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

Photos from the event are available at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Tharuni.org/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1401860176500916
Also at: http://goo.gl/11OId5
Tharuni News Letter was released during the celebrations.--;https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0MmPbyDd8JKa0pzNG8tamJDS3JrSWM0SUZXZHhUZjRwc3JB/view?usp=sharing

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Tharuni GAA Project, Warangal Team -Interface Meeting with Line Departments-28-02-2017

Tharuni under Girls Alliance Advocacy Programme conducted Interface Meeting with Line Departments of Warangal District on 28-02-2017.District Collector ,Warangal Smt. Amrapali I.A. S;  was the Chief Guest, who told the Line Department Officials to take action immediately as soon as they come to know that Child Marriage or Child Abuse cases are reported to them.No such cases against the Children should take place in the district, she stated.Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder Tharuni and the Local Advocate explained the Legal enactments against Child Marriage, child Labour and POCSO .Women Welfare and Child Development Department Officials,and District Officials of all Departments participated in the Workshop.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

World CSR Congress Award to Tharuni founder Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer

Tharuni Founder Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer Achanta received World CSR Congress Women Leadership Award on 17-02-2017 at Mumbai. The World Congress for corporate responsibility was held in Taj Lands End Hotel, where in,  hundred companies Representatives ,NGOs Foreign Company representatives attended, to discuss on global issues of economy.There were Stalls by different Companies   to exhibit their products.
Tharuni was chosen as NGO working for the progress of Girl children and women, for nearly two decades. Tharuni Founder Dr. Mamatha received the Merit Certificate under  Women Leadership Award.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tharuni-TDH- Girls Advocacy Alliance Project-Inter Action Program at Warangal -08-02-2017

Tharuni organised an Interaction Programme with identified existing NGOs& CSOs in Warangal Rural & Urban Districts of Telangana for formation of Girls Advocacy Alliance Net work, to promote equal rights and opportunities for girls and women,supported by Terres des hommes Netherlands, on 8th February 2017 at Waddepalli Community Hall, Hanamkonda.
The main objectives of this interface meeting is to bring all NGOs to one platform ,in order to empower the Girl Children and young women.
It also enables to raise the voice collectively on violation of rights and opportunities against them.
Further  it leads to exchange field experiences, ideas and knowledge, information and find solutions by giving suggestions.
Different NGOs like MARI, Pragathi, Dharani,Sarvodaya, Spandana, Mallikamba Manovikaskendra,Jana Sikshana Sanstha, Child Line, Priyadarsini Mahila Mandali and others,participated.
Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Director of GAA Project, explained the role of networking of all NGOs in the District to serve the Young women.She also said that Status Cards will be issued to track the status of Girl Children.The champions who served the Girl child in distress from NGO &;CSOs will be felicitated during this year.All the NGOs expressed their interest and solidarity to unite and work for the welfare of girl child.

There is going to be another Meeting in the last week of February with a plan of action.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Tharuni Founder Dr. Mamatha-Resource Person at Khammam Meeting-28-01-2017

Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder, Tharuni, attended  a Meeting organised by ICDS Khammam on 28th January 2017, as a Resource Person, at TTDC Bhavan.She presented on the PCPNDT Act 1994 and Amendment of 2003 in detail.The Anganwadi workers should enlighten the pregnant women about the Act. The Scan Centers should not inform the gender of the child, in advance. The Doctors and the Scan Center Managers will be punished, with 3 year Jail ,and Rs. 10,000/- fine, if they reveal it. If they they are found guilty for the second time they will be punished with 5 years Jail and Rs. 50,000/- fine,Dr. Mamatha said.
Dr. Mamatha also presented on the Juvenile Justice Act, and Child Marriage Prohibition Act in detail.The Speakers reiterated about the importance of Girl child, as an asset to the Nation.
The Director of Medical and Health Kondal Rao, CPDO Varalakshmi,CWC Member Gandhi Babu, Child Welfare Officer Vishnu Vandana, J J B Member Narendra Singh, Doctors, Private Scanning Center Managers,Child Line Representatives, Anganwadi and Asha Workers from the district participated in the Meeting.  Adoption of the Child can be applied through  online now, Vishnu Vandana stated.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Induction Training Programme for the 'Girls Alliance Advocacy'(GAA)Project 0n 18th &19th January 2017

Tharuni as a Nodal Agency in the State of Telangana has organised 'Induction Training Programme' on 18th & 19th January 2017 at the Forest Academy, Hyderabad, for the Project 'Girls Alliance Advocacy', supported by Terre Des Hommes, & Defence for Children ECPAT Netherlands. The Three NGO participants are Sramika Vikasa Kendram,(SVK) from Wanaparthy of old Mahbubnagar District, SCOPE-RD from Kothagudem,and Tharuni from Warangal District.The Staff and Directors of the three NGOs,along with the State Project Staff have participated in the Programme.
Thang Perumal Ponpandi, Programme Manager,Child Trafficking and Migration, Asia,and Ezehkiel from India Programme Office were Guests of Honour.Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder Tharuni, organised the Training Programme.
The Trainers were were enlightened on Theory of Change,the present scenario,Situation Analysis of Child Rights, were explained in the introductory session.Dr. Mamatha presented the legal scenario of Child Rights and the different laws, enacted in India, in a detailed manner.
The Second day was filled with group activities, quiz on laws and action plays, to train the participants , to react against any injustice done to the children. They were also trained on the main components of the GAA Project . They also shared their success stories from their districts.Brochures in Telugu and law books ,were released by Sri Thangam, and distributed to the participants.The Programme made an enlightening kick start to the action plan of GAA.