Historic Gomibai Ladies’ Club Larkana Celebrates International Women’s Day
Hundreds of women from different walks of life and girls from various schools and colleges participated in colorful programs
Girls participated in debate competitions and presented tableaus; medical camps, cultural and food stalls were setup for women and children
Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner inaugurated the Ladies’ Gym, other programs, and distributed awards
Hundreds of women from different walks of life, and girls from various schools and colleges of Larkana participated in inaugural ceremony of ladies’ Gym and other colorful programs organized on Wednesday March 1, 2023 by Gomibai Ladies’ Club in connection with International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8 every year.
Commissioner Larkana Division Ghanhwar Ali Leghari and Deputy Commissioner Larkana Ms. Rabia Siyal were the chief guests who inaugurated the Gym.
A large number of children from different schools and colleges participated in different activities at the grand function including debate competitions, presenting tableaus, and musical program.
Besides, Women Development Department, Social Welfare, Health and other department of Sindh government had setup stalls while the District Health Office Larkano organized a free medical camp. Another camp was organized with the support of Deputy Commissioner Ms. Rabia Siyal and a NGO where the renowned doctors of Larkana Dr. Mumtaz Soomro, Dr. Manzoor Soomro and pediatricians conducted checkup of poor women and children.
A Mina Bazaar, with a number of different stalls including food and cultural stalls, was also setup for entertaining the women.
Addressing the ceremony, Commissioner Ghanhwar Khan Leghari and Deputy Commissioner Rabia Siyal lauded the efforts of Club President Ms. Farida Pechuho, Secretary Dr. Sakina Gaad and other office bearers for organizing such a mega program and providing the womenfolk of Larkana an opportunity to enjoy the social gathering, besides encouraging the girls of various institutions to show their talent.
Commissioner Ghanwar Khan and Deputy Commissioner Ms. Rabia also appreciated the body of historic Gomibai Ladies’ Club for maintaining the club without any government funding.
They said that the women are the beauty of every society and no society is complete without the women. They urged the women to come forward and actively take part in every field of life and work shoulder to shoulder with the men.
The chief guests distributed shields and prizes among the school and college girls who participated in different competitions. The appreciation certificates and awards were also given to those doctors, paramedics, volunteers and others who had played important role devoting their time and energy for helping the flood-affected people during the emergency situation last year.
Those who were honored include Dr. Farheen Soomro, Dr. Anila Tariq Isran, Dr. Sabreen, Dr. Shabnam Naz Shaikh, Prof. Shahida Shaikh, Dr. Shama Shah, Dr. Luxmi Kumari, Dr. Fauzia Kashif Shaikh, Shaista Hafeez Abro, Prof. Shazia Jatoi, Dr. Shazia Shaikh, Dr. Afroz Waggan, DMS Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital Larkana and others.
The senior members of club who had been serving the club in the past were also honored with Life Achievement Awards and Certificates. Those include former President Ms. Shabroz Iqbal Memon, Former President Ms. Parveen Abro, Prof. Musarat Qazi, Ms, Suraya Isran, Ms. Razia Larik, Ms, Kulsoom Larik, Legal Advisor Ms. Kalpna Devi, former provincial minister Ms. Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto, Ms. Shahida Parveen Soomro, Club Advisor Ms. Shazia Jalbani, Dr. Dayali Gul, Ms. Samina Abro, Principal Nusrat Bhutto Girls College, Ms. Rukhsana Abro Principal Little Fox School, Ms. Mumtaz Solangi, Principal Govt. Girls High School, Ms. Nuzhat Shah, Principal Govt. Girls Degree College and Ms. Samina Shaheen Sandano, of Govt. Girls High School Qambar.
Madam Sabia Soomro was honored with Special Award.
The appreciation certificates were also given to the volunteers verified by the Commissioner Larkana Ghanhwer Ali Leghari and Deputy Commissioner Rabia Siyal, and also by Assistant Commissioner Shahida Parveen Abro.