The volunteers of ANHLGT are giving training sessions to women at the library hall at community centre of SDMC.
The Association of Neighbourhood Ladies Get-together (ANHLGT) is promoting yoga and digital literacy among women these days in Dwarka. They are actively organising sessions of yoga and digital literacy to make women fit and make them aware of the digital world respectively.
Through digital literacy sessions, they aim to equip women in handling basic things on computers and smartphones.
The volunteers of ANHLGT are giving training sessions to women at the library hall at the community centre of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in Sector-23.
A resident of Sector-23, Lakshmi Natrajan, who is also vice president of ANHLGT, has been taking yoga classes twice a day for the community women. She gives training in the morning from 5.45 am to 6.45 am every day. She also gives training from 11 am to 12 pm five days in a week except for Saturday and Sunday.
Natrajan said, “Women are interested in yoga and we are there to train them. There are about 22 to 25 women from different societies in the area. They are mostly in the 45 to 50 years age group. I am happy that our small step is now an effective tool to sensitise them about good health.”
Natrajan said that there are other women as well who help her out with the sessions when she is not in Delhi.
A resident of New Millennium Apartments, Usha, said, “I joined yoga here about six months back. My legs were not flexible and there was a pain in them at the time of joining. But, I am fine now. This is a satisfactory result and I am happy being part of this yoga group of neighbourhood ladies.”
“The yoga has become an integral part. Women participate in it without any break. If I am not there then Chandra Joshi from Prabha Apartments in Sector-23 and Anjali Agrawal from New Millennium Apartments in Sector-23 take classes. We help each other,” Natrajan added.
Besides yoga, the association has been carrying out a digital literacy programme for the elderly women in the area. Under the programme, the elderly women are trained to use smartphone emails and other such basic things.
President of ANHLGT, Cicily Kodiyan, said, “We teach the elderly women about how to use smartphones and internet at our office. We teach them how to use banking and do payment of bills digitally. The whole thing is to make elderly women empowered with digital literacy.”
Cicily said that workshops are also organised as part of such training time to time. She added that women learn such things in groups.