Jamshedpur: A women�s symposium was organized during the 41st Multiple District 322 convention of Lions Clubs International at TMDC Auditorium on the XLRI Campus.
Key note speaker of the occasion, Dr Rupa Mohanty, noted social worker and counselor touched candidly the social aspects of women life and the sacrifice she continuously makes both within the family and in the society. She urged women to first have confidence in herself, the barrier which is stopping them to march ahead in the so called men’s world should be broken and this could be done if women have confidence an faith in herself.
Dr Mohanty said even the simple housewife does more than what a worker does on daily wages. If the total household work what a women is performing will be so huge that husband will not be able to pay even the minimum wages.
Women she further said is always portrays as one who makes sacrifice. This is quite true. By nature women always make one sacrifice or compromise at the cost of her own health and need. She urged women to come up and march ahead as they are more humanitarian, caring and can render better service to the community.
Sangeeta Jatia International Director conducted some exercise to prove that one always try to pull other to show that one is better than others. She said if instead of pulling each other one should try to sail smoothly together for better understanding and better community service. She said that it is the women who have to come forward and Lions need more and more women participation.
Joni Preston narrated her 29 years experience as Lioness and Lion member and how she rendered services which generally men are supposed to be doing it. She said what is needed is participation and then only one can overcome all personal and social inhibitions to deliver better.
First Vice President Joseph Preston started his speech with a song and said it is important first to have a dream, then take the dream to planning and finally action. He said Clubs International has various forums and provide opportunity where women are invited to participate and join.
Sonali Vakharia from Ethiopia, Jayanti Mallick, Past District Governor from Asansol and Stota Dasgupta from Jamshedpur too shared her experience of being a �Lion� and the support they are getting from the family.
Mandira Chand, Past District Governor from Assam welcomed the guests and Sushma Trivedi, ruling District Governor of Jharkhand extended the vote of thanks. Nalini Mukherjee, Past District Governor from Jamshedpur coordinated the programme.