Wednesday, March 9, 2011


KAWANT, MARCH 9, 2011: Disha Don Bosco Kawant celebrated Women’s Day on March 7, 2011 at Don Bosco, Kawant. More than five hundred women were present for the event. Practically all from the Disha Self Help Groups. The day began with the registration, followed by fete games organized by the Scouts and Guides of Don Bosco School. The women thoroughly enjoyed the games. The most interesting part of the fete games was that the women who were not ambitious in winning the game got the maximum prize coupons.

Simultaneously, Disha Don Bosco organized Sickle Cell Awareness Programme for all the women. Three hundred and eighty women volunteered to do the blood testing for the Sickle Cell. At 12.15 p.m an Awareness Programme was held in the school hall for all women on Sickle Cell by Mrs. Sunita P, head of the Sickle Cell Awareness Programme for Kawant Taluka. The cultural programme was held after the awareness programme with the distribution of the prizes for the Best Self Help Group and the Best Adivasi Group Dress. The winners for the Best Self Group were Gayatri Self Help Group from Jamli and Ramdevpir Self Help Group from Limdi. Best Adivasi Group Dress went to Geeta Self Help Group from Nanichickli.

The chief guest for the occasion was Mr. Milind Gupte (NABARD: Regional Director from Vadodara district), who gave away the prizes and gifts for each of the self help groups. He encouraged women to come forward to learn different types of courses that NABARD has introduced in these last few years with the help of Disha Don Bosco and be empowered in all possible ways. He gave examples of great women in India who are holding high position today in this competitive world. Women should not feel shy but come forward to be leaders and take advantage of all the schemes and projects that the govt. and other NGO’s have introduced on a regular basis. Disha Don Bosco is the first NGO to register all the fifty SHG’s in the Mangalam Project introduced by the N. Modi in his vibrant Gujarat 2011. Women can make a difference in everybody’s life. Let’s help them to be the change we want to see in this beautiful world.

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