Parihaar Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, will launch a helpline and community care services on the occasion of International Widows Day on June 23. The helpline number (080) 41482727 will be functional from next Monday.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, N.B. Jayaprakash, Founder-Managing Trustee of the foundation said the helpline aims to reach out to widows and divorced women.

“We aim to provide a multi-dimensional approach to solve financial, social and emotional issues of widowed and divorced women. We ensure that they get widow pension, nutrition support,help in marriage services and provide legal and medical counselling,” he said.

The launch of the helpline will be conducted at Rastreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust, Golden Jubilee hall, R.V. Teachers College Building, Jayanagar 2nd block, Bangalore. For details, you can send an e-mail to