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posted Mar 13, 2018, 7:28 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 7:28 AM ]
8-Mar-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) celebrated International Women’s Day today at their centre in Chinchwad. About 200 women participated in this programme held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

The programme began with the ‘welcome and felicitation’ of guests. Mrs Muley (Police Department), Mrs Bhagwat (Traffic Department), Dr Anuja Krishna, Advocate Preeti Sathe were guest of honour and they were presented garlands and Aarti was performed. Fr Corlis Gonsalves (Director-Don Bosco Chinchwad) and Fr Lester (Rector-Don Bosco Chinchwad) introduced the guests to the audience. The programme started with the lighting of lamp ceremony. In her address Dr Anuja Krishna informed women on the harmful effects of tobacco and cause of Cancer. She also focussed on healthy nutrition for women and children.

This was followed by an interactive session by Mrs Muley (Police Department) in which she enlightened participants on the redressal of domestic violence and steps taken by police department for the security of women and girls. Then, Mrs Bhagwat (Traffic Department) addressed the participants on the road safety, traffic rules and fines.

This was followed by a talk on legal provisions for women by Advocate Preeti Sathe. Don Bosco students presented a dance to the audience. Mrs Pratiksha Kamble, a DBDS-AXA entrepreneur shared her success story to motivate the participants. This was followed by the games and cultural events by women. Women participated in ‘Rangoli Competition’, played musical chair, presented dance etc. Winners were presented with the prizes. The women participants were given a pot with sapling as a souvenir of celebration with the message of ‘save environment.’ In the end Mrs Lalita Choudhaty (Co-ordinator - DBDS) presented vote of thanks and also thanked all the participated for their presence during the programme.