For the common good

For the common good

 Moving from England to countries around the world, the Ladies Circle is now a well-recognised international body spanning several countries but retaining its non-political and non-sectarian character.

“Ladies Circle India has 36 member countries today and fosters friendship amongst its members and encourages community service. India became a member in 1968 and LCI today has 1,000 clubs and 1,100 members in 47 towns and cities. The ladies are actively involved in promoting social causes and undertaking community service activities while bridging cultural boundaries and fostering goodwill and fellowship. As this is our 50th year since inception, we have planned various functions with members of LCI across the world to give them a special glimpse of Indian culture and heritage,” informed Rachna Gupta, the LCI AGM Convener.

One project that has made great progress under the care and guidance of the LCI is SARIS (Sanitation at Rural India Schools), which is funded entirely by their members.  Funds were collected internationally by member countries to build 100 toilets in rural schools with girl students all over India. As much as 90 percent of the toilet blocks have been completed with a minimum of two blocks in Kolkata, Bangalore, Tamil Nadu and other states.

“We have raised funds to the tune of Rs 12,40,000 and we are building 40 toilet blocks in Karnataka alone,” said Seetha Venkatesh, the current president of LCI.
“Not just SARIS, we have also raised funds to the tune of Rs 30 lakh for various girl child projects and undertaken artificial limb donation in association with Mahaveer Jain Hospital and we’ll be donating 400 limbs at the cost of Rs 1,000 each,” added Manila Jain, President, Ladies Circle India.

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