Saturday, November 4, 2017

Two Wheeler Training Sessions for young women by Bikernis of Hyderabad and Tharuni launched on 03-011-2017

Tharuni and Bikernis of  Hyderabadand Orange Honda have come together to launch two wheeler Training programme for Women , under 'Tharun Swecha'.
Their aim is to empower the women with bike riding which makes life better with confidence and self reliance.
The program was launched by the Joint Commissioner RTA, Sri Pandu Ranga Naik.at Wesley Degree College Campus on 03-10-2017. Orange Honda provided the vehicles along with  Lady Trainers , and other safety equipment .Apollo Hospitals have come forward to provide safety manuals to give information on safety rules, self defense techniques and basic first aid kits. Traffic Police Officials addressed the gathering on road safety and traffic rules. The Transport Department  has  also assured to support the riders with required driving licenses.The Management of Wesley Degree college had given consent to hold the training sessions on every saturday from 7 A.M to 9 A. M.
Master Athelette of physical fitness Laxman Reddy, Srinivas from RTA Office,  Rajitha , Lady trainer, Naresh Bahdur Veteran Rider,Shipa Bala Krishnan, Mumbai bikerni,Chauhan from Traffic Police spoke on the occasion. Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, founder, Tharuni, and Jai Bharathi Bikerni of Hyderabad  organised the launching program in a befitting manner.
15 women joined the Training sessions from 4th November Saturday.   , 

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Two wheeler Training Sessions launched

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

International Girl Child Day Celebrations by Tharuni under GAA Project & Bharosa 11-10-2017

Tharuni under the Girls Advocacy Alliance Project of Terres Des Hommes of Netherlands, in collaboration with Bharosa Support Center of Hyderabad City Police, celebrated the International Girl Child Day at Ravindra Bharathi Auditorium on 11th October 2017
More than one thousand young girls participated in the event , coming from different schools of Hyderabad.They performed skits on how to protect themselves from  child abuse. and the role of She Teams and Bharosa support center taking care of them.
A Website was opened by the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad Mr. Mahender Reddy. He advised the Girls to approach the Police in times of need to protect themselves.
Smt Swati Lakra I.P.S. Addl. Commissioner of police , in charge of She Teams &Bharosa presided over the function.
Sri P. Raghuveer I.FS Prl.Chief Conservator of Forests, advised the Girls to  participate in the activities to bring a change in the society.
Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder Tharuni sensitised the young women on their legal Rights and
also their responsibilities to act as change Makers, while empowering themselves.
Tharuni identified and felicitated 15 Non Govtl. Organisations and 10 Media Peronnel, both T.V and Print Media, who have been working passionately for the Rights of the Girl Children. 'Balika Bandhu' Awards with citation, Memento and Turbans were given to all of them, enlightening the audience about their work .
Dr. Hima Bindu from Niloupher Hospital sensitised the Girls on nutrition, reproductive health and personal hygiene.
Smt. Laxmi ,of  Rani Rudrama Devi Karate Center demonstrated to the girls  how to protect themselves .Dr. Hemalatha Devi, Director ,Tharuni gave Mementoes to the Guests of honour.

Police officers, She Teams, Bharosa Teams, School Teachers and Tharuni Team Members,Anuradha, Neeraja, Sameer, Javeed, Ailesh participated in the event. A pamphlet against child marriages was released and booklets were distributed to sensitize on child sexual abuse.

The celebrations were televised directly on Youtube by the Doers' guild Software Solutions.
It can be watched with the link:'http://bit.do/Tharuni.Girl.Child-Day on www.youtube.com.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Media Workshop at Warangal (17th September 2017)

Tharuni in collaboration with Telangana Press Academy conducted a District level Training Workshop for Media Personnel (of United Warangal) on the DOs and DON'Ts of reporting on/for children. The session was taken by Dr. Mamatha Achanta where she addressed an audience of 1500 print and electronic media journalists.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Launching of Bandhavya Academy -A Premier Academy for Relationship Management-15-09-2017

Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer- Founder 'Tharuni' & ''NILA' has initiated 'Bandhavya Academy' for human relationship management from 15th September 2017.The Launching Program was inaugurated  with 'Sanskara' for grooming youngsters on Internet Safety & Cyber Laws' at Wesley Degree College, Secunderabad.
Hon'ble Minister of Home affairs of Telangana State Sri Nayani Narasimha Reddy Garu inaugurated the Academy, as  it aims to  transform the youth, School Children, Teachers , Parents and the Public at large to have successful and peaceful human relationships. The Minister reiterated the importance of  such organisation  for the latest changing  trends of   Technology and cyber crimes and violence.
Dr. Smt. Thripurana Venkata Rathnam, Chair Person of Telangana State  Women's Commission, also advised the Youth to be watchful and take care  of their important goals in life, than led away by unforeseen  circumstances, ruining their lives. British Deputy High Commissioner, Sri Andrew Flemming, Political Analyst Nalini Raghuram, Smt. Sudha Murali, UNICEF Former Child Protection Officer, and Sri P. Raghuveer IFS Addl. Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests have given their valuable guidance to the more than 300 students and the public , about using the internet  in the day today life.
Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer explained the importance of 'Bandhavya' a human bondage with finer sentiments and human touch. A logo of 'Bandhavya Academy' was released along with the Website.

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Launching of Bandhavya Academy

Friday, September 15, 2017

Teachers Training under 'Safe Childhood'Project by BDHC & Tharuni from14-09-2017

A three day  Teachers Training Program was initiated under the 'Safe Childhood' Project, a collaboration between British Deputy High Commission(BDHC) and Tharuni from 14-09-2017 to 16-09-2017 at Hotel Sandhya, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad.
20 teachers(10 Male+10 Female)from  Ten different lower income group Schools were selected to undergo training to sensitize them on issues like child protection, prevention of child sexual abuse, , online child sexual abuse, internet safety, elopements, & trafficking and also Child related laws, like POCSO, JJ Act,Abduction and Nirbhaya Act.They will be enlightened on child support systems, life skills, for empowerment of children.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Launching of 'Safe Childhood' Project by the British Dy. High Commission & Tharuni on 11-09-2017

The Safe Childhood Project  was launched on 11th September 2017 by the British Deputy High Commission, Hyderabad collaborating with Tharuni organisation.They have adopted 10 Schools mostly in the old city of Hyderabad, where the safety of the school children is at stake.. The Project was launched at The Rising Star National High School, Motidarwaza, Golconda, Hyderabad from 11 A.M to 1 P.M.
Mr. Andrew Flemming, Deputy High Commissioner was the Chief Guest to inaugurate the Project.Mrs. Nalini Raghuram Programme Officer BDHC,Dr. Mamatha Achanta Founder, Tharuni,  and the School Principal  were the Guests of honour, to grace the occasion.
They all spoke on the importance of Safe Childhood ,as the primary duty of the Schools and the Parents and the Society at large.The brochures and pamphlets  on the safe childhood, Child sexual abuse and how to watch, support and report about it , were released. The Teaching Staff and the School Children  have participated in the program.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder ,'Tharuni' -Speech in the Thematic Session-UNO, Vienna, Austria-on 5th September 2017

Founder Tharuni, Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer was invited to attend and speak on 'Smuggling and Trafficking of Migrants' in the  Thematic Session organised by United Nations;Vienna, Austria, on 4th & 5th September 2017. She presented on the contemporary forms of slavery in India, including appropriate identification,protection and assistance to migrants and trafficked victims.
Her Speech is


Monday, August 28, 2017

Review of the 'NILA" Cases, from 2015 to 2017-August 2017

           NILA a 'Net Work of International Legal Activists' was launched, by Lok Ayukta Justice Subhashan Reddy and Dr. Tripurana Venkata Ratnam, Chair Person, State Women Commission as Guest of Honour on 6th August 2015, by two persons,Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer & Dr. Vasantha Lakshmi to help, counsel and to initiate legal proceedings and aid and advice  for the distressed women and children.

Dr. Mamatha , a Former Member of A.P. Child Rights Commission, CWC Chair Person, Warangal,  a Lawyer from High Court of Judicature, Hyderabad and an Activist for Women and Child Rights, and Founder of 'Tharuni, ,NGO, is relentlessly fighting for the rights of distressed and vulnerable women and children. Dr. Vasantha Lakshmi a Social Activist ,and Founder of Vasantha Lakshmi Charitable Trust, Nellore,is also fighting for the rights of Women and children.

Dr. Mamatha Could solve 52 cases in total for the last two years, related to domestic violence,marriage and divorce cases, workplace harassment cases,and other cases of women suffering from different problems. She could give counselling for 42 cases,among which 12 cases were settled amicably. NILA  could arrange the support for the Victims with the help of Government Departments.Counselling to both parties could solve the workplace harassment case.A cheating case was also dealt , with counselling.

