On 14 February, 2018 the WIT Centre in Panvel was transformed into a place full of happy memories, achievements and immense gratitude. It was time to celebrate founder KamilaTyabji’s 100th Anniversary.
The mood was that of pride, joy and the spirit of giving. Chief GuestArundhati Bhattacharya, first woman Chairperson of State Bank of India summed it up very well in her speech. She inspired everyone to continue to uphold and grow the values that founder KamilaTyabji strongly believed in. Bhattacharya also emphasized how her own mother who was of an earlier generation and an era gone by stressed the importance of women’s advancement through education, training and skills development.
Guest of Honour, Aloo Tata, proudly handed out Awards to long-time staff members and achievers. On display were crafts made by WIT artisans, “Happy Birthday WIT” cards made by the kindergarten children, photographs of WIT founder KamilaTyabji and the iconic WIT block prints and food products. The morning will be remembered for a long time. It was not just a birthday or anniversary celebration. It was a celebration of life, of love, of service, of pride and of success.
100 years later, Kamila Tyabji smiles down at 50 Golden Years of WIT.