Saturday, May 21, 2011


PUNE, MAY 21, 2011:On May 18 and May 19, 2011 Bosco Samajik Sanstha organized a two day awareness programme in collaboration with Labour Welfare Center for domestic workers. The programme was on Health awareness, Law awareness, Superstitions, Govt. schemes for the labours.

Fr. George Miranda, BSS Director, Mr. S.B. Ramtake, Education officer Labour Welfare, Advocate Anupama Joshi, Dr. Sunita Chaudhari, Mr. S. N. Sinnarkar and Smt. Sulbha Shirsagar were present for this programme.
Fr. George Miranda welcomed all the resource persons and women and wished them luck to learn for a better life. On the first day the session was taken by Adv. Anupama Joshi. She spoke on the various provision and Acts for women; that are:
Ø  Domestic violence
Ø  Marriage Acts (Hindu, Muslim, Christian)
Ø  Court Marriage
Ø  Dowry system and Acts
Ø  Divorce
Ø  Marriage settlement & maintenance

Mr. S. B. Ramtake took the second session. He spoke about labour welfare schemes govt. schemes for the labour and domestic workers. On the Second day Dr. Sunita Chaudhari took the health awareness session. The topics were:
Ø  Women’s health problems and precautions
Ø  Bad habits of women (Tobaco etc.)
Ø  Cleanliness
Ø  Proper diet
Ø  Immunization to the children
The second session was taken by Mr. S. N. Sinnarkar. He spoke about superstition and cleared the concepts of black magic, ghost and many other activities done by babas with practical. He also performed some magic. He proved that there is no such thing as black magic but some scientific reasons behind it. He also spoke about psychology of human hypnotism etc.
About forty women were selected from domestic workers, rag pickers, etc and were given Rs 200/- each for the loss of their daily wages. The amount was distributed by Fr. George Miranda.
In the last session Fr. George Miranda said that they can only bring opportunity to the women, but it is in their hands how they implement it in the development of their family, they have to learn more and more in order to live a better life.

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