Sadhna – ‘A women’s handicraft enterprise’ has organized their annual general meeting today at the auditorium of Mohan Singh Mehta Memorial Trust (Vidya Bhuwan).
The annual meet was a success with the presence of several milestones of the organization. The people included chairperson – Neelima Khetan
and trustees Laxmi Gameti, Seema Tiroda, R.S. Rekhi, Rupa Mehta, Kamyani Jalan, H.R Bhati, Jagat Singh Mehta. Leela Vijayvergia
chief executive of ‘Sadhna’ attended the meeting as the chief guest. Sadhna
is an independent organization dedicated to women residing in rural and slum areas of Udaipur. It was set up in year 1988 with Seva Mandir -a developmental organization in Udaipur. Later, ‘Sadhna’ came up as an independent entity and got registered as a mutual benefit trust in the year 2004.
Hundreds of members of ‘Sadhna’ including board of trustees gathered to discuss s a joint conversation on their future prospect, mainly to instate the organizational goals.It was started with for about 15 women , with ups and downs today it has became a large group with the strength of 600 artisan members who get considerable and independent work . The reports say that in the year 2009-10 sales made by artisans were of Rs. 2.8 crore which considerably jumped to Rs. 3 crore in the year 2010-11. The products of ‘Sadhna’ are accessories, garments, home furnishing products and jewelry. After a long discussion and exhibiting the growth of sales, members of ‘Sadhna’ looked very excited and confident. The program concluded with the few cultural shows prepared by the artisan members of ‘Sadhna’. Madhu Dehta – Administrator, marketing said that “today is an important day for all of us. Here we will discuss and share our problems and try to find out their solutions, we talk about our success and experience of the whole year. It’s our annual get together.” According to Sadhna’s official web page
they have approx.7 centers in Udaipur and its’ nearby areas; their main office is located at fatehpura while their work units are divided in delwara, madar, sheeshwi, pula, ratekhet & manoharpura, kharol colony and khanjipeer. ‘Sadhna’ also have their handicraft showroom at Jagdish Chowk. Besides the routine job and businesses ‘Sadhna’ is also active in exhibiting the work of their artisan members in different parts of India.