Princess Diya Kumari Foundation (PDKF) organized a workshop on financial literacy for underprivileged women. Supported by HDFC Bank, it was organized at the Badal Mahal in City Palace. The workshop included various subjects ranging from budgeting, principles of saving, basic banking and how to use an ATM. They were also guided on availing the benefits of the Government schemes available. Over 80 women participated in the workshop. Member of Parliament, Princess Diya Kumari said that PDKF stands committed towards empowering women through skill development and financial emancipation.
At the workshop, the Honorary Advisor and Trustee PDKF, Ms. Shivina Kumari said that it is important for women to know how to manage their money and be able to take sound financial decisions for themselves and their families. She further added that the workshop was inspired by the RBI’s declaration of the first week of June as ‘Financial Literacy Week’.The Branch Manager of HDFC (Retail Branch Banking), Mr. Naveen Sharma spoke on the basics of banking and the services available. Ms. Vrinda Sharma of PDKF discussed the benefits of savings with the women.
As a result of the workshop, many women were encouraged to open and operate their own bank account.
PDKF was founded in 2013 and strives to provide a path for a better future for disadvantaged women and girls in Rajasthan. The Foundation provides skill building to create livelihoods, facilitates health programs and supports education for girls. PDKF has sown the seeds of social entrepreneurship by training hundreds of women in various income generation skills, forming self help groups and connecting them to various Government schemes. PDKF’s programs aim to provide women with opportunities to be independent and productive members of their family and community.