It gives me immense pleasure to be the President of Soroptimist International Bangalore, India, for 2023-2025. I am very touched by the confidence and faith which have been shown by the members, who have entrusted me with the responsibility of leading this prestigious club.
A lot of good work has been done by my predecessors and I hope to bring about some changes in people’s lives by doing some charity and also letting my sisters get a platform to show their talent and good work. I am proud to be part of this club and seek the active support of every individual to raise the Soroptimist International banner to new heights. Sincere efforts and commitment from each one will help us to find more and more avenues to do good to the society and to the world.
I look forward to yet another successful year of sisterhood and service. Great moments are born from great opportunities – the opportunity to touch the lives of the less fortunate and help future generations. With our combined effort we can achieve a lot. I hope and pray that in the coming years, we can make a difference to many such lives and to the world.
To Quote Vivekananda
“Compassion to living beings can lead to attainment of the Divine”.
Entrepreneur, President (2018 to 2020)
As I stand here before you this evening, I am indeed deeply honoured to be given the opportunity to serve as the President of Soroptimist International of Bangalore for the next two consecutive years. You have my sincere assurance that I will be dedicated to the cause of serving our society as a true Soroptimist.
SI Bangalore has come a long way since it was formed in 2002 and chartered in 2003. The club has achieved great heights with capable Presidents, dedicated teams and members since then. Right now I am taking over from one such president and team, who have exhibited the qualities of great leadership and teamwork. It makes me a little nervous and inspired at the same time.
This definitely makes me realise that we have a great responsibility to carry on the legacy and then pass it on to the next team, which we can leave with similar feelings. One of the key strengths of SI Bangalore, as I see it, is the diversity of skills, talents and determination we see across our members, many of whom are successful businesswomen, professionals and homemakers.
Being the individuals that we are means a lot, it means that we are unique. It means that we are enabled and empowered. Most importantly, it means that we have infinite power. Your very presence in this room today means that you are here on a mission to bring in the change that we all aspire and intend to see in our society. So please don’t hold back all the good things that God has blessed each one of with. Use it to help someone who is not as privileged as we are.
SI Bangalore is not just about the President or the committee. It is rather about us as individuals. It is about the personal contribution that each one of can make as a Soroptimist. So that we can proudly define ourselves not only BY WHAT WE DO but more importantly by WHO WE ARE!!
Therefore, I am looking forward to having the full support and contribution of each and every member. I am extremely gratified at the Committee Chairs we have in place, and am thankful to all of you who will be currently serving as the committee. Looking forward to working in harmony with all of you. I take pleasure in introducing our committee members to you all.