Nivedan Women's Development Trust celebrated International Women's Day on March 6 and 12 with a sports meet, cultural programme and guest speeches at the Besant Theosophical Higher Secondary School, Besant Nagar.
Various sporting events such as musical chair, lemon & spoon, running race, throw ball, kabbadi, disc throw, skipping and kolam competition were held on March 6. More than 300 women from various Self Help Groups participated in different events.
On March 12, a host of personalities from different walks of life graced the function and motivated the more than 1000 participants with their eloquent speeches.
Among the guests were T.N. Vallinayagam, former Judge of the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka High Courts social activists M Natchatira Mary, Prema, Fr. Francis Michael, Pargavi, G. Rajamohan, Gayatri Priya, Fr. Amalraj, Ramamurthy, Michael Samy, Venkatesh and O. Muthu Manicam. The programme concluded with a ‘Suggestion Session', theatre play and demonstration of Yoga and self defence techniques for women. Winners in different competitions were given prizes and certificates.
Managing trustee Natchatira Mary proposed the vote of thanks.