Panaji: 30th Regional Meet of Women in Public Sector (WIPS) Forum, Western Region, under the aegis of SCOPE was held at Walom Grand Resort, Goa on 12th November, 2022. The theme of the Meet was “WOW-Wisdom of Women – Born to Lead”.
The chief guest for the meet wa Deepali Naik, Director, Woman and Child Development, Panaji, Goa and Guest of Honour was Shri Mahesh Malkarnikar, CGM, Goa Shipyard Ltd.
The meet was inaugurated in Indian traditional way by offering Prayer in the form of classical dance by one of the participant, followed by lighting of Lamp by the Hon’ble Chief Guest, Guest of Honour, President WIPS Western region and other dignitaries of Central body and Regional body of WIPS. Western Region Newsletter was released by the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and other dignitaries, during the Meet.
During the meet, “Best Activity Report Awards” were also given to the winning PSU members of WIPS, for various activities carried out by WIPS and other CSR, Social activities, in their respective organisations. Recognition award was given to ONGC, SECL, MDL, NPCIL. WHEREAS First position was held by RCF, 2nd IOCL and 3RD was SCI and HPCL .
Chief Guest Smt. Deepali Naik addressed the august gathering and enlightened all with her experiences in personal life as well during various public positions held by her in Govt. Service. She advised all the women especially young generation how to tackle difficult situations in life and how to face them. A woman has to help another woman. She also narrated on various developments and measures being taken by the Govt, for the welfare of Children and Women in Goa.
An interactive session called “Achievers Session” was arranged wherein two renowned women personalities of Goa were invited viz. Smt. Sunita Sawant, Supdt. Of Police, Goa and Smt. Jennifer Lewis E. Kamat, Director, Goa Chamber of Commerce. Both the dashing Women of Goa took the audience through their journey from childhood to their present position. They also advised the women how to face various situations, have self-respect, self-confidence, be positive and be ready to face any difficulties and situations in life. Be the Leader.
Thereafter interactive session was arranged with Smt. Rajee Guptan, Executive Director, NPCIL in “Executive Directors’ Session. Smt. Rajee Guptan, being working in a PSU as an ED, explained the working style of PSUs, Promotion policies, etc. She gave a new mantra/funda to all especially young professionals working in PSUs of “10-10-10”, since initial 10 years of working women goes in settling in life with marriage, starting family, children, etc. How to handle “Work Life Balance” and make your career in life especially in PSUs.
Subsequent to this session eminent faculty Prof. Binay Kumar, Manushao Utthan addressed on the theme “WOW-WISDOM OF WOMEN” – Born to Lead”. He stated that Women whether its Grandmother, Mother, Sister, Wife, irrespective of their profession, education, they are leaders, whether they go to office or take care of home, all are working women. He stated that the WIPS Forum plays very important role for development of women in PSUS and has a long way to go to achieve their vision and mission and THEY CAN DO IT. Every PSU woman employee has to take initiative for improvement in their working conditions in PSUs, at home and in the Society as a whole and they have Great role to play.
From all the sessions take away was : A WOMAN IS A LEADER, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, SELF RESPECT, SELF CONFIDENCE, RAISE YOUR VOICE, FACE THE SITUATION, AND YOU CAN DO IT.
The meet was attended by about 160 women delegates from various WIPS PSU member organisations to name a few GSL, RCF, IOCL, ONGC, HPCL, SCI, MDL, NPCIL, SECL, WCL, ECGC, ETC.
The meet ended with cultural programme by various participants as well as by a Dance troupe of Goa, with Goan Music and dance