The International Women’s Day was celebrated from March 8 - 9, 2017 at School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Kochi.

As in previous years,  the Lady Officers of the Southern Naval Command, Kochi, were honoured. The renowned Women Photojournalist Smt. U.S. Rakhi was also honoured. They both conducted interactive sessions sharing their life experiences in an eloquent manner. The Lady Officers were Lt. Commander Deepika Mishra, Lt. Commander Chetana, Lt. Sivangi and Sub Lt. Hema. The officers and other honoured guests were received by a parade of Students dressed in the traditional styles representing all the states of India. They were welcomed to the Dias by a grand welcome dance and loud chanting of Vande Matharam. On March 9, 2017, during the formal Women’s day programme Dr. Adeela Abdullah, I.A.S., RDO Fort Kochi, and Sub Divisional Magistrate was the Chief guest. Swami Purnamritananda Puri Blessed the function which was presided over by Dr. U. Krishnakumar.

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