Monday, March 22, 2010

IWD Update: Delhi

**This week we'll be featuring stories from around our programmes showcasing their celebrations on International Women's Day 2010**

Every year on 8th March in India we all have events organized to celebrate womanhood. This year perhaps was different as it marked the centenary year of International Woman’s day started in 1911.

In order to mark the event, we at Naz Goal Delhi was invited to be part of the elaborate celebration at one of the banks at Standard Chartered. Ms. Sharon, manager Standard Chartered Vasant Vihar, the Bank's all women’s branch, invited Goal girls for a tour of the Bank.

Manasi, Deepti and Sharon welcomed all the girls. The girls felt special because of the luxurious cab to carry them to the Bank and back.

For many of the girls this was the first chance they have ever had to visit a private bank on their own. The girls learned a lot from the two talks from woman from the fields of academics and beauty treatment. Rajshri and Tessa two heads of the bank spent time discussing their likes, dislikes, their aspirations etc. They also gave them a token gift of leather pad and photo frame.

Manasi and Deepti made an excellent presentation about bank to the girls. The girls had maximum queries when Manasi operated an ATM. They were all delighted to see that money can come out within fraction of seconds. It was an excellent opportunity to meet all the woman employees of Standard Chartered Bank, who have managed to reach to that cadre.

Some comments from the girls:

“Most of things were new for us. We learned so many things today. Personally it is a very nice experience.”

“I felt special. I do not know, how to express in words”

“I learned that we should keep our money in the bank, as our money would be safe and bank will give some interest on it”.

“I was happy to be given so much of importance by all the woman in the bank.”

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