Girls Islamic Organisation of India
Girls Islamic Organisation of India (GIO) is a student organisation in India for girls. It is the daughter organisation of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. Girls Islamic Organisation of India (GIO) came to existence under the patronage of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. It releases the potential of womenfolk in moulding the society's future. It also intends to uplift the girls and enhance their power of action and reaction.
For a long time, GIO functioned as a part of the Women’s Wing of the JIH local unit. Later, it was established as a full-fledged state level organization. GIO actively works in various states including Rajasthan, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Kerala And Karnataka.
The mission of GIO is to prepare female students and young women for the reconstruction of the society in the Divine Light Of Guidance.
It aims at the assurance of justice and prosperity without any discrimination of religion and caste, finding solution for the problems affecting girls in the socio-political, moral and cultural zone and refining the girl's value conscious. Some of its aims and objectives are as follows:
- To promote and cultivate true knowledge and understanding of Islam among female students and young women.
- To prepare girls to lead their individual and collective lives in accordance with the Quran and Sunnah
- To mobilize girls to promote virtues and uproot evils from the society.
- To promote better academic and moral atmosphere in educational institutions.
- To provide an all round development of every individual female, nourish their talents and make them a useful asset for the society.
Being a group that works among girls, GIO has to make its member realise their space in their families as well as society. Girls should have the courage to shoulder the responsibility of handing over the message of truth to the posterity. The main nature of GIO is to function girls on to the grounds of Islam. It also stirs and encourages the creative talents of girls by conducting camps, campaigns and contests. Special focus is given to the campuses.
GIO tries to up lift the educational levels of girls, to strengthen them morally and to boost up their talents through its activities. GIO regularly conducts study classes and Public meetings on selective subjects for Muslim women to imbibe true Islamic teachings among them and alleviate dogmas and superstitions prevalent among them. It organises campaigns for female students and young women. It organizes cordial meets, Iftaar Meets and Table Talks with the objective of spreading Communal Harmony on various occasions.