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Women’s Day at Catholic Sabha focuses on gender equality

Womens Day at Catholic Sabha focuses on gender equality
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Mangaluru: Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh in collaboration with 12 Deaneries celebrated Women’s day on March 12 at the Bejai Church Hall. The Spiritual Director Rev. Dr J.B. Saldanha inaugurated the program by lighting the Lamp along with guests and the Sthree Hitha Sanchalakis from the Deaneries.

In his speech, he spoke about gender equality and how society appreciates only men and women’s hard work is not appreciated. Though 60 per cent of members of the Catholic Sabha are women. So far only Flavy Dsouza has become the President. He requested more women to come forward and take up more responsible positions in the Catholic Sabha. He also suggested that women take care of their health, not only their families. He requested the women or the parents to treat their children, boys or girls, equally.

Speaker among the felicitators– Mishel Queeni Dcosta, IRS (who was honoured by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman) in her speech mentioned her inspirational background and encouraged mothers and the youth to motivate in various subjects of their interest.

The Chief Guest Hilda Dsilva, Retired Vice Principal, Milagres College, Kallianpur, gave a very interesting talk about women, about how women are superior to what they think. And we can do much more if we want. Women are the centre of attraction. A lady can do everything that a gent can do. Whatever you give to a woman, she gives it back in multiples. We have to take a look at our families. And deal with our children with a lot and a lot of love. If a woman cannot be a role model to her children then we cannot have better families. She wished every woman not power over men, but power over themselves.

Chief guest- Sister Cicilia Mendonca, Bethany Provincialate Provincial Superior in her speech she said one has to respect every woman. The woman is a sign of service and sacrifice. We as parents have to teach our children the values. Ask every woman to take leadership and responsibility and to do good both at home and in society.

Guest of Honour – Roy Castelino, P.R.O. Mangalore Diocese in his speech, appreciated and greeted all the honoraries for their achievements. In response to the chief Speaker’s speech, he acknowledged that he will change one thing in his daily life. He asked the ladies to get into politics. He congratulated Catholic Sabha for their good work.

Stany Lobo, President, Catholic Sabha, Mangalore Pradesh, in his Presidential Speech, congratulated all the women on Women’s day and thanked Women for their contribution to Catholic Sabha. He requested more women to take an active part and serve the community.

Vinod Pinto, Vice President, Catholic Sabha, Mangalore Pradesh, welcomed the gathering.

Laveena Pinto, Women empowerment convener, Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh, rendered the vote of thanks.

Patrick DSouza, Past President, Episcopal City Deanery compered the program.

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