Theatre of the Oppressed
Residents of apartment complexes, members of organisations such as Saheli, ACTS Nirmala Vidhyalaya and Parikrma School, among others, addressed issues as diverse as domestic violence, ageism and inclusion of differently-abled children. Through collective action, expression and exchange of thoughts and ideas, members sensitised each other, as well as audiences, about the importance of awareness and action. Every Spectator became a “Spectactor.”
Fistful of grains
Bags bursting with rice and lentils, and branded with SIB’s logo….these are distributed by elite schools to needy children. It is a monthly enterprise that has been adopted as an ongoing project of the National Association.
SIB members give the bags to children, who fill them with grains, lentils and vegetables and then transport them to underprivileged children after they are filled. It makes every member feel satisfied at having performed an extraordinary action for equal distribution of resources.
Run For Cancer
A stream of almost 1,000 runners set fire to the dew-dipped parks of Cubbon Park on Sunday morning, November 6. Fresh-faced children, bright oldies, sari-clad women and jean-clad teenagers … they were all part of a fun run from Century Club.
Ashwini Nachappa, national sportswoman, was the first bright spark that flagged off the fiery, feisty morning at 7 a.m. The runners circled the park and returned to the starting point by afternoon. “That was a fantastic event. A super sprint,” cried a participant.
Indeed, it was a Biggie in every way, mobilising special partnership with Business Network International, and support from organisations such as Microlabs and Agadi Hospital.
The special event was flagged off to support Karunashraya, a Cancer hospice.
Chief Guest Ashwini Nachappa: “It has been my privilege and honour to have received the Honorary Membership from Soroptimist International
Karunashraya, the Cancer Hospice that was supported by SI through the Run For Cancer event: “The trouble that your team went to in creating a publicity video was indeed remarkable…The funds will be utilised to buy medicines for our patients, and only eternity will reveal how many suffering patients have been benefited from these medicines and supplies. “