April 02, 2018

Tata Power organises event to celebrate International Women's Day in Mulshi and Bhira, Maharashtra

Pune: Tata Power, India's largest integrated power company, has always adopted a focused approach towards women empowerment by implementing various programmes for women living in and around its areas of operation. In line with this commitment, Tata Power, along with BVDU Social Sciences Centre and Samaj Vikas Sanstha, celebrated International Women’s Day with the community women in Mulshi and Bhira.

Participants at the Tata Power International Women's Day celebrations

The objective behind the celebration was to bring together women and adolescent girls from 52 villages of the catchment area of Mulshi Dam and Bhira Hydro plant area, provide them with a common platform to share their thoughts, as well as to provide them with expert guidance regarding common health concerns. The event saw the participation of approximately 450 women and adolescent girls.

Speaking on the occasion, Ashok Sethi, executive director and COO, Tata Power, said, “When it comes to the safety and security of women, Tata Power has always come up with projects that empower women by making them economically and socially stronger. Since women play a major role in our day to day lives, it is important for them to stay fit and healthy. Tata Power is working towards creating more such platforms that will encourage women to be independent on the financial as well as social levels.”

The event kicked off with a welcome song, sung by adolescent girl students from Senapati Bapat Vidyalaya, Male. Following the welcome address, a street play was organised by the members of Sakhi WSHG and students of BVDU Social Sciences Centre that urged women against pre-natal tests and female feticide.