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Mahalir Mela 2022: to mark International Women’s Day 2022

Venue: Shanti Ashram
Date: 5th March 2022

Mahalir Mela 2022: to mark International Women’s Day 2022

Theme: ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’

Objectives of the 2022 Women’s Day celebration:

  • Celebrate the International Women’s day, 2022 and organize a series of public engagement interfaces to highlight the 2022 theme.
  • Organize a Collective reflection and an Interfaith Prayer with Faith Communities to thank women and men who have upheld the dignity of women during this multi-dimensional COVID 19 global crisis
  • Conduct a public hearing with young girls and boys on the theme ‘Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’
  • Presentation on Partnership in achieving Sustainable Development Goals
  • Convene the members of Shanti Ashram’s partnership platform and honour 100 extraordinary women from the frontlines and make visible their voices, their experiences and their contributions in making their communities safer during the COVID 19 Pandemic
  • Share a community lunch and celebrate together

All work is half done when women are not involved!

Mahatma Gandhi


Time Events
11.00 am Registration of Participants
Ms.Jeeva, Ms.Thangakili, Ms.Angeline Jennifer
11.30 Interfaith prayer led by Shanti Ashram Staff
Ms.Bagyamary, Ms.Monica Cristina, Ms.Aseena, Ms.Manimegalai, and Ms.Tamilarasi
11.35 Artistic performance by the members from Shree Natya Niketan School of Dance
11.40 Overview of the ‘Partnership in achieving Sustainable Development Goals’
Dr.S.R.Subramanian & Ms.Monica Cristina, Sustainable Development Programme
‘Advancing Health & Bridging the Digital Divide for Children’
Ms.Devika, International Center for Child and Public Health
11.45 Artistic performance by the Bala Shanti Children
11.50 Special Address & honouring of the Kasturba Gandhi Awardees
Dr.Kowsalya, Registrar, Avinashilingam University for Women
12.00 pm Artistic performance by the staff of Shanti Ashram
12.05 30th edition of the ‘Intergenerational Dialogue with Boys to end violence against girls and women’
Moderator: Shri. G.Vijayaragavan
Honouring the panelists: Ms.Ramya Kamesh, Chartered Accountant
Ms.Shobhana Kumar, Writer, Poet & Founder, Small Differences
Musical Interlude: Ms.Mahizh Malar K.N
12.25 Honouring 100 Women Leaders from the Frontlines for leading Covid-19 Vaccination
Dr.Nirmala, Dean, Coimbatore Medical College Hospital
Dr.Sudha Ramalingam, Director, Research & Innovation
Professor, Department of Community Medicine, PSGIMS&R,
Ms.N.A.Sujatha, Manager-Marketing at Brookefields Estates Pvt Ltd
12.50 Artistic performance by the members from Shree Natya Niketan School of Dance
Honouring the Performing Artists: Dr. Lakshmi Shanti, Senior Paediatrician, IAP
12.55 Voices from Shanti Ashram’s young volunteers and the concluding remarks
Ms.Zuhana and Ms.Anusha Bhansali
Dr.Kezevino Aram, President, Shanti Ashram
01.00 Community Lunch