Bengaluru rocks with Daughters' Day event

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Click on this video link for a stunning short film

BENGALURU: The Annual Daughter’s Day 2017 event organized by PRCI-YCC Bangalore was an evening of celebration, recognition, pride and honour.
An eclectic blend of high profile guests, young women achievers, entertainers and an enthusiastic audience of students and invitees made sure that this event held at RV Teacher’s College Auditorium, Bangalore, was a benchmark one.
The event started off with a dance by PETALS – a Sri Lankan student dance group from Acharya College, Bangalore, followed by a divine invocation.
Dr. BK Ravi – Chairman - Bangalore Chapter-PRCI and Registrar, Bangalore University, welcomed while Maya Chandra, Chairperson-YCC, Karnataka, spoke about the concept of Daughter’s Day being celebrated in memory of Indo-US astronaut Kalpana Chawla.
The various speakers complemented PRCI for choosing the theme - “Shikshit Beti. Shaksham Bharat”.
Winners all smiles with VIP guests and PRCI-YCC office bearers
Dr.Venkat Rao, Vice-Chancellor National Law School University, Bangalore, spoke on the super power of women, and said that if there any disappointment in his life it is the fact that he does not a daughter though he has two dons.
Dr.Sabiha Bhumigouda, Vice-Chancellor-Akkamahadevi Women’s University, Vijayapura  (Karnataka’s only all women University) appreciated  the design concept of the woman’s hands with mehendi on the backdrop for the event that depicted all the things that women manage and succeed. She expressed that women are leading the way to a brighter India, and events like these are essential to catalyze and motivate them further.
Ms.Roopa MV, Scientist-ISRO in her Keynote Speech discussed the role of women scientists at ISRO and gave exciting insights into ISRO’s work. This was an apt tribute to the work of Kalpana Chawla, who has inspired us at PRCI-YCC to organize Daughter’s Day every year.
VR Satyanarayana, a life coach spoke on the need to be spirited and focused.
This year’s  theme of “Shikshit Beti. Shaksham Bharat” was literally brought to life, meaningfully on stage and on screen.
A scholarship was presented by Mr.Kusumakar Shetty to  Vinitha – daughter of a domestic help who is studying 9th standard, and wants to study further.
The real life story of Anwar Pasha and Farida was emotionally captured in a short film, produced and directed by Maya Chandra – Head-YCC Karnataka.
This story brought out the odds and communal objections that these parents are undergoing just to educate their only daughter Simran – who has a dream of becoming a teacher.
PRCI-YCC presented the Daughters’ Day awards to a galaxy of young women achievers from diverse walks of life :
  • Vasanthakumari – an organic farmer and activist
  • Tejaswini Rajesh – a television serial artiste
  • Savitha Parbat – Metro Train operator
  • Rashmi Belur – Journalist
  • Anjali KR – Artiste and dancer
  • Shruti Mohan – digital media specialist and social activist
  • Varijashree Venugopal – Musician - singer, flutist and composer
  • Lavanya – swimming prodigy
  • Puja Acharya – prodigy shadow play performer
  • Divya Banda Pogaru – Art-based Learning

Let's sing for the girl child!
Samadhaan – an NGO performed a powerful silent street play that depicted the trauma of suicides among the youth, and how timely intervention can prevent such incidents. The play stressed on the need for women to have self-confidence and self-belief in spite of  hardships in life.  
The evening concluded with a scintillating shadow play performance by our prodigy awardee – Puja Acharya and golden oldies sung by popular playback singers.
The event was supported by Rashtreeya Shikshana Samithi Trust (RSST) and powered by Business Tycoon Academy and Udupi Ruchi, a local instant food brand.


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