HAVYAKA WOMEN WORLD CONVENTION
The Convention made
headlines in the leading newspaper in Karnataka and was also covered
by the electronic media. The Convention started by reading the
message and blessings of Shri Shri Shri Shri Raghaveshwara Bharati
Mahaswamiji. Dr. K. P. Puturaya, well known writer and educationist
was the Chief Guest. Freedom Fighter Smt. Kulibidu Bhagirathi
Shastri inaugurated the convention by lighting the lamp. Shri
Vishveshwar Hegde, Kageri, Dr. M.P. Karki, Shri Shantaram Hegde,
President, T.S.S., Dr. (Smt.) Yashoda Bhat & Dr. (Smt.) Shalini
Raghunath and Smt. Ganapi M. Bhat, Tatike graced the inaugural
function. There were about 24 speakers from all around the world,
whose list included doctors, literatures, social workers and experts
from different fields. Various issues relating to women were
discussed. Need to preserve our cultural values was emphasized. At
the same time, it was also agreed upon that certain age old usages,
which cause mental agony to Havyaka women, need to be re-examined.
There was also a variety entertainment programme by Havyaka girls
and women and their wonderful performances were applauded by all.
About 1500 persons attended the convention. The function was
concluded with the Ashirvachan of His Holiness Sri Sri Sri
Gangadharendra Saraswati Mahaswamiji. A souvenir was also released
from his Holiness on the occasion. ‘Havyaka Women World Convention’
was unique and widely appreciated.