Usha Vishwakarma planning to expand her stretch to Mumbai
LUCKNOW: Resisting a rape attempt and then forming Red Brigade five years ago, Usha Vishwakarma would have hardly imagined that raising her voice against sex violence would get him a Women Achievers Award and that too from the President.
Usha, founder of the ‘Red Brigade’ is now planning to expand the stretch of her NGO to seekmedicine.com Mumbai after raising awareness amongst women to tackle sexual abuse through self defence, across Uttar Pradesh. Till now Usha’s NGO has sorted out four rape cases while a rape case of 7-year-old girl was underway.
She has also got a rape victim married, who is now a proud mother of a two months-old daughter.
In an interview to newztrack.com, Usha shared her ordeal that how she had been struggling from the past three years to meet Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav unsuccessfully. She said that she was even arrested when tried to meet Mr Yadav but all her efforts went in vain.
Sharing her future plans,the Women Achievers awardee suggested Uttar Pradesh government should construct ‘She’ toilets across the state as most of the girls fall prey to lust of their counter sex due to open defecation. Adding, she also said that she wanted to open an academy for girls on the piece of land she bought from the money she won in Kaun Banega Crorepati.
File photo of Usha Vishwakarma
On a query over any financial aid to her NGO by the government, she said that till now Red Brigade had not received even a single penny from any government department but some of the private organizations did come forward to help its cause.
“My parents are searching for a suitable match for me and some boys from foreign native are also interested in tying the nuptial knot with me”, Usha said when asked about her personal life and marital plans.
Usha Vishwakarma was honoured by the President Pranab Mukharjee on January 22nd for her contribution in the field of empowering women through self-defence. She is the second women from the state to be selected for the award after a round of voting was held on social networking site Facebook.