The mega program ‘Sarganjali-2014’of Vanithavedi Kuwait, a secular women unity formed by working and non-working women in Kuwait, invited leading economist and former finance minister of Kerala, Dr. Thomas Issac to inaugurate the function. In his speech, Dr. Issac said that Kerala is trailing in Women Empowerment and has a long way to go. Though better in comparison with other parts of India, Keralite women are far behind their counterparts in developed countries. Further, Dr. Thomas pointed out that women are being tortured in multiple levels in public, though Kerala is claimed to have a civilized society and wondered for a solution.
Stage activist and film star Sajitha Madhathil, also delivered a special address as Chief Guest. She said that the overwhelming growth of drama with anti-women themes pushed women into a trivial situation in the field and led to character assassination. "In the land of historical struggle for the right for civilized dressing decades ago, we see now ‘Kiss of Love” struggle - the modern era to evaluate the ethics of this transition," she stated. Also, she advised that organizations like Vanithavedi to come forward to defense the cultural deterioration of Kerala in particular.
President Vanithavedi Kuwait Toly Prakash presided over the inaugural session while General Convener Valsa Stanley welcomed the audience. Subha Shine General Secretary reported briefly on the activities of Vanithavedi, in Kuwait as well as in Kerala stressing upon their new project and building Children O/P Ward, in the premises of ICH Hospital, Kottayam.
J. S Dangi, representing Indian Embassy, Kuwait released the Multi-color souvenir by presenting first copy to leading social activist of Kuwait, Mr.M Mathews. Dr. Vasanthy Nair presented the Kerala formation day message while Mr. John Mathew, Industrialist and social activist of Kuwait, J. Saji, President KALA-Kuwait and Vanithavedi Advisor, Merlyn Abraham representing Balavedi-Kuwait delivered the felicitation address. Arts Convener Santha Nair rendered the volte of thanks.
J. S Dangi, representing Indian Embassy, Kuwait released the multi-coloured souvenir by presenting the first copy to leading social activist of Kuwait, M. Mathews. The ‘Play Reading’ of ‘Mathsyagandhi’, the drama authored and directed by Mrs. Madhathil was an exciting experience for all present.
Earlier 8 teams competed on ‘Thiruvathira’, a traditional art form of Kerala. Team ‘Saradhi’ stood first while ‘Niram’ Salmiya took second place while team ‘Thapasya’ bagged the third position. The prizes where distributed by John Mathew, Sajitha Madhathil and Jayan MD of Melado. The program concluded with musical evening presented by team Elansa.