Usha Punde

The Social Activist With A Heart

Usha Punde has supported many NGOs and social organisations for the upliftment of the poor and needy.

Born on 13th July, 1947, Smt. Usha Punde has an MA in social sciences. She is a supervisor in the Labour department of the Madhya Pradesh Government.

Before and after retirement from Government service, she has been engaged in welfare activities for the deaf and dumb, and orphan children through the following organisations Aasara Vradhdhashram, Shahjahanabad, Bhopal, Balniketan Hamidiya Road Bhopal, National Association for Blind Saket Nagar Bhopal, Shubham Viklang samiti Saket Nagar Bhopal, Anand Dham Vradhdhashram Bhopal, Apna Ghar Vradhdhashram Bhopal and Matrchchaya Subhash Nagar Bhopal.

She is engaged in the work upliftment of slum area children. She is involved with the Matrachchya Shishu Savnrakshan Grah - an activity of Karn Chedan for orphaned children conducted annually.
She is also involved in the following activities
1) Niramala Sachdev Vanvasi Chatravas and in other schools activity of providing ‘Sanskar’ and other suitable help.
2) Work of Library management since last 16 years at Maharastar Samaj.
3) Weekly Satsang programme of Adyatm Shastra of Bhartiya Sanatan Sansthan, Pune
4) Satya Sai Research and Development Organisation Pune – Free Sidhdha Science therapy to the needy people.

In the year 2000 she formed the organisation ‘Sarthak Satsang’ to educate people about the Hindu religion and Shastras. She has given monetary help and guidance to ‘Samyak Gyan Education and welfare Society’ Bhopal, and ‘Sahara Saksharta, Asar 2016’ Bhopal in the slum areas.She has been engaged with Shashkiy Anurakshan Balika Grah Nehru Nagar Bhopal to help orphaned girls to empower themselves with skills for independent employment.

These are some of the awards and appreciations that have been bestowed on her.
1) At the age of only nine years, she got a prize from Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru then Prime Minister of India for demonstrating talent at Khadi Gramodhyog Exhibition.
2) On 12th Feb. 2016, she was felicitated by Anand Dham (Old age Home) Varisth Janseva Kendra Bhopal for active help and support to the organisation.
3) On 24th Feb. 2016 she was specially felicitated and a citation was awarded by Madhya Pradesh Science and Technology, Bhopal for Senior Citizen Round Table Conference on Make In India.
4) In 2017 – she was felicitated for active help and support to their organization by Seva Bhatrati Bhopal.
5) On 6th March 2017 she was felicitated with the ‘Mahila Gaurav Samman- 2017’ for social work by respected Sita Sharan Sharma, Vidhan sabha Adhyaksh M.P.
6) On 8th March 2017 she was felicitated with ‘Sakshar Samman 2017’ by Sahara Saksharta Education and Welfare Society for education work for slum children.

She has donated her body after death to All India Medical Sciences Institute Bhopal in the year 2014.Whenever any organisation needs help and she comes to know about them, she contributes and makes efforts to get more donors.She is actively participating in various social activities. Various organisations invite her as honourable guest for Prize distributions and as Judge for various events organized by them.

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