International Women’s Day 2018 By Damini Women’s Association of Queensland Inc

Damini Women’s celebrates International Women’s Day each year with different themes.

Damini Women’s celebrates International Women’s Day each year with different themes. This year’s theme was “To Serve Humanity”. 

Mrs Lila Pratap, Founder/President of Damini Women’s, highlighted on a project that Damini Women’s recently did in Fiji Islands, “Damini Kids Project” by providing basic education needs for 18 children in a remote school. Mrs Pratap also highlighted that “these are our children” and we would be providing their basic education needs until they finish their education. The project was very well received by the audience. The International Women’s Day celebration started with a dance by Miss Bhavana Kaushal and followed by Welcome to Country – Auntie Delmae Barton an Opera Performer.

The Chief Guest was Mr Peter Russo MP, member for Toohey who represented Hon Stirling Hinchliffe, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs. Other VIP Guests were Mr Duncan Pegg MP, Member for Stretton, a great support of Damini Women’s, Mrs Archana Singh, Indian Console of Brisbane, Cr Kim Marx, Cr for Runcorn Ward, sponsored the program, Mr Ricky Lashand and Ms Mary Kenyi from QPS. A diverse community leaders participated in the celebration on the night; Mr Shyam Das, Target & Travel Tours and Convenor for Radio 4EB Hindi Segment, Dr Ram Mohan, President Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland Inc, Past presidents of FICQ, Professor Prasad Yalagarda, Mr Surendra Prasad, Mrs Ragamai Yalagarda, President India Australia Society, Mrs Janeth Dean, President Qld Muslim Welfare Association, Mrs Pam Smith, President VIEW Club, Mrs Kushla Sahai, President, Ekta Women’s Group, Mr Serge and Mrs Anna Voloschenko, Mrs Lima Hopoate, President, Pasifika Women’s Alliance, Mr Jitendra Deo, President Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Qld Inc, Mr Ashok Prasad, President Sanatan Qld Inc, Mr Lewis Lee, Honorary past president of WAMCI. A tremendous entertainment was provided by DJSV Sound & Lighting, Asha the only female DJ while Desi Catering provided the sumptuous meal on the night. Our two remarkable Masters of Ceremony were Reena Augustine and Bhavana Khandar with Damini greatest entertainer Mrs Prakruthi Mysore Gururaj who won the hearts of everyone. Congratulations. 

Mrs Pratap said it was a very successful Event with the support of all the volunteers who helped us pre-setting and post tidying up. On behalf of Damini Women’s Association of Qld Inc “A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERYONE” who supported us. Look forward to seeing you all next year.