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Mahila Dakshata Samiti

Girl child education
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Gift a scholarship for the higher education of a girl
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Awards & Recognition
Saranya S Hegde award
Last audited December 2018
Provided Scholarships To 131 Poor Girl Students
Mahila Dakshata Samiti was set up in Delhi by a few members of women support group in response to the SOS calls from the woman sorority against the dowry scourge. Spreading its branches all over India, their purpose blazed with a mission of eradicating atrocities that were inflicted time and again on women and securing equal access to women in all areas of society. Their core principles of Health, Education, Empowerment, and Equality have shaped various programs and services through Women Empowerment, Dakshata Family Counseling Centre, Education and Child Welfare and Dakshata Short Stay Home. The 45 working members of the organization have worked relentlessly to provide free consultation and medicines to 1028 patients, shelter to 36 women at Short Stay Homes, counseling to 72 families and scholarships to 75 girls for college. The Synergia Foundation in association with the Government of Karnataka has lauded their efforts by awarding them for Exemplary Contribution in the field of Social Service. Their struggle to combat dowry deaths, female foeticide, domestic violence, sexual abuse, rape, etc. has made a mark in history.
Leadership Saranya S. Hegde
Expenses incurred in the education of children
In an attempt to empower women through the tool of education, Mahila Dakshata Samiti provides scholarships to girl students in dire need of financial assistance to continue their education. Newspaper advertisements invite applications from college students for scholarships, the only criteria being the girls need to have a proven academic record. The applications are then scrutinized by MDS field workers who visit the homes of all the applicants. The scholarships are awarded to the selected candidates at the start of the academic year. The organization awards scholarship up to INR 10,000 per student for one academic year. MDS continues to support the candidate until she concludes her studies.

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