BRITISH DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSION FELICITATED EAST BENGAL WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TEAM
The British Deputy High Commission Kolkata felicitated the women’s football team of East Bengal Club at Sister Nivedita University (SNU), New Town today on 15 March 2023. We also felicitated the women players of the SNU in the event.
This was part of our programme to commemorate International Women’s Day this year.
Mr. Peter Cook, Acting British Deputy High Commissioner to Kolkata said: “Empowering women is a key part of UK’s new gender strategy! I was so glad to join with Sister Nivedita University in Kolkata today to pay full honour to the women in our society. I also had the pleasure to meet the East Bengal Women’s football team and enjoyed hearing so many stories of gender leadership and gender campaigns. I am delighted to add my voice in support of so many women in the struggle for full equality.”
Prof. (Dr). Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, Vice Chancellor, Sister Nivedita University said: “Men and women are two forms of the same energy which has created this planet. Hence I feel if we can remove the discrimination and spread this eternal truth among people, the world would be a much better place to live. We should eliminate the need to celebrate Women’s or Men’s Day and rather focus on celebrating a Day for the entire Humanity.”
During the programme, Ms. Debasmita Ghosh, Associate Director, Accenture gave a talk on ‘Gender Equality through financial and digital empowerment of Women’.
According to East Bengal Club sources the following were the members of the team representing the club at the event.
Team: Rani Bhowmick, Sushmita Bardhan, Tamalika Sarkar, Kabita Saren, Gita Das, Mini Roy, Anita Oraon, Mina Khatun, Puja Karmakar, Buli Sarkar, Debalina Bhattacharya, Birsi Oraon, Polly Koley, Riya Sarkar, Trisha Mallick, Barnali Karar, Ratna Halder.
Captain – Mina Khatun
Officials: Sujata Kar (head coach), Indrani Sarkar and Dipten Bose (Team Managers), Minoti Roy (Assistant Coach), Sailen Saha (Goalkeeping Coach), Aloka Paswan (Physio).
Such events are highly encouraging for young ladies to look beyond the horizon and SNU as a University will gain much traction for the students in the UK education and scholarship market, which intern will help them to plan for better scopes with European and global prospects.
Lots of business development and idea-provoking future startup plans can be generated with mutual cooperation between India and UK.