This year at SI Bangalore, we celebrated our 12 charter with a difference. SI Bangalore became the first SI Club in India to adopt and to execute the unique practice of conferring SI honorary membership to eminent women personalitie.
Their names have been engraved not just in Bangalore’s but in India’s who’s who list for their contribution in the fields of Social Work, Education, Theatre, Sports and literature. Five such women of substance,-Dona Fernandis, Shukla Bose, Arundathi Nag, Ashwini Nachappa and Anita Nair are now a part of SI Bangalore’s sisterhood.
The honours was done by IAS officer Mr.Manivannan,he is the current Managing Director of Karnataka Urban water supply and drainage board and chief project officer for Karnataka state highway improvement project. He is the only IAS officer to be conferred with the rank of Lieutenant by the then Major General, A.K Singh.
We are also in constant touch with him to take forward many more issues regarding environment like conservation of water and garbage management etc.
Our event was completely sponsored and hosted by Hilton Bangalore Embassy Golf Links. The event was well attended and also covered by the local Newspapers.
This event has taken SI Bangalore to the next level. We now have these eminent women associated with SI and Visa versa.
Sheila, we intend to carry on this practice every year. We know that this will bring in more qualitative contribution for uplifting women and girl child from the deprived section of our society. We know that with help ,support and experience of these renowned women we are bound to make a difference as Soroptimists together.