Mayor opens Kishwari Konnect Literacy, Skilling, wellness centre at Kashaan-e- Mustafa

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Mayor opens Kishwari Konnect Literacy, Skilling, wellness centre at Kashaan-e- Mustafa

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Lucknow: On the auspicious occasion of Sir Syed Day, the Mayor of Lucknow, Mrs. Sanjukta Bhatia, inaugurated a free literacy, wellness, and skilling hub for women at Kashaan-e- Mustafa, in Nazirabad, Lucknow.

Ek Jazba, Ek Fikr, Ek Mission! is the tagline of Kishwari Konnect , the gender-sensitive wing of  Talha Society, a 25-year-old registered forum. It is dedicated to the memory of Late Kishwari Mustafa, a philanthropist and social thinker who advocated women’s education as the base for the true development of any society.

“As a mayor of Lucknow, my concern is for the welfare of all citizens.  But I strongly believe that it is of prime importance that women are empowered through education and skilling to help create a fairer and sustainable environment,” said Mrs. Bhatia, addressing the function at Kashaan-e- Mustafa in Nazirabad. The organizers had maintained pandemic protocols, and only ‘area vertical members’ and the enrolled learners were invited to the venue while the others were extended a Zoom and Facebook Live invitation.

Extending her good wishes and support to the initiative to what she said was ‘unique and inclusive. The Mayor said she is happy with the motivational enterprise and is confident that it will be a truly inspiring pilot project that many will like to replicate.

“These are baby steps taken in an area that I was born and raised in. Though my heart always beats for the area, I am returning to my janam bhoomi after over three decades, and now it is my Karam Bhoomi, “said Kulsum Mustafa, senior journalist and the chief functionary of Talha Society and Kishwari Konnect.

She talked of the previous workshops of vertical gardening, tie and die, English speaking that her team had organized at the centre pre-pandemic. (

For more details, kindly call Kulsum Mustafa- 9452065566.