The value of good education cannot be underestimated. But, It is sad that though the entire world has made a lot of progress in science and technology, the condition of women, especially in the rural areas has changed very little. In many parts of India, women are still treated as second class citizens and are not treated equally as their male counterparts. Their condition becomes worse when they give birth to girl child. Many women are not allowed to step outside their houses and are prevented from getting educated. They remain in the custody of their parents before marriage, their husbands after marriage and in the old age their children.
Today, due to the efforts of some women reformers, women in India have freedom and right of expression, equality and education. Many of them hold high positions in all fields.
We firmly believe that women are the pillars and backbone of our society. When we educate a girl, the entire generation gets educated. When we empower women, the whole nation gets empowered.
Mahila Dakshata Samiti, is registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, bearing Registration Number 8995 of 16 January 1978. MDS is a Non-Government, non-political, non-sectarian National Body of Woman and Child Welfare.
Smt. Suman Krishna Kanth has commenced its operation 38 years back with only 15 enlightened and educated ladies. MDS is a service oriented organization that has been focusing on the field of social service for the past triple of decades. Dr. Saroj Bajaj, the then, Vice President (all India) & Present President of Telangana and AP States along with a dedicated team of members started ‘Suman Nilayam’ a hostel for working women at Gangaram. The foundation stone was laid on 28-04-1993 by “Sri Krishnakanth”, the then Governor of A.P.
‘Suman Nilayam’ was inaugurated by ‘Sri P V Narasimha Rao’, the then Prime Minister of India. On this auspicious occasion, the then Governer of Andhra Pradesh Sri Krishnakanth, the then Chief Minister of A.P. Sri K Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy, Smt. Baswa Rajeshwari, Central Minister for Women and Child Welfare also participated. Mrs. Radha Ramaniah is the founder Secretary of the MDS, Hyderabad, who plays a very important role in the growth of the organization. The main objective of the organization is to empower women through education and in the process of achieving this goal, educational institutions have been set up at Chandanagar, Hyderabad, exclusively for girls from weaker and rural sections of society. By means of education MDS helps girls with employment needs to promote self-reliance.
Girls belonging to lower economic strata, who passed their secondary education in villages generally discontinue their education. In order to help such students pursue their dreams, educational institutions with hostel facility is provided at the same campus. Students comprise of orphans, girls with single parent and girls whose parents are agricultural labourers, and/or daily wage earners belonging to Telangana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Education is provided and there are about four hundred students on roll pursuing higher education and all of them belong to weaker sections of the society. We at Mahila Dakshatha Samithi provide free premarital counseling, family counseling, yoga classes, music and dance classes. We also offer living amenities for working women. Suman Nilayam also house short stay home for women who are victims of social crimes. These women are given social and moral support. They are given vocational training and counseling so that they get back their confidence and lead healthy normal lives.
We prepare girls to face the world with confidence.
OUR FUTURE PROJECTS
M. Sc (Nursing)
Auditorium with 1000 seating capacity