News Report: 1st National Convention of Mulnivasi Women
Posted by bamcef on November 23, 2008
The first national convention of Mulnivasi Mahila Sangh and BAMCEF Women Wing successfully held a Bharat Scout and Guide Hall Dadar, Mumbai on 18th and 19th October, 2008. Ms. Shashi Minz (IAS, Director National Academy of Custom Excise and Narcotics, Faridabad, Haryana), Dr. A. H. Salunkhe (Renowned thinker and Writer, Satara, Maharashtra) and Mr. B. D. Borkar, IRS (CEO of BAMCEF Offshoot Wings) were present in the inauguration session of the Convention. Mrs. Suman Tirpude, National President of BAMCEF Women Wing, delivered the introductory speech and Dr. Manisha Bangar, National President of Mulnivasi Mahila Sangh presided over the inauguration session. Over 300 women participated in this convention from all over India.
In this two days national convention, three awakening sessions, one delegate session and one special session were organised. On the first day of convention Dt. 18th November the topic of “Women Reservation Bill – the brahminical conspiracy to deny representation in the parliament to the Mulnivasi women” was discussed. Ms. Paurnima Katkar (Deputy Director of sport authority of India, Gujarat), Dr. Pradnya, Ms. Sudha Mohile (Social Activist, Mumbai), Ms. Jayashri Shelke (State President, Jijau Brigade, Maharashtra) shared their views on above subject. Mrs. Sanhita Sudame (CEC Member of Mulnivasi Mahila Sangh) delivered the introductory speech and Mrs. Sunita Kumar (CEC Member Mulnivasi Mahila Sangh) presided over the session. In the afternoon session of the same day the topic “The present economic, Educational and health policy of Government of India, is the policy to throw mulnivasi women into unended slavery” was discussed. Prof. Nutan Malvi (Lecturer, and social activist, Wardha), Ms. Jayashri Ghadi (Lokshasan Andolan, Mumbai) delivered the speech, Mrs. Tanuja Nepale delivered introductory speech on this subject, and Mrs. Suman Tirpude presided over the session.
On the next day of convention, the participants who were come from different states and districts of the India discussed on following issue: “Ways & Means to enhance the involvement of Mulnivasi Bahujan Women in the movement for socio cultural transformation.” On this issue Mrs. Vaishali Pawar, Ms. Snehalata Kurane, Mrs. Sommaiya Bahen, Mrs. Meshram, Mrs. Manda Wankhede, Mrs. Tanuja Nepale, Ms. Pinal Solanki, Ms. Aruna Kumari shared their views and Ms. Baljinder Kaur (Convener, Mulnivasi Mahila Sangh, Ludhiana, Punjab) presided over the session.
On the second days awakening session “The Mulnivasi women must emulate the “Compatriot” (friend & colleague), role model of women of Mulnivasi culture, rather than the “Pativrata” (man worshipping) model of women, of Brahminical culture” topic was discussed in detail. Mr. Rajshekhar Undru (IAS, Haryana), Mr. Ratnakar Dandawate, Mr. Suresh Gaikwad, Mr. D. K. Sudame shared their views. Dr. Pradnya delivered introductory speech on this subject and Dr. Manisha Bangar presided over the session.
“The Words & Language used to mobilize the Mulnivasi Bahujan Samaj towards socio-cultural revolution, should be liberating, harmonizing and should express a collective identity”, topic also discussed in the second day of convention. Dr. A. H. Salukhe focused light on this issue with all dimensions of history, language and culture. Mrs. Venu Kartik delivered introductory speech on this topic.
On the occasion of this 1st National Convention the cultural programme conducted by Sangli Maharashtra, Unit was an attraction for the participants.