Bantwal: Inauguration of Tailoring cum Embroidery Course
Posted On: 14/03/2011 19:00 GMT
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By Samanvaya Team Members

Bantwal: March 5, 2011 was an important day for Samanvaya Mangalore because on this day, it   inaugurated its 10th Free Tailoring-cum-Embroidery Course for the women in Madame Village at Siddakatte, in memory of late Rev. Fr Bernard D’Souza.  This Course is of nine months duration.

Kum. Latha, a renowned social worker under Sahodaya Bethany Seva Kendra welcomed all gathered on the occasion and commenced the function with a prayer song sung by the new enterprising students.  Kum. Shaila welcomed the guests to the dais.  Mrs & Mr Stanley Noronha of Kuwait were the Chief Guests of the day, and wished the students success and prosperous future.  They were felicitated through shawls and garlands. Rev. Dr Ronald Cutinha, Director, Samanvaya reiterated the importance of women being self reliant in the present world. He said, unlike in the past, the ladies should make all efforts to improve their economic status by making themselves financially independent without having to depend on their men-folk.  Rev. Dr Pius Fidelis Pinto, Managing Trustee of Samanvaya remembered the late Fr Bernard D’Souza and enlightened his concern for the poor and the downtrodden, especially towards the womenfolk. He said that Samanvaya is carrying on his mission of helping the helpless in all seriousness and this 10th  free Tailoring Course within a short span of  four years is a matter of pride for Samanvaya and to all those who availed this facility. He encouraged the new students and impressed upon them to make the best use of the facility and put it to use in their own interest and for the benefit of others around them. Sr. Prema Gonsalves, Co-ordinator, Sahodaya Bethany Seva Kendra, and Sr. Mabel D’Souza, Women’s Co-ordinator also spoke on the importance of women empowerment and advised the young students to learn and later earn to improve the status of their living conditions.  A local resident, Smt. Varija’s thoughtful gesture in giving rent-free space for conducting the tailoring course was appreciated by one and all.  Smt. Baby, Kukkipady Grama Panchayat Member was also a guest on the dais.  Smt. Leena Castelino, Secretary of Sneha Mahila Mandala took the initiative for this free tailoring course in that village.
Kum. Latha conducted the entire programme and Kum. Savita proposed vote of thanks.  Seated on the dais were also Kum. Prema, Tailoring Teacher and Jacintha Pinto of Samanvaya. There were about 50 people in the gathering and arrangements have been made to commence classes from 7th of March 2011 for which about 25 students have already enrolled themselves to attend classes on regular basis.

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