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Swapnil Shukla Honoured with Excellence Award by Sakhi Kendra

Dear all Blog Dosts !


What a wonderful start of this New Year ! Woo!

I feel very proud to receive this  award for recognition of my commendable performance in SAKHI KENDRA  this year.  I feel great honor for receiving this important recognition award  from deep of my  heart. I am very thankful to our most respected Neelam Chaturvedi Mam for the award and very thankful to the members of Sakhi Kendra Family who supported me.

Thank you very much for this invaluable honour.

The entire journey with Sakhi Kendra till now  is a learning experience for me  and with the success of every program ; I am more energised and charged up to take up new and challenging tasks which would work in the benefit of our organisation and the environment.




Once again, thank you everyone!


- Swapnil Shukla









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दिनाँक 05 जनवरी 2019 को सखी केंद्र (Sakhi Kendra) के तत्वावधान में  2019 में होने वाले क्रियात्मक व सृजनात्मक कार्यक्रमों के सफल आयोजन व क्रियान्वयन के उद्देश्य से सखी केंद्र परिवार के सभी सदस्यों के साथ एक बैठक का अयोजन किया गया . इस बैठक में  इस बात पर चर्चा हुई कि किस प्रकार हम संस्था के विभिन्न कार्यकलापों  द्वारा संधारणीय विकास लक्ष्यों को  प्राप्त कर सकते हैं .

इस बैठक की खूबसूरत शुरुआत सखी केंद्र (Sakhi Kendra) की महामंत्री सुश्री  नीलम चतुर्वेदी जी ने सभी को नव वर्ष की शुभकामनाओं के साथ गुलाब के पुष्प प्रदान कर की. उन्होंने कहा कि जिस प्रकार गुलाब का फूल बेहद खूबसूरत होता है व किसी के भी मन-मस्तिष्क को अपार खुशी से भर सकता है ,उसी प्रकार हमारे सखी केन्द्र परिवार के सभी सदस्यों का जीवन भी खुशियों से भर जाए और वे सभी समाज में फैले अनाचार, कुरीतियों , हिंसा व भेदभाव को जड़ से उखाड़ फेंकने में सफल हों.  नीलम जी ने यह भी बताया कि गुलाब के फूल के नीचे लगे काँटों से हमें यह सीख लेनी चाहिये कि कोई भी वस्तु संघर्षों, काँटों,  तकलीफों से गुज़र कर ही अपने चरमोत्कर्ष पर पहुँच प्रेरणादायी बनती है.अत हमें जीवन के संघर्षों पर विजय प्राप्त करते हुए अपने उद्देश्य की ओर पूरी शिद्दत के साथ बढ़ते रहना चाहिये.

इसके बाद नीलम जी ने सभी के साथ मिलकर मानसिक पुष्प स्नान  किया ( मेडिटेशन की एक रोमांचक प्रक्रिया) . इस मानसिक  पुष्प स्नान से सभी सद्स्यों ने अपने भीतर एक सकारात्मक ऊर्जा को महसूस किया .
बैठक में सभी सदस्यों ने वर्ष 2018 के अपने कार्यों का संक्षिप्त ब्योरा देते हुए वर्ष 2019 के लिए विभिन्न रणनीतियों को एक दूसरे के साथ साझा किया.

इसके उपरांत सखी  केंद्र (Sakhi Kendra) में दिनाँक 01-जनवरी -2019 को नव वर्ष के उपलक्ष में मनाए गए रंगारंग कार्यक्रम  इंफो धमाल में विभिन्न प्रतियोगिताओं और श्रेष्ठ प्रदर्शन के लिए पुरस्कार वितरण किया गया. इस पुरस्कार वितरण समारोह  में कानपुर शहर की 46 बस्तियों की क्षेत्रीय लीडर्स ने शिरकत की. 

निशा,  ऊषा, संगीता, अंजलि  आदि को उनके श्रेष्ठ प्रदर्शन हेतु पुरस्कार प्रदान किया गया. इसके बाद सखी केंद्र (Sakhi Kendra) में अब तक अपने बेमिसाल कार्यों व रणनीतियों के लिए स्वप्निल शुक्ला  व ऋषभ  शुक्ला  को सम्मानित किया गया.


