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Sharing with the readers my experiences through my travel, interaction with different cultures and my involvement through community work! Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Reminiscing Commonwealth Torch Relay 2005-2006

As the World Cup Soccer finishes, we all wait for Commonwealth 2010 in New Delhi. South Africa did a fantastic job and hopefully India too will make us proud, Asiads (Asian Games) in 1982 in India went well so Commonwealth too should be fine! Though I am hoping all that construction work which we witnessed during our last trip in Dec. 2009 will be done by this month and Rajdhani will do a fab job of tidying up the place ahead of time, Here is hoping! My train of thoughts take me to Commonwealth 2006 when the torch arrived in Papua New Guinea (in Oct 2005).

In 2005, the Commonwealth torch came to Lae in Papua New Guinea and Soroptimists were acknowledged and given a chance to participate in the baton relay. I was the President of SI Lae at that time (while working in PNG University of Technology) and got the opportunity to run a distance of 1km (approx). Naomi Wilkins a good friend, fellow soroptimist and the Past National Representative of SI PNG was there early in the morning with me (as in the photo above left, Naomi and I eagerly waiting for the torch). The torch was handed over by one of our Unitech student who ran the previous lap (as in the photo above right). The atmosphere was surreal, with cars in the front and behind , helicopter in the sky and hundreds of children and young men and women gathered...this was to be treasured for the rest of my life!

I loved every single moment during the run, before and after (too) and felt proud (once again) to be a soroptimist!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The photos from SOS and IWD

The park was very very clean and litter free after the SOS activity carried out by SI Suva members and friends. The cake celebrating 99th IWD was yummy, a bit sweet though!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Happy International Women's Day IWD 2010

This year on 6th march, 2010, we, the Soroptimists of SI Suva carried out a workathon by cleaning up the children's park next to the beach and Manikau Police Post in order to mark 'Saturday of Service' which is an activity carried out by soroptimists all over the world every first saturday of march each year which is prior to IWD. After the SOS activity, we celebrated IWD by cutting a cake to mark 99th IWD in advance. Will post the photos soon.

Received an email greetings for IWD from my 10 year old niece, Salutations to this young woman in making!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Reclaim the Nite - 2009 in Suva

Last year too, SI Suva participated in 'Reclaim the Nite' march, photos are perfect to describe the atmosphere. Proud to be a woman!