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On International Women’s Day, JCI India honours Distinguished Women

JCI India honoured eminent ladies in the field of Agriculture, Business, Education, Social Activist and Sports, from the communities across India

March 8 is observed as International Women’s Day to celebrate the spirit of women. The aim is to celebrate their achievements and acknowledge their increasing visibility in every sphere of life. The idea behind celebrating the day is also to highlight the extraordinary roles played by women in every walk of life and salute their courage and determination. The theme of this year’s Women’s Day is — Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world.

JCI Vizag Steel City, in collaboration with Asharaj Shine Foundation, hosted a grand event in Lankelapalem’s Srirama Nagar Colony to commemorate Women’s Day and honour notable women in the community. The festivities drew more than 50 women from the area. Jc Bipak Kumar Pradha, LOM President, Jc Adhir Kumar Nayak, Zone Coordinator Programs and Jc Roja Rani,LOM VP Community Development were present.

Jc Asha Latha, Program Director and LOM VP Programs greeted women on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Speaking on the occasion she said

In various fields, women in our society are breaking records and achieving new heights. Let us all commit to promoting gender equality and eliminating inequity between men and women.

Four distinguished ladies were honoured in the fields of agriculture, education, business, and social service.

Mrs Mary Ratnam is a retired teacher and an agriculturist. She encourages the villagers to cultivate and practise organic farming. Mrs Malleswari is a former government school’s gazetted Headmaster. She dedicated 33 years of her life to the area of education. Mrs. Santhoshi, a businesswoman and the manager of a sanitary napkin company that she runs by nominating and employing women. Mrs Gummadi Vara Prasadam is a teacher by profession, but by blood she is a social activist. Asharaj Shining Society’s founder and chairman. She is responsible for all of society’s events.

The honorees’ speeches enthralled the audience.

Later that evening, the LOM celebrated Women’s Day at Shivaji Nagar by cutting a cake.