Mamatha Raghuveer  had to file cases before the Lok Ayukta, Hyderabad,  for the Child Death cases in different educational institutions . A missing child was traced , with the initiative taken by 'NILA'
'NILA' being an International Forum working at Hyderabad, the women  from different Countries approached it and got relief from their woes.More than 10 cases were from U.S.A., one from Canada, two cases were from U.A.E;and one case from U.K.and one from Portugal , and others from different parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States.Nila never charged any amount for the legal counselling and legal aid given. NILA used Social Media, internet, Face book , Skype and other methods of technology for the legal Counselling and advice.

NILA Held a Workshop on Child Labour policy in 2015,  before the Bill was enacted. It was attended by Sri Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Minister for Labour and SriNayani Narasimha Reddy, Telangana State Home Minister and other legal luminaries.A report of the findings were sent to the Central Government. Another workshop was organised by 'NILA on workplace harassment against women.
A Bikethon was held for empowerment of girl child by NILA in collaboration with 'Tharuni'.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tharuni Consortium-The Review of Girls Advocacy Alliance Project Achievements-9th & 10th August 2017

Tharuni is the Nodal Agency and  Lead Partner of the Girls Advocacy Alliance Project in the State of Telangana,initiated by Terre des Hommes, Netherlands.from January 2017. Tharuni Consortium includes SCOPE RD from Khammam District , Sramika Vikasa Kendram from Mahbubnagar District and Tharuni from Warangal district.
There was a review of the achievements on 9th & 10th August to discuss the outcome called ' The Harvesting Festival', at Secunderabad.Sri Thangam Perumal and Sri Ezekiel Kanavalli from India Program Office have presided over the Meeting.
Tharuni Consortium could successfully achieved the following targets.They are--:
1.Sensitized 3625 Community Members,344 Media Personnel, 380 government Officials, and 388 N.G.Os/CSOs on the exploitation of Girl child.
2.Stopped six Child Marriages in the three Districts.
3.Sensitised 2050 Media Personnel on how to report about Children.
4. Police Department has mooted the idea of designating Sub Inspectors as Child Welfare Officers in each district.
5. Community Members have started filing cases against Child Sexual Abuse.
6. NGOs have agreed to adhere to Child Protection policy in their Organisations.
7. 'Balika Bandhu' Awards were given to Sarpanches, Media Personnel and Teachers who supported the girl children.
8.Telangana State Women Commission & Tharuni held a Round Table and sent a Report on child Marriages and Compulsory Registration of Marriages in the State.
9. The Commissioner Municipal Administration ,Telangana, issued circulars to all the Municipal Commissioners, Urban & Local Bodies, to ensure Registration of Marriages and submit periodical reports to the Government.
10. The Kalajathas and cultural programmes in the rural areas could  influence the Communities about the importance of Girls Education and Vocational guidance to them, to eradicate the exploitation against girl children.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer in Women Enterpreneur Summit- New Delhi-9th August 2017

Women Enterpreneur Summit was held at Shangrila Hotel, New Delhi on 9th August 2017. On the invitation of WEA -Delhi, Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer  Founder of 'Tharuni.org' was the Moderator for the theme 'Potential for Female Advantage'.
Sri Birender SinghChoudary, Cabinet Minister in the Central Government for the Steel Industry,  was the Chief Guest  for the Summit. Vijay Kumar Director, MSME, Sonali Shah, Director WEA, Delhi, were the Guests of honour for the  Summit.
New World Media was the Media Partner for the Event. Doers' Guild Software Solutions , Hyderabad, have prepared the App for the Summit.Dr. T. Vasantha Lakshmi Ravikumar organised the Seminar by opening the North Indian Chapter of Women Enterpreneurship foundation.

