A non-political and non-sectarian organisation formed by the wives of the members of Round Table India, Calicut Ladies Circle ’69 (CLC 69), is on its doorsteps of achieving their next big dream. It is Alankar exhibition-cum-sale, the proceeds from which will go to needy women and underprivileged children. “If we focus on women, the benefit flows not only to them, but everyone around them. Education is one of the essential tools for women empowerment. That is the main reason why we invest in education,” says Rose Manuel, chairperson of Calicut Ladies Circle. The fundraising exhibition-cum-sale will be held at Hotel Malabar Palace on Wednesday. The exhibition will take place from 10 am to 8 pm.
Calicut Ladies Circle focuses not only on women empowerment; they have done their bit for the flood-hit people also. The national board of the ladies circle, along with Baby Memorial Hospital, had played an important role in flood fundraising. The circle organises a community service every year. The CUPS Nursery, a nursery section for kindergarten classes, was successfully opened at the Chevayur AUP School in 2016. The project was undertaken and successfully completed by CLC 69.
The exhibition will have 24 stalls and no two stalls will look similar. “In most exhibitions, the cliché thing is that there would be similar stalls. Here, I have made sure that every stall offers different items. The products in one stall will be exclusive for that particular stall,” said Rose Manuel. The exhibition will showcase a myriad of collections in clothes, accessories and home decor. As this is for a noble cause, the exhibitors are also selected in a way that somebody is benefited through this. The outlet by Veena from Bengaluru, ‘Masmara’, is part of an NGO. The proceeds from this would be donated for the rural people in the country. Kochi-based Sreejith Vijayan, through his ‘Rowka’, will provide a platform for rural artisans to sell their products.
“CLC 69 gets a lot of support. My co-circlers and my better half Manuel Antony are the reasons for this initiative. We are all set for Wednesday and have high expectations for the day. The sale would never disappoint the visitors. I have handpicked every stall and it would amaze people,” added Rose Manuel....