International Women’s Day was celebrated on 06 March, 2023 at Don Bosco Youth Village Susaipudayanpatti, Keeranur. Self Help Group members 800 of them from 57 groups covering 24 nearby villages participated in the celebration. Ramon Magsaysay award winner Mr. Kulandai Francis, Founder-President, IVDP Krishnagiri presided over the function and addressed the gathering on the importance of Self Help Groups and the opportunities of improving the per capita income of the family through SHGs.
Rev.Fr. John Dharman welcomed the gathering, highlighting the achievements Don Bosco SHGs in the past five years. Mr. T.Selvam Councilor of Pudukottai District, Rev. Fr. Arulanandam V.F, Keeranur Vicariate, Mr. Ananth Manikkam President, Keeranur Town Commerce Association, Mrs. Meera Ravikumar, Keeranur Town Panchayat Preseident, Mrs. Diviya Suresh, Melapuduvayal Panchayat President graced the function as special invitees.
Rev.Fr. Amalorpavaraj, Director, Cauvery Development Office, Trichy addressed the women andmotivated them towards higher goals of life. Rev. Fr. John Barnabas, Director of Don Bosco Self Help Groups distributed coconut saplings to all the participants. Various folk dances and other cultural events were staged by women groups and the celebration concluded with a lunch shared together by all.