1. The concept of Family Counseling was first introduced by Mahila Dakshata Samiti, in fact India's first Counseling Center was setup by Mahila Dakshata Samiti.

  2. It was at the behest of Mahila Dakshata Samiti that various laws have been amended or formed from time to time for the protection of women, including the Dowry Amendment Bill, Rape Bill, Prevention of Female Feticide, Domestic Violence Bill, Satti Prohibition Act, and now the demand for 33% Reservation for Women, etc.

  3. The Samiti has played a vital role in building the women movement in India through its branches all over India and abroad.

  4. The Samiti strives to work towards the implementation of UN Charter of Human Rights and has been given the ECOSOC Status.

  5. Short stay Home Swadhar Greha ( Snehakaya ) is running very well in New Delhi.

  6. Many Branches of MDS for eg In Bengaluru, Hyderabad are doing very well supporting the cause of Women empowerment.

  7. Consumer movement was started by Mahila Dakshata Samiti.

  8. The idea of Family Courts was spearheaded by the Samiti.

  9. The concept of saving families without going to the courts was achieved by Mahila Dakshata Samiti advocating for free Legal Aid Cell at Patiala House Courts in New Delhi.


MDS is proud that some of the office bearers have been bestowed with awards at national and international level for their contribution in womenà­¯vement:

Suman Krishan Kant
National President

Suman Krishan Kant was honoured with the Social Justice Medal by Justice K. G Balakrishnan, Chief Justice of India on International Womens Day in 2007.

Another award was given to Suman Krishan Kant honouring her for her contribution to the womens movement in India.

She has also been conferred with the National Citizen Award by Rev. Mother Teresa in 1996.


Prem Ahluwalia

National General Secretary, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the womens movement at the International Womens Day celebrations in Berlin, Germany in 2012.

She is seen here (center) with the prestigious award. On her left is Khouloud Daibes, Minister from Palestine, Asia and on her right is Subodh Kant Sahai, Indias former Minister of Tourism.



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