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Abha Singh’s NGO RannSamar works for Education of the Girl Child

While everyone talks about “Beti Padhao”, one still comes across young girls who have dropped out of school as their parents are unable to afford school fees or buy books. As a consequence, these young girls are made to cook at home and take care of their younger siblings. Abha Singh, under the aegis of the RannSamar Foundation set up by her, is scouting out and helping such young girls She has adopted a village on the outskirts of Lucknow where her foundation has started getting these girls back into School.

Actor Bhagyashree, who after reading the Book- Stree Dasha Aur Disha – which talks of the travails faced by women in Rural India, decided to go all the way to Lucknow to meet these girls and motivate them. Three girls, Shama, Akansha and Babita to begin with, have been readmitted to School again in class 6th and 9th after dropping out earlier.  The village Gram Pradhan Kalpana Tiwari has promised to get all girls in her village to complete their education with RannSamar by their side and to give vocational training. A Computer Training Center is also being started by Abha Singh’s NGO in the village for both, girls and boys.
Additionally, women are going to be taught how to bottle pickles and Jams which can be sold in Lucknow city to supplement their income. Economic Empowerment they say! Actor  Bhagyashree will be the voice of these voiceless women. The Cabinet Minister of Women and Child Development, Rita Bahuguna Joshi not only appreciated the work of these Women but also desired to rope in RannSamar to uplift the women of our so called BIMARU (Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh) States. RannSamar Foundation, headed by Advocate Abha Singh, has been conducting Vocational training for both male and female convicts in Jails, with more than 200 convicts having been trained till date. A renowned lawyer herself, Abha Singh strongly feels that the Criminal Justice System should not only be Restorative but also Reformative, giving a new lease of life to such people.

Abha Singh

Abha Singh is a former civil servant and presently an advocate practicing in the Bombay High Court. She is a renowned social activist who has done considerable work in the realm of woman’s rights, gender equality and justice. She has done an M.Phil on Child Rights from the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Abha Singh was the third runner-up and the lead woman finalist in the Times of India Lead India Campaign in 2008. She was further awarded the Chevening Scholarship to attend the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her talk ‘Honour Killings in India and the Legal Complications of Section 498A” at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London received widespread acclaim. Abha Singh was also invited as a speaker at TEDx Oxbridge, conducted jointly by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in May, 2017. Sensing the call of duty beyond service, she gave up a successful career in the Government to serve a larger cause by donning the robes of the legal profession. Abha Singh obtained a law degree from Bombay University while working as a Government. Abha Singh took up the case of the two Palghar girls in right earnest when she learnt about their unlawful arrest by the Police for innocent comments on Facebook. Due to her perseverance the guilty cops were suspended and the girls were exonerated honorably. Abha Singh has been successfully pursuing the Salman Khan Hit-and-Run case to ensure that the rule of law is upheld and the youth are educated against the hazards of drunken driving.

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