Beauty of women creating something
Severe hotness more than 40℃
in daytime is finished and
now we have heavy rainfall
several times a day in Sujata village.
It’s really a rainy season!
“Dried up Niranjana river
almost all the time of year
now has a flow of water.
You can see Mahabodhi temple
registered as a World Heritage Site
from opposite side of the river
in Sujata village.”
Between the rainfall of the daytime,
clouds cover the sky and
it is cool as I wear long-sleeved shirt.
It’s hard to believe
that we were experiencing
severe hot days until recently.
“Niranjana river and the sky, beginning of July.
These blue sky and white clouds are gone now.
It was only one month ago…”
Rainy and cloudy days are going to last
for the time being,
but there’s a place where always sunny
and colorful flowers bloom in Sujata village.
The place is…
The place is for encouraging village women
to be independent.
Here, the village ladies have an opportunity
to get skills of sawing or other skills.
Women from Sujata village and
other villages near by gather here
almost every day.
They are from teenagers to the old.
From 8:30 to 11:30,
three teachers teach teenagers
how to saw and girls practice.
“She is making a baby cloth for her family.”
“She is making her mother’s traditional blouse.”
Panjabi suit for her own,
Special blouse wearing under traditional wear sari,
Baby or small kids wear of their family’s…
Girls bring old cloth from their houses,
make dress patterns from old newspapers.
After 11:30 to 15:00,
teachers and skilled ladies make
fair trade products to be sold in Japan.
Women who are creating
something is beautiful.
The power of women is infinite.
Every lady in the world has the power.
Each has her own seed of flower
and she can bloom it by herself.
I am overwhelmed whenever I come here.
The ladies from Sujata village choke me up…
Their concentration to
one very thing in front of them,
tender smiles and beautiful black eyes
when they look up…
When they realize I am not wearing sari
in a beautiful way,
they stop their work and make it in a proper way
just like a mother.
They are soft and powerful.
It’s like a thin soft pink dress of
celestial maiden covering the Ashram.
Sujata ashram is filled with women dream
which leads to future.
Only women can make this atmosphere.
It is in a peaceful Sujata village.