International Women’s Day 2014-15
Soroptimist International Bombay-Chembur in collaboration with Chembur English Primary School celebrated International Women’s Day on the 13th of March, 2015. A talent competition was organized for all the mothers from the school wherein they showcased their abilities in the four given categories of – Food, Art and Handicraft, Singing and Dance.
There were a total of 37 mothers who participated in the competitions. The judges for the event were Ms Indu Vakil, a nutritionist, social worker and yoga instructor; Ms. Prajakta Matondkar, an art and craft trainer and an Asst. Professor at Chembur Junior College of Education; and Ms. Namitha Kafaliya, a trained dancer and founder of Vicky’s Dance Academy.
The event commenced with a short inaugural ceremony following which the judges proceeded to each food stall and tasted their dishes and judged them on the same. After this the dance and singing competition was held. Post this the judges judged the Art & Handicraft items. All the participants cooked yummy food, sang melodiously, danced gracefully and showcased their colorful art. Three prizes were given for the Art and Handicraft, Singing and Dance Competition respectively. As there were more than 20 entries in the Food making competition, 6 prizes were given. It was a day of fun, laughter and a lot of happiness.
The following SIBC members were present for the program- Dr Daphne Pillai, Dr. Reni Francis, Ms. Yvette Lee, Ms. Mamta Patil, Ms. Sunita Jain, Ms. Swasti Dhar, Dr Celina Joy, Ms. Parveen Arif, Ms Seeta Desai, Dr. Padma Rangan, Dr. Sunita Wadikar, Ms. Annamma Paul, Dr. Lata Krishnan and Ms. Preeti Pawar.