WIA Centenary

Women's Indian Association

had its Centenary at Adyar on 3rd March 2017

Thanks to Dr Annie Besant, one of the Founders of the WIA, this celebration took place in Adyar.

The high level Guests were Hon'ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, and Hon'ble Governor of Maharasthra and Tamil Nadu, Shri Ch Vidyasagar Rao.

The Celebration was for invitees only, giving opportunity to 350 participants.


In the first picture:

Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India (center), inaugurating the Centenary Celebration of the Women’s Indian Association (WIA) in the Adyar Theatre of the TS, Chennai, on 3 March 2017.
On his right is Shri Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu; and on his left, Dr V. Saroja, Social Welfare Minister of Tamil Nadu. Also seen are Mrs Padma Venkataraman, President of the WIA (far left), and Mrs Bargavi Devendra, Honorary Secretary of the WIA (far right).

Album from the Celebration Day

Album from the preparattions