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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, Sep 28: The inauguration and installation ceremony of CREDAI women's wing (CWW) was held at Hotel Ocean Pearl on Wednesday September 27.
Addressing the gathering, deputy commissioner Mullai Muhilan said, “Apart from being home makers, now all will make homes with the new association of CWW. This women’s wing should excel in their new responsibility.”
President CREDAI Karnataka Pradeep Raikar said, “Sarah Jacob as the national secretary has done a great job in her tenure. The CWW is picking up in India, with its wings in Punjab, Delhi, Gujarat and Karnataka. CREDAI Mangaluru is a vibrant chapter, hence the women’s wing also should be equally vibrant. I expect more activities from the Mangaluru chapter. The CREDAI had contributed during the pandemic with CSR activities and as per my knowledge, an oxygen plant worth Rs 1.60 cr was also set up.
National secretary CREDAI women’s wing Sarah Jacob said, “The CWW was formed in 2017 to empower women. Ladies should gain knowledge about this industry and take up small roles in the sector.”
President CREDAI Mangaluru Vinod A R Pinto said, “The CWW has a strong network and active participation. Kritheen Amin has taken up the challenge to be the coordinator of Mangaluru chapter. The CREDAI is involved in CSR activities, skill development and leadership training. In the last one month, we have been discussing a lot of issues with the deputy commissioner and politicians about the stamp duty TDR and sand policies. Our team is working on Brand Mangaluru. The CREDAI will connect to any issue our industry faces, hold discussions to come up with a solutions.”
Director Northern SKY properties Kritheen Amin will be the CWW coordinator and Rajni Lobo Patrao representing Paradise Properties was installed as the secretary of CWW for the term 2023-25.
Meanwhile scholarship cheques were given to deserving students on behalf of the Mangalore round table MRT 15, Mangalore ladies circle MLC 82 and CREDAI.
CREDAI Mangaluru secretary Guru M Rao and CREDAI former president Pushparaj Jain was also present.
Treasurer Sudeesh Karunakaran welcomed the gathering, secretary CWW Rajni Lobo Patrao proposed vote of thanks and Lavita Menezes compered the event.
About CREDAI and CWW
The Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India (CREDAI) is a well-established national organisation of big and small property developers. The Mangalore Chapter consists of more than 75 active members who have developed hundreds of trusted and superior quality properties in and around Mangaluru.
The construction industry used to be considered a male-dominated business, but in keeping with the changing times, CREDAI seeks to imbibe an all-inclusive workplace, of which women play a key role. Women form an important and integral part of society and business culture.
CREDAI National, the apex body, envisioned a women's wing at all levels, including the national level, with a determined plan to transform women into knowledgeable and successful entrepreneurs. The CWW aims at making the real estate industry gender-neutral.
The CWW provides a strong networking forum and also creates an incubation programme to encourage more active women participation in the industry.
The first women's wing chapter was inaugurated in 2016 in Pune, and today there are more than 75 women's wing chapters across the country, ready to manage the business.
The CREDAI Mangalore city chapter was formed in the year 2018 and in a very short period of time has gained popularity and commands huge respect in the city. The current president Vinod Pinto and his team have been instrumental in forming the women's wing in Mangaluru.