Dharkot Village Empowerment Project
Shri Kartick Srinivasan, the GIBV project manager for the state of Uttarakhand had received a request in September 2020, for providing sweaters to the school going children of Dharkot village in Doiwala district as winter was approaching.
On December 31, 2020, State of Uttarakhand and GIBV jointly organized a program at the Rajkiya Inter College, Dharkot for the sweater distribution.
The chief guest was Shri Karan Bohara, the minister of state in Uttarakhand.
The event was graced with a welcome speech from Dr. Atul Shrivastav, Principal of the State Inter College Bhagwanvpur, Dharkot followed by talks from Shri Dewan Singh Rawat advisor to the Honorable Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Shri Pawan Roy, the treasurer of GIBV, USA. Shri Kartick Srinivasan, Anand Roy, Prabhu Jha and Kaushal Jha were instrumental in making the event a great success.
Women and Rural Empowerment
GIBV requested Sewa International to use its resources for manufacturing 125 sweaters. The sweaters were hand manufactured by 30 women in the village of Chandrapuri, Uttarakhand.
This was a win-win situation for the women who were able to earn livelihood, Sewa International to extend its reach and GIBV as it furthered its goal of women and rural empowerment.