November 13, 2013
Mrs. Winnie Singh
Winnie graduated in Psychology and Philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University.
Presently she is a PhD scholar in Public Health at Jodhpur National University.
Winnie Singh is a committed social worker, with over two decades of experience at
national and grassroots level in public healthcare, with special emphasis in the area of
health, elderly and gender equity. Her lifelong interest in humanitarian relief, dynamic
nature and action has been the driving force for a lot of new social programs in Northeast
India, Domestic Violence, Widows of Vrindavan and in the slums of Delhi.
Winnie founded Maitri – a non profit organization committed to Poverty Alleviation,
Education and Health. As Executive Director of Maitri, Winnie has taken the
organization from a grassroots initiative in NE India to a nationally acclaimed
organization fighting for the rights of women and children, health initiatives and poverty
and hunger issues. She has been instrumental in making a difference to the lives of many
victims of Domestic Violence by empowering them with life skills and education. She is
an advocate for respect and dignity for the widow mothers in Vrindavan and through
Maitri have adopted 304 widow mothers, who are provided with a nutritious mid day
meal 365 days in a year along with facilitation of health facilities.
She is a fellow at the Inter-University on Armed Forces and Society - IUSAFS
Winnie is the Honorary Ambassador for Helpage India. She serves as a Governing Board
member of Aashirwad, a non profit organization committed to serving the needs of
Senior Citizens and an old age home.
Winnie has been the President of Rotary Club of Delhi Midwest, District 3010 (2009 -
She is married to Lt. Gen Bhopinder Singh PVSM, AVSM, VSM, who supports her in her initiatives