India - Over 1,400 women participating in the Women's Day: 493 benefit from the free medical camp
Mumbai, India – 5 March 2017 - More than 1400 women from various slums of Mumbai and beneficiaries of the projects of the "Don Bosco Development Society" (DBDS) celebrated International Women's Day by participating in a programme organized by DBDS at the Salesian campus in Matunga. Fr Rolvin D'Mello, Executive Director of DBDS, recalled all women victims of violence. Then, after a short prayer, Arundhati Gawde spoke stressing the importance of Women's Day and the need for women to be community leaders and agents of change. Mangla Naik spoke of programmes and government policies and how women can benefit from them. Simultaneously 493 needy women were visited in a medical camp set up in collaboration with the Livalati hospital and received a month’s supply of medication.