How women of Bidar made Har Ghar Tiranga a success

Bidar, Karnataka

As India marked 75 glorious years of independence, the women of Karnataka's Bidar district did their bit to support the nation's Har Ghar Tiranga initiative that promoted the hoisting of Indian flag in all houses across the country.

Reliance Foundation's team in Bidar collaborated with Sanjeevini - Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Mission, four Gram Panchayats in Bidar and 17 self-help groups to sew 50,000 flags and ensure their distribution in individual households.

Forty six skilled women from self-help groups in Madnur, Kommelkundu, Byalhalli and Chalkapur Gram Panchayats were encouraged to take up sewing flags in a campaign mode between August 1 and August 11. Cloth was made available to the SHG groups for this purpose as part of the Sanjeevini - Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Mission.

This initiative not only instilled patriotic fervour in Bidar villages but also provided livelihood opportunities to women who took part in the sewing activities. Upon completion of the sewing activities on August 11, the Gram Panchayats took out a one-day cycle rally to distribute the flags in villages nearby and to mobilise people to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

The combined efforts of these women, supported by the local Gram Panchayats, Sanjeevini - Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Mission and Reliance Foundation, made India's 76th Independence Day a memorable one for the rural communities of Bidar.

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