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International Women’s Day 2020

In March 2020, SI Poona celebrated International Women’s Day at their monthly meeting. A young couple Mr. Kanad Joag and his partner Ms. Pauline Charriot, were invited, as our special guests for the occasion. The couple is involved in V.C.D.M. or Village Community Development Movement,


Ujwala Karnik SI Poona, passed away on 20th August 2019, aged 73. A founder member of SI Poona, she held the posts of President and Press & Publicity Officer, and was an active member of the club for 28 years. She worked tirelessly for differently

Charter Night 2019

  SI Poona members celebrated the 28th anniversary of their Charter with  family and friends on 7th April 2019 at the Rajendra Singhji Institute at Khadki. There was much bonding and camaraderie, and the beautiful lawns of the institute was the perfect setting for this

Seminar on Mental Health

SI Poona, conducted a seminar on ‘Enhancing the Mental well being of Women and Girl children’ as part of its Girl Child protection Initiative, by addressing issues of obesity and child sexual abuse. Sexual abuse of children has been on a rise and so is

NASI meeting at Panchgani

SI Pune hosted the NASI INDIA EC and General ASsemby meetings at Asia Plateau Panchgani. This included the installation of the new NASI team for 2018-20. The venue which is about 100 kms. from Pune was chosen because of its scenic beauty.Nestling in the western

Charter Night 2018

This year SI Poona celebrated their 27th Charter Anniversary at member Ranjana Taskar’s residence. Her beautiful garden was the perfect setting for an enjoyable evening with all members and their families.

International Literacy Day

Soroptimist International Club of Poona celebrated International Literacy Day in their September meeting. Under their ongoing project ‘Let me Bloom’, scholarship cheques were handed out to fifteen deserving girls, pursuing different branches of study.. Each girl talked briefly on their vision for the future, their

Celebrating World Environment Day

A special meeting was held in June to celebrate World Environment Day which falls on the 5th,  and we had a special guest for the occasion, Dr. Seema Ghate, a Ph. D in Environmental Botany doing research in plants that minimize indoor pollution. She gave a

Advocacy in support of ‘School for Justice’

SI Poona held an Advocacy Programme  on 15th April 2017 jointly with the University Women’s Association, Pune. A presentation   on   the “SCHOOL FOR JUSTICE” was made by Ghazala Shaikh  of  “Free a Girl Movement “ which is supported by Dutch Soroptimists.This is a worldwide initiative