The National Council of India celebrated Women’s Day on Sunday March 6, two days ahead of the International Women’s Day. The theme of 2022, Break the Bias, was presented by Bro. Dr. A. Francis, Coordinator, Orientation and Training, Asia I.
The celebrations were inaugurated by Bro. Renato Lima de Oliveira, our President General. In his inaugural address he said that the presence of female members was very important and reminisced about Sr. Rosalie Rendu who was the first woman in our Society. She helped our founding fathers establish the first conference in Paris and assisted them in home visits.
Bro. Renato Lima said that the sisters in the Society were very important because of their energy, charity, ability to solve many problems and also because of their compassion for the poor. The Society needs women members in conferences and at all levels of the Society administration. He informed us that Sr. Marie-Francoise is the first woman Secretary General of the Society and we are looking forward to the day when we will have a woman as President General. He also congratulated Bro. Jude Mangalraj, National President of India, and his team for organising the celebrations.