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“Recognizing the Unrecognized” on International Women’s Day

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Students recognized women in honor of International Women’s Day, thanking them for their contributions to society that otherwise go unnoticed. In total, more than 10,000+ women were recognized by over 130 LEAD students across Belgaum, Raibag, Chikodi and Kudachi.

lead womens day lead womens dayWomen work without a break for their families, society, and friends all through the year. So, on IWD 2016, LEAD conducted their 3rd annual “Recognizing the Unrecognized”, where women in our society who are rarely recognized but are responsible for important work will be recognized for their contributions, such as cleaning railway stations, bus stands, picking household trash, selling vegetables etc. LEAD and LEADers believe that, without these women, our communities would come to a standstill.

The event is conducted by LEADers (undergraduate and Master’s students) from each location of LEAD that voluntarily take up the initiative to identify and appreciate these women on the occasion of International Women’s Day. After identifying these unrecognized women in their communities, the LEADers made personal visits to their homes and workplaces to thank them for their contributions and presented a certificate of gratitude they personally signed.


About LEAD: The LEAD Program of the Deshpande Foundation fosters innovative and entrepreneurial thinking within college students by exposing them to social issues, encouraging them to volunteer their time and effort in the community, and igniting their latent talent to come up with creative solutions.

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