Oshima Raikhy Founder of Aruna Asaf Ali memorial trust, a voluntary organisation working for women empowerment, skills development and education of poor children; in sector 44 Chandigarh where the institution has constructed its own building wiz Aruna Asaf Ali Bhawan .
After having been inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and Aruna Asaf Ali ,during the freedom struggle in 1942; Oshima Raikhy moved to Jalandhar in 1947 and joined the AWIC (All India Women’s conference) a PAN Indian Women Organisation.
After moving to Chandigarh she pioneered the Punjab Istri Sabha , as a branch of national Federation of Indian Women, to fight for the gender equality and other social evils. Later the Sabha started a counselling center for redressal of marital discord cases at the Punjab Red Cross Bhawan for helping women in distress.
Although, now above 90 years of age, Oshima Raikhy is still active and is the mentor to the management of the Aruna Asaf Ali memorial trust.
Born on January 1, 1921; Oshima Raikhy completed her post graduation after India’s Independence ,being a graduate from Lahore during pre partition days. She has been associated with servile Social Welfare Organisations in India like the; association of Social Health in India (ASHI), Life member of Punjab Red Cross Society and also Punjab Child Welfare Council her services were recognised by the Chandigarh administration also and she was Owner rd with a state level award on the Republic Day by Chandigarh administration.