The Women’s Wing of the Sabha
was started in 1999, with the idea of preserving,
nurturing and promoting the rich traditions of our culture, besides rendering
support to the main activities of the Sabha. In the last eleven years, the Women’s
Wing has been very active in achieving its goal, by involving itself in various
activities of interest.
Annual programmes are conducted, like Pongal, Tamil New Year, Drawing
Painting Competitions for Mumbai’s school children, Poster Competition for college
students, Navaratri and Rangoli Competition.
Other events include:
• Cookery Contests
• Flower Arrangement Demonstrations
• Lectures on Mudra Therapy
• Ashtanga Yoga
• Awareness Programs on buying and maintaining silk
• Information on RTI
• A talk on how to face a bereavement in the family
• A panel discussion on whether the activities of a housewife
is considered an economic activity
• Workshop on Skin Care
• Basics of Computers - classes for senior citizens (Sabha
The Women's Wing is headed by Shanmukha Ratna Smt. Santosh Rajan who
is a member of
the Managing Committee of the Sabha. She heads the Shanmukha Theatre Group and is
having directed a number of popular Tamil plays.
ACTIVITIES OF WOMENS’ WING
During the year 2022-2023 the Women’s Wing
of the Sabha had a variety of programmes and
events for its members. The kolam competition
held on 9th April 2022 and the cookery contest
which was held on 8th January 2023 had
women participating with great enthusiasm.
Kolu was kept on all the nine days of
Navarathri. The health talk on 24.11.2022
by Dr. Nityatara Raina was well appreciated.
At the request of several female members ofthe Sabha, on 28.11.2022 a new chat
“Womann ki baatein” was initiated as a forum
for women to get together and exchange
and share their life experiences with other
women. On 11th March 2023 International
Women’s Day was celebrated by honoring
the enterprising Smt. Urmilaben Asher of
‘Gujju Ben Na Nashta’ fame and tabla virtuoso
Smt. Anuradha Pal followed by a rhythm ensemble Stree Shakti.
PROGRAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY (IWD)
A dance program by the famous dancer Shobana.
A Harikatha by Ms. Vishaka Hari and a dance by Smt. Urmila Satyanarayanan
A dance programme ‘ SHAKTI – The Primodial energy’ by the Mumbai shaka of
The All India Bharathanatyam artistes
‘Velu Nachiar’ a woman freedom fighter’s life in drama form was presented by
a group from Chennai
‘Manini’ a dance program describing the different aspects of womanhood
through Bharatha Natyam, Odissi, Mohiniattam and Kathak was presented.
Tala vadhya kutcheri by women playing different musical instruments under
Mrs. Sukanya Ramgopal A woman Ghatam player was held.
An all women band from Lucknow voicing the rights of women was held.
Light classical music by Chandana Bala and her group was part of the
The Women's Wing is headed by Shanmukha Ratna Smt.
Santosh Rajan who is a
member of the Managing Committee of the Sabha. She heads the Shanmukha
Theatre Group and is credited with having directed a number of popular Tamil
The most active wing of the Sabha, it
significant social work and addresses issues concerning Womens’ empowerment,
contests, drawing and painting competition and through them, draw women members to
The International Women’s Day is celebrated on or around 8th March each year
best of women. The Women’s Wing, on the occasion, honours women with extraordinary
honours list include