Celebrating 50 years of Ladies Study Group, President Mrs Abhilasha Sethia organized a superb programme befitting its success in Kolkata & India. Members, well wishers and guests gathered to Celebrate the biggest milestone in Ladies Study Group’s history – commemorating 50 Golden Years!
Founder President, Mrs Roma Bhagat & and Founder Vice President, Mrs Sumangala Birla started the programme by tracing LSGs antecedents. Members and Presidents over the years doggedly pursued information, success stories and personalities to share their knowledge on the LSG stage. This has kept the organization ahead and growing – not only in numbers but also in awareness.
Ladies Study Group owes its accomplishments and prestige to all those who led this organization from the front: ladies, who were knowledgeable, highly motivated and extremely enterprising.
A short film by well known filmmaker Mr Jayabrato Chatterjee, beautifully showcasing 50 years of LSG and the ladies who steered the Organisation to its success, was screened on the occasion.
Representing both theme for the year: Leading Change: Shaping the Future and the Golden Anniversary theme: Redefining Women LSG’s emminent guest speaker for the Gala Celebration was one of the most inspirational women of our times – Arjuna Awardee Ms Deepa Malik, the first Indian female Para Olympic Medalist. All her life, Deepa has been constantly set precedents and raised the bar every time for all of us through her unbelievable achievements.
Sports journalist, academic, historian and author Boria Majumdar in conversation with Deepa Malik traced her success in the Para Olympian Games at Rio 2016. She has won medals in the 2014 Asian Games, Commonwealth Games & is the first Indian to win in China in too.
All this she achieved inspite of being wheelchair bound after repeated operations to remove tumors from her vertebrae resulted in her paralysis in the year 1999.
She rides a bike designed for her “dhoom” style. She wishes to break records to establish her own identity and does want to be known as a disabled patient. Her mantra is to keep calm be positive and happy and have good friends.
As the grand finale with confetti raining down, Usha Uthup sang a tribute to the ladies of Kolkata, as the audience waved torches.
A truly moving and inspirational programme to mark 50 years of LSG.