At a time when the Madhya Pradesh government is spending crores to take the benefits of its health schemes to the doorstep of beneficiaries, an Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery (ANM) of Khargone came out with a unique idea to make people aware of these schemes.
Hemlata Yadav, an ANM at Madleshwar community health centre, printed all the schemes of National Rural Health Mission under a tagline "Dus Ka Dum" on her daughter Prerna's wedding invitation card.
She also emphasised on the Beti Bachao Mission as well as printed various tourist destinations of Choli and Mandleshwar villages in Khargone district.
Yadav had left her in-laws about 25 years ago after her husband Ananrsingh Thakur allegedly refused to give up drinking alcohol.
She brought up her daughter on her own.
Her daughter Prerna is going to enter wedlock with Jitendra Thakur of Choli on May 1.
Yadav, who has done masters in sociology, said being a health worker, it was her duty to make people aware about the government schemes.
"We usually print pictures of god or goddess on wedding cards and keep them at our home. Since I’m an ANM and my profession is god to me, I printed the government schemes on the wedding card," she said.
She published 450 cards and distributed them among her relatives and department officials.
"All of my relatives, villagers and the department officials appreciated the initiative," Hemlata said.
Khargone district collector Neeraj Dubey also appreciated Yadav’s work.
"Her initiative will show a new direction to the society and hopefully, more people will come up with such unique ideas in future," Dubey said.