As a part of International Women’s Day Celebrations 2023, a Conference was held on 12th March 2023 by International Commission of Culture & Diplomatic Relations with a theme of Changing Trend of Women Empowerment. With delegates of 100 plus members at Telangana Saraswatha Parishath – Hyderabad. The event commenced with the adorable Indian classical dance by Ms. Gayathri Sekhar and followed by the Kavi Sammelan of 16 Eminent Poets. Then, there was an inspiring welcome address by the chairman of conference Dr. Srinivas Eluri, ICCDR Secretary General. Dr. Eluri emphasized about this special day which celebrates womanhood and pays tribute to the indomitable spirit of women across the globe. Smt Akula Lalitha Raghavender, Chairperson, TS Women Co-operative Development Corporation, Govt of Telangana was invited as Chief Guest to address in the conference on theme of Changing Trend of Women Empowerment. She has addressed on the importance of financial planning, financial independence of women. Smt Akula Lalitha also stressed the importance of SDG 5 – Women’s equality and empowerment which is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and is also integral to all dimensions of inclusive and sustainable development. This conference also attended by special guests and eminent speakers from different fields. Dr. Swarupa Glory, Director General, MSME, Hyderabad said that women have the skills and resources to improve their economic status and move out of poverty and in addition women should plan how to utilize their income and other resources. Special Guest – Mrs. Mohammed Zubeida Sultana Begum (Famous Telugu Film Actor Ali ‘s wife) stressed on the important aspect of social empowerment and addressed prevailing gender norms and roles, in order to improve women’s participation and position in civil, economic and social spheres. Guest Speaker CA Krishana Wadher delivered her speech on how effectively women executed their financial planning during Covid-19 in order support families during crisis. She launched her published book “Finance for Sheroes” on this special occasion. Special guests like Choppala Jhansi Rani, Dy. DEO (Rtd) and Vijaya Laxmi, Multi language Singer are also focused on improving women’s access to secure livelihoods and economic resources, alleviate their extreme responsibilities with regard to housework. Ms. Chintagunta Jyothi emphasized on positive change in society in her address. Advocate Aruna Kumari said that our society should acknowledge women’s contribution to the economic sphere and create more opportunities for them. Prof. Dr. VJE Caroline presided over this conference, delivered key-note address on the financial journey of women – overcoming challenges and setbacks for financial independence. She also shared her tales of struggle and success in serving slums in Hyderabad through her NGO called The Life Foundation.
This conference was also graced by the special invitees like
Sri Gunna Rajender Reedy, Chairman, Gandhi Global family, AP& Telangana.
Sri RP Patnaik, Music Director
Famous Telugu Cine actor Sri Gowtham Raju, Actor
Dr Kusumakumari, Vice Chairman, National Consumer Rights Commission
Ms. K.Hymavathi Eminent Social Scientist
Special invitees felt that that education is an essential tool to empower women to gain confidence and achieve economic stability and success. They appreciated ICCDR for the support to SDG 5 and the goals of the women by arranging the conference to make specific and achievable financial goals that will help them achieve stability and success. At the end of the conference Chief Guest . Smt Akula Lalitha Raghavender, Chairperson, TS Women Co-operative Development Corporation and the chairman of conference Dr. Srinivas Eluri, ICCDR Secretary General bestowed and honored eminent women leaders from different fields with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Award in Gender Equality.
Honored awardees have come from various backgrounds like doctors, classical dancers, social worker, psychologist, motivational speaker, Educational counselor, poets, chartered accountant were felicitated with UN SDG Award: The following were Awardees-
Ms. Vijaya Laxmi; Advo. Aruna kumari thudi; Ms. Mohammed Zubeida Sultana Begum
Ms. Choppala Jhansi Rani; Ms. Etikala lavanya; Dr. Kavya Priya Vazrala; Ms. Indira Sirisha B, Ms. Chintagunta Jyothi; Ms. Krishnavajjala Hymavathy; Ms. Jandyala Annapurna; Ms. M. Sai Sahithi Ms. N.C.Krishna Kumari; CA Krishna Wadher; Dr. Glory Swarupa; Dr.Bushra Anjum; Ms. KV. Kusuma Kumari; Smt veenadhari; Ms. Alka Manoj; Prof. Dr. VJE Caraoline and all 16 Kavi Sammelan Poets were also honored with appreciation certificates.
This grand celebration of International Women’s Day and Conference on Changing Trend of Women Empowerment was initiated by Amb. Dr Srinivasa Rao LLM ( International Law) Ph.D, Former Ambassador at large International commission to Diplomatic Relations Human rights and Peace UN UGO, with Diplomatic immunities & privileges. He was also the Director, Royal Academy of Global Peace USA and Indian Representative of prestegious Brampton International university , Canada. He was also the Founder President Culture Book of Records India and CEO Swastha Environment and Human Rights Foundation ( UN global Compact Signatory). He is the Arbitrator, International Arbitrator Court and Indian Representative to George Washington University of Peace. He participated in many international conferences and International Awards Events. He visited many south East Asia countries Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Asia Pacific counties Philippines, in Europe – Germany Netherlands, Belgium France and Middle East, UAE on official assignments. He received international Commission IGO, Prestigious Presidents Medal, Man of Humanity 1918 Philippines. Ten more International awards. He was the recipient of three Honorary Doctorate degrees; Academy of Universal Global Peace USA, International Relations from International Open university and Asian University International UK. Dr. Srinivas Eluri organized United Nations Day – International Conference on 24th October, 2022 and also organized Human Rights Day conference on 10th December 2022. Both these conferences were held in Hyderabad. Dr Sunitha Eluri, Asst Secretary General of ICCDR received Guests as per protocol and honors. With the concluding remarks of Dr. Srinivas Eluri on “Women Empowerment is the need of the Hour”, the program ended in a fruitful note.