Monday, August 7, 2017

British High Commission ,Hyderabad,collaborated a Project for School Children,with Tharuni-2017

British High Commission, Hyderabad initiated a Project 'Reducing Vulnerability from Sexual Abuse and Trafficking among Children in Hyderabad'collaborating with Tharuni from July 2017.
Tharuni identified 10 Schools, where child abuse cases were reported, after a Survey conducted.So it is preparing a Booklet to be circulated among Children, Teachers and Parents, to create awareness and how to safeguard, on the subject.
Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Andrew, visited Grace Model School,Karawan, along with British High Commission Staff and Tharuni Founder Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer Achanta,and coordinators.
He also made a visit to the City Office of 'Tharuni'  to understand the functioning of the Organisation, and also, meet its Team Members.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tharuni Warangal(GAA) in collaboration with Govt. held Anganwadi Teachers Orientation Programme on 27-07-2017

Tharuni in collaboration with Women Children,Disabled,Old age Welfare Department, held Anganwadi Teachers Orientation Programme on 27-07-2017 at Warangal, under the Girls Advocacy Alliance Project.
Smt. Amrapali Warangal Urban District Collector was the Chief Guest for  the Workshop. She promised to uplift the Anganvadi Centers. She also reiterated that all the centers will be included with 'Akshaya Pathra (Mid Day Meals) from August.
The District Welfare Officer SailajaKumari  stated about the important role of Anganwadi Teachers for the welfare of women and children.District Immunization Officer Dr. Syama Neeraja stated about the Anganwadi workers to immunize the Children with vaccination against Measles,Rubella diseases and so on.District Legal Services Authority Judge Christina held that they had trained 30 Anganwdi teachers as paralegal volunteers.Tharuni Communication Officer of (GAA) made a power point presentation on Child Marriage Prohibition Act and Compulsory Registration of Marriages Act to the Participants.
RJD Ramulu, CPDOS, Supervisors,officials , and Anganwadi Teachers participated in the Workshop.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Balika Bandhu Awards by Tharuni, under the GAA Project,in the Meeting on World Anti Trafficking Day

                   On the occasion of World Day against Trafficking in Persons, a  Meeting was held jointly by FMM Social Service Society,WomenWelfare Department,Warangal, Child Help Line 1098, and Tharuni.CWC Chair Person Anitha Reddy,addressed the participants on how to be careful and alert against Trafficking of Persons, particularly the young women.Smt. Sailaja Kumari  Officer, Women Welfare Department also shared her views against trafficking.
Tharuni in collaboration with Girls Advocacy Alliance Project felicitated Balika Bandhus  (Supporters of Girls), with Turbans, Shields, Certificates and Plants to the identified Sarpanches, Media Persons, and Purohits.
Tharuni Team Kranthi, C.O. Anuradha, Neeraja, Kavitha and Ravikanth and others participated. Balika Bandhus expressed their concern to help and support  Girl Children to empower themselves.
                                              

Friday, June 30, 2017

Capacity Building Training to Police Personnel of Warangal District by Tharuni , under GAA Project,on 17-06-2017

Tharuni organised one day Capacity Building Training Programme to the Police Personnel of Warangal District, on pre and post rescue protocols, and other child protection legislations like PCMA,JJ Act, POCSO and ITPA.,on 17-06-2017 At City Police Training Center, under the Girls Advocacy Alliance Project. It was conducted to sensitise on the concerns of Girl Child, and relevant laws, to develop awareness about their roles in   protecting the girl children, from gender violence and to work for their welfare.
Sri C. Satyanarayana Asst. Commissioner of Police inaugurated the Workshop. Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder Tharuni, presented on the objectives of the GAA Project, and explained on the different Legal Enactments and the Role of Police,in protecting the girl child. 173 Police Personnel and Tharuni Team of Warangal participated in the Training Programme. Booklets were distributed on the child related Laws. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

World (Prevention) of Child Labour Day by Tharuni Warangal on 12th June 2017, under GAA

To create awareness to prevent Child Labour and to support promotion of education for children Tharuni Warangal organized a Rally and a Meeting at Warangal  under Girls Advocacy Alliance Project of Terres des Hommes, Netherlands on 12th June 2017.
Hon'ble Judge and DLSA Secretary Mrs.Annie Rose Christina as Chief Guest;Dr. K. Anitha Reddy, Chair Person, CWC,Mr. Shankar, Dy. Commissioner,Dept. of Labour; Mrs. Sailaja, Dt. Welfare Officer were the Guests of Honour for the Programme.
The Rally was attended by more than hundred people, including Anganwadi Teachers, ICPS representatives, Child Line and NGOs Representatives.
The Rally was held from MGM Hospital Gate to Warangal Chowrastha,with Children .
Stickers were pasted on Road side walls. Placards,were displayed against Child Labour and importance of educating the children. A meeting was held at the end and Guests shared their valuable ideas against Child Labour. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

