One day consultation workshop was organised with the local media representatives at the Centre on March 14, 2008. The purpose of the workshop was to sensitise media people about the importance of herbal medicines. The subject of the advocacy workshop was ‘Disappearing Knowledge of Herbal Plants’. TR Nimawat, Ayurvedic consultant was the lead speaker in the workshop.
Two local healers named Surajmal Bawari (Chipakhera, Dungla block) and Dalli Chand Keer (Punawali, Badi Sadri) were also invited for the workshop to share their experiences with media people. Media praised CUTS’ initiatives in promoting herbal plants.
World Consumer Day
In collaboration with the District Supply Office, Chittorgarh, CUTS CHD organised a series of activities during the World Consumer Day on March 15, 2008 at the Panchayat Samiti office. First, a rally was taken out in which about 50 school children participated. The rally was flagged off by GP Gupta, President, District Consumer Board. Later, a consultation workshop was held at the BDO office, Chittorgarh. The workshop was chaired by RS Shekhawat, ADM, Chittorgarh, in which was attended by 30 participants.
International Women Day
International Women Day was celebrated in collaboration with Sanjha Manch (CARE, Bhilwara Dairy, FES, BAIF, Asha Kiran and Prayas) of Bhilwara on March 05, 2008 in Bhilwara. More than 400 SHG members attended the celebration.
The occasion gave the women a platform to share their problems and pains, an opportunity to raise their voice against discrimination and show their strength. It also provided an opportunity to forget all household responsibilities for the day and enjoy the life mingling with women of different background. Women were given a bag with literature, pen, pencil, eraser, sharpener, salt packet, filter net and food packets.
International Women’s Day was also organised in Chittorgarh on March 08, 2008. Madan Giri Goswami coordinated the function. Discussion was held on rights of women, Janani Suraksha Youjna, violence against women and wage for women in National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NAREGA).