Bhutan Queen interacts SEWA members in New Delhi

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New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, the eldest Queen of Bhutan, interacted with the members of Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) here today.

Wangchuck said that she was very happy to interact with the women workers.

"Today I'm very happy to be here in SEWA to meet all the ladies, the ladies of confidence, ladies of progress, ladies of compassion, ladies for keeping all your skills in embroidery, your so many other skills, agriculture based, Information technology (IT) based, the farmers, those who do much to make a better living for your selves and your children," said Wangchuck.

The women workers of SEWA were thrilled to interact with Bhutan's queen and showed her variety of their products.

Reema Nanavaty, Chairperson, SEWA said that the organisation strives to make their workers managers and owners.

"We strive to build our members own organisation and we also wish to see that the members just don't remain workers but they also become the owners and the managers of their trade and run their enterprises," said Nanavaty.

SEWA is a trade union registered in 1972. It is an organisation of poor, self-employed women workers. These are women who earn a living through their own labour or small businesses and not as regular employee with welfare benefits like the organised sector. (ANI)

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