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International Women's day celebration - 8th March 2014 Auxilium Sneha Kiran Thope

On 8th March 2014, the International Women's Day was celebrated by the Theera Desa Mahila Society (TMS)of Thope. The inaugural function was held at the Fisherman Community Development Programme (FCDP) hall. Mrs. Prasanna Earnest the Mayor of Kollam Corporation lighted the lamp. Rev. Fr. Sunny Uppan SDB Director of FCDP and TMS welcomed the gathering. The theme chosen for the day was 'prevention of violence against women'. About two hundred women participated in the event. Mrs. Prasanna spoke about various types of violence unleashed on women in the society and the possible support available from the Government department. The other speakers for the occasion were Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Kayavil, Director of Bishop Benzigher Hospital, Mr. N Tommy Councilor of Pallithottam, Sr. Anita Joseph Superior of Auxilium Sneha Kiran and Mr. A. Andrews KSMTF Secretary. All of them spoke about the importance of stopping various forms of violence against women and giving them the rightful place in the society. The function was concluded with lunch. It was a memorable day for the members of the TMS.

Sr. Eliamma Joseph