Rifa Ali is a Shaheeen Bagh resident and many girls of her age are busy in other things. But Rifa is a social activist associated with a NGO that works to empower the deprived in the locality and across the country.
With office in Abul Fazal Enclave, Hum Hindustani also works in resolving marital disputes. As a coordinator of this NGO, Rifa is into women empowerment. And a few days ago, she had attended an event on water conservation at Parliament where some local activists also delivered lecture on importance of water in Islam.
Though nobody from her family is contesting in the upcoming MCD elections, Rifa has her own view. “I was born in Okhla and have seen little developmental work taking place in the locality. Every time new faces surface and talk about big things, but nothing has happened.
“As men goes out to work, it is the women who are worst hit as we stay at home or in the locality. Where ever you go, you will find garbage piled up. There is no water pipe in the locality. So it is important to elect a right candidate this year who could work for development,” said Rifa, who is BA final year’s student at Jamia Millia Islamia.
Though new to the NGO, she said she would like to work for the empowerment of women in the locality and fight for opening of park in the locality so that elderly and youths and other residents could have fresh air.