By Our Correspondent | Opening Doorz Editorial | September 16, 2018

The IMC Ladies’ Wing, one of India’s oldest and most credible women’s organisations hosted a special screening of Love Sonia—a film about the struggle of a 17-year-old girl caught in human trafficking.

Director Tabrez Noorani, Producer David Womark and Executive Producer Shalini Thackeray were present at the screening along with members of the IMC Ladies’ Wing and special guests. Sandeep Karnik, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) also graced the event.

Sharing her thoughts on the event, Mohana Nair, President of the IMC Ladies’ Wing stated, “We at IMC Ladies’ Wing, in line with our aim to empower women, through this screening are looking towards creating an awareness of the condition of such women by sensitizing the public and promoting the need for rehabilitation of their lives to enable them achieve stability and a secure future.”

The IMC Ladies’ Wing also made a donation to Rescue Foundation, which is a non-profit, grass root NGO involved in rescue, rehabilitation and repatriation of victims of human trafficking picked up from India, Bangladesh, Nepal.

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(From L to R): Bina Choksi, Varshaa Shah, Surbhi Ghatlia, Tabrez Noorani, Mohana Nair, Mrunal Thakur, Riya Sisodiya, Aarti Gupta Surendranath, David Womark, Shalini Thackeray, and Anurita Chadha

This special screening was curated and moderated by Aarti Surendranath, ably executed by Kalpana Singhania, Past President and Advisory, and the dynamic Cinema and More Committee headed by Surbhi Ghatlia and Anuja Mittal.

About The Ladies’ Wing of IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Started as a forum for implementing social change as far back as 1966, today, in its 52nd year, the Ladies’ Wing of IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry has become a dynamic movement for the empowerment of Indian women.

 What began as a forum for creating socio-economic awareness and encouraging the spirit of enterprise is today a significant body committed to promoting women’s empowerment through education, entrepreneurship and economic growth. It is an amalgamation of elite and progressive thinking women comprising entrepreneurs, professionals, corporate leaders, academicians, bankers, journalists, artists, social activists, doctors, lawyers and home-makers who interact on a variety of subjects from politics and economics to culture and development of the country.

Also Read: Celebrating Dr. Rakhmabai Raut, India’s first practicing lady doctor!

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