State Level Consultation by Tharuni under GAA Project to the Media Fellows, on Child Rights issues-10-06-2017

Telangana State Press Academy is conducting two day State level Training Programme for Media Fellows on 10th & 11th June in JNTU Campus,Tharuni was permitted to enlighten the Media Persons on Child Rights issues, on 10th Afternoon, as part of Girls Advocacy Alliance Project by Terres des Hommes , Netherlands. Press Academy Chairman Sri Allam Narayana presided over the Meeting . Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer Achanta, Founder Tharuni, made a presentation on Child issues, and how the Media has to react against such issues to protect the voiceless children, by understanding their Rights.She also explained the Child Rights on PPT. About 300 Media Fellows from three districts of Telangana attended the Consultation.They were given Tharuni Booklet on Child Rights and News Letter,in which what is expected from the Media while protecting the Children and their rights.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Consultation on Compulsory Registration of Marriages Act by Tharuni under GAA Project on 31-5-2017

Tharuni in collaboration with Telangana State Women's Commission organized one day Consultation on Compulsory Registration of Marriages with Government Departments and NGOs. Lok ayukta Justice Subhashin Reddy was the Chief Guest. Dr. Thripurana Venkat Rathnam, Chair Person, Telangana State Commission presided the Meeting. Secretaries to Government Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder , Tharuni, addressed the Participants, There were more than 45 recommendations made by them to implement the Act effectively.
 

Tharuni & state women commission organized a consultation on 31-5-2017

Consultation on compulsory registration of marriages act was organized today.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Awareness Meeting against Child Marriages in Warangal District by Tharuni on 25-05-2017

Tharuni held a Meeting to create awareness against Child Marriages in Kommala village and Viswanathapuram village of Geesukonda Mandal, in Warangal District on 25th May. Tharuni Team Members conducted Cultural programmes to educate the villagers.Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer explained the problems of girl child, disadvantages of  child marriages,domestic violence,trafficking and so on. Terres des Hommes Netherlands Project Manager Ezkiel was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Sarpanches of the Villages, Anganvadi teachers and local people participated .

Meeting by Tharuni

Tharuni conducted meeting to create awareness against child marriages on25th may 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Work shop on Gender based violence under Girls Advocacy Alliance Project, by Tharuni-18th to 20th May 2017

Tharuni organised State level Capacity Building Training Workshop on Gender Based Violence(GBV) for CSOs &Network Leaders from 18th to 20th May 2017 at Montfort Bhavan, Ramanthapur, Hyderabad under Girls Advocacy Alliance Project of Terres des Hommes, Netherlands. Twenty five Non Governmental Organisations from Warangal, Khammam and Mahbubnagar Districts of Telangana attended the Workshop. Kondepudi Nirmala Telugu Writer and Social Activist was the Resource Person to enlighten the Participants for the training. Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer,Anuradha, Communications Officer , Tharuni, gave the inputs of legal background and the Rights of the women on Gender violence. Dr. Hemalatha Devi, Director, Tharuni,presided over the valedictory and distributed Certificates to the Participants.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

State Level Orientation Program For NGOs under Girls Advocacy Alliance on 15-04-2017

Tharuni, as State level Nodal Agency for Girls Advocacy Alliance Project of Terres des Hommes, Netherlands, organised one day orientation for all the NGOs working for the Girl Children from 31 Districts of Telangana State, to day at BC Bhavan, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad.The aim of the Orientation is to bring all these NGOs to  a network to serve the girl child, unitedly.
Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder ,Tharuni, explained in detail the importance of net working of all the NGOs together, on the empowerment of the girl children in the State of Telangana. She also stated about the GAA Project and its goals, along with Child related laws, to the representatives of NGOs.
 Later the Participants also explained the difficulties they face , while implementing the legal enactments.They accepted to work together as a Network to solve many problems they come across, to empower the girl children.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hexagon conducted kids to science program on 8th April at warangal

Dr.chitra bhanu of 'manruham science activities center',Hyderabad demonstrated different science activities to the students of warangal villages,to motivate them on the importance of science in day to day life. Hexagon representative koppaka Bhaskar ,Tharuni team members participated in the event.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

District Orientation Program by Tharuni on 30th, 31st March 2017

Tharuni, under Girls Advocacy Alliance Project  of Terres des Hommes, Netherlands conducted two day  District Orientation Programme for NGOs on 30th and 31st March 2017 at Warangal. The workshop was participated by 20 Non Governmental Organisations Representatives  in the District. The venue was Mallikamba Mano Vikasa Kendram, Balasamudram.
Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer Founder, Tharuni reiterated the importance to make the District without any Child Marriage.She explained in detail the child related enactments to protect the Children .

