The sewing class among the women folk have become very popular and paying too.
With a view to ensure proper physical development, character-building and social education among working class children,, this activity was started as early as in April 1955. It has ibecome very popular among the working class children. Innthc yea» 1'97'6, %& children's centres were conducted and 1492 children took advantage. These centres are looked after by part-time staff of trained workers and supervised by a full-time qualified trade union workers. :
Uplift of the Backward Classes:
Among the working classes, the Association has to deal with various backward communities such as Harijans, Vagharis, Tha-kores, etc.. They are mostly employed in the spinning department of the textile mills. The uplift work among these communities is carried on by forming social reform mandals among these communities. iEfiorts of' theae bodies have profitably resulted in remarkable reforms in' their .outlook and customs: as also in res« pect of imparting education to their children. The social reform activity among Vagharis and Thakores, however, does need more attention.
/, With: a view to afford proper medical facilities to tbe-women, workers, a Maternity Home is being run by. the asmh ciation W the memory of the late Kasturba Gandhi together withi an aUffipatlUc dispensary with full-time qualified doctor? in-charge of them. Prior to thja^ Ayurvedic Pi«pen»arie)S ,wei;e;
also provided. Some of the insured workers, even though covered under the E.S.I. Scheme, derive benefit of 'treatment atthS dispensary on payment of nominal fees as prescribed by the institution, and they feel very happy and are satisfied from the attention and treatment meted out to them at the Dispensary.
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Employees'' State Insurance Scheme: •--'-> ,;. .'. i '!' . ;''-i--\1' - ' . • . . " '• ' '• ' . i .' . ) The workers .are covered under the E.S.I. Scheme, and as sufth/they are Cully entitled to various benefits .provided under ^^Ix^iemet^JWitk a >yiew^t6 gaide and iperaonaUy inquine;iinto ^W 'gntvanoea: iof the insured .pcrsonsi, a special, section i^aa; beea aeti.up to .look .itfter it. Thin has hdped.a lot to iSeauoe thft bonafide rights of the insured workers. Thanks to. theinsist