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    Mijwan - The Village

    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…

  • Empowerment And Education of The Girl Child

    Empowerment And Education of The Girl Child

    Our focus has been gender empowerment though overall personality development with focus on extra curricular activities theatre, dance and craft and computer literacy.

    Several initiatives to encourage students to value the importance of education have been taken.

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    Kaifi Azmi and Mijwan

    Kaifi Azmi was born to a zamindar family in Mijwan, a tiny village in Azamgarh Eastern U.P. He believed that in a country like India where 80% of the population lives in the villages, we will need to empower rural India if real progress is to be made. Towards this objective, he formed an NGO called MIJWAN WELFARE SOCIETY(MWS) in 1993.
    Today, his daughter, renowned actress/activist Shabana Azmi, carries forward the work started by her father along with her goddaughter Namrata Goyal.

  • Mijwan Welfare Society

    Mijwan Welfare Society

    Kaifi Azmi founded MIJWAN WELFARE SOCIETY (MWS), Kaifi Azmi girls inter-college, Kaifi Azmi computer centre , the Sewing and embroidery centre where students are taught stitching and embroidery.

    The objectives of the Society are Employment, Self Reliance, Sustainable Development.

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Mijwan Welfare Society - Shabana Azmi

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Shabana Azmi

Lines from a poem written by my father, the noted Urdu poet, late Kaifi Azmi continue to strike an emotional chord in my heart and inspire me to work with renewed strength for the marginalised sections of our society. Mijwan Welfare Society (MWS) is an NGO founded by my father in 1993 that works for the empowerment of villagers in a small village, Mijwan in Azamgarh UP where he was born. My father believed that India's remarkable economic progress can only be meaningful if it reaches out to rural India, where 80 percent of the population lives but is denied access to opportunity.

After he passed away on 10th May 2002, I have, along with my godchild Namrata Goyal, taken on the task of carrying my father's dream forward by steering MWS which runs:

  1. Kaifi Azmi High School for girls
  2. Kaifi Azmi Inter College for girls
  3. Kaifi Azmi Computer Training Center
  4. Kaifi Azmi Sewing and Tailoring Center

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Namrata Goyal

namrata-goyal-mijwanIt’s time we stop watching this injustice silently and move towards action. It’s time that we stand up against the disparity between the rich and the poor and realize that they have an equal right to life. My heartfelt plea is for all of you to join our movement.

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Manish Malhotra

manish-malhotraI am happy to adopt the Kaifi Azmi Chikankari Centres in Mijwan. I see this not as an act of charity, but a win-win situation for both. The girls get a means of livelihood by which they can negotiate a better position for themselves in a patriarchal society.

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खुले में शौच से मुक्त हुआ शबाना आज़मी का पैतृक गांव मिजवां, उत्सव बाद निकली गौरव यात्रा

खुले में शौच से मुक्त हुआ शबाना आज़मी का पैतृक गांव मिजवां, उत्सव बाद निकली गौरव यात्रा

फूलपुर/आजमगढ़। स्वच्छ भारत मिशनके अर्न्तगत खुले में शौच मुक्त यानी "ओ डी एफ" होने के अवसर पर सोमवार को मिजवां गांव में अधिकारियों की उपस्थिति में गौरव यात्रा निकाली गयी। इस दौरान कैफी आजमी गर्ल्स इण्टर कालेज परिसर में उत्सव मनाया गया। फूलपुर विकास खण्ड के ग्राम पंचायत बक्सपुर का राजस्व गांव मिजवां खुले में शौच मुक्त घोषित किया गया है। जिसे लेकर सोमवार को कैफी आजमी गर्ल्स इण्टर कालेज में उत्सव का आयोजन किया गया। जिसमें काफी संख्या में ग्रामीण महिलाएं एवं शामिल हुए।

Sabse Sasta Gosht - A commentary(Play) on current socio-political times

Sabse Sasta Gosht

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 SPARSH Mission

Mijwan to become SMART under Cheif Minister Akhilesh Yadav's Prestigious SPARSH Mission

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.

Shweta from MWS

“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.