We Did It!!
WE CARE for Woman Empowerment
25th Sep 2016 to 2nd Oct 2016
at South Nada, Vadakkumnathan Temple Grounds, Thrissur
… A wide range of programmes over 8 days
Sensitising Children & Youth
Essay Writing & Painting Competitions on the topic for school & college students on 25th Sept. Over 200 Participants
25th – 29th Sept
– 5 day series of talks on Woman Empowerment From Various Perspectives such as Literature, Vedas, Christian Scriptures, Sw. Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi etc. 10 speakers, over 1000 participants.
3- Day Conference on Women’s Rights, Issues & Empowerment
Sept 30th 5 pm – Oct 2nd 8 pm
- Seminars & Panel Discussions – Over 50 speakers addressed more than 20 topics over 3 days. Topics ranged from the role of education in gender sensitisation to the influence of media, politics etc in woman empowerment.
- Cultural events – Dance, Music & Magic to highlight the cause
- Kavisammelanam – Highlighting the cause through poetry
- Community Garba Dance - More than 500 girls and women participated in this event designed to Help them Break their Shell and Overcome fears and inhibitions
- Upavaasam - 9 ATMA foundation members fasted for 51 hours as a symbol of our commitment towards the cause. 12 others fasted for 24 hours.
- Info Booths- Service stall by District Legal Services Authority, Burn Victim assistance stall by Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, Free Health check-up by Arya Medical Centre and Awareness booth by RSETI was set up at the conference venue.
- Free Booklet Distribution – A booklet detailing important legal protections for women, government schemes and important contact numbers was released and distributed.
Direct participation of over 10, 000 people…
Over 20, 000 reached through media campaigns…
Sessions by Over 50 dignitaries…
Leaders & Govt officials.. Sri V S Sunilkumar (Hon Min for Agriculture), Sri C.N Jayadevan (Hon. M.P), Smt. Sheela Vijayakumar (Dist Panchayath President), Smt. Ajitha Jayarajan (Hon Mayor), Sri. Therambil Ramakrishnan (Former MLA), Adv. C.K Sajinarayanan, Sri. K. Venu, Sri. M.T Ramesht. Smt R. Nishaanthini, IPS (DCP, Thrissur Rural), Smt M S Sampoorna (Councillor)
Spiritual Leaders… H.H Sw. Purushottamanandji, His Beatitude Dr Mar Aprem, His Lordship Mar Yohannan Yosef, Br. Jayashankar, Acharya M.R Rajesh
Social & Cultural Leaders… Padmasree Dr. P.R Krishnakumar, Dr. M. Lakshmikumari, Sri. Peethambaran Master, Sri. Rahul Easwar, Smt. Vasanti Gopalan
Renowned Artistes.. Padmasree Peruvenam Kuttan Maarar, Smt. Vidhubala, Smt. Mochitha
Ms Preethi Panicker, Smt Padmini Krishnan and Smt Draupadi Praveen (Nilamana Sisters), Sri Anoop Sankar
Writers & Poets… Smt. K.B Sreedevi, Sri. Murukan Kattakada, Dr P Saraswati, Sri. Krishnadas (Green Books), , Smt. Sreelatha Varma, Smt. Roshni Swapna, Sri. V. G Thampy, Dr. Rosy Thampy
Leaders, Achievers & Role Models from different fields… Dr. K.S David, Dr. Lizzy Cleetus, Dr. Chithrathara Gangadharan, Adv. Villi Jijo, Smt. Nalini Chandran, Smt. Sheeba Amir, Ms. Preeti Sreevalsan, Dr Krishna Gopinath, Smt. Vinaya (ASI), Dr. Jaya Cherian, Dr. Mini K Jose, Smt. Vijaya Ananthakrishnan, Sri. T.R Vijayakumar, Sri. Ajith Kumar Raja, Kum. Dhanya Ravi, Dr. V. Bindu, Dr. Aby Paul, Sri. Ramachandran, Dr. Mary Regina, Smt. Geetha T.R, Smt. Priya Habeeb, Smt. Seena A.C, Smt Smitha Keeran, Ms Nanditha Menon…