Stress on women empowerment

Speakers focused on women empowerment during the Founders Day and 43rd Annual Day celebrations of the Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind, Mannarapuram, on Saturday.

Releasing the annual day souvenir, K. Natarajan, Director, All India Radio, Tiruchi, recalled the rehabilitation work carried out by the late founder Joseph Gnanadhikam, and lauded the Centre for carrying forward the philanthropy.

Presiding over the function, P. Babu, Project Director, Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women, joined the spouse of the chief guest N. Gnanajyothi Natarajan in distributing prizes and certificates to inmates who had passed 10th and 12th standard examinations.

Priya Theodore, Hon. Director of the Centre, and T. T. Vedavalli, president of the Governing Board, also addressed the participants.

A performance of folk dance by students formed a part of the celebration.

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