bhaartiy naari = INDIAN WOMAN.....A BOLLYWOOD STARS TURNS TO PERFORMING HER PRIMARY DHARm TO PROVIDE CHILDREN WITH EDUCATION AND sNskaar = VIRTUES OF
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on March 6, 2003


From SPIFY MOVIES...."Surveys indicate that over 40% children in Rajasthan drop out before reaching 5th standard due to poverty and environmental deficiencies in schools. The Janshaala program has started in six districts of Rajasthan and famous evergreen Bollywood film actress  Waheeda Rehman has promised to visit all districts to promote schooling among slum children. In a state where literacy rates are abominably low, hopefully efforts like these will help to turn the dream of universalizing primary education in Rajasthan into concrete reality....and.... Said an admiring parent,: "I wish the modern actresses could learn from Waheeda how to carry themselves with dignity. She is grace personified."


For the full story on this wonderful bhaartiy naari who now plays a real life model role in her semi-retirement years...please click on the next line....



 



 

Waheeda Plays `Guide` To Slum Children

Deepak Mahaan

 

 

Waheeda Rehman has played many a role in "reel life". She is now set to play a new role in real life!!

The graceful actress of yesteryears is these days spearheading a primary education movement for the children of slum dwellers and is in Jaipur to promote the cause as an Ambassador of Pratham, an NGO into educating these not-so-fortunate children.

The heroine who inspired Mohammed Rafi's immortal melody "Chaudhvin ka Chand" is still "lajawaab" as she "Guide(s)" slum children towards a new destiny visiting the schools in some dirty lanes of the old city.

Waheeda opines educating children deprived of schooling is now her life-mission. The children in Jaipur have recently been associated with modern education under a unique scheme of Janshala schools and Waheeda is clearly delighted for being a motivator for these children and their parents.

Smiling as prettily as ever, Waheeda said, "I have done numerous roles but this is a real role. In films, my roles were dictated by the directors but here I do whatever my heart wants me to do. And this role is obviously much more enjoyable."

Waheeda was provided a glimpse of the modern teaching materials used at these schools to make learning more attractive for students. And the children in return were fortunate to learn some very special lessons from Waheeda as a teacher.

The children who were not witness to Waheeda Rehman's glorious days of filmy glamour are nevertheless bowled over by the simplicity of their "aunty." But their parents who had seen her delightful films were overwhelmed by her simplicity and frank demeanour.

Said an admiring parent, "I wish the modern actresses could learn from Waheeda how to carry themselves with dignity. She is grace personified."

Surveys indicate that over 40% children in Rajasthan drop out before reaching 5th standard due to poverty and environmental deficiencies in schools.

The Janshaala program has started in six districts of Rajasthan and Waheeda has promised to visit all districts to promote schooling among slum children. In a state where literacy rates are abominably low, hopefully efforts like these will help to turn the dream of universalizing primary education in Rajasthan into concrete reality.

 


 



There are 1 additional comments.

#1 Posted by hemant deo on 4/16/2003
nice article. kudos to the writer and may thetribe of such noble heroines increase in Indian film industry.


 

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