A legal Awareness Programme on Gender Justice and Women Empowerment was organised in collaboration with IMS Law College, Noida in the college seminar hall on September 4, 2018. Mr. Murlidhar C Bhandare, Managing Trustee of the JSB Foundation was the Chief Guest of the programme which was attended by students, teachers, advocates and members of the civil society. Addressing the participants, Mr. Bhandare said that equality, dignity and safety of women are the three major issues that need to be addressed. Every woman must have the freedom to choose and right to excel, he said. Dr. K S Bhati, Prof. J P Sharma, Ms Sneha Kalita Siddhant, Dr Niti Sinha and Prof Afzal Wani also addressed the participants. Dr. K S Bhati, Dean, Law and Mr. Takreem Ahmad, Administrative Officer of the Foundation coordinated the programme.
Justice Sunanda Bhandare Foundation, in collaboration with Sur Nirman Educational and Cultural Society and All India Association for Women & Child Development, organised a Legal Awareness Programme on HIV and the Legal Rights of M.S.M on July 5, 2018 at the Community Centre, Sarai Basti, Sastri Nagar, Delhi. Mr. Nakul, Advocate, Ms. Aditi, Social Worker and Ms. Sajida discussed various aspects of the subject. Mr. Murlidhar C. Bhandare, Managing Trustee of the Foundation, delivered the valedictory address.
A legal awareness programme on Digital transfer of money was conducted at Patparganj on February 18, 2017 in collaboration with Sur Nirman Educational and Cultural Society. Addressing the participants, Shri Murlidhar C. Bhandare, Managing Trustee of the JSB Foundation, said that when women are empowered, the entire family is benefited and the society is empowered. He laid emphasis on the financial empowerment of women. Shri H. N Gandhi, Administrative Officer of the Foundation, explained the concept of digital payment and Paytm as an alternate mode of payment. Paytm is a mobile wallet which can be used with the help of a smartphone. Ms. Sajida Khan of Sur Nirman also addressed the participants. Among others, Ms. Sarika Chaudhary, Member Delhi Commission for Women, Dr A.K. Mohanty and Shri Takreem Ahmed were present in the programme.
A programme on New Horizons of Women’s Progress was conducted for women living in slums at the Sarva Dharma Dharamsala, Sadh Nagar, Palam on February 25, 2017. Addressing the delegates and participants, Shri Bhandare said that he was born and raised in Mumbai which contains a number of slums including Dharavi, one of the largest slums of the world. In his student days, one of his closest friends Premji Maoji Pandya lived in a slum. Those days, he had joined others in cleanliness drives in slums. He recounted how in 1954 he had fought a legal battle to extend the facility of electricity supply to unauthorized colonies. He also said that slums are spreading on almost all sides of the national capital Delhi. People living in slums do possess the potential to become good citizens. People, especially women, should be aware of their rights and their duties to the society they live in. Among others, Shri K S Bhatti, Shri Sudhakar Bharti, Shri H N Gandhi and Shri Takreem Ahmed attended the programme.
A legal awareness programme on Empowerment and Safety of Women was conducted at Chandni Mahal, Darya Ganj on October 15, 2016, in association with Sur Nirman Educational and Cultural Society and Samarpan Foundation. There were about 100 participants, mostly those working for their self employment by way of computer training, training in beauty parlour and tailoring and embroidery. There was also a 24x7 helpline unit comprising a Counselor and staff, to help women in distress in cases of domestic violence. Shri H.N.Gandhi, Administrative Officer of the Foundation spoke about the invention of the safety locket by a California-based Indian lady, functioning of mahila police stations and the 11 one-stop centres in 11 districts of Delhi to help women in distress. Shri Dalip Singh, Advocate touched upon legal aspects of women’s issues. Mrs. Sajida Khan, Chairperson, Sur Nirman Educational and Cultural Society, spoke about the welfare programmes undertaken by her organization.
A gender sensitization programme for police personnel was organized on November 5, 2015 at the Lotus Temple premises, Kalkaji. About 200 police personnel from 30 police stations of South East Delhi besides a number of social activists participated in the programme. Shri H.N. Gandhi, Administrative Officer of the Foundation and Smt. Seema Malhotra, Social Activist, acted as resource persons. Senior police officers, who also addressed the participants, informed them about police reforms and the initiatives taken by Delhi Police in this regard.
The Foundation, in association with Sur Nirman organized a Legal Awareness Programme on Saturday, 15th June, 2013 at Pandav Nagar, Delhi. Our legal experts enlightened the participants about gender sensitization, rights of Muslim women and various safeguards available to them. In questions and answers free legal advice was also given to the four ladies who were facing difficulty in their marital life.
A programme on "Save the Girl Child" was organized in collaboration with Sur Nirman Education and Culture Society at Kucha Mir Hashim at Chitle Kabar, Asaf Ali Road, Delhi on 24th January, 2012. About 200 persons participated in the programme. The programme focused on the discrimination a girl child faces. She is discriminated against in many ways, ranging from abandonment, fewer months of breast feeding, less childcare and lack of adequate medical facilities. Declining sex ratio poses a serious problem in our society.
A legal awareness programme for the marginalized section of society was organized on October 16, in Darya Ganj, Delhi in collaboration with Sure Nirman Education and Cultural Society. Issues such as Muslim women's rights, to maintenance in India and custody of their children were discussed. Ms. Abha Kulashreshta, advocate and Shri H.N. Gandhi participated in the programme.
A Consumer Awareness Programme Upbhoktaon Ki Jagrookkta was organized in collaboration with National Territory of Delhi, Department of Supplies and Consumer affairs at Kotla Mubarakpur, New Delhi on May 1,2010
The Foundation in collaboration with Guild of Service organized a legal awareness camp on Domestic Violence and Women's Rights at Tajpur Gaon, Najafgarh, New Delhi on 25th April, 2009
Legal Awareness Camp in association with Guild of Service was organized at Najafgarh on 15th May, 2008. "Domestic Voilence" and Sexual Harassment at Workplace" were the two main topic of discussion. Ms. Diana Khambata of the Guild of Service coordinated the Camp.
The Foundation in association with Sur Nirman, Organized a Legal Awareness Programme in the slums at Wazipur Industrial area on 12th January, 2008. Our legal experts enlightened the participants, consisting of students, populace of the area and the supervisors who had accompanied the students from 8 different schools and colleges for participation it the programme. The main theme of the programme was- "Citizens, Empower Yourself"- "Be Alert". The participants were advised how to defend themselves in a threatening situation.