By Pradeep Kumar
Beyond the Horizon
A woman plays multi-faceted role in the society as a daughter, sister wife and mother. But as mother, she has been entrusted with moral responsibility of future progenies for the humanity to sustain.
However, when the mothers channalise their creative energies it makes a huge difference. Assam tea industry is the best example. Tea is considered as the most important crop in Assam. It has been producing some of the finest teas in the world. Assam produces about 51% of the tea produced in India and about 1/6th of the tea produced in the world. With more than 2500 tea gardens in Assam that covers thousands of acres of land, tea industry in Assam is about 180 years old. The tea industry in Assam also gives average daily employment to more than six lakh persons in the state, which is around 50% of the total average daily number of labour employed by tea industry in the country, mostly women. And tea industry would collapse if the women are withdrawn.
Such an example surfaced in Arunachal Pradesh recently to prove that mothers if divert their spare time could be very productive and rewarding. Arunachal Pradesh Police Welfare Society (APPWS), formed at the initiative of Dr Sushi Singh, wife of DGP S B K Singh, on April 13 last within no time proved its impact during with it three-pronged activities in health, health and women empowerment.
APPWS had launched its unique initiative SAMBAAD, interactive session, part of “wellness month celebration” to signify the importance of dialogue between police family and the society and develop sense of belongingness amongst the real stakeholders. The SAMBAD activities proved more than what it caught the eyes.
A free eye checkup camp was conducted by RKMH team led by eye specialist Dr Tarum Sorum. Free spectacles, given by Delhi-based Helpline Pharmacy were distributed by APPWS team. Senior cop’s wives nominated as ex-officio advisors (Jaya Taba, Dr Daisy, Dr Nitika and Nabum Sumpa) by president SBK Singh, not only took part whole-heartedly but also highlighted leadership vision Dr Sushi Singh, who concluded by saying that this is just the beginning of a long journey to empower the unheard through initiative of education, sports & skills.
Dr Singh had visited Ziro and Pasighat and walked for 3-km on foot to reach the multi tasking staff of the department to interact with police personnel families to take police family members on board for giving a new thrust to state building. Problems of most of police families have been left unheard for lack of an effective redressal mechanism. Thus, the APPWS decided to bring the difference, its chief advisor Dr Singh had said.