“The achievements of an organisation are the results of the combined effort of every individual who supports it.”
In 1966, moved by the plight of economically underprivileged women and children of Siddapura and the surrounding areas, Smt. Lakshmi P. Krishnappa, a pioneering social worker, together with other like-minded women, formed the Bangalore branch of the National Council of Women in India. NCWI membership comprises thousands of women from all walks of life, from all parts of India, and from all sections of secular society with the single aim of serving the needy selflessly. The organisation’s vision is to bring women together, right from the grassroots level, promote a feeling of mutual understanding, inspire the spirit of service, create public awareness, and form a common platform for women to work.
We organize awareness programs on family planning, women’s rights, family counseling, AIDS, Health & hygiene, domestic violence, small savings, positive parenting, regular health camps, Eye camp, Dental camps and job opportunities for less-educated women and other activities.
NCWI Bangalore for the past 50 years has been working for the upliftment of women, children, and the community, and has been actively conducting various activities and programs including preschool of kids with mid-day meals, tailoring & beautician classes for ladies and several awareness programs.
Program of Activities:
1. NCWI Bangalore runs an active pre-primary school for over 60 very cute children between the ages of 2 and 5 who are provided milk, mid-day meals, books and free uniforms including shoes, school bags.
2. Tailoring classes are conducted for young girls and ladies who go on to start their own tailoring unit, or pursue careers in tailoring and garment companies
3. 6 months beautician course for young girls and ladies who are all well placed after completion of the course
4. Adult education classes are also conducted regularly for the women of Siddapura and Jayanagar area
5. Yoga and meditation classes
Vocational training programs:
1. Paper bag making
2. Cotton fabric bags from upcycled dupattas
3. Cotton fabric foot rugs
4. Greeting cards and friendship-band making
5. Shopping bags with block printing
6. Party handbags
7. Paper bowls with art work
National Council of Women in India (NCWI), Bangalore branch, celebrated its golden jubilee on Saturday, October 6th, 2018, at the Sri. Mariswamappa Kalyana Mantapa, Wilson Garden.
Our Guest of Honour, Ms. E.P. Nivedita, IA & AS, Principal Accountant General (G&SSA), Karnataka, presided over the celebrations together with Smt. Medini Garudachar, NCWI Bangalore patron, and spouse of Shri. Uday Garudachar, MLA, Chickpet Assembly Constituency. They were joined on the dais by Ms. Rakhi Shetty, NCWI National President, and NCWI Bangalore office-bearers, namely Ms. Nalinakshi Sannappa, President, Ms. Sumitra Ramachandra, Vice-President, and Ms. Ritu Musaddi, Gen. Secretary
Following the release of the golden jubilee souvenir by the dignitaries on stage, brief speeches were made by some of the many people whose lives have been touched by NCWI Bangalore. NCWI Bangalore's patrons and committee members (past & present) including founder-member & past president Ms. Parvathy Nanjappa, past presidents, namely Ms. Vilasini, Ms. Saroja Krishnamurthy, and Ms. Pushpa Malini, and senior past committee members, namely Ms. Ambujakshi Reddy & Ms. Nirmala Rao were felicitated. Then, after joyous performances by NCWI kindergarteners and the Aayana Dance Company, lunch was served.
The event was attended by members from various NCWI branches from across the country and other special invitee
NCWI Bangalore also honors people from the community who have been working hard and have dedicated their time to keep the Siddapura community safe, clean & healthy on International Women's day.
NCWI Bangalore is not an aided organisation and does not receive any Government funding. All the activities undertaken by the organisation are made possible by the donations from donors, members and well-wishers.
1. Empowering Women workshop on 20th September 2019 Topics included: Importance of physical, mental, emotional and social health. Financial management savings in self help group and Parenting tips.
2. Poverty Alleviation workshop on 28th Nov 2019 Topics included: Cause for poverty, Large family, Alcoholism, Lack of education, Superstitious beliefs and Handling money.
3. Workshop conducted in partnership with our partner Dream a Dream on 11th Feb 2020
Attendees obtained information, skills and access to opportunities to help them make a healthy transition to adulthood. This career awareness workshop also imparted life skills training through various hands-on activities.
Health camps and festival celebration:
For Bangalore contact & contributions:
Ms. Jaya Padmanabha
Contributions can be sent
In favour of: National Council Of Women in India.
Canara Bank. Ashoka Pillar Branch.
No.67 2nd Block. Jayanagar Bangalore 560011 Karnataka.
Account Number: 0428101010051
IFSC code: CNRB0000428