Every sixth person in the world lives in India;
Every sixth Indian lives in the State of Uttar Pradesh;
Every sixth person in Uttar Pradesh lives in Eastern U.P;
And Mijwan is in Eastern Uttar Pradesh ;
And Mijwan needs you…
A commentary on current socio-political times, Asgar Wajahat’s play, Sabse Sasta Gosht, was staged by the young girls of the Kaifi Azmi School for Girls. Shabana Azmi, who is a stalwart in strengthening the conviction that art can be an instrument in bringing about social change, wants the young girls of Mijwan to make use of the art of drama and theatre to enhance their own personalities, and through their talent spread correct and socially relevant messages about various issues of social, political, and cultural importance that impact all of our lives.
Mijwan to become SMART under Cheif Minister Akhilesh Yadav's Prestigious SPARSH Mission
"Uth meri jaan, mere Mijwan, mere saath chalna hai tujhe…" may have as well declared Kaifi Azmi… as major developmental change is coming soon to Mijwan, and in multifold.
Dreams will soon be realized, as that day is not far away when Kaifi Azmi’s birthplace, Mijwan, along with Director of Uttar Pradesh Sugar Factory’s Dr. V. K. Yadav’s birthplace Pakdi, will become unrecognizable as the backward villages people thought them to be. Reason being that these two villages have been selected under the UP government’s ambitious I-SPARSH Smart Scheme. The aim of this scheme is to bring about a major qualitative change in the standard of living of the people living in villages in India. And Mijwan, and Pakdi, will be one of its first beneficiaries.
“Ladkiyan kuch bhi kar sakti hain… bas ek mauka milna chahiye. Aur yeh mauke hum apne liye khud banayenge.”
Education is a mauka, an opportunity. Education would be meaningless if it doesn’t seep into the psyche of students leading to a sea change in attitudes and beliefs. Shweta’s self-belief, resonating through her spoken words, represents the soul and essence of the intention behind the formation of Kaifi Azmi Inter College for Girls – the initial mauka, the first step in a long path of self-discovery. Self-discovery not just of her own capabilities and self-worth, but the discovery that she herself can be the initiator of opportunities. That she herself can push open doors that will lead her into a world where life is unbound and limitless. The realization that even though she was born into an unprivileged family in the small village of Mijwan, her life doesn’t need to be contained. After all, Mijwan is the village where Kaifi Azmi was born. His birthplace did not handicap him… in fact, it was the making of him.
Shirin’s father wants to protect her from the big bad world out there, and get her married so that she can be in the safety of her sasural. But what does Shirin want?
“Main aage badhna chahti hoon… padhna chahti hoon. Shaadi toh karni hai, lekin shaadi main tab hi karoongi jab mujhe job mil jaayegi,” she declares.