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tharuni distributed Cycles to Girl Students at ZPHS Champapet on 3-04-2017, supported by Andhra Bank

Tharuni distributed 15 Cycles to the girl students under Cykul to School Project of 'Tharuni Swecha', on 3rd April 2017 at Zilla Parishad High School , Champapet, Hyderabad. Andhra Bank ,Zonal Office, Hyderabad  which was kind enough to donate Rs. 50,000/- along with other donors, under corporate Social responsibility.Twelve cycles were given to Warangal Rural Girls and three cycles were given to the students of ZPHS, Champapet.
Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder, Tharuni thanked the Donors , particularly,DGM Sridhar  of  Andhra Bank for helping Tharuni to continue this project, initiated by her and Latajain ,Senior Journalist. Tharuni hopes to donate at least 500 cycles to empower and educate the Girl Children she said.
Sri Sattayya, Head Master, ZPHS, thanked the Bank Manager Sri Sravan Kumar of Santhoshnagar Branch and Tharuni for this gesture. He requested  a RO Water Plant to the School.
Dr. Hemalatha Devi, Director ,Tharuni, Director Forest Academy, Sri Raghuveer, IFS, Sri Sadguru Prasad District & Sessions Judge (Retd), also shared their views about the importance of the Project.
Students thanked the Andhra Bank.
Refreshments were given to the School Children.

Consultation on implementation of PoCSO Act 2012 by Bharosa & Tharuni

Tharuni under GAA Project collaborated with Bharosa Support Center,of Hyderabad Police, organized one day Consultation on implementation of PoCSO Act of 2012, to the Police Officers of 62 Police Stations in Hyderabad,Public Prosecutors and Child Welfare Officers, on 1st April 2017, at Marri Chenna Reddy Human Resouce Devt. Institute Jubilee hills.
 Metropolitan Sessions Judge Smt. Radhika Rani was the Chief guest, and Commissioner of Police Sri Mahender Reddy was the Guest of Honour.Addl. Commissioner of Police Smt. Swati Lakra presided over the Meeting.Women Welfare & Child devt. Officers, Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder Member Tharuni,Pooja Kandula, Prerana NGO from Mumbai, and others enlightened the participants on the history and implementation of the Act.
Tharuni under the Girls Advocacy Alliance Project,of Terres des Hommes, Netherlands,  prepared a Hand Book on the Child Related legal enactments and the role of Police Officers, and the Wall Papers to be kept in Police Stations, were distributed to the participants.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Interaction Meeting between VLCPCs and Line Departments-GAA Project. at Warangal, on17-03-2017

Tharuni Warangal in collaboration with Girls Advocacy Alliance Project, conducted one day Interaction Meeting between VLCPCs and the Line Departments of the Government, at Gangadevipalli of Geesukonda Mandal, on 17th March 2017.District Welfare Officer (Wgl.Rural)Smt. Sabitha was the Chief Guest for the Meeting.  Sri Mahender DCPO- ICPS, and sri Ravinder EOPRD of Geesukonda have given their valuable advice, to protect and empower the girl child.State Communication Officer of Tharuni  Anuradha addressed the participants on the  importance and objectives of the GAA Project. Secretaries of Panchayat Raj, Sarpanches of Geesukonda and Duggondi Mandals and line Department Officials participated in the Meeting.
Tharuni also distributed 10 Cycles to the School going Girls, under the Cycle to School Project.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tharuni, TDH & T.S.W.C; Consultation on Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place-11-3-2017

Tharuni, Terres des Hommes  in collaboration with  Telangana State Women Commission, organised a Consultation on the Sexual Harassment at Work Place against Women(Prevention,Prohibition & Redressal)-Act of 2013 and Guidelines issued by Government on 28-12-2016, at ASCI, Hyderabad Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder Tharuni and Dr. Thripurana Venkatratnam, Chair Person, TSSWC,presented the implementation of the Act and its Challenges in detail.Dr. Mamatha explained the Act in detail. Dr. Thripurana Venkatrathnam reiterated the importance of local Complaints Committee to be established in each District, under the supervision of District Collector.She also stated that Internal Complaints Committees must be formulated in Schools and colleges, under the Act.
The participants in the Meeting  include NGOs, ICC Members of different Companies, Advocates and Government Officials. They have had interaction to  suggest and recommend against  the lacunae in the Act . Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer had noted their suggestions and assured to send a Report to the Government, very soon.

