Each year, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, Santulan organizes state-of-art events all across the country to celebrate the spirit of womanhood. In line with IWD’s #EachforEqual campaign, this year too, Santulan has focused on Challenges and Mantras concerned with Women Empowerment. This munificent initiative of the organization Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan targets to reach out to maximum through enlightening workshops at institutions, offices, community halls, auditoriums etc., and awareness drives by putting up counters and exhibitions as well as by creative means of nukkads, forum theatres etc. at malls, parks, markets and other such public places. This encompasses engaging activities to gauge the extent of discrimination in every individual, explicating the inherent myths and deep rooted prejudices, counselling in gender perspective and then a pledge by participants to unite and voice for women empowerment. In the previous year, just in a span of 1 month, Santulan sensitized around 80,000 people from different walks of life through means of its around 45 different small and big events pan-India.
In the course of these enormously enlightening events, the Sadhvi disciples of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji (head and founder of DJJS) put across the value of women and remove the dust of myths & prejudices from real facts that present women as an inevitable link of society. Quoting examples from glorious Indian history, emphasis is laid on missing spiritual awakening among women of today with their roots, due to which otherwise educationally and economically empowered women also are unable to escape becoming victims of gender based discrimination and gender based violence.
Further, the events progress to show the impact of Santulan’s on-going #TuHaiShakti Women Empowerment Drive which is country’s greatest movement creating Gender Just Society, with 8 years of incessant efforts, working in more than 12 states of India, with approximately 8000 Women peer educators, and 25000 dedicated Women change Agents.
With a vision of ‘Self-Awakening’ to ‘Self-Confidence’ Santulan is working across the nation to reinstate the ancient glory of womanhood with a two-pronged approach (a) advocacy against all forms of discrimination and violence against women particularly female feticide and (b) holistic empowerment of women building and their capacity through functional literacy, livelihood generation skills and ideological evolution through spirituality, by rigorous conduct of workshops, seminars, conferences with experts and the peer group, counseling sessions, massive rallies, group discussions, street theatre and awareness drives in different parts of the country.
In the same vein, on every International Women’s Day, the organization gives credence to selected women for their prodigious work in numerous social spheres through it’s grand ‘Annual Santulan Awards’ initiative. This ‘Annual Santulan Awards’ initiative of DJJS Santulan was selected by the Worldwide International Women’s Day (IWD) organization as the IWD 2019 ‘Best Practice’ under the Category of ‘Grassroots Impact’ for driving meaningful change in the society. It’s a matter of India’s pride that in the category of ‘Grassroots Impact’, Santulan was the only winner chosen around the world for accelerating Gender Parity by Awakening of Societal Consciousness through the instrumentality of Spirituality, a unique perspective of the founder and head of the organization HH Ashutosh Maharaj Ji. After 10 successful ‘Annual Santulan Awards’ events in different parts of the country, this year DJJS is carrying out its 11th ‘Annual Santulan Awards 2020’, pan-India.
DJJS is a socio-spiritual organization working globally for the establishment of universal brotherhood and peace through nine-dimensional social reforms and welfare programs, focused on issues like gender, education, community health, drug abuse eradication, environment conservation, Indian cow breed improvement and conservation, disaster management and empowerment of disabled and prisoners, along with workshops for corporate sector and youth.