JMS Karyakarta prepared new senior citizen pension applications in Gonwara Village in Sindhanur Taluk , facilitated the age verification and declaration process in Primary Health care centre in Paparao camp and submitted the application to Naadakacheri office in walkamdinni village .
JMS organised Gram Panchayat women leadership building program at its administrative office in Pothnal village . 40 women from 20 villages from four taluks Manvi ,Maski,Sindhanur, Sirwara actively participated in the capacity building program.
JMS organised two days workshop on understanding constitutional rights and importance of higher education for rural youth . 30 Youngsters from 10 villages of Raichur district actively participated in the program.The workshop facilitated by two senior advocates from sindhanur and Manvi Taluk.
JMS President Smt.Chinnamma ,from muddanguddi village , received the sidda sri award presented by Kaginele kanaka pita , for Community action and leadership in uplifting and improving the livelihoods of Dalit community.
JMS karyakarta and senior community mobilisers actively involved in mobilising and strengthening JMS Sangha(SHGs) and 20 new sanghas were formed in the beggining of this year in four taluks (Manvi Maski,Sindhanur, Sirwara).
JMS organised citizen's rights campaign in Bhoghavati gram panchayat covering two villages.20 women took part in Public dialogue held in Gram Panchayat and submitted the memorandum to PDO and demanded to resolve the issues.
Jagrutha Mahila Sanghatane, our collective, has brought us identity, dignity and confidence. Now we are able to fight for our own rights'-Narasamma, JMS leader, Hirekotnekal village, Raichur district, Karnataka
Earlier they [upper caste people] would not allow us inside hotels, they derogatorily called us 'Madigas'. Women had to cover their faces and face a lot of sexual violence; and they used to discriminate us. We came together as JMS to resist such violence.' - Lakshmi, Vice-President, JMS, Pothnal village, Raichur district, Karnataka
LakshmiVice-President, JMS, Pothnal village
Earlier people of upper castes would not even look at us and treated us as untouchables. We were not allowed into Gram Panchayats. Now they take medicines from our health workers, they think twice before taking any issues with us.'- Chinnamma, President, JMS and Health Worker, Muddanguddi Village, Raichur district, Karnataka
ChinnammaPresident, JMS and health worker
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