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Self-Help Groups (SHGs)

on September 14 2008 In Jharkhand capital Ranchi more than 20,000 women associated with about 1,200 self-help groups formed a matri shakti sammelan. They came to the city to participate in a women empowerment programme— called “matri shakti sammelan”— organised by Seva Bharti.

Tamil Nadu has very strong Self Help Groups (SHGs) of women. In the villages of Kanyakumari district alone, there are over 1,600 SHGs.

In July 2004, 5000 women marched the streets of Coimbatore city under the banner of the Seva Bharati. All these women belonged to Self-Help Groups and are economically powerful, as well as being socially well connected.

In 2003, 30,000 women running SHGs participated in Seva Bharathi / Sangha function arranged for them at Kanyakumari.

Apart from such consolidation of women with social awareness Women empowerment is the prime objective of Sewa Vibhag.