kilometres away from Churu, she is their own ‘Bhabho’, who has found an indigenous solution for Villagers that has plagued the area for the last 20 years.
She is also trying to find ways and means to pull them out of poverty, by finding a productive occupation in tune with the needs of the urban retail market. Under her guidance and support.
“I always wanted to do social service. I decided that I needed more satisfaction and that could come only from the social sector,” says Neema aka Bhabho.
After working for many years as an Asha in Dhodhaliya, Churu, Neema aka Bhabho switched over to the Asha when she got selected as an Aganbadi Activist by the government. She then worked with others departments as an Aganbadi Activist.
Even in the villages, people ask her what makes her take up hardships when she could have had a comfortable life. “People are shocked to see that people like me are quitting good deeds to work in villages.”
So she decided to work on improving food habits and tuberculosis (TB) treatment, which is readily available in Dhodhaliya.
“Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” these words always inspired me to do good to people and my country, says Neema aka Bhabho. The kind of love and respect the villagers give me is so touching.
Some mothers have been diligently following her advice and diet that she has prescribed for kids. It is evident when Neema aka Bhabho checks the kids’ weight, height and another growth parameter every month. She also carries out surprise checks at homes to find out if the mothers are following the diet plan.
“Poverty is not the only reason for malnourishment in these villages.
She hopes more people will come out of their comfort zones and contribute in small ways to help the needy and underprivileged. Once you live in the villages, you can live happily in any part of the world, says Bhabo