IIWA’s National Exhibition & Shopping Carnival in Bhopal from March 16-18

Internationally acclaimed social activist Mrs. Uzma Naheed of Mumbai addressing a Press Conference in Bhopal

By Pervez Bari, MuslimMirror.com,

Bhopal: A 3-day National Exhibition & Shopping Carnival which is christened as “Jazba” is being organised by women here from March 16-18, 2018 in Hindi Bhavan under the aegis of an NGO of women called IIWA, (Iqra International Women’s Alliance). It is being held under able supervision of internationally acclaimed social activist Mrs. Uzma Naheed of Mumbai.


Mrs. Uzma Naheed, president of IIWA, made the above announcement while addressing news persons here on Wednesday. She informed that IIWA is an NGO working for Socio-Economic Empowerment, (SEE), of the underprivileged women. Women need a platform, a place where they can securely make use of their talent in a financially rewarding way. With constant hard work IIWA has successfully involved 3000 underprivileged women across the country producing more than150 items.

Mrs. Naheed, who is very much active in empowering women of underprivileged class, Manoj Shrivastva, Principal Secretary in the Department of Commercial Tax, Culture and Religious Trusts and Endowments Govt. of MP, will be the Chief Guest in the inaugural function which would be held on March 16th from 10 am in Hindi Bhavan, near the Polytechnic square.

She said that IIWA encourages them by nurturing the creativity of the women’s inherent natural talents in production of various handicraft items which have ready market. IIWA uses its creativity in modifying the existing arts and crafts of each state of India as per the latest trend. IIWA believes in forming an alliance with NGOs, Media and Corporate sector; this concept was highly appreciated by the United Nations in the International Conference in Turkey.

Mrs. Naheed told a questioner that IIWA also promotes women to develop new skills or modify their products to suit current trend with continuous training and workshops. In short IIWA is a platform where talents meet opportunities to womenfolk so that they manufacture any product without disturbing their family lives. Their main concern is 1. What to make? and 2. Where to sell? IIWA helped thousands of women in establishing their own business and improve their earnings. The economic uplift of women is the main agenda of IIWA, she declared.

A poster of the 3-day National Exhibition & Shopping Carnival which is christened as “Jazba”

Meanwhile, recalling Justice Sachar Committee Report Mrs. Naheed said that it had declared that Muslims are under the Below Poverty Line and Muslim women have crossed the dangerous line. It means this is an emergency situation where it is necessary to work for economic empowerment of women. As such IIWA an NGO of women is working with all communities as poverty is a curse for every one.

“We are happy that the Govt. of India is very concerned on this subject particularly women empowerment. India is a large country where every community should come forward to serve to poor and provide them an opportunity with new ideas of business to uplift them economically. If every Indian worked for this cause it will help us to alleviate poverty by providing opportunities to the talents they have. Women are working as labourers earning paltry sum”, she stated.


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