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New leadership takes over FICCI FLO & YFLO
The Times of India, Apr 24, 2017
New leadership headed by Kamini Saraf and Sandhya Raju, Chairpersons of FICCI Ladies Organisation(FLO) and Young Ladies Organization(YFLO) takes over. Kamini Saraf, Sandhya Raju and their respective teams were installed in a Change of Guard Event held at Hotel Park Hyatt in Hyderabad, recently.

Sonali Bendre, Author, Model and Film Actress graced the function as chief guest. Nearly 250 members of both FLO and YFLO attended the programme. Prior to the installation, Padma Rajgopal, Chairperson of FICCI FLO Hyderabad Chapter and Nidhi Swarup, Chairperson of YFLO Hyderabad Chapter gave an overview of the year gone by.

Interacting with the media prior to the installation, when asked about her recent book ‘The Modern Gurukul: My Experiment with Parenting,’ Sonali said that when she became a mother advises came from different sources. That is why she thought of penning the book because of the wisdom she had collected over a period of time. The book is on what she had lived and experienced while being a mother.

Her publisher wanted her to pen another book and she is currently working on the subject line which is yet to be finalised. Jyotsna Angara, FLO Past Chairperson highlighted the salient features of an exclusive park for FLO women entrepreneurs in Telangana. She informed that Telengana Government has already allocated 50 acres of the land for the same. KT Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Industries and Commerce, Government of Telangana unveiled FICCI Ladies Organisation(FLO) Women Green Industrial Park recently, she informed.

TSIIC allocated FLO the 50 acres of land at Sultanpur, Patancheru in the city outskirts. FLO will develop this as a Women's Industrial Park. It is FLO's first women entrepreneur park in the country. The land allocated at a rate of Rs 45 lakh per acre, Jyotsna added. The park is expected to attract an investment of Rs 150crore and would generate employment to 2000 people she said.

The new Chairperson Kamini Saraf announced her theme “We Power” for the year 2017-18. We have lined up some impressive speakers like Indra Nooyi, Chand Kochar, Shikha Sharma, Kiran Mazumdar etc, she informed. Sandhya Raju also unveiled her programmes for the year.
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