Dwarka: Namitha Choudhary, founder of 'Choti Si Khushi' NGO was felicitated at Tarangini International Women's Day event for her contribution to women empowerment and child development. She was awarded by the Commissioner of Delhi Police Rakesh Asthana(IPS). The event was organized by the Delhi Police to honour women working in the field of social welfare in Delhi.
42-year-old Namrita Choudhary, a resident of Sector-3 Dwarka always had a passion to work towards society. Ever since childhood, she saw her grandparents working towards community welfare and wanted to follow the same. Right from the age of 20, Namitha was actively involved in social work. She used to work in an NGO and help in the rehabilitation of children living on the roads in Mumbai.
After moving to Dwarka, Namitha wanted to start something of her own where she could transform the lives of underprivileged children. In 2014, she started the Choti Si Khushi foundation with the support of her grandparents and uncle.
"In the beginning, I performed a survey on JJ cluster ( jhuggi - jhopdi) and even went to a few government schools see the condition of those children and then decided to act in the matter."
Namitha started her organisation by educating five to six children in Dwarka. Namitha worked actively to start their education and helped them get enrolled in schools. Slowly, this number grew.
Choti Si Khushi works for the overall development of children to truly give them a chance in life. "Some of our children are a black belt in Karate, we provide computer training and vocational training too," says Namitha. Moreover, the mother of these children who accompanied them to open classes also became a part of learning. "We motivated the ladies towards learning," adds Namitha.
Currently, Choti Si Khushi has 20 volunteers and takes care of more than 250 children and several women across Delhi.
In a message to other women interested in entrepreneurship, Namitha says, "You may face difficulties but do not be afraid of them because the journey to come is very beautiful."