The South Asian Times

24 May 2019 17:24 PM

Women's Day celebrated at the Consulate

New York: International Women's Day was celebrated at the Consulate General of India here on March 8th. It was hosted and organized by the Consulate and Federation of Indian Association (FIA).

The event was graced by National Award winning Bollywood actress Neetu Chandra, popular TV host known for Emmy award-winning show Equitrekking, Darley Newman, Mrs.Taruna Chakravorty, distinguished community member as well as more than 150 people from across the tri-state area, a majority of them being women.

Distinguished women addressed the gathering and shared their experiences and struggles. Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty spoke about leadership in women and the need for equal rights.

FIA honored four women at the event for their resilience and perseverance and for their achievements and contributions to society: Sukhminder Kaur, Sheetal Trivedi, Arun Anand, and Rina Shah.  

FIA President Alok Kumar along with his executive committee members and Chairman Ramesh Patel joined the felicitation of celebrities, including the all-women crew of Air India, along with Mrs.Bhuvana Rao, Air India’s Regional Manager - Americas.

Update: 14 March, 2019