The International Women's Day was celebrated with great fanfare, enthusiasm and true feminine spirit at CSSC (Centre For Study of Social Change)
Taking centre stage as the keynote Motivational Speaker and Guest of Honour was Viveck Shettyy who dwelled at length on the true meaning of the ' Feminine ' and how the word was commonly misunderstood. He further elaborated that the feminine is one of the most significant and profound dimension of human existence and is a part of every individual, male or female. He urged the audience to give as much importance to aesthetics in their life as they would to economics and thereby create an environment for the feminine to bloom and flourish in all its magnificence. He brought into sharp focus that in life it is important to do what is needed and not what is expected. His wit and humour drew a thunderous applause from the audience and was appreciated by one and all.
Dr. Shubha Raul, Chief Guest and former mayor of Mumbai, recalled her fights against social injustice especially in matters of unequal pay and lack of opportunities for women. She called for women at large to be persevering and consistent in their efforts till their goals are achieved.
Advocate Nirmala Samant Prabhavalkar, Senior Advisor to CSSF, enlightened the audience on the tradition and history of International Women's Day and was also one of the principal driving forces behind this spectacular event
Shashank Udapurkar, film maker, fondly remembered the the innumerable sacrifices made by his wife and daughter to ensure that he achieved his career goals .
High Energy cultural performances of dance and music further raised the temperature . Tunes of " Vande Mataram " and " Chak De " filled the air
Let's celebrate the feminine every single day, every single moment of this life.