सखी केंद्र (Sakhi Kendra ) परिवार के सद्स्य आशीष क्लैंसी के जन्मदिन के  शुभ अवसर पर सभी ने सखी केंद्र की परंपराओं के अनुरुप चावल व कुमकुम से तिलक कर उन्हें जन्मदिन की बधाई दी व सभी ने उनके उज्ज्वल भविष्य के लिए ईश्वर से प्रार्थना की.


इस कार्यक्रम में सखी केंद्र (Sakhi Kendra )  परिवार से प्रमुख रुप से प्रभावती, अर्चना पाण्डेय , माया कुरील, माया सिंह, एड्वोकेट रमा शुक्ला, अनुपमा तिवारी, पुष्पा तिवारी,  प्राची त्रिपाठी, अराधना रावत, ममता गुप्ता, सान्या, अनीता, बेबी यादव, स्वप्निल शुक्ला, राकेश अग्रवाल, अशीष क्लैंसी, ऋषभ शुक्ला ने अपनी सहभागिता दी .


























































































































































































































Read the Greatest Story Never Told, 'Neelam Chaturvedi' and learn the real story about one of the most influential Social Reformers in history ............. The founder of India's prestigious organizations Sakhi Kendra & Mahila Manch .





Rishabh Shukla is a Visual Artist, Interior Designer, Writer, Arts Journalist & Founder- editor of India's first hindi lifestyle ezine namely Swapnil Saundarya. He is a trained Interior Designer and self taught artist (Surrealist), Affectionately known as ‘Painter Babu' in the art community. Rishabh is known for depicting the sensuality and beauty of women in very graceful manner. He is also well versed in both ,Indian Folk Paintings and Indian Contemporary Paintings.

Rishabh has studied at the renowned INIFD (International Institute of Fashion Design), Delhi in 2006 and graduated top of the class (Maintained 'O' grade), having 8+ years of work experience. He specializes in Interior Design Journalism and fine arts.


He hold double M.A degrees in English Literature and Ancient Indian History, culture and Archaeology. 

 Rishabh has authored three books on Interiors namely Ek Aashiyane ki Oar – A Guide for Residential Interiors , Supreme Home Therapy and Secrets of Visual MerchandisingHe is skilled in variety of handicrafts such as Painting, Metalcraft etc. 
Working for Swapnil Saundarya Label and Rishabh Interiors and Arts simultaneously , Rishabh has own acclaims from both critics and common people. He has held several art exhibitions and these have brought excellent response every time.Rishabh’s abstract depictions of women are said to endorse the stereotype of ‘indianness’. His women are always represented as the mother, the lover, the seductress, or the muse. Rishabh  blogs on Art, History recalls, youth issues, sports, Lifestyle & Society. He is also associated with the causes like ‘ Say No to Domestic Violence’, ‘ Fight Against Child Abuse’ and ‘ Whole Body Donation’ and his association with these social causes , represents in his work  as well.

Rishabh has also earned Sangeet Prabhakar Degree (6 years) in Indian Classical Percussion Instrument' Tabla' from Prayag Sangeet Samiti Allahabad in First Division.

Rishabh has received the excellence award 2016 in Fine Arts from Uttar Pradesh Art Society and Youth Trailblazer Award in Contemporary Writing  from North Indian Merchants' Association in 2017. His Success story is recently covered by leading Youtube channel 'Talkistaan-Success stories with Anurag'.

                          
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Swapnil Saundarya  Label
The philosophy of a lifestyle permeates everything you do , its the way you live , to what you wear to how you wrap your gifts . Its the amalgamation of living in the best way one possibly can.
‘Swapnil Saundarya Label’ is a collaborative effort between Rishabh Shukla ( Rishabh Interiors & Arts ) and Swapnil Shukla ( Swapnil Jewels & Arts ) . We feel that life is all about good living . That is why our label has unique products at great value . SSL is great at having unusual aesthetic design sensibility which is reflected in our products ranging from Jewellery,Clothes,Accessories,Furnishings,Furniture,Interior Products ,KnickKnacks,Paintings,Paraphernalias to Lifestyle Books.
Swapnil Saundarya Label is a place that offers a complete lifestyle solution.
At Swapnil Saundarya Label, we design and create beautiful lifestyle products that delight people and enable them to express their love and appreciation .
The lifestyle products designed and developed at Swapnil Saundarya Label are not only captivating but a true expression of your style .
Website

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About SWAPNIL SHUKLA 


Swapnil Shukla is an Indian designer, writer, visual story teller, Design Journalist, crafts expert and artist. She is the FIRST Jewellery Journalist and Fashion Columnist who writes and educates her readers about the most intricate subjects i.e Fashion, Jewellery and Lifestyle in 'HINDI' language. 

