Coffee Morning, AKARSHANA 2010 – VINODHINI was held on 5th October 2010 at Hotel Benzz Park, T.Nagar, Chennai. Around 200 women attended the event. Playback Singer, Mrs. Srilekha Parthasarathy was the chief guest and her medley with all her songs and her interaction with the audience were the highlights of the morning. She made everybody dance to her tune. The event MC, Mr. Deepak of Jodi No: 1 & Thendral fame was a huge hit with the audience. He enthralled them with his humour and engrossed them in the quiz on Chennai.
During the inaugural ceremony, Rs. 88000/- was given to Ms. Dhikshitha as Interest free loan to pay for her College fees. Rs. 2000/- was given for Tuition Fees and School Uniform to Visually handicapped boy Master Azhagiya Manavazhan and A cheque for Rs. 62,000/- was given to Sowbhagya Santhana Sadhanam for Urine Analysis – an equipment and Rs. 6000/- was given to Ambattur Cerebral Palsy Centre.
The women delegates vied with each other and participated in the games conducted by Mr. Deepak. Even Mrs. Srilekha Parthasarathy walked away with a prize by keying in the right answer and messaging it first. Saree Tambola was the most sought after event and everybody enjoyed playing and winning sarees. The disount coupon was very well received by the audience and the women entrepreneurs were very happy with the business.
The sponsors for the coffee morning were Vijaya Timber Corporation, SPOT Pharmacy, Palam Silks, Maple woods, Vijaya Plywoods & Laminates, Uma Timber Corporation, Perfect Bearing, Anand Jewellery, Shree Gold, Saffola Oats, Karur Vysya Bank, Lakshmi Narayanee Pearls & Gems, Cavin Kare, MHP Home Products, Maybell, Kiran Global Chem Ltd., and Subham Stationery.
Last but not the least, a special word of praise to Vootukuri Aparna who has done it again by designing our invitation very creatively.