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Governor inaugurates website of IAS officers’ wives

Staff Reporter


“Welfare measures such as distribution of hearing aid for students with disability were initiated”


— Photo: V.Ganesan

EXCLUSIVE: Governor Surjit Singh Barnala launching a website of IAS officers’ Wives Association (IASOWA) of Tamil Nadu in Chennai on Monday. Office-bearers of the Association Shanti Natesan (left), Indira Sripathi and Usha Selvam (right), are in the picture.

CHENNAI: Governor Surjit Singh Barnala inaugurated a website of IAS Officers’ Wives Association (IASOWA) of Tamil Nadu here on Monday.

Various social welfare measures such as distribution of hearing aid for students with disability were initiated as part of the launch of the website. “The distribution of hearing aid by the Governor has created enthusiasm among the students with disability. Meeting the Governor will also inspire them towards seeking excellence in life,” said J. Balagurusamy, one of the teachers of the students.

These functions with opportunity to meet eminent people energise our students and help them cope with their disability, said S. Dhanaraj, another teacher of St. Louis Institute for the Deaf and Blind.

The website www.iasowatn.com will help the organisation become more efficient in serving the society in this digital era, said Indira Sripathi, president of IASOWA.

The IASOWA has been in existence for the past 36 years. The office bearers and the committee members meet once in three months to plan future actions based on the vision of the organisation.

At present there are 92 members and the association functions for 10 months every year from June to April.

Apart from socialising, the IAS officers’ wives have been deeply associated with the betterment of the underprivileged, said Usha Selvam, secretary of IASOWA.

The members have consistently involved themselves in social activities like supporting the education of poor, marriages of poor couples, donations and relief measures for victims of disaster, organising health seminars and immunisation camps, AIDS awareness campaigns and medical camps.

The calendar of events for the IASOWA has a specific structure. The opening event starts with a family day with food, fun, games, music and dance.

There are monthly events like special visits to fascinating venues, cookery demonstrations and health and beauty seminars. These events are a platform for the members to nurture this association and get mentally and emotionally equipped to serve the society, according to Ms. Sripathi.

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