After graduating from South Delhi Polytechnic for Women, New Delhi (First with Distinction), she studied export management and start working as freelance designer and undertook Jewellery Projects. Besides, she also Holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science.

Swapnil has earned Two years Diploma in Kathak Dance from Prayag Sangeet Samiti , Allahabad in First with Distinction.

Swapnil’s work appears in a wide variety of notable Indian publications. Swapnil made her fashion columns and knowledge available to the hindi language people.As a self-confessed ‘enthusiast of beautiful things’, Swapnil is also the chief Designer and co -owner of Swapnil Saundarya Label, which is a luxury craft manufacturing firm. Swapnil  has worked as Jewellery and Fashion Columnist/Journalist  for many Nationalized Magazines and started the famous and highly traffic grabber fashion & Lifestyle blog ‘Swapnil Saundarya’ available in English as well as in Hindi . Swapnil has also authored three books namely ‘Gehne – The Art of wearing Jewellery’ published in 2012, Fashion Pandit published in 2014 and The Fascinating  history of Indian Jewellery, published in 2017 . She has launched her own Designer Jewellery brand namely ‘Swapnil Jewels & Arts’ and now with a desire to add new dimensions to the design and Art industry , she started ‘Swapnil Saundarya Label' with a motive to make everybody’s life beautiful and just like their Dream World. She has received the 'Excellence Award 2016' in Fine arts from Uttar Pradesh Art Society. Swapnil has worn several hats , Jewellery Journalist, Columnist , Designer, Fashion Consultant, Craft Expert, Writer and Painter. More recently she diversified into Handicraft Products as an experiment in her journey in design . She recently got featured on 'The Elegant Life' as young Indian entrepreneur who successfully started with almost nothing and set a milestone in her 20s and POWER CODE  as 'Trailblazer in Hindi Fashion'.One of her handcrafted products India's First Chemo Dolls named as 'Swapnil Saundarya Chemo Dolls' has received extensive media coverage and the concept behind these dolls was telecasted on renowned electronic and digital media channels like India Voice, ETV, Zee News, News Nation to name a few.


She presently works as Director & Chief Writer of Swapnil Saundarya ezine , which is an online publication that curates articles and info. on Art, Fashion , Jewels, Lifestyle, Interiors, Health Tips, Finance, Beauty, Religion , Entrepreneurship , Interviews, History Recalls and many more.

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Swapnil Saundarya  Label
The philosophy of a lifestyle permeates everything you do , its the way you live , to what you wear to how you wrap your gifts . Its the amalgamation of living in the best way one possibly can.
‘Swapnil Saundarya Label’ is a collaborative effort between Rishabh Shukla ( Rishabh Interiors & Arts ) and Swapnil Shukla ( Swapnil Jewels & Arts ) . We feel that life is all about good living . That is why our label has unique products at great value . SSL is great at having unusual aesthetic design sensibility which is reflected in our products ranging from Jewellery,Clothes,Accessories,Furnishings,Furniture,Interior Products ,KnickKnacks,Paintings,Paraphernalias to Lifestyle Books.
Swapnil Saundarya Label is a place that offers a complete lifestyle solution.
At Swapnil Saundarya Label, we design and create beautiful lifestyle products that delight people and enable them to express their love and appreciation .
The lifestyle products designed and developed at Swapnil Saundarya Label are not only captivating but a true expression of your style .
Website

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Swapnil Saundarya ezine 

Launched in June 2013, Swapnil Saundarya ezine has been the first exclusive lifestyle ezine from India available in Hindi language ( Except Guest Articles ) updated bi- monthly . We at Swapnil Saundarya ezine , endeavor to keep our readership in touch with all the areas of fashion , Beauty, Health and Fitness mantras, home decor, history recalls, Literature, Lifestyle, Society, Religion and many more. Swapnil Saundarya ezine encourages its readership to make their life just like their Dream World .







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About Sakhi Kendra 




Sakhi Kendra is a renowned non profit charitable organization working for the empowerment of women, gender equality and gender justice with aims to build a healthy society.


Sakhi Kendra's vision for equality, justice and non-violence has been prevailing since last 36 years to build a healthy Society free from all kinds of discriminations, violence and gender based inequality. Out of 36000 challenging cases we were able to bring 18000 to justice giving birth to 40000 beneficiaries’ who are still resolving problems for women in distress in their region and spreading awareness amongst multiple people. 






