Mangalore : Distribution of Sewing Machines
Posted On: 18/10/2011 02:15 GMT
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Mangalore:Distribution of Sewing Machines Samanvaya Mangalore in collaboration with Sahodaya Bethany Social Service Centre Bendur distributed 23 new sewing machines worth Rs1,06,000/-to needy women who successfully completed tailoring course recently conducted by them in Guddeangadi, Madame and Lingappayyakadu villages of Dakshina Kannada District.

Samanvaya Mangalore took a step further in rendering service to the poor. 23 women were fortunate in getting new sewing machines with the financial help extended by Samanvaya through Sahodaya Bethany Social Service Centre Bendur. These machines are distributed to the beneficiaries for payment on interest- free easy and monthly installments.  Samanvaya Director Rev. Dr Ronald Cutinha welcomed the gathering and introduced the guests on the dais.  In his brief address he encouraged the beneficiaries to work hard and make the best use of the facility availed in order to improve their lifestyle.  To draw inspiration, he gave the example of Wilma Rudolf who was affected by polio in her childhood making her disabled for life. But with her determination and constant efforts, she went to win three gold medals in the race at Rome Olympics in 1960. He wished the beneficiaries a prosperous future.  Chief Guest Sr Mabel D’Souza in her brief address mentioned that to achieve success, one should have a motto in life and determination which alone will help us fulfill our dreams.  She also reiterated that it is essential that women stand on their own feet and gave few important tips on use and regular maintenance of sewing machines to get the best service.   Before concluding, she wished the women all success.  Sr.Prema Gonsalves expressed gratitude on behalf of Sahodaya and on her own behalf to Samanvaya for the timely help when it was least expected which enabled them to reach out to the deserving women.  On behalf of the beneficiaries, she also assured payment of installments regularly.  Mrs Alice Lobo expressed her happiness that 23 women were getting new sewing machines and wished them a bright future.  Later Rev. Dr Pius Pinto Managing Trustee of Samanvaya  distributed the sewing machines to the selected women and in his short address, he stressed on following the three ‘D’s in life i.e. “Duty”, “Dedication” and “Determination”, which alone will bring success in life. He stated that there is great demand for embroidery work in Europe and he can look for a suitable opening for quality products, if desired.

Social workers, Mrs.Shailaja and Ms Latha compered the programme and proposed vote of thanks respectively.  41 people participated in the programme and appreciated the gesture of Samanvaya.

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