Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Wiki, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Phoolbasan Bai Yadav

Phoolbasan Bai Yadav is an Indian social worker. She is the founder of ‘Maa Bamleshwari Janhitkari Samiti,’ a non-governmental organization known for its work towards the development of economically and socially backward women of Chhattisgarh.

Wiki/Biography

Phoolbasan Bai Yadav was born on Friday, 5 December 1969 (age 51 years; as of 2020) in Sukuldaihan, Dhangaon, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. She studied only up to the seventh standard as her parents could not afford school fees, uniforms, and books, and also because of her father, who opposed the idea of educating a girl. [1]The Better India

Physical Appearance

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Color: Black

Family & Caste

Parents & Siblings

She was born into a socially backward family with insufficient financial resources. [2]She The People Phoolbasan Bai was born to Jhadiram Yadav and Sumitra Yadav. Her family ran a tea stall in the locality. She was born the third of seven children of her parents; she has two brothers named Kanta Prasad Yadav and Shailendra Yadav and four sisters named Kanti Yadav, Dhrupati Yadav, Sarasvati Yadav, and Chhavi Yadav.

Husband & Children

She got married at the age of ten to a cattle grazer; they have four children; she gave birth to her first child at the age of fourteen.

Career

Phoolbasan started her career as a social activist after participating in the activities of the self-help groups in the district (Rajnandgaon). Soon, she formed groups of her own such as Pragya Mahila Samooh, Kiraya Bhandar, Bazar Theka, and established ration shops (for distribution of food among the people below poverty line (BPL)). Later, she brought all the groups together and formed the non-governmental organization ‘Maa Bamleshwari Janhitkari Samiti’ in 2001.

Logo of Maa Bamleshwari Janhitkari Samiti

Logo of Maa Bamleshwari Janhitkari Samiti

Ever since then, the organization has covered 12000 women self-help groups containing total strength of over 200,000 members reportedly. By collecting Rs. 2 per person, the organization has accumulated around Rs. 250 million. [3]Maa Bamleshwari Janiykari Samiti – Facebook Profile  The groups under the organization engage in works related to health, education, sanitation, and social reforms. The organization has conducted regular polio vaccine clinics, opened schools and Anganwadis, organized food programs for children, set up livelihood earning programs for women, and campaigned against child marriages. The organization has also adopted 54 children and has a presence all over Chhattisgarh. It has initiated social campaigns such as Sharab Bandh (through which they have claimed to close down 250 liquor shops in the state), Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, and preparation of 20,000 soak pits for rainwater harvesting in the district.

Maa Bamleshwari Janhitkari Samiti Nasha Bandh Campaign

Maa Bamleshwari Janhitkari Samiti Nasha Bandh Campaign

Awards & Honours

  • Chhattisgarh Minimata Alankaran Award in 2004
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award in 2004

    Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Receiving Jamnalal Bajaj Award

    Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Receiving Jamnalal Bajaj Award

  • Zee TV Astithva Award from Zee Entertainment Enterprises in 2008

    Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Receiving Zee TV Astithva Award

    Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Receiving Zee TV Astithva Award

  • Kannagi Sthree Shakti Award from the Government of India in 2010

    Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Receiving Kannagi Sthree Shakti Award

    Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Receiving Kannagi Sthree Shakti Award

  • Sadguru Gnanananda National Award in 2010

    Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Receiving Sadguru Gnanananda National Award

    Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Receiving Sadguru Gnanananda National Award

  • Godfrey Phillips National Bravery Award in the social service category (Amodini Award) in 2011
  • Padma Shri in 2012

    Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Receiving Padma Shri

    Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Receiving Padma Shri

  • Government of Chhattisgarh has named her the brand ambassador for the maternity program called Janani Suraksha Yojana
  • Mahaveer Foundation Award for the year 2014
  • National Award for Best Performance, sponsored by NABARD

    Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Receving National Award for Best Performance by NABARD

    Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Receiving National Award for Best Performance by NABARD

  • Award for Women Empowerment from the Union Bank of India

    Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Receiving Award from Union Bank of India

    Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Receiving Award from Union Bank of India

Facts/Trivia

  • In her effort to bring change in the lives of women in Chattisgarh, she faced many problems including her husband, who used physical violence to stop her from going out of her home and coming home late in the night. However, with the time, he understood her and began supporting Phoolbasan in her work. [4]Phoolbasan Yadav; Fearless, Fierce, and Unfazed
  • She came in the limelight when she participated in the “Mahila Olympic” organized by the district administration and won the first prize.
  • According to Phoolbasan, her organization had made 50 villages in Chhattisgarh open defecation-free, even before Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s initiation of Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • Phoolbasan has also been named as a member of State Planning Commission of Chattisgarh and Nine Gems of Chattisgarh (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan).
  • To honour Phoolbasan Yadav, a documentary film ‘Kahaani Phulbhasan Ki’ was produced by the NGO Maa Bamleshwari Janhitkari Samiti.
  • In 2020, a book based on Phoolbasan’s life titled ‘Phoolbasan Yadav: Fearless, Fierce, and Unfazed’ was written and published by Dr Arvind Yadav.
    Phoolbasan Yadav: Fearless, Fierce, and Unfazed (2020)
  • She is also a mentor at Vision India Foundation, an organization that focuses on bringing systemic, long-term reforms by working on public policy, governance, and institutional frameworks of the nation.
  • She has participated in various seminars to convey her message to women and share her story. She is also a TEDx speaker and given speeches in many events.

    Phoolbasan Yadav as a TEDx Speaker

    Phoolbasan Yadav as a TEDx Speaker

  • In 2020, Phoolbasan made an appearance with actress Renuka Shahane in the Karamveer Special of Kaun Banega Crorepati, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan.

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