'International Women's Day 2020' was celebrated at Kannamangala village of Devanahalli taluk on Sunday 8th March. Smt. Lilavati Narasimhamurthy,
President of Kannamangala Grama Panchayat, presided over the celebrations and spoke about the role of women and their growing status in the society.
She informed the participants that pregnant women were eligible for ₨.15000/- from their respective Anganwadi Centre and free training in tailoring.
She also told that the "Hallimane" hotel on the highway will be run by SHGs for its excellence. Shri. K.C. Manjunath, President of District Panchayat
and the Chief Guest of the day spoke on the protection of environment by avoiding the use of plastics in daily life. Other dignitaries for Women’s Day
Celebrations included Shri. Srinivas (PDO of Kannamangala Panchayat), Fr. Joseph Naveen Kumar (BMSSS Director),
and Shri. Arun Kumar (Manager of Kannamangala branch of Canara bank).
Chaitanya SHG, Srilakshmi SHG and Dhanalakshmi SHG in Devanahalli taluk organized the celebrations at Kannamangala with the support of Mr. Abdul (BMSSS Coordinator) & members of Kannamangala Grama Panchayat. Over 300 people, especially women, participated in the function. At the end of the celebrations, successful women of Kannamangala Panchayat were felicitated with gifts while the participating pregnant women received varieties of fresh fruits. The celebrations provided an opportunity for many women to share their experiences how joining an SHG has helped them to improve their standard of living.