New Delhi: A mother is the one who always hides her wishes and talents to fulfill the aspirations of family members. But 45-year old Kajal Chanana has not only gathered the courage to disclose her talent to the world, but also helped many other women like her to explore their skills. Mother of a 12-year-old child, Chanana started the group, Dwarka Moms, with a handful of members in May 2016, and the count has reached 900 now.
Recently, the members made an eco-friendly Ganesha idol using seeds to mark Ganesh Chaturthi. “This idol won’t pollute the water after it is immersed into water,” said Suchna Behra, a group member. All group members are homemakers, who are using their talent for the cause of environment and cleanliness.
“As part of the initiative, members do street art, wall painting, tree plantation and seed-ball making. Apart from this, household waste is segregated so that it can be reused in making decorative items. Sometimes, we even clean the surroundings,” she said.
This mom brigade has organised more than 50 events across Delhi. The group also took part in Delhi street art, road race and painted walls of many flyovers. “I started this group on Facebook with the help of my friends, and I got a very good response and more mothers came forward with different ideas,” said Chanana.
The group has gained so much popularity that now working woman are also joining it. The group is now planning to take part in a driving contest titled Motor Missy Track Day to be held in Gurgaon on September 9. “Our next initiative will be to create awareness on not using plastic bags. We will organise street plays, dramas and flash mobs to support this cause,” Chanana said.