Celebrating the Women!
March 8th is the day the world celebrates all the courageous and inspiring women around us who are shaping the homes and the world towards betterment. It is a day to remind the women of how strong they are and that they must stand for each other, support each other and be there for each other. Having said that, for women who continue to work all the day, at home or office, it is a day to take break, be at leisure and do something for themselves, something that they have been giving a miss for a long time and have fun! That’s exactly what women of Vindhya do, every year. Celebrate Women’s Day in a grand manner.
Events are planned a month ahead and are conducted a week ahead of March 8th. The interests of women are kept in mind and the events are designed accordingly. Two years ago, we had a cultural fashion show that saw women from various states adorning their state’s traditional costume and walk the ramp! It was a huge hit! Last year saw huge turnout for rangoli competition, an event that is a must in every women’s day celebration.
In 2019, we had new events planned and all the events saw good number of participation. Let’s see one by one, shall we?
Day 1: Mehendi Competition
You don’t need any explanation about this, do you? So, let’s straight away dive into the pictures for they speak volumes! Beautiful designs were chosen to be gifted on the main day.
Day 2: Slogan competition
It is assumed that Women’s day usually sees participation only from women, right? But not this time! We wanted to know what men think of women in their lives and let them write about them in any language but with a small condition – it must be a slogan; not an essay 😀 Boy! Were we surprised or what! We saw many submissions from men more than women! And they were all meaningful portraying how much men value women in their lives! Winners with best slogan were chosen to be gifted on the main day. Sharing them here for you to read!
Day 3: What’s in the bag?
This is a quick 2 minutes game that requires a handful of items that women use every day. Collect items like safety pins, hair pins, watch and few cosmetics items to make the count to 20 or 25. Put all of them in a bag and call every woman employee. She must close her eyes, touch and feel the items, one by one within the given time limit, say 1 minute. Immediately, within next 1 minute, she must write down the names of items that she touched and could recollect. The one that has the maximum right names is the winner!! It is one of the quick and interesting memory games! This competition was a huge hit since many wanted to test their memory power and swiftness.
One more speciality about this competition is that, even visually impaired could participate. Since this involves touch and feel, they were really excited to test their senses and memory power. They felt really happy when they were able to recollect most of the items they felt in their hands.
Day 4: Rangoli Competition
Like Mehendi, rangoli is another special event. It is a form of expressing your artistic skills. Adding colors to your imagination! Rules are simple: top 4 beautifully and intrinsically drawn rangoli within 1 hour and the given space will be awarded. It was measured considering symmetry of the design, choice of colors and the overall look. Sharing the colourful art works of Vindhyans!!
The main day, March 8th!
Event began at 6 PM. Women of Vindhya, decked up beautifully, thronged the venue; all excited to know what is in store for them in the special evening! It was really good to see the place jam-packed. Celebrations began with welcoming the crowd and stating the reason behind celebrating women’s day though everyday is women’s day out there! It was followed by a prayer song sung by the super singers of Vindhya, all of them visually impaired who are gifted with melodious voices! In parallel, Ms. Pavithra was joined by few more to light the lamp and mark the beginning the event.
Time to sing and dance your heart out
Next there were a string of singers and dancers who walked up to the stage and entertained the audience. All the performers were encouraged with rounds of claps and whistles, for wanting more! Dance had variety ranging from semi-classical dance, group dance; a mash-up of hit songs ensuring audience got to enjoy moves from various genres of songs. Mash up dance was a hit since it was beautifully choreographed and included many up-beat songs.
Here comes the best and surprise part!
Every year, women’s day had been women performing for fellow women. But 2019 saw a guy coming up to sing and dance for his women colleagues! He was given the loudest welcome we have ever seen. And he made his first the best! He sang beautifully and danced like a pro! His performance was a huge hit that he was requested to continue even when he had to stop due to time constraint! He came up for the second time, continued to dance and girls were thrilled!
Next was the most awaited part of the evening, distribution of prizes for the winners. Ms. Pavithra was the chief guest who handed over personalized mugs as gifts for all the winners. Happiness of receiving gift from the MD herself was evident in all the winners’ faces.
This mini package came as a sweet surprise for all of us. She volunteered to dance and how could we not accommodate her! She danced so beautifully and was joined impromptu by Yeshodha madam on stage!
To break the monotony, there was a quick game planned in which pictures of successful women were shown one by one and audience had to say who it was and say what she is famous for. There were 10 pictures and everybody guessed all of it right! And they were quick at it!
Ms. Pavithra’s Speech
Chief Guest addressed the gathering wishing them and thanking for active and enthusiastic participation. She also thanked all the organizers who had out in efforts to make this celebration a grand success that it was.
It was followed by many women volunteering themselves to sings and dance for peppy songs. Last dance was by Rajkumar who went up and showed his super dancing skills. It was as if he had practiced for long! It would be hard to believe it was an impromptu attempt!
Celebrations came to a happy ending with many coming together for group pictures with Pavithra madam and their friends!
A special day ended on a very very happy note for all the women!!
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