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FLO & YFLO's Annual General Session and Change of Guard held

FLO (FICCI Ladies Organization) & YFLO (Young FICCI Ladies Organisation)'s Annual General Session and Change of Guard held in the city on Saturday till late evening.

CV Anand, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad City and Manisha Saboo, President of HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association) and Delivery Head of Infosys graced as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour.

In this ceremony of change of guard, Ritu Shah succeeded Shubhraa Maheshwari as FLO Chairperson and Arthi Shah succeeded Sonali Modi Saraf as YFLO ChairPerson for the year 2023 -2024.

Both the guests presented medallions to the succeeding chairpersons as a symbol of authority on their assuming office. Later, both leaders shared their vision for the year ahead.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. CV Anand said that he was always blamed partially on women complainants. I see the women's side of policing.

I always encouraged my wife to pursue her dreams, studies, go out, help others, and share the top cop of Hyderabad.


In 174 (police came into existence in 1847) of the year of police existence I was given an understanding that the city police never had a woman SHO. When this was brought to my notice, we appointed one in Lalaguda Police Station. In one year of her assuming office she proved to be outperforming men, Anand shared. Similarly, Dhanalakshmi and Jyotsna who chose traffic over law and order proved their mettle. These two examples prove women outperform men if given a chance Anand said.

Speaking about The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, CV Anand said women have to realise that no one is going to give you. You must go and get it.

Quoting Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the USA, who once said “For every door that’s been opened to me, I’ve tried to open my door to others, CV Anand asked 300 plus women in the audience to open the door for others. He also suggested including rural women entrepreneurs, who may not match you. But you can be a partner in their growth story.


Manisha Saboo said, “we are all privileged because somebody allowed us to take birth”. I don’t know if you have ever paid attention to the fact that 3223 girls are killed in the womb every day. That is why we all are privileged that we have got a chance to take birth. She gave a clarion call to have a gigantic dream, the dream that must scare you.

Both the guests unveiled the Connect Magazine.

Delivering her address, Shubhraa Maheshwari, Chairperson of FLO said that the year gone was an incredible journey, filled with experiences, challenges, triumphs, and memories that will stay with me forever.

Our team strived hard to bring value to members through many speaker sessions from the likes of Nitin Gadkari, Rajat Sharma, Shashi Tharoor, Sonu Sood, R Madhavan, Mithali Raj, and many more. We could impact 25000 women pan-India through our national Financial Literacy initiative. The Digital Literacy and Education initiatives have benefitted over 1000 school and college-going girl children.

We have also Generated business to the tune of INR 2.50 Crores for 3 FLO members towards the design, production, and distribution of 70,000 sarees for ASHA and ANM workers across Telangana, she informed.

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