Thousands of street plays, puppet/Muppet shows and livelihood trainings were done to spread our message as much as possible. Around 650 genders, capacity building trainings, Advocacy workshop with Judiciary  were done resulting in implementation of policy and CEDAW Consultancy. Many other sessions with the government were held for formulation of acts related to women and their, effective implementation. Due to our several meetings and dialogues with the government an organized set of structures was formed for strengthening the rights of Domestic Women Workers. Our immense efforts at district level as ‘ Sakhi Gharelu Kamgar Sangh’ and Rashtriya Dalit Mahila Shakti we were able to organize 6000 women. We have done 460 Public court related women’s violence and initiated 135 women candidates in Panchayat and Municipal body elections in various areas of Kanpur. In association with organization S.B.I has sponsored the education grant more than 500 poor, physically handicapped or orphan girls for their basic to Graduation level education.






The process of action and reflection made the group of women activists articulate the importance of both the immediate and the strategic requirements of women. It was also realized that a relatively institutionalized structure is required to support and sustain the momentum that was created so far. At the same time there was a consensus about non-institutionalization of women’s organization- Mahila Manch Hence, it was resolved to create a separate entity to fulfill desired role and thus, Sakhi Kendra was formed in 1982. Supporting the actions of Mahila Manch and working towards strengthening women groups and organizations working for gender equity and gender justice, emerged as core mission of Sakhi Kendra.






Sakhi Kendra was formed with the main objectives to herald social engineering where women folk will be key-elements of change cutting across all forms of gender discrimination, caste & creed, and usher in women empowerment for greater say in fashioning out concrete programmes for socio-economic political regeneration in both urban and rural areas and to build the capacity of women for sustainable social transformation through workshops, trainings and seminars.






The incidents of women violence and women human rights along with criminal activities have been addressed more effectively through police department which has become more functional, active and responding through our interventions and continuous advocacies. 


People from several districts of various States have also approached our helpline and have also taken the benefits of our support services on account of its goodwill through email, phone and postage. 




The intellectuals from various spheres have always been involved with our endeavors through their valuable inputs, and suggestions during ' Think Tank Meetings ' organized frequently .When they had done the review of the work done by Sakhi Kendra  in the past 36 years they expressed their realizations and feeling of appreciation from the bottom of their heart for our passionate, devoted work to achieve our goal.



Several social and women organizations of U.P. and India have been in continuous networking with our organization like Sangini of M.P., Chattisgarh Mahila Samakhya, Todang Trust, Jharkhand, Gadhwal Sewa Samiti, Uttrakhand, HELP Foundation, SARC-Varanasi, Gramya-Varanasi, CREA of Delhi, SABLA of Raibareilly,PANI Sansthan-Gorakhpur, HUMSAFAR of Lucknow, VANANGANA of Chitrakoot, MAHILA UTHAN SAMITI of Lalganj,MEET of Auraiya, BAL VIKAS SAMITI of Fatehpur and CREDA of Mirzapur, Veerangana-Jhansi etc. has been proved an important tool to take several cases in the process of justice.






The emerging women human rights defenders from Kanpur district & rural and different districts of U.P. have been helpful in establishing links with more villages and slums take initiative at primary level to deal with the challenging situation. 






About Ms Neelam Chaturvedi, Gen. Secretary :






It is to say with no exaggeration that Ms Neelam Chaturvedi is a synonym to Courage . A little more than 40 years ago, Ms Neelam Chaturvedi   dreamed of strengthening the social structure which was not easy at that time. Even then Ms Neelam  had long been utilised  every moment of her life for the upliftment of society, humanity and morality .....that time of her journey is a source of inspiration for many people. 






At the age of 16 she found herself helping the injured in all possible ways like aiding them financially; supplying them with clothes, medicines etc.Kanpur Swadeshi mills Campaigning dated 06/10/1977, became important for her to identify her passion and life’s goal. Therefore, she continued her journey to fight against gender inequality and violence. Whether it was campaigning against women’s extremely low wages (1978 cloth mills campaign), establishing a platform dealing with cases like dowry and rape (1979), or going to jail for campaigning against City administrator who demolished Dalit society in the name of beautification, she  always found it important to protest against unjust. Ms Neelam Chaturvedi's organization was an outcome of an intense state level workshop where the problems of women were thoroughly discussed (1981). 






