SMT. VIDYABEN SHAH (1922-2020), MANAGING COMMITTEE MEMBER OF LOK KALYAN SAMITI PASSED AWAY
Our dear Smt. Vidyaben Shah, Padma Shri left for her heavenly abode on 19th June 2020 . Vidyaben Shah a social worker, was the first non-official to head the New Delhi Municipal Council in the 1970s and was also the president of the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) between 1976 to 1979 and then from 1985 to 1994.
She has been one of India’s leading activists in the field of child welfare and women rights. She established the first Bal Bhavan in Rajkot in the 1940s and as a university student, she participated in the Quit India Movement. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 1992 and received the National Award for outstanding services in the field of child welfare in 1986. President of Delhi Gujarati Samaj for over 40 years, she also played a leading role in establishing Sardar Patel Vidyalaya and the Triveni Kala Sangam, an institution for imparting training in dance, music and painting.
She was associated with Lok Kalyan Samiti for a long time and we at LKS, express our sincere condolences on her passing away.