International Women’s Day Celebrations of Southern Railway was held at Southern Railway Headquarters’ Office today, 8th March 2021. Dr Bina John, President of Southern Railway Women’s Headquarters Organisation, was the Chief Guest of the function.
Dr. Bina John, an accomplished ophthalmologist, gave a presentation on the various aspects and importance of Vision and Eye care, and answered questions relating to eye care and ophthalmic health during the interactive session that followed, in the presence of Shri. John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway, Smt Renuka Mallya, Vice President, Southern Railway Women’s Headquarters Organisation, Smt Aruna Nair, Principal Chief Personnel Officer, Smt Neenu Ittyerah, Principal Chief Operations Manager, Shri J.Viswanathan, Principal Financial Advisor, Smt. V. G. Bhooma, Senior Deputy General Manager and Chief Vigilance Officer, and Other senior Officials and members of Southern Railway Women’s Organisation. Dr Bina John in her address congratulated all the women achievers especially the women Covid Warriors who have made a difference in the battle against Covid 19 effectively with their multi tasking abilities. She listed out that various departments in Southern Railway are headed by women starting with Smt. V. G. Bhooma, Senior Deputy General Manager and Chief Vigilance Officer, Smt. Aruna Nayar, Principal Chief Personnel Officer, Smt Neenu Ittyerah, Principal Chief Operations Manager and Miss G. Gayatri, Secretary to General Manager
37 Outstanding Women employees were honoured on the occasion. Women Covid Warriors were felicitated with Certificates and Cash Awards by Shri. John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway for their meritorious work done during the Covid Period. Prizes were also distributed by Chief Guest to the outstanding Women Employees and to the winners of various competitions who participated in Quiz, Debate and Elocution.
Smt. V. G. Bhooma, Senior Deputy General Manager and Chief Vigilance Officer, gave an outline of how the Tamil poet Bharathiar empowered women in his poetic verses. She read out excerpts of Bharathiar’s inspirational poems, in Tamil and translated them in English as well.
Smt. Aruna Nayar, Principal Chief Personnel Officer, Southern Railway, gave the welcome address and congratulated all the women achievers of Southern Railway. Smt Indumathi, Senior Personnel Officer, Southern Railway, proposed Vote of Thanks.