Pampering eves on Women's Day eve

Pampering eves on Women's Day eve

It was time for some pampering of the fairer sex by various organisations on the eve of the International Women’s Day on Saturday.  

A fashion show by expectant mothers, donation of wigs to women cancer patients, felicitation to women achievers were among the variety of programmes that were organised to celebrate womanhood. ‘The Nest,’ the maternity centre at Fortis Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road, celebrated the joy of motherhood by conducting ‘Best of The Nest,’ a fashion show for pregnant women.

The show was a platform for the mothers-to-be to showcase their talents. Heads turned when the pregnant women walked the ramp.  “Women, during pregnancy, go through a lot of mental, physical and hormonal changes. Research shows that a healthy mental state is extremely important for the future of the expectant mother’s future.

Through such events we hope to reduce their stress levels, offer a fun-filled evening and keep them happy,” said Karthik Rajagopal, regional director, South, Fortis Hospitals. Hairline Health Care Private Limited donated wigs to women cancer patients who have lost their hair due to the treatment, at the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology.

Bani Anand, founder and director of Hairline, said that they were planning to donate 97 more wigs to cancer patients this year. Each wig costs between Rs 10,000 and Rs 25,000. Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics felicitated two women achievers, including IPS officer Rohini Katoch Sepat, DCP (South East). Sepat said that though civil services were dominated by male officers, a woman can achieve her goal if she is determined to join the services.

Nina Sabnani, professor of Industrial Design Centre, IIT, Bombay, who was also felicitated said that if women follow their passion, they can break any glass ceiling. Salumarada Thimmakka was felicitated by Sagar Hospitals.

Thimmakka said that those who are issueless should take care of plants and trees as their children. Over 3,000 students from New Horizon College of Engineering formed a human chain and took a pledge that women in the City would be protected at any cost and that they would always act as armours for the women. Students performed a skit about the need to respect and protect women.

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