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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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Kaifi Azmi Award in Lucknow

Kaifi azmi award in lucknow

AIKAA is organising Kaifi Azmi award function on 8th February, 2015 at 6 pm at Ravendralay, Charbagh, Lucknow.

Afterwards a play "Hum Mukhtara" written and directed by Usha Ganguly would be performed by Rangkermee Group (Kolkata). Its a play on women empowerment.


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Remembering Kaifi Azmi on His Birth Anniversary

Remembering Kaifi Azmi on His Birth Anniversary

On the 95th birth anniversary of legendary Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi, different programs in different part of the country will be held on 14th January 2015. They are:

In Lucknow -

"Kaifi Ki Shaksiyat Aur Shayri"

A seminar on Kaifi Azmi, where a video film "Kaifi ki Ghazal Begum Akhtar ki awaaj mein" will be shown.

Time: 4 to 6 pm
Venue: All India Kaifi Azmi Academy, Paper Mill Colony,
Nishatganj, Lucknow.


Teacher's Day Celebration

Teacher's Day

Students of Kaifi Azmi Girls Inter College celebrated the birth anniversary of Late S. Radhakrishnan- second President of India and organised a well attended program to celebrate Teacher's Day on 5th September. 

Chief Guest Mr. Baba Ji donated a sum of Rs.5000 to be used as Tuition Fee for needy girl students. School Management bought Books, Stationary and Uniform for such students also with this donation.

Madam Kusum has been adjudged as the best & most popular teacher of the session.

Intensity of Mijwan Girls Dazes Teachers

Intensity of Mijwan Girls Dazes Teachers

Recently Mijwan Welfare Society introduced a Short Term Course of Beauticians for girls from Mijwan and surrounding villages. It was aimed to present another alternative career option for girls. This course has become a favourite among girls who are flocking MWS to join the same.

Intensity of our girls has won the hearts of visiting Teachers who are stunned with their brilliance. According to Teachers from Varanasi who are currently in Mijwan, the girls accomplished the target of learning in half of the time scheduled for the training.

MWS Administration is also as dazed as visiting teachers on such brilliance of the rural girls who, once, have been thought to be a liability on parents.

Mijwan Welfare Society feels the soothing touch of accomplishment on empowerment of Mijwan girls which was the dream of its founder.