The Government of India declared the year 2001 as Year For Women Empowerment. Series of welfare programmes were conducted all over for the benefit of the women.
PEACEFUL SOCIETY took the lead to commemorate the year as the Empowerment of Women in Goa and designed a 6 months intensive programme .
Peaceful Society launched the Women Empowerment Programme’01 on 28th July’01at Peaceful Society premises in Madkai. The inauguration of the programme was done at the hands of Shri Ravi Naik, Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, The other invitees were MMC Chairperson Kamlini Painguinkar, Dr. Pramod Salgaonkar Chairperson of Women’s Commission, Dr. Poornima Usgaonkar.
The Special features of this programme were conduction of workshops on varied issues concerning the women in the society. Workshops were held on subjects like Law & Judiciary, Education, Health, Banking, Politics, Women Commission, Government Schemes, Women & Literature, Entrepreneurship, Media & Theatre, Difficulties encountered in Marriages , Journalism.
Eminent personalities were invited to deliver talks, to share their views and opinions, with the woman folk. Women usually confine themselves to their houses , their life revolves around their husband and children , they are bound by their household duties, meeting the expectations of their in-laws. As such it becomes our duty to enlighten them on various developments and facilities meant for their betterment. A small working group comprising of Mrs. Bharati Bandodkar, Dr. Poornima Usgaonkar, Mrs. Jyoti Kunkolicar was constituted to design the programme.
Following 11 workshops were organised as part of Women Empowerment Year,
LAW AND JUDICIARY.
|Law & Judiciary
|Adv. Shubhalaxmi Nayak, Adv. Anuja Prabhudesai,
|Ms. Pratima Dhond Ms. Amol Morajkar
|Dr. Purnima N Usgaonkar Dr. Lalana Bakhale Ms. Manisha Naik
|Women And Politics / Role of Women In Politics
|Ms. Nirmala Sawant Prof. Prajal Sakhardande
|Ms. Sudha Amonkar MS. Suman Pednekar
|Government Development Schemes for Women
|Ms. Sandhya Kamat, Ms. Meena Goltekar. Mr. Ajit Panchwadkar
|Women and Literature
|Ms. Hema Nayak, Ms. Sita Kakokdkar Prof. Bhushan Bhave Prof. Prajal Sakhardande
|Women and Theatre
|Ms. Ujawala Tarcar, Ms. Jyoti Cuncoliencar Mr. Shridhar Kamat Bambolkar
|Ms. Shakuntala Parab Ms. Nisha Pandit
|Women and Marriage
|Ms. Mangala Sane Ms. Shanta Sadhale
|Dr. Pramod Salgaonkar
The participants for the workshops were mostly women from Ponda Taluka.
Ms. Bharati Bandodkar did attended various such programme organised by the Govt. Of Goa as part of Year of women Empowerment.