation, adorned the Kiran Nadar Museum in Saket with the vibrant hues of Basantotsav. The event was graced by esteemed personalities including Dr. Malvika Hariom, Chairman of the Foundation, Chief Guest Renu Hussain, and distinguished guests Professor Rachna Sharma and Krishna Sharma Damini, who inaugurated the proceedings by lighting the ceremonial lamp. Following this auspicious start, Ms. Vandana Rani Dayal paid homage to Goddess Saraswati through a soulful rendition of Saraswati Vandana. Ms. Shalini Gupta, co-founder and national secretary of Pinkish, extended a warm welcome to attendees, presenting them with plants and souvenirs while introducing the organization and its mission. The event saw the participation of nearly 25 eminent female poets from Delhi and NCR, who enchanted the audience with their poetry inspired by the themes of spring and romance. Poets such as Parinita Sinha, Dr. Mukta Mishra, Meena Chaudhary, Saloni Monica, Dr. Varsha Singh, Sarita Guha, Punita Singh, Chanchal, Umang Sarin, Rachna Nimel, Anuradha Pandey, Meenakshi Bhasin, Kamna Mishra, Mamta Laddiwala, Ranjana Mazumdar, Nidhi Bhargava from Ghaziabad, alongside Manvi and Vibha Raj Vaibhavi, graced the stage with their poetic expressions. Mrs. Padit and Mrs. Kapila also shared their sentiments through poignant verses. To conclude, the Chairman, Chief Guest, and distinguished guests shared their perspectives eloquently. Mrs. Shraddha Pandey, Director of Swara, extended heartfelt gratitude to all participants, culminating the event on a note of appreciation and camaraderie.

May 8, 2024
Menstrual Health & Hygiene Education Camp
Information Given to Girls on Menstrual Hygiene and Management

At ITI Saket in Meerut, Rajrani Sharma, associated with the Pinkish Foundation, engaged with the girls on the topic of maintaining cleanliness and good health during menstruation. The initiative included setting up special machines that dispense sanitary pads to girls in need. These pads were distributed free of cost to alleviate any concerns the girls might have had about obtaining them. To access a pad, a girl could use a 5 rupee coin in the machine. In addition to the provision of pads, a meeting was organized for all the girls to discuss hygiene practices and proper nutrition during menstruation. Mrs. Rajrani led this informative session, covering essential facts about menstrual health and addressing common issues that girls might encounter during their periods. The project was made possible with the support of Mrs. Charu Gupta, who generously provided the necessary machines. Towards the conclusion of the initiative, the principal expressed gratitude and appreciation to everyone involved in making the project successful. This effort not only provided practical support but also fostered awareness and empowerment among the young girls at ITI Saket.

May 8, 2024
Sanitary Pad Distribution in Chhattisgarh
Girls' Mass Wedding Includes Menstrual Health Education and Sanitary Pad Distribution

Pinkish Foundation NGO's National President Arun Gupta and National Secretary Shalini Gupta, with the cooperation of Collector Shri Dharmesh Kumar Sahu and IAS Shri Vasu Jain SDM Sarangarh, distributed sanitary pads free of cost to brides at the Chief Minister's Mass Marriage event held in Sarangarh. During this, Shalini Gupta provided information to the brides about the effects of menstruation on women's health. Along with this, awareness about women's health was also raised. The initiative of Pinkish Foundation NGO has strengthened the effort to improve menstrual health and end the stigma associated with menstruation across India. A special aspect in Sarangarh was that grooms pledged to continue supporting the health needs related to menstruation of their brides. This promise goes beyond a mere gesture; it is a commitment within marriage towards empathy, partnership, and shared responsibilities. This initiative is not just a celebration but a powerful step towards social progress and women's empowerment. It challenges norms, promotes necessary suggestions, and paves the way for acknowledging and addressing the fundamental needs of women. Shalini Gupta said that we celebrate this historic day, we are reminded that every small step in the direction of understanding and support can make significant progress in equality and empowerment. There is a future where every woman's health and dignity will be prioritized, leading to real empowerment for all. She also mentioned that not just Pinkishe Foundation but PM Shri Narendra Modi, Ministry of Women and Child Development led by Smriti Irani, Arundhati Murli Dharan (MHA) of Sachchi Saheli, and many more are actively working across the country so that women of India can live a life with dignity and care.

May 8, 2024
Pinkishe Chosen for Facebook Global Community Accelerator

Pinkishe Foundation's commitment to empowering women takes a significant stride forward as it joins the prestigious Facebook Global Community Accelerator program. Amidst stiff competition, Pinkishe emerged as one of only 13 organizations selected from 13,000 entries nationwide, and just 130 globally. Through its dedicated Facebook group, Pinkishe connects women from diverse backgrounds, showcasing their contributions to society and providing a platform for recognition. From highlighting the special endeavors of women to offering support and encouragement, Pinkishe's selection underscores its pivotal role in championing women's voices and initiatives on a global scale.

May 22, 2024
Pinkishe Foundation distributed Corona kit.
Pinkishe Foundation distributed Corona kit.

Pinkish Foundation distributed Corona kit, brought smile back on withered faces of patients Special corona care kit reached the homes of the needy.

May 22, 2024
Pinkishe selected for Facebook's Community Accelerator Program.

Pinkishe also included in the organization selected for Facebook's Community Accelerator Program.

May 22, 2024
Lal Rang Zindagi literary seminar

Lal Rang Zindagi literary seminar organized on menstrual hygiene day Pinkish is a registered women's NGO that launched a campaign to change health misconceptions and attitudes related to menstruation and female reproduction in India. Under this, the work of educating and making aware girls and women of socially, economically and educationally backward classes and distributing free pads was done from village to village.

May 22, 2024