MCC, Qatar, holds colourful Women's Day celebration
Doha: The Mangalore Cricket Club (MCC), Qatar, celebrated the International Women’s Day on March 9 at the Indian Cultural Centre. As many as 40 women were invited for the celebrations.
International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8th is dedicated to women and is a day to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of ordinary women. The theme of this year was “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.
The evening began with a prayer by Kavita Tauro. The ladies of the executive committee Riana Pinto, Prabha Rego, Treesa Goveas and Jessy Mendonca then escorted the Chief Guest Milan Arun, President of Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), an apex body of Embassy of India, and Guest of honor Dr. Charmaine D’Souza to the dias. General Secretary Riana Pinto welcomed the gathering. Wilma D’Souza gave a wonderful presentation on the extraordinary achievements of Indian women.
Prabha Rego, Cultural Secretary and Shalini Monthero, Cultural committee member, recited beautiful poems. Milan Arun, a multi-talented Mangalorean, then addressed the gathering and spoke about her successful journey of becoming President of ICC in Nov 2016. She motivated women to rise up and overcome challenges. She encouraged women to teach children, especially boys, to respect women from young age.
Dr. Charmaine D’Souza, MD, MRCOG, MRCGP (Int.), presented a talk addressing on “Women’s Health issues”. It was followed by interactive Question/ Answer session.
Treesa Goveas, Membership Secretary, proposed the vote of thanks.
Cultural Secretary Prabha Rego, who will soon be leaving Qatar with her 2 lovely daughters to join her husband Kenny Rego in Sharjah, was given a farewell. President then presented Prabha with a Qatar souvenir and gift. Prabha thanked the MCC for for giving her an opportunity to serve the dynamic Mangalorean community.
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