RWDC new office building formally inaugurated
Dang Ghorahi, April 22, 2021: New office building of Gramin Mahila Utthan Kendra (Rural Women Development Center-RWDC) was formally inaugurated by Shogat Bir Chaudhary, (who is a founding advisor of RWDC ) on April 22, 2021, in the Ghorahi Sub-Metropolis area.
The inaugural ceremony was attended by as many as 130 participants including RWDC board members, staff and few more invited guests from outside.
The founder chair as well as the current chair of RWDC Mrs Aasmani Chaudhary presided over the program while CEO Shogat Bir Chaudhary was invited as the chief guest on the occasion.
The other attendants on the occasion included Mira Chaudhary, Mina Giri, Sarita Chaudhary, Madhaba Pokhrel and senior management team members including Nepa Bahadur Chaudhary, Nirmal Chaudhary, Binay Chaudhary, Kalidash Chaudhary, Shushila Giri and Kulpu Chaudhary.
Founder member of Sunita Trust Foundation Asmita Chaudhary was also a guest on the occasion. The formal program began with a welcome speech of RWDC board member Sarita Chaudhary, followed by complementary speeches of Kulpu Chaudhary, Jeepshara Gharti, Bishnu Chaudhary, Nep Bahadur Chaudhary, Parbati Basnet, Bed Raj Pandey, Trishna Chaudhary, Rajani Shrestha, HB Thapa, and Maya Devakota the former secretary of Nepal Family Planning who all expressed that the RWDC under the charismatic leadership of Asmani Chaudhary and able leadership of Shogat Bir Chaudhary will continue to progress in the days to come. They all committed to support and contribute to the mission, vision, and goals of the RWDC to make it more viable and prominent in the days to come.
Addressing the gathering of RWDC staff the CEO Shogat Bir Chaudhary said, “Earning money is happiness, but giving happiness to others is super happiness.”
He also said that the RWDC will continue to serve and improve the lives of rural poor communities and work for good governance and expand its working areas in the future. He was also emotional for sometime as he remembered the days when RWDC had to face hardship for renewal at the administration office.
Similarly, founder, as well as current chair of RWDC Aasmani Chaudhary, said, “We have been able to enable hundreds and thousands of poor and marginalized families to improve their economic status by providing them micro loans and social development projects in the last 27 years.”
She asserted that the RWDC through its 27 years journey beginning with a single step has already served more than two hundred thousand households by initiating financial entrepreneurship.
She remembered Nityanand Sharma, Yag Bahadur Budathoki, Rishi Raj Jungali, Bishnu Arts and Anand Tamang, Heifer International Nepal, FHI360, USAID and several other donors for supporting the RWDC to become one of the iconic non-government organization in the Lumbini province.
The new RWDC office building which is three-storeyed is located at Ghorahi chowk which is around 800 meters far away from the previous RWDC central office located at Tharugaun (Bhagwati tole).