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Women Welfare in Mathura

Women welfare in Mathura“Bharat Mata ki Jaye”, this is the slogan we chant and sing in our daily life but while we are paying respect to our motherland what about our own mothers and sisters, are they being paid the same respect?

Women in Mathura are in the same condition if not worse to the women in all Indian villages. They are locked in the four walls of their houses a completely forgotten by their own people. Yes, in the very own land of Lord Krishna who loved her mother immensely the people have forgotten their mother. When you roam around in Mathura you will see many woman wearing white saris with a thin blue line running on the borders. These women have been either disowned by their husband or their families or the patriarchal Indian society.

If you stop and talk to any one of them you will be appalled at their heart wrenching story and the one place they found solace was in the land of Lord Krishna. In Mathura, the women who live in temples and ashrams are the most deprived. They were brought here by their gurus and now they help the temple by cleaning and gardening and in turn they are given their daily bread. We see women working and traveling in metros but the view in Mathura is that of a forgotten city of god. The destitute women of Mathura are completely dependent on the state, the bhajan ashrams and the pilgrims. The pilgrims provide these women with money, clothes, blankets and the state helps them providing them shelter and health care. Despite these attempts 68 percent of the women do not receive ration from GoUP and only half of them have a rented home.

Shelters for Women in Mathura

Seeing the plight of these women many NGOs and Women Welfare Associations have come up in the past few decades around the city. The NGOs along with some private organsiations help some women in their daily lives but still an enormous 90 percent of them are still forced to sleep in the cold winter breeze of the city. Many women are unable to get the proper rituals done even after death due to lack of funds. But many temple funds around the city are now helping them have a better life.

Program and Policies for Women Welfare

According to a report published National Commision of Women (NCW) dated 17.12.09 there are 6 Ashray Sadan or short stay homes for women in Mathura. Swadhar Yojna or the GoI Scheme runs two of them, 2 under Meera Sehbhagini Yojna of Government of UP. AIWC and Guild of Services run the other two. RK Mission Hospital or Kali Bari Hospital is the only decent health service provider. 75 percent women are of Bengali origin and find it comfortable here. There are no emergency services as of yet and the women usually have to depend on each other in case they are bedridden.

Women are preached in the names of Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Durga, Parvati & Goddess Kali and still we do not respect them in Gods own country. We first need to make sure that we provide these women with proper living and sanitation conditions and then move on to making them independent strong women. Manu, the great lawgiver, said long ago, 'where women are honoured there reside the gods'. Let us respect the women and thus the Gods.

Below are the list of different Ashrams and NGOs located in Mathura for the welfare of women.

Ram Bhagwan Memorial Academic Welfare Society Mathura
7/2-32 Civil Lines
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh- 281001
Bharti Mitra Sansthan Vill & Post Bati
District Mathura, Uttar Pradesh - 281004

Gan Seva Samiti in Mathura
C-71, Chandra puri colony, Dholi pyau
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh – 281001

Mahila Bal Kalyan Evm Shiksha Samiti Ranchi
Bangar. Kadamb Vihar.
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh – 281001
Ph: 0565-2431092

Shri Giriraj Maharaj Public Welfare Society
Near Anaj Mandi, Goverdhan Mathura
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh – 281502
Ph: 0565-2815643

Kalyanam Karoti
Mathura Delhi Road Saraswati Kund
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh – 281001
Ph: 9897203030

Shri Mukund Mahila Sadan
86, Baag Bundela
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh - 281001

Ramsharnam Ashram
Opp Ramdhe Shyam Kuan, Raman Rati, Vrindavan, Parikrama Mg
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh – 281004

Anand Krishnavan Madhuvancolony
Sunrkh Rosa, Vrindavan
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh – 281001

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