The Capuchin Thalir Holistic Welfare Centre celebrated Women’s day focused on ‘THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN: Promotion, Protection, and Fulfilment’.
Around 100 women delegates from various villages of Villupuram District gathered at Thalir Conference Hall on 6th March.
The programme began at 10am with a prayer song followed by Input sessions from erudite personalities focusing on the holistic welfare of women.
INPUTS: Sr. Aparna, the principal of St. Joseph School, focused on the Courage and strength of every woman. Fr. Arputharaj, the Youth Commission Director spoke about focusing on the future generation. Ms. Papita MSW highlighted on the struggles women face both in the family and in the society while Fr. Francis Xavier highlighted on the dignity of being a woman. Fr. Rex, enlightened the Vital role of women in society and also the care of Transgender persons.
Fr. Christuraj, the Guardian of the Capuchin Community spoke on the duty of the families on the growth of a girl child. Sr. Jeya from St. Joseph school spoke on Strong collaboration with other women. Pastor Franklin talked about the building of Faith and trust during the sociocultural struggles of women. Deacon Joseph led the group to realize the power to change and transform in every woman. Fr. Tamil Selvam, highlighted on the growing psychological burden in every woman. Fr. Nithiya, the Director of Thalir spoke on the various dimensions of violence against women and the way out. Ms. Papita also spoke on the how to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of women.
GROUP DISCUSSIONS: The participants were divided into 6 groups to discuss on the concrete action plans towards the welfare of Rural women. After the group Discussions, the reports were presented by the group leaders. For the follow up programme, it was proposed to focus on the Socio-Economic Empowerment of rural women.
The programme was jointly organized by Udhayam Capuchin Social Service Society, Trichy along with the Youth Commission, Arts and Science College of Kurumbalur and Thalir Capuchins.
There were cultural programme’s by groups, both young and old. The programme ended with Tea at 4pm.