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RWDC celebrates the 27th Anniversary

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December 7, 2021: Dang Ghorahi: Rural Development Center -RWDC- or Gramin Mahila Utthan Kendra has celebrated its 27th anniversary (establishment day) amidst a function in Ghorahi-15 at its conference hall on December 7, 2021.

Mayor of Ghorahi Sub Metropolis Naru Lal Chaudhary was the chief of the occasion, while RWDC founding chair Aasmani Chaudhary presided over the anniversary ceremony.

The ceremony was formally inaugurated by Chief Guest Mayor Naru Lal Chaudhary.

Over 90 participants including various local feminist leaders including Sushila Acharya, Dang district chapter Red Cross Society chair Thaman Chaudhary among others were present to grace the occasion, while senior staff members of the RWDC project and Aatmanirbhar LBS were also present on this occasion.

The founding advisor of RWDC Shogat Bir Chaudhary speaking during the ceremony said that the initial days were very difficult. But their endurance in those difficult times with slogans such as, “Thousand miles begin with a single step”. “A candle must burn itself to give light to others” did encourage them to come so far with their vision and mission to “create a self-reliant society”.

Addressing the audience of this ceremony, the Chief Guest Narul Lal Chaudhary said that RWDC has already succeeded in traversing the journey of 27 years in contributing to the rural women leadership, women’s social entrepreneurship, bringing prosperity in the houses of poor and marginalized communities.

He also pointed out saying, “Ghorahi Sub Metropolis has collaborated with RWDC in conducting “Public Hearing” for Ghorahi Sub Metropolis in the past and RWDC has consistently contributed to acting as a bridge between the people and the local government in enhancing good governance and social accountability of the local government towards the civil society.”

Mayor Chaudhary also hinted that the RWDC is further expected to work towards creating more opportunities for the youths who are educated but jobless and work for those pathetic youths, who have lost their home and properties when they had migrated to foreign lands in search of money and prosperity.

“Money can be generated here within the country if we can work here,” Chaudhary stated.

Similarly, the chair of the ceremony, Aasmani Chaudhary in her concluding remarks said that RWDC was conceived and established by conducting “Dheusi Bhailo” during the Tihar festival, from which few tables and chairs were bought for RWDC in the initial stage.

Then a charity show was initiated at one of the cinema halls of Tulsipur from which little funds were generated to gear up the further movement for rural education.

She also remembered the contributions of the late Mayor of Ghorahi town Yagya Bahadur who had granted a sum of Rs 1000 at that time to run a night class for the adult women in Dang. She also remembered Risi Raj Jungali for his encouragement during the inception phase of RWDC.

Then she thanked all national, international, bilateral, and multilateral donors, members of RWDC, staff, and all those well-wishers who had moved hand in hand along with RWDC in achieving its mission and vision.

Last, but not least, she also thanked the founding legal advisor Shogat Bir Chaudhary whose preliminary dream of establishing a women-led Civil Society Organization in the Dang district was materialized in the last 27 years under the leadership and initiative of Aasmani Chaudhary.

The intermittent cultural dance program is shown by children of Mary land school, a song by Sancha Chaudhary, by Suntali Chaudhary, also entertained the audience on the occasion.

Bhim Kant Chaudhary was the master of the ceremony, while the information officer of RWDC Parbati Basnet also assisted in hosting the program intermittently.

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