Mumbai : Terapanth Mahila Mandal, Mumbai under the auspices of All India Terapanth Mahila Mandal organised a Maharashtra level enlightened women's conference '360 degree impact' program which was held in Terapanth Bhavan, Kandivali East, Mumbai on 11 April 2022 in the presence of Acharyashri Mahashraman's virtuous disciples, Sashanshree Sadhvishree Jinrekha and Sadhvishree Rakesh Kumari thana 9.

The programme started with the auspicious Namaskar Mahamantra by sadhvishree.

The grand opening of the event was done by National President (ABTMM) Neelam Sethia along with respected ABTMM dignitaries, TMM Mumbai President Rachna Hiran, Minister Alka Mehta and team.

National President of ABTMM Neelam Sethia, General Secretary Madhu Derasaria, Trustee Prakashdevi Tated, Former President Kumud Kachhara, Former General Secretary Taruna Bohra, Consultant Vimala Nahta, Maharashtra in-charge Nirmala Chandalia, Executive Member Jayshree Jogad, president and secretary of various regions of Maharashtra, sponsor families, all past presidents, consultants, respected dignitaries of all organisations and attending woman power were welcomed and given brief information on MM Mumbai activities by the diligent president of Mumbai Mahila Mandal, Rachna Hiran.

Foundation ofJainism is based on non-violence Paramo Dharma. The followers of Lord Mahavir have always been working for the welfare of public. 

Jain Shwetambar Terapanth Mahila Mandal has been working towards the betterment of society in many cities all over India.

This event, held in three phases, was to promote women empowerment. Sadhvi Sardara's life was depicted through a very well choreographed act.

Sadhvishrees imparted  valuable knowledge about society and public welfare. The steps taken by the Mahila Mandal nationwide were discussed. Miraroad Bhayander's MLA Geeta Jain also participated in the program and told that despite the opposition of many people, she believed in herself and narrated her inspiring journey from being a doctor to becoming an MLA.

In the second phase of the event a panel discussion was organised in which actress Sayantani Ghosh, litterateur Alka Lamba, Mumbai high court advocate Neeta Jain, Neurologist Dr. Priyanka Taated along with more than 400 women and girls participated. Topics like women's upliftment, rights and problems faced by her were discussed during this phase.

The main objective of Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal is spiritual, social, cultural and personal development of women, protection of culture and values, eradication of superstitious customs and conduct of public welfare activities.

  In the press conference, National President Neelam Sethia along with Mumbai President Rachna Hiran, informed about various schemes and programs runned by Terapanth Mahila Mandal, including prevention of feticide, girl protection schemes, economic and mental development of girls, education of people in rural areas, free computer and tuition centre, opening of free homeopathy centers in medically distant states and regions, free health examination, mammography, eye and dentistry, immunization, free medicines and spectacles distribution, health insurance, development of small and cottage industries to make women self-reliant, providing purifiers, biogas, solar energy, water tanks and other facilities to the needy areas.

 Terapanth Mahila Mandal is the brand ambassador of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and is also ahead in the Swachh Bharat campaign. For this, thousands of dustbins, sanitary materials have been distributed. Also, toilets have been constructed in rural and urban areas. Various public awareness campaigns are being run by the organization to make people aware of hygiene and cleanliness. 

ABTMM has its claws in each and every aspect of public welfare. Keeping in mind the ever-increasing problems, programs are being made for its solutions.

Work is being done not only for the benefit of women but for the benefit of society as a whole. Although it is a religious organization the work done by them is higher than the any religion and their main aim is only helping people, society and country. They support and manage ashrams, medical facilities, orphanages, old age homes, etc. for the blind, deaf, handicapped. Apart from this, assistance is also provided by donation machines and other necessary facilities to the hospitals for cancer victims. They also helped during natural calamities such as earthquake in Nepal, cyclone in Orissa etc. by providing the victims with food, medicines, clothes and accommodation.

All India Terapanth Mahila Mandal has made social work and public welfare its life long motto. At the same time, it also honors those women who have done any commendable work in the field of art, education, sports, social, cultural or national interest so that they are encouraged and motivated to serve the public.

 - Gayatri Sahu

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