IBN Lokmat Great Bhet Returns With Nilima Mishra

Mumbai, Aug 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) IBN-Lokmat is back with yet another fresh and new season of Great Bhet with exciting interviews of the notable and famous. In this day and age of commercialization, it is extremely difficult to come across people who think beyond themselves. Charity and philanthropy are words that one rarely hears of. But today Great Bhet Season 4 brings to its viewers a personality who has the courage to move against the wind and work selflessly for the well being of those who do not enjoy the privileges that many of us do. Nilima Mishra, an awe inspiring person, truly believes that money is not vanity; it is the means to do good. Watch this Magsaysay award winner tell her story only on this new season of Great Bhet in an exclusive interview with Nikhil Wagle, Editor, IBN-Lokmat on Saturday, 13th August 2011 at 9.30 pm.

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A woman of substance, Nilima has created wonders with her bachat gats (micro-finance groups) in the village of Paroli, Maharashtra. An inspiring woman that she is, she has single handedly guided and nurtured a movement to enable the women in the local villages near Tapovan to empower themselves through self-help groups. Prior to this, the women kept to themselves in their own small houses and rarely ventured out. She has formed 100 self-help groups with over 2,000 women in 15 villages.

A young social worker at the age of 39, Nilima has bought about a change in financial planning of the farmers and has also helped the women of Paroli attain financial stability through micro finance business modules. The skills and training given to the women in the area of cottage industries have enabled them to make quilts and kurtas. They organize exhibitions to reach their customers and also sell their creations to many shops. Off late many hotels are ordering their special quilts. Many of these women are widows who need to support their children. By giving them the opportunity to work, they have been able to become financially independent and have also opened bank accounts.

Her purpose driven zeal to work with people of Maharashtra and lend them a hand to successfully address both their aspirations and adversities has won her the prestigious Magsaysay award. To know more about this noble personality watch Great Bhet on IBN-Lokmat on 13th August at 9:30 pm

You can also watch this episode on Sunday i.e. 14th August 2011 @ 12:00 pm & 5:00 pm.

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