Padma Bhushan Awardee Ela Bhatt passes away...

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Padma bhushan Awardee Ela Bhatt passes away...

Ela Bhatt, a social worker, passed at the age of 89. Ela Bhatt, who worked in the field of women's rights and micro-finance, was honoured with the country's prestigious Padma Bhushan. She was awarded the gandhi Peace prize in 2011, the padma shri in 1985 and the Padma bhushan in 1986. Ela Bhatt was a well-known personality due to the help of women in the field of women's rights and self-entrepreneurship.

Ela Bhatt was also awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in the Community Leadership category in the year 1977. congress President mallikarjun Kharge has expressed grief after her death. Senior congress leader jairam ramesh also remembered her contribution to the social sector and expressed grief over her death.

Ela was famous for the SEWA organization

Ela Bhatt was an activist of Gandhian ideology. She was working towards making women financially capable. To help women, she formed an organization named Self Employed women Association in india ie SEWA and led it for a long time. She also created the country's first cooperative bank for women in the year 1973. Ela Bhatt founded Women's World banking in the year 1979.

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