Hyderabad, April 25, 2019.....The New teams of FLO (FICCI Ladies Organization) and YFLO—Young FLO lead by Sona Chatwani and Shilpa Datla, Chairpersons of FLO and YFLO respectively took over.
Interacting and delivering key note address “living on my own terms” the well known actress Tabu said “I am attached to Hyderabad. I didn’t want to leave. It was difficult to leave Hyderabad. I have my childhood memories here in this city. That is why I initially denied acting in movies as I didn’t want to move away from the city, she said
Now that I am living in Mumbai, on any small excuse, I make it a point to come to Hyderabad, she shared.
Is it because of the family, Shabana Azmi your Aunt and Farah your sister and the connections you got into pictures? Tabu replied that it had just happened and was not planned.
When asked to share her views on Me Too movement she responded that it was a generic question, couldn’t be answered just like that. And said it depends differently on different people and how each one takes.
Responding to another question Tabu said “I make friends everywhere. I have a lot of friends in the industry. I have made friends through my work”.
I would love to do Telugu movies. I started my journey with a Telugu movie. I have learnt everything from that movie. My guru is Raghavender Rao. I want to keep my Hyderabad connection live, Tabu said
When asked how she managed her stress, she said, it is most commonly found issue in this modern era. Even children are talking about it. We can’t eliminate it. We have to manage it. I listen to music and walk to break the stress and overcome it, she shared
Addressing the press conference prior to the change of guard, outgoing Chairperson Priyanka Ganeriwal Arora said my tenure as 17th Chairperson of FLO has been enriching and rewarding. I had become a better version of myself she added.
During my tenure, the chapter has reached a record number of members, 680 this year. The chapter hosted interstate meet, felicitating 170 members from 15 states. We had hosted 21events. We donated 1540 smile kits, hygiene kits, much beyond the targeted figure of 1100, to those girls who dropped out of school due to lack of proper menstrual care, Priyanka informed.
Sharing her vision, incoming chairperson Sona Chatwani shared theme for the year: “Reframing Women Empowerment”. I will work on rebooting, reconnecting and reinventing with meaningful events, capacity building workshops and skill development initiatives, she added.
I will be taking forward Agriculture initiative which is the National theme initiated by the National President of FLO Ms. Harjinder Kaur. This year I will be launching - FLO Market place- Style tatva encouraging women and aiming at women empowerment, which infact is going to be a flagship event, IN HUB, an interactive and networking hub among members and Indigenius Agriculture, in alignment to the national theme she informed.
FLO must become a dominant player for the women in India. We will take an active role to work with government to play a proactive role in policies making. We will also focus on STEM education in two girls schools in the city, she informed.
It is a mixed feeling, both pride and sadness”. Pride because I have done my best for the development of YFLO members and sad because I am demiting my office, said Vinitha Surana, the outgoing Chairperson of YFLO.
My theme for the YFLO for this year will be “The New You”, shared YFLO Chairperson Shilpa Datla. In the coming year we will take up activities to create more awareness and encourage more women to get into Boards of various organizations.