MOKHADA, APRIL 11, 2011: Bosco Samajik Vikas Sanstha, Jawhar, organized women’s day celebration programmes at eleven villages, in Jawhar and Mokhada blocks of Thane district. The villages were: Walvanda, Sadak Pada, Bharwar pada, Wangan Pada, Bhadange pada, Sakur, Shiroshi, Kiniste, Suryamal, Dapti and Koshimshet. On an average, 70 to 80 women from each village participated in the programme.
Fr. Anaclete D’mello along with the BSVS staff attended the programmes and gave a motivating message. He appreciated the women in taking the initiative to organize the programme which was more related to their life.
Mrs. Priyanka Gavit, Mrs. Supriya Sawant head nurse and Mr. Shahnavaz Shaikh from Government cottage hospital were the resource persons for the programme.
The emphasis was on: to create general health awareness for women and prepare them for monsoon health problems. The pre-planning meeting was conducted and topics were suggested by the women. The resource person was well experienced and dealt with the topics very well - especially problems regarding their personal health and hygiene.
The women themselves planned and organized the program. They contributed money and in some places served food and sponsored the mandap. The competitions were conducted for them and prizes were given as tokens of appreciation.