On the 5th of September 2020, Soroptimists from different parts of the globe came together on the Zoom platform to witness the Chartering of the 15th SI Club in India. The new club called Soroptimist International of Purba Bardhaman was chartered by SIGBI President Isobel Smith. SIGBI Board members Kay Richmond, Shirley Jones and Janine Stedman also joined the programme along with other Soroptimists.
Fifteen enthusiastic members of the new club lighted the ceremonial lamp together with an invocation song commencing the Charter ceremony. They had a cake cutting ceremony to mark their birth amidst the Soroptimist family.
Membership and Extension Officer, Ranjana Banerjee extended a heartfelt thanks’ to SIGBI President for doing the honours. The President of the new club, Sangeeta Agarwal, in her acceptance speech mentioned the preparation of the new projects they are about to start with and felicitated SIGBI President Isobel Smith, President NASI Anu Wakhlu and mentor Ranjana Banerjee.
The event came to an end with a solo dance performance by one of the members of the new club.
Wishing all the very best to SI Purba Bardhaman!
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