International Women’s Day Celebration
Launch of Help Line for Women in Distress
Good Shepherd Health Education Centre and Dispensary, Karamadai celebrated International Women’s Day on 03.03.2020 at 11.00 am in Kaaniyappa Mahal, Karamadai.Ms. Latha Sundaram, The Founder and Managing Trustee, Aram Foundation, Coimbatore inaugurated the function. Sr. Tereseena FCC, provincial Superior, Seraphic Provincial House, Palakkad presided over the function. Prior to the celebration a procession was held by the Self Help Group women to declare their rights for equality and accessibility of their rights. Fr. Nithin Palakattu delivered the key note address and Ms. A. Meenakshi, Imayam Social Welfare Association, Coimbatore gave special address.
During the celebration the new women empowerment project of GSHEC funded by Karl Kubel Stiftung and The Federal Ministry of Economic Development Corporation, Germany was inaugurated. A women help line with a toll free number as a part of the project was inaugurated. The toll free number is 1800-425-1771 which is generated for communicating the grievances of women followed that legal support and counselling along with various referral services will be provided. Sr. Anila Mathew FCC, Director General, Good Shepherd inaugurated the number. Mr. Philips Ilayaraja, District Executive Officer, TNRTP, Coimbatore. Ms. Kavitha.S, Executive Officer, TNRTP, Coimbatore Mr. A. Ravichandran, BDO, MNREGs, Ms. Daisy Mary, Federation Officer, Karunya Social Centre, Valparai felicitated the function. A lucky draw was held for the participants. Prizes and certificates were distributed to the best self -help groups, best entrepreneurs band achievers in social action. . Coordinator proposed vote of thanks. 1000 SHG women from Karamadai, Periyanaickenpalayam and Valparai were participated in the celebration.