Saturday, July 12, 2008

Women’s Day Out

Women’s Day Out
Friday July 11 2008 10:29 IST Express Features

It’s a women’s-only musical extravaganza that is sure to rock the city.

Organised by Livejam, a social and non profit organisation committed to imparting rays of hope to a generation that is hurt due to the after effects of broken homes, drugs and alcohol, they have a variety of events planned out for women.

Urban youth is their primary focus. It will be an avenue for women to relax, take a break and enjoy themselves with their girlfriends, and also socialise with other women in the city.

Women’s Day Out is being organised in Kerala for the first time and the objective is to prepare and empower women. It is a direct result of their research into the lives of women who are more into multitasking than their male counterparts, handling home, family, kids, career and all at one go.

The highlight of the event is a live concert by Kontagious, a six-member band from Chennai. They will set the floor on fire with their Bollywood numbers.

A talk by former Miss Teen Washington and the third runner-up at the Miss Teen America event Sungeetha Jain is on the cards. A motivational speaker of international repute, she has spoken at several conferences and women’s events in India and abroad.

Sungeetha is the first woman in the world on a wheelchair to have won a beauty pageant in 1993 competing against normal, healthy and mobile women. She met with a terrible accident at the age of 10 that left her crippled.

She is a woman with an inspirational life-story, a saga of never knowing when to give up, but rising above all odds and obstacles in life to become a success story.

Livejam has a variety of events planned out for the women in Kochi. Their primary focus is to evolve a women’s forum to better the life of women in the city by addressing practical problems and issues of daily life.

They also provide a platform to encourage and promote budding musicians and artists. The two-hour cultural extravaganza will be held at AJ Hall, Kaloor, on Saturday from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Entry through invites only.

For details, call 9287341146, 9447154264.

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