Meet Veraval based Social Entrepreneur Nirmalaben Dodiya who shares her Entrepreneurial Journey with her Message on Mother’s Day

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    Mother’s Day is the special Day of year. Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms across globe. In the United States, Mother’s Day 2022 will occur on Sunday, May 8. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day traditionally involves presenting moms with flowers, cards and other gifts.

    In celebration of Mother’s Day we are highlighting every individuals Professional and Entrepreneurial Journey and inspiring stories from different fields. They are creating meaningful impact in the world. We hope her inspiring story will inspire to all. So guys read on :

    Nirmala :

    Famous As : Social Entrepreneur

    Based : Veraval, Gujarat

    Message on Mother’s Day :

    No other can be greater than Mother. Mother is a character that brings love & regards when spoken for it. When God created world he thought that he can’t live everywhere so he created MOTHER, where we can see shadow of God. What to say about MOTHER? It is the best FIRST LOVE of world, when she is carrying the baby, she loves it without any logic, it may be beautiful or not, intelligent or not, she loves… It is said if a child looses father Mother will work hard &bring up the child, but Mother is lost everything is lost…Physically &mentally. That is why when anyone enters the home, so many members are there, but child will look for MOM. In our Indian culture mothers pass on good habits and thoughts by songs & rhymes. As Shivaji maharaj’s mother advised him to become brave king & take care of Motherland so shivaji proved when Gandhi ji went abroad for study, his mother told him to speak truth only &eat and drink according to our culture, he did it, and Mohandas became Mahatma following these principles, So Mother is first teacher of our life and lap of mother is the safest place for every child.

    We may not expect all children to become SHRAVAN, who took his parents on long yatra, but we all must accept that their blessings are more valuable than any materialistic luxury, Mother is the only person who will always bless, never curse she will try her best to make child better than anyone she will willingly do it…May be she poor/rich, educated/uneducated, simple or smart. As sweet is not sweet without sugar, House is not Home without mother who has solution for every problem… Concluding here, There can’t be a DAY for Mother, one who brought us in this world, trained us without any expectation, Mankind is always obliged to MOTHER…sweet MOM. who is other form of GOD Ganpati ji proved it by doing Pradaxina of His parents that whole world is here, not anywhere else….
    Regards to all Mothers & our Motherland.

    It is truly said that God cannot be everywhere and that is why he made mothers. Mother’s Day is celebrated to honour mother, motherhood, maternal bond and the influence of mothers in society.

    It is celebrated on different days in many parts of the world, mostly in March or May. The international Mother’s day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May and so the date changes every year. In 2022, it is on 8th May.

    The first Mother’s day was celebrated on 12th May 1907 in the United States of America. It was started by Anna Jarvis in the memory of her late mother.

    There is a custom of wearing a Red or Pink Carnation to represent a living mother or a white carnation for the mother who is not alive anymore. Over time the day was expanded to include grandmothers, aunts and other mother figures.

    Festivals honouring mothers in ancient times were often tied to Gods and Goddesses. The Phrygians held a festival for Cybele, the Great Mother of the Gods. The Greeks and Romans also honoured the mother figure of their gods. Even today, an important festival in India, Navaratri, honours the Mother Goddess.

    Children celebrate this day with their mothers by doing special things for them like giving her gifts or flowers, taking her out for a nice lunch, dinner, picnic, movie or doing a long phone-call or video chat if they are not in the same place as their mother. Some even make a nice video of all brothers and sisters wishing mom together.

    Small children like painting cards and cutting a cake with their mother and organise surprises for her with the help of their father.

    In short, Mother’s day is a day to say thanks and express love for the person who brought you into this world and has always been kind and generous to you. Wishing everyone a very Happy Mother’s Day 2022!

    Social Entrepreneurship Sector has proven itself uniquely capable of empowering women leaders in its field, and of changing the lives and welfare of all women.
    Women social entrepreneurs have, time and time again, made a deep impact in their work through a form of impact called “scaling deep” – overhauling unfair and unjust systems, sparking collaborative social movements, and reshaping dominant expectations, norms, and stigmas.

