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The Festival of Empowerment – JAZBAA

 

INDIAN INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMMUNITY FLAGGED OFF THE YOUTH EMPOWERMENT FEST 

What started as a movement to attain social empowerment through digital technology has become larger in dimension and has reached to INDIAN INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMMUNITY. IIEC launched EMPOWERMENT WITH TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP 2020 to manifest youth and women empowerment and unleash agenda that works towards eradicating the problem of unemployment, encourage entrepreneurship and startups in Jaipur and Rajasthan. Under the umbrella Festival of empowerment aims to train, guide and motivate youth, especially Engineering students who are below the average and response of society remains of disapproval towards them.

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Movement for 2020 was flagged off by Mr. Vimal Daga, renowned technology expert and educator Founder, IIEC today from GD BADAYA AUDITORIUM,  SANSKRITI COLLAGE  MAANSAROVAR. Joining them were Known personalities from Jaipur.

The youth of Jaipur and from across Rajasthan participated in the festivity of empowerment that not only educated, groomed and skilled them but also resolved crucial challenges they were facing in their way to becoming digital maestros. Youth participated in the event to become self-reliant and be part of a movement that launched pathbreaking technologies leading towards youth and women empowerment. Archana Jain, Ace dietitian and nutritionist from Jaipur conducted a special session on ” Importance of Healthy Lifestyle & diet ” in student life which was well received by students.

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Last year IIEC had launched Jazbaa through which students reflected their passion towards doing exceptional work in launching digital projects on Women safety, Kids suffering from Autism, Eliminating hunger and poverty, helping blind people to lead a smooth life, containing incidents of thefts, improving agricultural yield, reducing traffic congestion from healthcare to environmental sustainability and many such pressing issues pose serious challenges and concerns before our society.

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And the year 2020 will see the focus of  IIEC on tackling the serious issues of unemployment, self-employment generation,  tackling inadequate education opportunities, skills to ensure success, identifying chemical-laden eatables,  environmental issues, traffic congestion, helping handicaps with technology, making educational opportunities accessible and many more.

During the event, renowned Fashion & Social entrepreneur, Deepa Mathur, stated, “This festival of empowerment is a Nobel Initiative which works towards achieving its vision of “Making India, Future Ready” while inculcating entrepreneurial skills in students.

 

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Northern India’s First All-Women Railway Station in Jaipur Will Make You Proud

Jaipur’s Gandhi Nagar Railway Station becomes the first all-women railway station in North India and second in Indian Railways which now has 40 staff members and from the post of station master to that of porter, all staff is female .

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Along with more CCTV cameras to ensure safety & a changing room in making, an important addition is of the sanitary napkin vending machine installed at the station.


This is quite a smart & progressive move towards equality & equal opportunity for women.

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Women of Jaipur Ride E-Rickshaws & Paint the Town Red

India as a country is definitely moving ahead with women empowerment and Jaipur, like all other cities is catching up on empowering and strengthening its women in various aspects. It is always good to hear about development in this respect. That is why, when we first heard about the concept of ‘The Pink City Rickshaw Company’, which runs e-rickshaws in the city driven by women, we were really excited and happy. 🙂

IMG_3947 (1)Among the female inhabitants of Jaipur, it is very essential to bring the women from lower income group or marginalized groups to the forefront and help them stand on their feet. Many a time women from this section of the society are left behind in the whole plan of development, due to inaccessibility to education or skill development. ACCESS Development Services’ ( A section 25 not-for profit company) saw this gap and started working towards bridging the same through its new initiative titled, ‘The Pink City Rickshaw Company’.Flyer-A5

The project is aimed towards developing the women of lower income group into trained E-Rickshaw drivers. The company is hiring and training the women in Rickshaw driving skills. The E-Rickshaw being provided to the women is not the regular E-Rickshaw that you get to see but a new aged, stylized and designed like a buggy: E-Rickshaw. Women are not only trained in driving but are also trained in social skill development. The compact and comfortable e-rickshaws have been modified to add a collapsible canopy and ergonomically designed seats, mechanical improvement for greater safety and also offer a locker for safekeeping of belongings of the clients, a mobile charger, water bottle/ newspaper holder, city maps and so on. The rickshaws are eco-friendly and contribute towards a healthy environment.Pink city rick snap mod.

The travel services provided by the company will have pre marked tours and the customers can choose their favorite from the designed tour packages. The tour packages involve journeys to heritage sites of the city, shopping destinations in Jaipur and places of cultural importance.

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So far the company has reached out to 40 women. The first batch of 20 women is completely trained and has also started to provide services to guests of some well known hotels in the city. On being asked, the women drivers replied that they are enjoying becoming a part of such a huge project.
“With increasing traffic and people wanting to travel short distances in rickshaws, it is a great opportunity to earn a livelihood”, quoted Lalita Ji, who hails from Ramgarh Mod and is a part of the second batch. Shahzad, a resident from Shivaji Nagar, is a part of the first batch and has completed her training. She has started working for the company and has taken many tourists for a ride in her E-rickshaw. She gets very happy to take foreign tourists on tours and says that she can interact with them too, as the company has trained her on the social skills as well. 🙂

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The E-rickshaws have an IVRS app installed with the pre marked routes, which will prove to be helpful for both tourists and add a secured system for operations for women drivers. This is a first of its kind endeavor in the pink city and we are proud of it. All the best to the team of The Pink City Rickshaw Company! 🙂