AID TO ASSITING HANDS
A project to support those who support
us in having an easier life.
overarching vision of the Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal (ABTMM) is to
provide assistance to women and those less fortunate within our society, aiding
them in enhancing their physical, financial, social, and spiritual well-being.
the leadership of President, Smt. Neelam Sethia, ABTMM has embarked on a
mission dedicated to uplifting house helpers. This mission entails recognizing
their invaluable contributions, elevating their quality of life, and providing
essential support for the education of their children.
Neelam Sethia has played a pivotal role in devising a specialized program named
'AID TO ASSISTING HANDS,' tailored to cater to the needs of home helpers.
Through this initiative, she has successfully brought these individuals into
the mainstream of society, ensuring their rightful place and participation.
adage "Charity begins at home" has been a familiar refrain, and at
ABTMM, we are striving to embody its essence in our lives. Many of us are
fortunate to have household helpers who greatly contribute to our daily
routines, taking care of chores, cooking, and tending to both the elderly and
these individuals often remain in the shadows, performing essential work that
often goes unnoticed, and they are frequently excluded from social welfare
living conditions of home helpers are currently in a state of distress. The
intention behind this program was to uplift the quality of life for these
individuals, while also imparting knowledge about hygiene and various
health-related practices. The primary objective of this program was to foster a
sense of belonging among home helpers within both the family and the broader
societal context. Workshops were
conducted for the same. Home helpers
were honoured with gifts and cash rewards.
to proper healthcare and government services is often challenging for them. The
inception of the 'Aid to Assisting Hands’ initiative aimed to address this
disparity by providing health insurance coverage, thereby alleviating some of
their immediate financial burdens. Each member is encouraged to assist their
respective house helpers in obtaining health insurance, simplifying the process
of documentation and application.
the course of two years, this initiative has successfully extended its support
to a substantial number of house helpers—1000 individuals, across 60 TMM
branches. Through this endeavor, ABTMM has managed to reciprocate the support
we receive from these helpers, fostering a sense of mutual care.
project was meticulously spearheaded by Smt. Deepa Parakh and Smt. Babita
Bhutoria serving as its conveners, and their efforts have resulted in the
seamless execution of this project throughout the country.