On November 8, 2017, Antarkranti – Prisoner Reformation & Rehabilitation Program and Antardrishti – Welfare Program for Visually Challenged participated in National Conference & Awards for ‘Women in Textiles & Handicrafts Industry: Weaving the Threads of Livelihood’ at Hotel Le Méridien, New Delhi organized by ASSOCHAM. The motive of the conference was to create awareness about the initiatives taken by the Government to develop synergies amongst the women workers engaged with these Industries under the ongoing schemes and also to fortify the inclusive growth & financial inclusion of women. The event was marked by the august presence of Shri Ajay Tamta, Hon'ble Minister of State for Textiles and various other prominent personalities who have been working in this sector. The audience ranged from experienced personalities who have been working in this sector for decades to the young minds who have just started their journey in this field.
Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan presented its their work with women in prisons and with disabilities in the area of vocational training, hand crafted items and livelihood under social initiatives Antarkranti and Antardrishti respectively. Sadhvi Jaya Bharti of DJJS attended the program as a guest and a panelist. Sadhvi Jaya Bharti discussed about the all the social initiatives carried out under Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan. She briefed the audience about Antardrishti –“From physical confines to perpetual heights” as to how people with disability are trained to make different products, earn their living and live a dignified life. And while discussing about Antarkranti-Prisoners Reformation and Rehabilitation Program, she efficaciously put forth the challenges and the significance of working in the prison sector. She shared her experience of working with women inmates and how Antarkranti began with the livelihood program inside the prison. She held the attention of the gathering by explicating and untangling the different aspects of producing and marketing products made by disabled and prisoners. The essence of a quote by Seth Godin, “People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.” was impressively delivered to the gathering in a unique way.
The audience displayed great curiosity and interest in the work by Antarkranti & Antardrishti. Many people from well known institutes and companies got into conversation with the volunteers and showed their interest in becoming a part of this initiative in individual and official capacities. The gathering appreciated the work of DJJS. A saying by David Ogilvy “A good advertisement is the one which sells the product without drawing attention to itself” can be mentioned for the representative and the volunteers of Antarkranti & Antardrishti as they beautifully put forth their cause and the initiative.