I was delighted to watch someone who not only earned name and fame within a short period but also endeared herself to the community of Lions as well.The following introduction by Ms.Vasantha during their Zone Social speaks all.
Respected Leaders decorating the dias and friends,
You certainly feel proud of certain moments in your life when you do a thing with immense satisfaction and happiness. So am I now. I stand before you with pride and privilege to share with you much more than what you know of a person. A very sweet looking, calm, dignified person who shot up to fame and popularity in a short span of time in lionism by her graceful friendly attitude- now you all must have judged whom I am referring to. It is none other than MJF lion Sundera Gopalan, an emancipated women.
The following profile of hers would do justice to the adjectives I made use of to describe her.
Ms. Sundera, a Maths Graduate coming from a very illustrious family married Mr.R.S.Gopalan IAS in 1961 when she was in her teens and grew up in a very orthodox, docile, submissive, and dependent atmosphere in the household until the death of her husband which happened at the fag end of his service. Situation made her to take charge of household duties with 3 daughters, a son and mother-in-law to take care of. She proved her hidden strength in bringing up the children with quality education and get them settled very well in career as well in life. And proved her loving care to her mother in law too till her death some few years back.
An emancipated MJF Lion Sundera Gopalan joined lions club of sowcarpet in the year 2007- her sponsorer is the speaker before you. Her inherent talent, enthusiasm, dedication and friendly attitude have made her climb up in position from I VP in 2008 and also to become MJF, the same year, President in 2009 and Zone Chairperson in 2010-11. Her commitment to causes has drawn her close to various other organizations like YWCA as committee member, and member Dignity Foundation of India and Madras Book Club. Besides serving the community, her passion for reading, cooking and painting continue till date. So Lion Sundera is active all the time with utility value. I am happy to present her before this august gathering..
Thank the organizers for the opportunity given to me.
N Meera Raghavendra Rao