    Her Education Background :

    Know Nirmalaben Hamirsinh Dodia, a Gujarat based female Social Entrepreneur from Veraval. She did her education between 1952 and 1964. She is the recepient of a prize award of Rs.25 for her excellence in Sanskrit subject, by the Jalaram Trust. She topped her first rank in SSC’s Karadia caste.

    Notably, amid her college years from 1964 to 1965 she excelled in Music and Ras Garba Competition and was honoured for it at the state-level Dharmendrasinhji College in Morabi Ahmedabad.
    It was in the year 1966 that she was honoured for Best Cadet at Sri Virbai Mahila College and her photo appeared on the front page of Bhadra. She was rated CUO SIO for 3 years at NC.
    NC she was rated CUO SIO.
    Remarkably in 1969 she completed her B.ed.degree from Sri P.D. Malaviya Commerce College.

    Later in 1970, she was assistant Teacher in Sri Lalbahadur Shastri Kanya Vijalaya and during this period she emerged as the first title winner of Lonavala in her training as “Yoga Teacher”
    in 1971, She took to village life in 1971 and helped in the work of agriculture and at the same time prepared for M.A and got the degree. As she turned to mother 1973, she couldn’t pursue further for the desired result.

    The period between 1981-1985 1985, she got good rank in the Science, Essay Writing for teachers at Taluka as well as in district level. While on service at the school as a teacher, many students scored 96 out of 100 marks in the toughest Social studies subject. For her impeccable services in the school she was honoured, but she thanked for her teacher’s training at Shri Kadavibai Virani Kanya Vidhyalaya, Rajkot. She taught from basic how to read, remember and to present.

    After 2004, for her activities she received membership of Nari Suraksha Samiti from the State after three years Post as President of B.J.P. District Morcha. As yet this Samiti has not arranged any meeting. But she started her activities after getting the post.

    Shri Kasturba Mahila Mandal commenced classes with her from 27/3/07 to 31/5/07 and proved a success. By virtue of that she started classes at Veraval and at the same time arranged Cricket Coaching Camp on Gujarat Gaurav Din. At Maliya, one women (Koli Women) was living a distasteful life and she sorted out the issue in the presence of Shri Maha Swetaben Vaidh. It was her personal contribution.
    She was an helping hand to girls for filling the form of Std: 10 S.S.C. after getting their certificates.
    She has tried her best to make them capable to pass the exam in 2008.

    In view of her exemplary works on17/7/07,a sewing class was inaugured by Shri Neharu Yuvak Mandal-Junagadh. She helped in giving justice to a Prajapati for the harassment byT.D.O.

    Her Social Entrepreneur Journey :

    Till today the “Arya Sanskriti Audhyogik Mahila Mandal” set up by her in 2006 is serving society. She started distribution of clothes from 01/01/2009. She transformed village girls to participate in the elocution competition held on Swami Vivekanand Jayanti. She arranged sewing machines from Junagadh District Mahila Mandal to make women self reliant and subsequently started sewing classes, beauty parlour classes.

    She has set up a new project with ICED to train fishermen of 1600 Meter Long sea shore against “Terrorism” in the Innovation organization of Canada.

    She represented a project to CAPAT organization of New Delhi and distribution of priceless plants. In short, due to failure in politics, she couldn’t do many jobs which she had decided, so adopted different ways to fulfill her desire to serve and help people.
    She was into political service from 1975.

    Her husband Hamirsinh Dodiya stood with the symbol of lamp in the election. So for the opposition candidate party Indira Gandi and Atal Bihari Vajapeyi come to share their candidate’s prestige.
    She was also the president of B.J.P. at district level at Junagadh. She also contested Gujarat Assembly Election in 1998 and got more than 40,000 votes. At that time B.J.P. was ruling and she contested against a Sansad who was constantly emerging victorious for three terms .

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