Dr Manju Anilkumar

Dear sisters of SI MADURAI.

I am extremely happy that we could all get together once in April 2021, despite the odds and am grateful to all those present for the AGM, which was certainly reassuring. I had always treasured being with this august gathering as a purpose driven relaxation with a sense of satisfaction through the meaningful projects I have been associated either directly or indirectly. It is a joy to help women and children who are less fortunate than us. Being with all of you gives the additional warmth especially when you stay far away from home.
We always try to work closely centered on the themes of the Soroptimist international the theme is – BRIGHT PAST & BRILLIANT FUTURE, which is now celebrating its centenary. The theme for SIGBI is WE STAND UP FOR WOMEN and for NASI it is AMITY.

THEME for our club for this year is to BRIDGE THE GAP, for women and for environment.

  1. BRIDGE THE GAP— by planting more native trees mentioned in the ancient books like Silapathikkaram and by trying to restore a part of the past glory of this ancient city famed in Sangam era. This will also bring in a good ecosystem in our locality.
  2. BRIDGE THE GAP—by advocacy of best cultural practices of the past for a better future for our younger generation.
  3. BRIDGE THE GAP—by empowering, educating and enabling less fortunate girls so that they improve the society.

Hope, this year we will be able to fight the pandemic and do more and we will try to reach out to many through the new platform of internet and zoom, if not possible physically in the initial months. Together we can try to make a small change, wherever possible, to make our surroundings a better world for the future generation to live in.  Saptapadinam sakhyam.  Friendship starts when we walk 7 steps together. So, we have come a long way then, in soroptimism, and may goddess Meenakshi bless us all to have this bonding for several years to come.

In friendship
Dr Manju Anilkumar,
President 2021- 2022,

SI Madurai.

Roopa Mahesh

Soroptimist International renders service for women and children to live their dreams through their mission ‘Educate,Empower,Enable’.

‘Road to Equality’ is a next step towards gender equality.We will continue to support women and children to overcome the obstacles like violence,gender bias issues,conflict and strengthen them to live their dreams.

It’s a great honour to take up as the President of SI Madurai, as we step into hundred years of celebrating service.
As ecologists say, one trillion trees have to be planted in the world in order to reduce the effect of global warming and to fight against climate change, which is a major issue that we are facing now.We will continue doing MIYAWAKI projects and support SIGBI’s theme of ‘ PLANTING TREES’ for the centenary celebration.

As we all understand, this is going to be a challenging year because of the COVID pandemic .Butt even during these unprecedented times we will still reach out to people and do everything possible to serve them.

I take inspiration from all the past Presidents and assure to work towards the goals of SI.I express my sincere gratitude to all my sisters for giving me this opportunity.

In friendship
Roopa Mahesh,
President,

SI Madurai.

Mrs Anitha Rajarajan

Mrs Anitha Rajarajan

Who Served as a President Of SI MADURAI from 2009- 2012.

“Founder President of SI Madurai “

From the president

It is indeed heartening to see SI Madurai complete three years and to look back on all the achievements that have come our way. I have always believed that a proper channelization of a collective force of women can work wonders for society. I would like to thank each and everyone of my members for your  commitments and support. ’’Unity is strength’’- Every activity of SI Madurai has been the show of collective strength and solidarity of our members. As the saying goes, ’’Many  hands make light work’’, therefore partnership working would seem the obvious answer to enhancing our effectiveness as soroptimists. Soroptimism is not just about fund raising, but about giving time and service which in busy lives is sometimes a challenge to offer, Enjoying each other’s company and social activities is also part  of being a soroptimist.

The three years that I was president has been a very enlightening and purposeful journey. Personally, this position has enabled me to interact, learn, and serve a higher cause for which I am truly grateful. I am happy for this opportunity to meet and work  with so many empowered women from various professions and to have been able to touch the lives of women and children through the projects, I have been involved in. I have seen SI Madurai grow from conception to a fully evolved organization with great potential for growth and development. It is truly my personal desire that SI Madurai must grow from strength to strength and evolve into a dynamic organization managed by strong and committed women of substance.

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Mrs Divya Gupta

Mrs Divya Gupta

Who Served as a President Of SI MADURAI from 2012 – 2013.

Welcome to SI Madurai’s first newsletter (2013 – 2014). It has been a busy five months since our AGM. We had wanted this to be a year of positive, effective change through awareness, advocacy and action. It gives me immense pleasure to report that we have certainly started off on the right note. Our new strategy of assigning 3 members to coordinate an activity each working beautifully Thanks to the effort and enthusiasm our members, SI Madurai has conducted various projects and activities benefitting the local community. The highlight was the inauguration of the Cosmo Green Park The first park developed by SI and the launch of the S.I. Madurai Fund for Empowerment through Education’ which provides scholarships for women to continue and complete their education. this newsletter, you will find details of our projects conducted from June to October 2012. We also had an opportunity to host Ms. Pat Black (President Elect, SIGBI), Ms. Margaret Clark (President Elect, SI Northern England) and SI Banaglore, and Chennai, whose visit has left us feeling

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Mrs. Sukanya Jagannathan

Mrs. Sukanya Jagannathan

Who Served as a President of SI Masurai from 2013 – 2014

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Dr. Sudha Dheep

Dr. Sudha Dheep

Who Served as a President of SI Masurai from 2014 – 2015

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Mrs. Latha Abiruben

Mrs. Latha Abiruban

Who Served as a President Of SI MADURAI from 2015- 2016.

“IF THERE IS A CONFLICT BETWEEN YOUR MIND AND HEART, FOLLOW YOUR HEART ” -SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

SI MADURAI has come a long way since its charter on 2010. The long arduous task of establishing a new organisation has been done by all the previous Presidents of SI Madurai with a lot of dedication and the responsibility to take it further now lies with me. SI Madurai has done well over the years by doing many outstanding projects for society.

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Mrs. Sabina Ali

SI Madurai News is the first edition for year 2018-19. Our projects done from the month of April 2018 to August 2018. Soroptimistinternational is a global women’s organization. Soroptimist inspire action to transform the lives of women and girls around the world. Soroptimists are women who use the special expertise and management skills developed in their working life to advance the status of women and to try to make the world a better place. Membership offers the opportunity to work with like-minded women throughout the world for human rights for all, equality, development and peace

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