Friday, March 10, 2017

International Women's day at Warangal by Tharuni and GAA-08-03-2017

Tharuni in collaboration with Girls Advocacy Alliance at Warangal, celebrated International Women's Day. One Thousand Students from Schools and Colleges, Balika Sanghas, participated in the Rallies and the Meeting.
District collector, Urban Warangal Amrapali, Municipal Commissioner Shruthi Jha and Sudheer Babu ,I.P.S. and other Officials from different Departments and Tharuni Team participated in the event.
The speakers reiterated the important role a woman plays in upbringing the future generation.Every woman/ Tharuni should aspire to become big, with a goal in life, to achieve, they said.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tharuni Mitra Awards - 8th March 2017



INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATIONS
THARUNI MITRA AWARDS 2017
(FELICITATING MEN WHO SUPPORTED WOMEN)
Men & Women are two sides of the same coin. Both need to support each other to balance harmony in our lives. Most of the Successful Women have their Father / Brother / Husband / Friend behind their success.
Few Men go an extra mile breaking the Stereotypes in the Society. For Example – “A Common Man married an Acid Attack Survivor and is supporting her through the medical and legal battles. Of course he has not seen her Outer Image but only seen her inner beauty…
A Man made his Mother his Business Partner. He takes her wherever he goes… But she cannot walk and he has to lift her. He did not marry and now she is more than Seventy years but still is quite active. His business is flourishing because of his mother’s business acumen…
This List can go on and on…… “Mrs Savitri Bhai Phule was illiterate when she got married to the renowned Social Reformer Mr Jyothi Bhai Phule who taught her all the academics. Later she became the First Woman Teacher in Maharashtra and could start many schools educating thousands of girls and women during a period when a woman is not allowed to come out of the house.”
But We don’t usually recognize such Men who are true ‘Feminists’. Hence Tharuni has honoured some of these everyday heroes who have unconditionally supported women, with the prestigious “THARUNI MITRA” Awards
As a part of the International Women’s day celebrations this year, we have appreciating the efforts of some extraordinary, yet common, everyday MEN who have extended unconditional support to women in various endeavours.
The stories of these MEN have inspired the nearly 800 strong audience of young college students, Forest officer trainees and other young MEN who attended the “THARUNI MITRA” Award Function from 10 am this morning (8th March 2017) in the spacious Auditorium of St Peter’s Engineering College, Dulapally, Opposite TS Forest Academy, Near Kompally, Hyderabad.
The Awards were be presented by Eminent Personalities - Sri Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi (aka Krish - Film Director), Sri Umapathi Sattaru (IPS Rtd), Sri Raghuveer Ponangi (IFS, Director Telangana State Forest Academy), and Sri T.V. Reddy (Secretary, St. Peter’s Engineering College). Each of the awardees were presented with a royal turban (thalapaga) in a way reminiscent of an ancient coronation ceremony, a medicinal plant, a momento symbolizing equality and support between men and women crafted by bronze artisans from Pembarthy and a framed certificate honoring their status as a Tharuni Mitra.
The various awardees and the women who they supported addressed and inspired the gathering with their journies, the hardships they overcame and the extraordinary lengths these common men went to support these women and the way they have helped empower them to help society as a whole. Some of their key points are listed with their profiles below.
Sri Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi (aka Krish - Film Director) addressed the gathering after the awards were presented and spoke in length about how he was struck by their stories and recounted incidents with his wife, and his mother, and how he was finally able to give something back to them with his work like the film Gauthami-putra Satakarni, enthralling the audience.
After which, Sri Umapathi Sattaru (IPS Rtd) also addressed the gathering and recounted tales from his experience where women outshone men in physical as well as mental feats, upturning his expectations. He spoke about how the law in India helps guarantee gender equality, and specifically recalled how the “Succession Act” evolved to give equal inheritance rights to both male and female children. Addressing the young engineering students in the audience, he spoke about the importance of discipline in one’s life and the importance of treating female friends and family with respect and understanding.
