As enshrined in our holy epics and scriptures the ‘Woman’ – an embodiment of affection, benevolence and compassion has been, since the times immemorial, extolled as an angel. By virtue of being endowed with striking attributes of love, patience, generosity and submissive dedication, she brings completeness in man’s life as also the integral transformation to keep pace with the changing times despite some mysterious denials to her contribution. Provision of an ideal education for her is of paramount importance which would empower her to rediscover her individual self and regain her status in society quintessence to ‘Shakti’ as in the vedic era.
As a realized person does not live up in clouds, Her Holiness Anandmurti Gurumaa, living amidst the realities of life observed and analyzed the dilemma of woman grudgingly given a secondary status in the contemporary society. To provide solace of faith, succour and the volcanic courage to women, Anandmurti Gurumaa spearheaded to set up ‘Shakti ‘in 1999, which has now blossomed as a project of multidimensional excellence; besides empowering the girls through education. Shakti has emerged as a wake up call to combat the heinous practices of female foeticide, infanticide, dowry menace and the brutalities afflicted on the girl child who is regarded as a harbinger of curse by many foolish and preposterous people and patriarchs of society.
Ascribing to the belief that ideal education is the best and only powerful instrument for woman empowerment, self reliance and life resurrection which would make them masters of their destiny, Gurumaa , through her unique ‘Shakti’ project has provided career opportunities for the girl child- the woman of tomorrow.
Besides providing the ethical and spiritual knowledge, Shakti provides financial support to under-privileged girls up to the 12th standard irrespective of their cast, colour or creed. So far, more than eight hundred girls have been provided scholarships since the inception of the Shakti program. The support has also been extended to students of B-Pharmacy, Sonepat, and forty-five girl students of SGTB Institute of Nursing education, Ludhiana, to complete their education. Up till now, three batches of 45 girls have passed from the college and are now earning well. Heralding the crowning success of the ‘Shakti’ welfare project, once the lone crusader, Anandmurti Gurumaa, today expresses her gratitude for the overwhelming support with an invitation to put all our energies in promotion of this humanitarian cause.