Frases de Ela Bhatt
Data de nascimento: 7. Setembro 1933
Ela Ramesh Bhatt is an Indian cooperative organiser, activist and Gandhian, who founded the Self-Employed Women's Association of India in 1972, and served as its general secretary from 1972 to 1996. She is the current Chancellor of the Gujarat Vidyapith. A lawyer by training, Bhatt is a part of the international labour, cooperative, women, and micro-finance movements and has won several national and international awards, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award , Right Livelihood Award and the Padma Bhushan .
Citações Ela Bhatt
„realities of our own countries rather than catching up with the western economic models, [Bhatt urged] the people to follow a principle which ensures six basic necessities- food, shelter, clothing, primary education, primary healthcare and primary banking- are available within a 100 mile distance. If these necessities are locally produced and consumed, we will have the growth of a new holistic economy.“
— Ela Bhatt
Quoted in in "Ela Bhatt of SEWA awarded Indira Gandhi Prize for promoting peace".