Shakti is a pan India women’s organization under the ARDHANARISHWAR concept. Ardhanarishwara represents the synthesis of masculine and feminine energies of the universe (Purusha and Prakriti) and illustrates how Shakti, the female principle of God, is inseparable from (or the same as, according to some interpretations) Shiva, the male principle of God. As such we believe in the synergy of both masculine & feminine energy that must counterbalance the mindset of various other organizations working for women’s empowerment & liberation who treat the gender as adversaries. Men & women should complement each other for the benefit of
India has a tradition of
But unfortunately such a state of affairs did not continue for long & the synergy between men & women was broken. A weaker society unable to withstand the onslaught of foreign invasion began to crumble morally. Women were subjected to
We have broken from the shackles of domination & won our freedom, we have paid our price & we are still in the process of
In this wake, with the intellectual support and creative inputs of great visionaries and ideological inspiration of Vijnana Bharati – SHAKTI, the women’s wing of Vijnana Bharti took form in March 2003.
With the belief in the holy concept of ‘Ardhanarishwar’– Shakti asks to progress together with self-respect and mutual love by restoring self-identity. Maintaining the sanctity of Indian women hood Shakti is committed to awake and augment the talent latent in women.
SHAKTI envisions a union of creative and socially committed women to take LEAD ROLE in the overall development of the society. It is formed for uniting and enriching the creative woman force of India to reach out for the development of society with the involvement of science and technology and thereby work for their social, intellectual, economic and cultural uplift.
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