SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63

SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63

The sixty-third session of the United Nations Commission on Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11th to 22th March, 2019. Representatives of UN entities, and ECOSOC - accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attended the session. Sant Nirankari Mandal with General Consultative Status in UN attended CSW63 on gender equality. United nations play a significant role in dedicating and putting efforts for gender equality.

SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63
SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63
SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63

Our UN-Team (Sanjeev Powari, Shabnam Madhok, Rajesh Bhasin, Joginder Chawla and Shalu Keswani) attended the side events and parallel events. SNM Team also met UN ambassador K. Nagaraj Naidu, PMI to UN and shared the info of Mission’s distinguished socio-charitable activities. With the grace of Satguru Mata Sudiksha Ji Maharaj, SNM collaborated with Center for Media and Peace initiatives for the Parallel Event.

SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63

This year, CSW 63 2019 was a parallel event on behalf of the UN based NGOs held on March 13th, 2019 in New York City. The event gravitated along the theme of “Finding Women’s Public Voice: From Home to Corridors of Power.”

SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63

Hosting the event-CMPI, Center for Media and Peace Initiatives, had conglomerated top A-list international women activists which included distinct personalities as Ms. Zoe Gorman from the Stockholm International Peace Research; Onder Senol a CFO and CHRO of the DeFacto Fashions; Dr. Ashok Gupta, a Sr. Consultant, Plastic & Microvaslcular Surgeon at Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Center; Robert Bernstein, a journalist and Civil Society leader and last but not least Dr. Shalu Keswani, who took center stage as the moderator on behalf of SNM.

SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63

Complementing the ideologies of the SNM, other NGOs too have been greatly investing time, effort and energy for the betterment of women and girls. DeFacto agency for instance has been helping women learn and fine tune current market skills to prepare them for entrepreneurship in the booming fashion industry while Ms. Zoe Gorman has been aptly involved in the formation and follow up basic education in developing countries. Adding glitz to the glam was the vibrant presence of none other than the world-renowned Dr. Ashok Gupta. Dr. Ashok Gupta’s dedication and support in the medical and health field have not only been recognized by the Padamshri and the United Nations, but the greatest merit his work achieves is through the tears of joy that welled up in the eyes of the countless patients he has treated over the course of several decades. The partnering NGOs equally acknowledged basic education as the single utmost catalyst responsible to help transform any society. Education empowers female with confidence and self-esteem.

SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63

Prior to a formal introduction of the Mission, a short documentary was displayed accentuating numerous humane causes undertaken by it to heal, enrich and empower women and girls. Delving deeper, Dr. Sethi and Rev. Shabnam Madhok luminously narrated the history of the Mission. Followers of the Mission were crusading forth for yet another kind of freedom, the emancipation of the soul.

SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63

In addition to the spiritual uplift, Sant Nirankari Mission has always been a great proponent of truthful living. SNM initiated the uplifting of female status by honoring Raj Mata Ji, on the dais along with Nirankari Baba Ji for 5 decades.

SNM and United Nations- Women empowerment - CSW63

Extending its legacy, following Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, it was Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj who took on to the mentorship of the Mission. This indeed was an unprecedented phenomenon both in material and spiritual arenas. And today once again the Mission is headed by Her Holiness Satguru Mata Sudiksha Ji Maharaj. This is a towering example of women empowerment in the spiritual domain of history.

In terms of overall female status elevation, the women devotees in the Mission partake in the administration and Prachar besides doing Sewa as volunteers. Mission respects the women at the roots of entire world. In nut shell, SNM participation in CSW-63 was highly appreciated which was quite inspiring for UN Team.