by BIS Correspondent
PUNE, APR 2, 2016: The Bosco Samajik Sanstha at Koregaon park, Pune celebrated International Women's Day with a programme themed on 'gender equality.' Women from 16 different slums from the city of Pune participated in the programme.
Many dignitaries from the Municipal Corporation, media, networking NGOs and the Women and Child Development department graced the occasion.
The programme began at 11.30 in the morning with a short prayer service, followed by a welcome address by Father Rolvin D'Mello, the Executive Director.
Apart from sessions on women empowerment, there were inputs on 'domestic garbage management' and 'fire precautions.' After lunch, the cultural and entertainment programme had all the participants excited and engaged.
Of more than 130 self- help groups that the Bosco Samajik Sanstha has started since 2005, five best groups were felicitated. Five most enterprising women were selected and felicitated too.
The day ended with a pledge by the participants to respect all women, followed by a vote of thanks and snacks for all.