Soochna Seva team reached Dabri village in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttrakhand on January 7, 2015. It was their door-to-door visit to deliver information about government schemes to the community when they met Anju Devi. Anju Devi is 28-years-old and lives with her in-laws in the village. Her husband, Azad Singh, works in a hotel in New-Delhi, earning an average income sufficient enough to feed his family.
Anju Devi says, ‘When Soochna Seva team visited us, we were ignorant about government schemes – particularly related to women and girl child. They – inquired about all the members in the family and our financial condition. After that, we were briefed about various schemes like Janani Suraksha Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna, and many others. As I have a 3-year-old daughter, they suggested that I should apply for Nanda Devi Kanya Dhan Yojna.
Next day, Suresh Singh, a Soochna Seva mitra guided Anju Devi to the Panchayat’s office and helped her to fill the Nanda Devi Kanya Dhan Yojna form. It took almost a week for the submission of all necessary documents. After a month had passed, Anju Devi received a cheque of Rs. 5000/- on behalf of her daughter Kumari Ashna. With a grin on her face, she says, “Ab meri beti ka bhawishya surakshit hai. Ye sab kuch Soochna Seva aur unki team ki mehnat aur niswarth sahayata se hi mumkin ho paya hai. (My daughter’s future is secure now. It is all possible – because of the efforts and selfless support of the Soochna Seva team.)”