✅Padma Bhushan SEWA Ela Bhatt Passed Away

New Delhi: Eminent women’s rights activist and Gandhian Ila Bhatt (89) is no more. She has been suffering from illness for some time. She breathed her last while undergoing treatment at Ahmedabad Hospital in Gujarat on Wednesday.

Born in 1933, Ila Bhatt completed her education at Sarvajanik Girls High School, Surat and graduated from MTB Arts College. In 1955 he joined the legal department of the erstwhile union of textile workers called the Textile Labor Association (TLA). Ila Bhatt is known as the founder of Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA).

Moreover, she also established the first women’s bank for the financial welfare of women. In 1977, she received the Ramon Magsaysay Award under the category of Community Leadership. Moreover, she was the co-founder of the Women’s World Bank which was established in 1979. And then she acted as its chairperson. In recognition of her services, the Government of India announced the Padma Shri in 1985 and the Padma Bhushan the following year. She also received the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2011. Worked as a consultant to organizations like the World Bank.

Inspired by Gandhiji, Bhat Seva (SEWA) was established. She served as a member of the Rajya Sabha till 1989. In 2007 she joined Elders, a group founded by Nelson Mandela to promote human rights and peace. Meanwhile, Congress leaders are mourning the death of Bhatt.

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