Considering the root cause of major problems realted to VOW, it became important to make people understand the significance of women’s political participation, hence a campaign was held From 1988 to 2000 for Panchayat and Municipal body elections, promoting the participation of women candidates and strengthening the positon of women in the socio-political sphere. 






Working with the government and other reputed NGOs, Ms Neelam Chaturvedi under the banner of Sakhi Kendra has also formulated acts related to women and their, effective implementation like State Women Policy,PWDV Act, PCPNDT Act to name a few.  In 1995 , she became a part of fourth World women conference. In 2000 she participated in Beijing +5, +10 (Word Conference) in New York, and continuously participated in the program of CEDAW. In 2002, she was invited by the renowned Amnesty International at the AGM of Canada and America as guest speaker. She was also a gender specialist in National commission of women. 






In the words of Ms Neelam Chaturvedi , “I have tried to fight against injustice, the desire to do something for the development of society has aspired me to be the change which I wish to see in the society and inspire others to create a healthy living environment free from all kinds of exploitation and inequality. The curiosities for many questions related to discrimination, social inequality , caste system etc. and a passion to serve my life for the welfare of  society gave me strength to deal with the problems of others and be empathetic to their trouble and pain instead of just showing my sympathy to them. "







Story Behind Sakhi Kendra ....................





The incidents of women violence and women human rights along with criminal activities have been addressed more effectively through police department which has become more functional, active and responding through our interventions and continuous advocacies. 


People from several districts of various States have also approached our helpline and have also taken the benefits of our support services on account of its goodwill through email, phone and postage. 





The intellectuals from various spheres have always been involved with our endeavors through their valuable inputs, and suggestions during ' Think Tank Meetings ' organized frequently .When they had done the review of the work done by Sakhi Kendra  in the past 37 years they expressed their realizations and feeling of appreciation from the bottom of their heart for our passionate, devoted work to achieve our goal.





Several social and women organizations of U.P. and India have been in continuous networking with our organization like Sangini of M.P., Chattisgarh Mahila Samakhya, Todang Trust, Jharkhand, Gadhwal Sewa Samiti, Uttrakhand, HELP Foundation, SARC-Varanasi, Gramya-Varanasi, CREA of Delhi, SABLA of Raibareilly,PANI Sansthan-Gorakhpur, HUMSAFAR of Lucknow, VANANGANA of Chitrakoot, MAHILA UTHAN SAMITI of Lalganj,MEET of Auraiya, BAL VIKAS SAMITI of Fatehpur and CREDA of Mirzapur, Veerangana-Jhansi etc. has been proved an important tool to take several cases in the process of justice.


The emerging women human rights defenders from Kanpur district & rural and different districts of U.P. have been helpful in establishing links with more villages and slums take initiative at primary level to deal with the challenging situation. 







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गहनों का ख्याल , रखें हरदम आप 





गहने किसी न किसी रुप में हमारे जीवन से जुड़े रहते हैं. या यूँ कहें कि आपके हर गहने में आपके जीवन के अनमोल  पलों का समावेश होता है. कभी व्यक्ति विशेष के सौंदर्य व व्यक्तित्व को निखारने में इनका बड़ा योगदान होता है तो कभी एक पीढ़ी इन्हें दूसरी पीढ़ी के हाथों में जब सौंपती है तो ये हमारे परिवार की विरासत का रुप ले लेते हैं और पीढ़ी दर पीढ़ी हमारे पूर्वजों की निशानी व परंपराओं क प्रतीक बन कर हमें गौरवान्वित करते हैं. हर खूबसूरत गहने के साथ एक बेहतरीन याद जुड़ी होती है . परंतु यदि इनकी समुचित देखभाल न की जाए तो ये अपनी रंगत खोने लगते हैं . इसलिए इनका सही तरीके से ख्याल रखना बेहद आवश्यक है . उचित देख-रेख द्वारा आपके गहनों की चमक सालों साल बरकरार रह सकती है. अपने गहनों को मेंटेन रखने व इनकी चमक सालों साल बरकरार रखने के उपाए बेहद सुविधाजनक हैं.

गहनों को मेंटेन रखने व इनका सही तरीके से रखाव के लिए गहने पहनने के बाद , हर एक बार ह्ल्के गीले मुलायम कपड़े से पोंछ कर रखा जाए. यह एक रेग्युलर आदत ही आपके ग…