There is an urgent need to create mechanisms to empower widows in Yavatmal and Vidarbha, and give them the support they need to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward. However, such initiatives are rare. One of the few such projects for the welfare of the helpless women is run by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and its sister organization Sampada Trust.
A well-known and respected freedom fighter and champion of the poor, ‘GG’ as he is known to his friends, is one of the pillars of the Yusuf Meherally Centre, an institution engaged in rural re-empowerment, located in Tara village, Panvel.
Age is not a hindrance and at 94, he continues to travel the 90-odd kilometers to Panvel while also continuing to practice medicine at his clinic in Mumbai. He is also associated with the Khadi Gramodyog Andolan.
WOTR is honoured that Dr. Parikh served as member of its Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2017