Medhatai's podcast for University at Buffalo School of Social Work, US conducted on 4th April by Prof. Gokul Mandayam has been released. The podcast link is given below:http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=240
Inauguration of new office premises at Suvastu Prestige
Annapurna Pariwar's new premises was inaugurated at the hands of Com. Shri Krishna Mense, the veteran freedom fighter who was also the founder member of Annapurna Mahila Coop Credit Society Ltd. in 1986 along with Padmashri Prematai Purao. Dr.Medha Purao-Samant, the CEO of Annapurna Pariwar expressed happiness that the credit society can now boast of its own office acquired with financial support from Indian Overseas Bank, Bank of Baroda and Bank of Maharashtra. The guests present on the occasion included bankers, auditors and noted dignitaries like Dr. Anil Avchat, Mr. F. X. Hay who lauded the organization’s efforts which made the new premises a possibility. This was especially creditable as it was achieved with Annapurna’s goals of empowerment of poor women by upholding a sustainable yet not profit-oriented model of comprehensive development.
Pathways to Peace (USA trip lectures)
Dr.Medha Purao Samant was invited to speak at Pathways to Peace which is an annual celebration to promote the discussion of activities that significantly and meaningfully impact long-lasting peace across the globe. This event is held by Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to the participation of community groups that seek to advance a more just world, an internationally renowned speaker is invited to serve as an inspirational model of success. Dr.Samant was invited to speak in her capacity as a social entrepreneur to share her thoughts on 'Leveraging What You Have to Achieve What You Want'.