BLIA Saurashtra Central Gujarat Chapter is active in so
many kinds of activities with the message of Friendship,
Love and Compassionate. BLIA is constantly active for
the social, educational, cultural, religious and
economical development of society. BLIA has made
association with humanistic social organizations through
out Gujarat for the social revolution. By providing
material requirement and financial assistance to such
hostels where poor class students benefited. Since the
Buddhism is disappeared from India, Buddhist art and
culture also vanished. BLIA is participating and
developing art and culture to reinstall Buddhist culture.
Chapter has invited Bikhhu and Bhkhhuni from other
states as well as from abroad for the Dhamma practice
and organizing religious public meetings (Dhamma
|Poverty Alleviation through Women Empowerment
Poverty is a macro problem, with causes as wide as they are deep.
Political instability, natural disasters, corruption, socio-economic
disparities and prejudice, lack of access to education and lack of
infrastructure are just a few of the key reasons that people all over
the world are poor and remain poor.
Its worst attribute is that poverty breeds poverty; it is virtually
impossible to break free from its grasp. If one cannot afford proper
nutrition or health care for one’s family, children grow up at greater
risk of acquiring a life-threatening or disabling disease. If one cannot
afford to educate one’s children, they will have few avenues for a life
different than that of their parents. If one cannot afford to buy one’s
own land or home or livestock, there are few opportunities to build
assets that will last over time.
Most of the world’s poor are self-employed. Without the security of
formal jobs, each day they work from dawn to dusk, whether by raising
chickens, selling produce in markets or weaving baskets. All or most of this money goes toward basic survival; however,
there is little to no money left over to improve their quality of life or expand their businesses. Thus, living in poverty
almost always means that the harsh reality of today will repeat itself tomorrow.
Sabha) though out the Gujarat state. But we believe that, economical development is essential for complete
development of society and women partnership should be confirmed in the economical development for establishment of
equality. BLIA is committed for the all-round development of all human beings. BLIA SC Gujarat Chapter has joined
its hands with Women Empowerment Corporation for the "Alleviation of Poverty Through Women Empowerment". On
06th April 2008, BLIA SC Gujarat Chapter had organized function "Poverty Alleviation through Women Empowerment" in
the form of joint venture with Women Empowerment Corporation (WEC).
|The Function was started with
Buddha Vandana. (From right) Mr.
Naushad Solanki, President - BLIA
Saurashtra Central Gujarat
Chapter, Mr. Yogesh Maitrak,
Founder - Women Empowerment
Corporation and Mr. C. L. Rathod
can be seen in Buddha Vandana.
Mr. Naushad Solanki had welcomed all the
distinguished guests and delivered his speech
regarding Women in Buddhism and how poverty is
related to Women. During his speech, he had quoted
many examples of women legendary in ancient
Buddhism. He said that how Buddha has empowered
|Mr. Naushad Solanki - President, BLIA
Saurashtra Central Gujarat chapter
women during his time. Till that there was no religion that can provide
prosperity and equality in between men & women. It was only a Lord Buddha
who had give this opportunity to each and every one irrespective of sex,
social status, caste and creed. Due this reason first time in ancient India,
maximum numbers of women had enjoyed this great opportunity. Even after
Lord Buddha, King Ashoka had also extended all prosperity to women. Mr.
Naushad Solanki had tried to established that Buddhism is much helpful in
developing women's status. Further Mr. Solanki had stated that Poverty is threat to the Global Peace. And to alleviate
poverty we must have to empower women.
Mr. Yogesh Maitrak, Founder of Women Empowerment Corporation gave
detail information about WEC and how Poverty can alleviate from the society,
nation and throughout the globe. He said that We strongly believe that poverty
is a threat to peace. As we are aware that ninety four percent of the world
income goes to 40 percent of the population while sixty percent of people live
on only 6 percent of world income. Half of the world population lives on two
dollars a day, over one billion people live on less than a dollar day. This is no
formula for peace. Peace should be understood in a human way -in a broad
social, political and economic way. Poverty is the absence of all human rights.
The frustrations, hostility and anger generated by abject poverty cannot
sustain peace in any society. For building stable peace we must find ways to provide opportunities for people to live
decent lives. The creation of opportunities for the majority of people –the poor – is at the heart of the work. To alleviate
the global poverty and annihilate the caste system especially from India we require peaceful and healthy society.
Buddha-the super scientist of peace said that whatever generates in the external world conceived in the human mind
first .Therefore the negative emotions of individual are the root of cruel violence. If therefore is no peace in the mind of
individual we can’t generate the real peace in the world. One can’t give the real peace with an agitated mind, anger,
hatred, ill will and animosity. Enlightened persons have therefore said, ‘first find peace within yourself’. One has to
examine whether there is really peace within oneself by experience at the actual level. During his speech he
announced their new Unit i.e., Surendranagar Unit of Women Empowerment Corporation.
|Mr. Khushalbhai Rathod, Chairman,
People's Co-operative bank,
|Mr. Amrutlal Parmar, CEO, WEC & Ex,
Deputy Secretary - Human Right
|Mrs. Dr. Pratima Mehta,
Superintendent, Public Health Centre,
All above speakers had expressed their views and tries to justifying Alleviation of Poverty Through Women Empowerment.
the function and appreciated BLIA's
effort to empowering women. Mr.
Mohit Vadher - Director, BLIA
Saurashtra Central Gujarat Chapter
(Incharge - Surendranagar) and his
team has organized this function.