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Women’s Day Celebrations at MCC Bank Ltd

March 10, 2024

Mangaluru: International Women’s Day was celebrated by MCC Bank to recognize the selfless service of women staff at MCC Bank Campus, Mangaluru, on March 9, 2024.

The Chief Guest for the program was Ms Corrine Rasquinha, founder of White Doves, Kulshekar, Mangaluru . The directors of the bank, Mrs Irene Rebello, Dr Freeda F. D’souza, Mrs Sharmila Menezes and Branch Managers: Mrs Blanche Fernandes, Mrs Sunitha W. D’souza, Mrs Ida Pinto, Mrs Irene Dsouza, Mrs Jacintha Fernandes, Mrs Wilma Jyothi Sequeira and Mrs Anitha Dsouza, were present on the dais.

The program began with a prayer song, which was led by Mr Manoj Lopes and his group. 

The general manager, Mr Sunil Menezes, welcomed the gathering. While congratulating all the lady staff on the occasion of Women’s Day, he explained the importance of the celebration and the significant contribution of women in all spheres. 

The function was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the women present on the Dias. The chief guest Ms Corrine Rasquinha, was honoured by the bank for her selfless service towards the underprivileged, downtrodden, and sick people in society.

Ms Corrine Rasquinha, in her key note address, congratulated the lady members of the MCC Bank family on the occasion of International Women’s Day. She said the main objective of the celebration of Internal Women’s Day this year is to “Invest in women to accelerate growth.”She called upon the audience to create awareness about the significant contribution of women to society and to emphasize the importance of the rights and honour of women in our society. She said that in spite of facing various challenges, women have been taking on important roles and responsibilities in all sectors of society. She gave her example of how she faced and overcame various challenges in building a house for the homeless and destitute, “White Doves.” She advised the women to be positive in their thoughts, speech, and actions. 

On this occasion, Mr Jerald Jude D’silva, Vice Chairman, congratulated all the women of MCC Bank and explained the important role played by them for the welfare of the family and society at large.

On this occasion, Director Mrs Irene Rebello gave a talk on women’s empowerment and progress. In a male-dominated society, women face various challenges. But, women should come out of their comfort zone and face all the challenges for their own sake and for the sake of their families.

All the directors and managers on the dais were honored with shawls, flower bouquets, mementos, and gifts, and all the lady staff members were also honored with flower bouquets. 

Speaking on behalf of the women at MCC Bank, Mrs Sunitha Dsouaza, Branch Manager of Surathkal Branch, expressed gratitude to the Management for arranging women’s day on the Bank premises. She said that all women staff members are privileged to be part of MCC Bank.

Rayan Praveen, Branch Manager of Karkala Branch, was honoured for his dedicated and note-worthy service at MCC Bank. In reply, Mr Rayan Praveen thanked all at MCC Bank for their support.

Directors, Mr Andrew Dsouza, Mr Herold Monteiro, Mr Roshan Dsouza, Mr C.G.Pinto, Mr Anil Patrao, Mr Melwin Vas, Mr Vincent Lasrado, Mr Sushantha Saldanha, Mr Felix Dcruz were also present during the occasion.

Mr Manoj Fernandes compered, Dy General Manager, Mr Raj F. Menezes, proposed the vote of thanks. 

Soon after the formal function, a cultural program was organized and the audience was kept enthralled by Live Music by Silver Tone Group, Karkala, Jokes by Vismaya and Skit by the men staff of MCC Bank.