A Step Towards Women's Empowerment

Posted by | Sep 12, 2021 |


National Webinar on “A Step Towards Women Empowerment” by Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Date : 20 .08.2021

National Webinar by Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

(coordinated by District 313, District Chairman: Santosh Singh, District Editor: Dr. Deepshikha Pathak)

The Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India launched a national webinar entitled 

(“aatmanirbhar nari-ek kadam”) which means “a step towards empowering women” for promoting entrepreneurial development in women. It was coordinated by District 313. This is one of its kind and first in the series on “Empowering Women”, envisioned and conceptualised by Association President, Mrs Saroj Katiyar. The seminar aims to give much needed momentum in the financial empowerment of women.



District Chairman Santosh Singh welcomed the guests and Association President Saroj Katiyar gave her opening remarks. AP Saroj also gave detailed information of the ‘Stree Shakti App’.

The dream project of AP Saroj is the ‘Stree Shakti App’ which was launched by IIW President Ebe Panitteri Martines. IIW President Ebe delivered a well articulated and inspiring speech during the event.

The keynote address was delivered by guest of honor Dr. Deepali Pant Joshi, former Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The acronym she used “ABC D” were empowering words and inspired the strong gathering of 500 participants on Zoom and more than 200 viewers on the youtube link - https://youtu.be/Malq9e3I1D0

The presentation on ‘Start - Sustain - Succeed’, comprising all the three components of entrepreneurial development, was beautifully presented by guest speaker Ms Mamta Kumari of AGM SIDBI.



The webinar was well attended by the top leaders from international, national and district bodies: IPAP Mrs Vasudha Chandrachud, PIIWR Mrs Charulata Chinchankar. PAP Mrs Smita Pingale gave an introduction of guests. PIIWT Mrs Azhagu Annamalai gave concluding remarks and AVP Dr. Surjeet Kaur gave the vote of thanks. Association EC and District 313 EC worked coordinated to make it successful event. AP Saroj Katiyar, Association Hon. Secretary Anuradha Anuradha Kabra Chandak and DC Santosh Singh took immense efforts to make it successful.



Spread The Warmth (District 316)

Inner Wheel Club of Hospet

District 316

District Chairman: Jyoti Laxman

Club President- Rajini

Blanket Distribution to senior citizens

No of beneficiries : 51

Amount spent ₹10000/-

Venue: Kadirampura village.

Inner Wheel Club of Hospet distributed 51 Blankets to the senior citizens on the occasion of senior citizens day.



Independence Day Special ( District 312)

On the occasion of the 75th Independence Day, all 67 clubs of District 312 painted their respective cities with the Inner Wheel logo. 1,515 T-Shirts with the IW logo were distributed to rickshawalas and autowala. The smile on each one of them expressed a thousand words.

District Chairman: Archana Bajpai

No. of Beneficiaries: 1515

Amount spent: 1,51,500



Bicycle Distribution (District 307)

IWC Jalandhar West

District Chairman - Guninder Kaur

President - Reeta Madaan

Secretary - Monisha Sikka

Project Chairman - Dr. H.K. Grover

In collaboration with IMA and Aid India Phoenix of USA, Inner Wheel Club of Jalandar West distributed 30 bicycles to girls of government school.


Project cost approx. 90,000/-

Beneficiaries - 30



Care For New Mothers (District 309)

Inner Wheel Club of Sirsa Shine

District Chairman: Nita Puri

Club President: Sushma Kalra

Health is the first priority for all of us especially for new mothers. To help the mothers ease their way into motherhood, Inner Wheel Club of Sirsa Shine prepared kits and distributed them to the new mothers. Each kit contains:-

  • Dress for mother
  • Dress for baby
  • Homemade panjiri
  • Sipping cup for baby
  • Sanitary napkins
  • 10 masks.
  • Baby diapers


This project is sponsored by CP AMAN MONGA and our club Editor NOOR MONGA.

Amount spent on this project - Rs. 9,500

Benificiaries:- 20


Mrs. Veena Swamy