Sisters of Saint Joseph of Annecy



International Women’s Day programme was celebrated in the Central Prison, Visakhapatnam on 08/03/2023 at 10am. Mr. Bulli Krishna DLS (District Legal Service) was present as the chief guest along with Mr. Ramachandra Rao D.S, (Deputy Superintendent) Sr. Sandrina (Provincial Superior of St. Ann’s Luzern) and some of the PMI (Prison Ministry of India) members of Visakhapatnam Unit. The programme started with a welcome address followed by a prayer. The Chief Guest in his message highlighted the importance and the role of women in the Society and the family. Without women there is no life. There can’t be just a day to celebrate a woman. Every day should be a day, where we respect the divinity of women and safeguard their dignity. Women play an important role as a mother, wife, daughter etc. Women have achieved heights in every professional area and we need to recognize the power of women and help them to improve the world. After the speech he was honoured with a shawl. The students from St. Joseph’s Community College performed dances and skit. Made all the inmates to sing and dance after the programme. All of them were very happy to take part in dancing, forgetting all their worries and problems. Gifts were distributed to all the winners who participated in games and rangoli competitions conducted prior to it. Generous donors presented sarees and blouse pieces which were distributed to all the inmates. At the end tea and snack were provided to all. The programme was winded up at 11.30am by a short prayer and final blessing.


Sr. Mary James. SJA
PMI, Visakhapatnam Unit.

In Jaggampeta village the sisters celebrated women’s day with Self Help Groups


On March 08, 2023 we celebrated women’s day with our co - workers. Sr. Angelina spoke about the importance of women and their role in the society followed by Sr. Sangeetha, Sr.Lilly Rani and Sr.Jacintha spoke about the rights of women, importance of leadership and Gender equality respectively after which games were conducted to celebrate the joy of womanhood and the prizes were given to encourage them.