Sri K.V. Vijayendra Prasad (Film Director & Scriptwriter) and Sri Umapathi Sattaru IPS (Rtd) were also on the Jury Board helping us to identify the right persons for the Awards.
Tharuni Mitra Awardee Details:
Sl. No.
Name of the Awardee and address
Impact Created by the Awardee
Key Points spoken about today
1.
Anil Kumar Ravuri, Hyderabad  (36 years) Manufacturing Firm Owner, (9030027381)                                     
Supports Women Bikers, helped them to start “Hyderabad Bikerni Club”
  • How he helped start the all women Bikerni Club
  • How he encouraged and supported women in riding out on their own on difficult journeys
2.
A.V. Prasada Rao (68 years)  Hyderabad, Tax Consultant (9849664605)
Encouraged his daughter as an Architect who documented 125 UNESCO Sites, Went around the Country as Bikerni, helped & helps so many needy.
  • How he gave taught his daughter to ride bikes, and live life on her own terms, with a hands-off approach while giving all the possible support from behind the scenes, trusting her abilities and more importantly teaching her to trust her own abilities and hard-work
3.
Reddy Rama Rao, (9393393497)
Served his ailing Wife for 13 years leaving his job.
  • Their love story
  • How he waited 10 years after falling in love to marry her
  • Him treating her as an independent person who doesn’t need his permission for anything, just his compassion and support
  • Them having highly respectable families ask for their daughter’s hand in marriage purely based on their reputation
4.
Peter Jacob (44 years), Brand Consultant and PR, Hyderabad
(7893001974) (peter1972@gmail.com)
Encouraged his wife Mrs. Anita Peter to  become Mrs India, A Dancer of Mohiniattam who teaches the elderly and a Bike Rider.
  • Advised men on trusting and treating their women with respect and encouragement
5.
K.C. Yadav Vriksha Mitra, Director, SIRD, Raipur
Encouraged his wife Mrs. Sunithi Yadav (09993569977) to initiate Vriksha Bandhan program and to take up Ph.D.
  • How she started this grand moment with trying to protect just 5 trees in their neighbourhood, after learning about a request to cut them down from her husband
  • How his support, encouragement and guidance helped her make it an internationally acclaimed moment, even having her invited to Sindh, Pakistan
6.
Rahul S. Ladda (32 years) Engineer, Infosys (7799544121) (rahulsl14@gmail.com)
Encouraged his wife Mrs. Surabhi (7799500527) to set up Toxin Taxation – a de-addiction centre for Tobacco Addicts.
  • Their love story
  • How he encouraged her and helped her start Toxin Taxation
  • How they break gender stereotypes and roles, by helping each other in all kinds of chores, etc
  • How women are like a plat which can grow on its own, and can grow much faster with a bit of water/encouragement and fertilizer/support from men
7.
D. Bhikshamaih, Dy. Manager, Hetero Drugs, Hyderabad (9502110902)
Helped his wife Mrs. Bhagyalaxmi MD, Global Infra Developer, to study up from 7th std to Post Graduation and set up her own Real Estate Firm and become successful Entrepreneur in a male-dominated field
  • Their life-story, starting with their child marriage when he was in 9th class and she was in 7th
  • How he convinced his family that she should study along with him upto Post-Graduation, instead of dropping out and working the fields at home
  • How they struggled with managing children while still studying
  • How he took care of their children when he was waiting for a job and she was employed
  • How they persisted despite all odds and finally helped her start their own real-estate firm
8.
Seshu Srinivas, Director, Bell Company, Canada  
Mentored Mrs. Jyothi Poojari, Warangal to become International Trainer by encouraging her consistently for thirty years as a ‘Guru’
9.
Late Sri Gutta Subrahmanyam (101 years), Gandhamguda, Hyderabad.
Brought up his 3 daughters and 3 sons on equal footing. Supported casteless society. Encouraged girl child education, health and boost self-confidence to face any situation. Donated his body to hospital.
  • How he fought for equality between all people, independent of barriers like gender, caste, status, etc
  • How they had an inter-caste love marriage
  • How they spent all they had in the freedom struggle and yet managed to raise a wonderful and highly successful family from which eminent actors, an international badminton player like Gutta Jwala, and may other professionals came to be


Kindly encourage our Tharuni Mitras by publishing their stories and help us bring harmony in the society.
Thanks & Regards,
Dr Mamatha Raghuveer,
Founder, Tharuni

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