International Women’s Day – 2014

Facilitating Mr. Chinthala, CGM NABARD, on INternational Women Day 2014.

Since its inception ODP’s has rendered its service for the empowerment of Women & Farmers, Natural Resource Management, Capacity Building, Livelihood Enhancement, Health, Education Sanitation etc.

Under Women Empowerment Program the organization has formed 2,160 women SHGs, 25 Taluk and 5 District level federations and an Apex federation popularly known as “Mahilodaya Mahila Okkutta”. Through the SHGs, women are equipped and empowered in the social, education, economic, political, health and environmental sectors.

As every year International Women’s Day was celebrated more meaningful way. 19 awareness programs were conducted with the topic “Inspiring Changes against Women Atrocities and a Violence free society” from 8.03.2014 to 17.03.2014 at Taluk and District levels.

Culmination Program was celebrated on 17.03.2014 at ODP premises (Bannimantap Bangalore Mysore road, Mysore) around 1500 women representatives from all 4 districts took part in the program.
Mr. G.R Chintala, Chief General Manager, NABARD, Bangalore was the Chief Guest, Most. Rev. Thomas Anthony Vazahapilly Bishop of Mysore & President of ODP presided over the Program, Mrs. Jaya Lakshmi Professor in University of Mysore – Kannada Department was the Chief speaker, Rev. Fr. Staney D’ Almeda Director of ODP, Mr. R. Arvamudhan AGM of NABARD, Venkata Swamy Joint Director of BIRDS, Mrs. Selvi President of Mahilodaya Maha Okkutta, Mrs. Drashayini President of District federation Mysore, Mrs. Shareena President of District federation Kodagu, Mrs. Mani President of District Federation Chamarajanagar, Mrs. Jaya President of District federation Kollegal were present in the program.

Dignitaries on the Dias
Taking Oath for Violence against women & support for her empowerment.
More than 2000 SHG members participating in the program
One minute Silence as an respect to the founder of International women’s day
Most. Rev. Thomas Anthony Vazahapilly President of ODP Felicitating Mr. Chintala Chief General Manager of NABARD.
International Women’s Day Inauguration by Mr Chitala Chief General Manager NABARD
Federation Leaders bringing lamp toward dignitaries for Inauguration
Dignitaries on the Dias