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IIWA National Exhibition and Shopping Carnival opens in Bhopal Friday

Thursday March 15, 2018 12:58 PM, Pervez Bari,

IIWA Jazba Bhopal

Bhopal: A 3-day National Textile Exhibition and Shopping Carnival christened as “Jazba” is being organised by women here from March 16-18, 2018 at Hindi Bhavan under the aegis of Iqra International Women's Alliance - IIWA.

Uzma Naheed, President of IIWA, made the above announcement while addressing a press conference here on Wednesday. She informed that IIWA is an NGO working for Socio-Economic Empowerment, (SEE) of the underprivileged women. Women need a platform, a place where they can securely make use of their talent in a financially rewarding way. With constant hard work IIWA has successfully involved 3000 underprivileged women across the country producing more than150 items.

Uzma Naheed, who is active in empowering women of underprivileged class, Manoj Shrivastva, Principal Secretary in the Department of Commercial Tax, Culture and Religious Trusts and Endowments Govt. of MP, will be the Chief Guest of the inaugural function which would be held on March 16 at 10:00 am at Hindi Bhavan, near Polytechnic Square.

Uzma Nahid further said that IIWA encourages the women by nurturing their creativity and natural talent in producing various handicraft items which have ready market. IIWA uses their creativity in modifying the existing arts and crafts of each state of India as per the latest trend. IIWA believes in forming an alliance with NGOs, Media and Corporate sector; this concept was highly appreciated by the United Nations in the International Conference in Turkey.

In reply to a question Uzma Naheed said that IIWA also promotes women to develop new skills or modify their products to suit current trend with continuous training and workshops. In short, IIWA is a platform where talent meets opportunities to womenfolk so that they manufacture any product without disturbing their family lives. "Their main concern is what to make and where to sell. IIWA helps thousands of such women in establishing their own business and improve their earnings. The economic uplift of women is the main agenda of IIWA", she said.

Meanwhile, recalling Justice Sachar Committee Report, Uzma Nahid said the report found that Muslims are under the below poverty line (BPL) and Muslim women are further low on the economic and social ladder. "It means this is an emergency situation where it is necessary to work for the economic empowerment of women. As such IIWA an NGO of women is working with all communities as poverty is a curse for every one", she said.

“India is a large country where every community should come forward to serve the poor and provide them an opportunity with new ideas of business to uplift them economically. If every Indian worked for this cause it will help us to alleviate poverty by providing opportunities to the talents they have. Women are working as labourers earning paltry sum”, she added.

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