“An individual working for betterment of society cannot succeed without the support of larger community.”
The Executive Secretary (APS) & a woman activist from Deoli in Rajasthan's Tonk district - Ms. Maya Suwalka was conferred by a prestigious “Ambedkar Award” and shared the prize money with colleagues, who helped her in her campaign for women's empowerment, child rights, handicraft promotion and watershed development during the past decade.
Tonk District Child Welfare Committee chairperson Maya Suwalka received the Ambedkar Women's Welfare Award for 2011-12, comprising a citation and Rs.51,000 in cash, from Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at a function marking Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's birth anniversary here on April 14.
Ms. Suwalka has been given the coveted award in recognition of her multifarious developmental works in seven districts during the past 17 years. She has connected over 3,000 poor women with micro-credit by establishing as many as 200 women's self-help groups and facilitated their employment-oriented training.
In her capacity as the secretary of Deoli-based AmrapaliPrashikshan Sansthan, Ms. Suwalka has helped more than 1,000 youths belonging to below poverty line families with a series of livelihood programmes and equipped them to take up self-employment ventures.