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Consumer Protection Camp

A consumer protection camp was organised in Kadipur block of Sultanpur district. Area’s citizens, lawyers and other social workers participated in the camp. The lawyers present in the camp told the participating villagers that they should understand and exercise their rights as a consumer. They said this was particularly true about their rights as far as articles related to health and life were concerned. They also said that Consumer Protection Act provided quick justice in less time.

Women Welfare Programme

This is being run in Tharu tribal area of Palia Kalan area of Kheri district. The women (and men) are being informed about the schemes being run by the government. The women were also given information about Domestic Violence Act, Right to Information, Education for All Scheme, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, etc. Nearly 250 people from rural areas participated in the camp.

Animal Welfare Programme

Under animal welfare programme camps for cattle health check-ups were organised in Tharu villages Kiratpur, Bangawan, Sedaveda and Kajaria villages and Maksoodpur and Sohna villages of Pasgawan block. The cattle were examined at these camps and medicines were given free of cost. The people were also given knowledge of diseases of cattle.

Additionally, an animal welfare workshop is also organised every year.

Yoga Programme

One-day Yoga awareness programme was oragnised at Narayanpur village in Rudrapur block of Udham Singh Nagar district. The resource person told the participants that Yoga was an ancient system of India. Yoga means coordination of body and soul and leads to feeling of linking of soul with God. Yoga can make body fully healthy as it rejuvenates all parts of the body. Nearly 75 people participated in the camp.

Clean Drinking Water and Sanitation Programme

A one-day awareness programme was organised at Bhikiyasen tehsil area of Almora district. The area’s residents, including women, participated in the camp and were told that cleanliness was a natural requirement of human life. They were told that open defecation in rural areas was polluting environment and leading to lots of infectious diseases. They were motivated to get low cost latrines constructed in their homes.

GVS seeks to empower resource poor community to organise themselves in a collaborative spirit, develop, manage and run welfare programmes/schemes for the larger benefit of the community and help them join the mainstream of the society