I Knew Martha from the 1970s--Lalita Ramdas

 

Oh Martha! We had plans that you would finally come to Ramu Farm and pick mangoes from the trees this summer…I feel I have lost a friend, a sister, a comrade, a colleague…someone special in every possible way.

Martha and I have been friends ever since she came to me as an intern in Abner Memorial School, Delhi, in the late 1970s. Rajesh and Martha met through me and they got married in our home…

And it was Martha with Feisal Alkazi who helped develop the training module on gender sensitisation for the Indian Navy when we first inducted women into the service. Most recently Martha was working closely with a group of us in AAP SHAKTI to finalise guidelines and a draft framework on a committee for Sexual Harassment within AAP. We will hopefully implement this as a tribute to Martha…