8th March marked International Women’s Day around the world. It’s incredibly overwhelming to observe the whole world come together as one to celebrate women and their amazing spirit. Women have been constantly creating their own identities in the world with strength and dignity. Despite the obstacles, challenges, societal beliefs, and pressures, women have time and again proved that they are not to be underestimated. Women with grace, responsibility, and power dare to forge their own path and make an impact in the world.
On this remarkable day, AIS took a pan-India approach to salute women for their phenomenal work. The AIS team celebrated this special day in a special way, celebrating with various architectural agencies across the country. AIS honoured exceptional women architects of some conventional architectural firms with personalized mementos for their groundbreaking achievements in the same field. The mementos were one of a kind as it featured stunning portraits of the women on glass! These rich grey toned glass portrait mementos were gifted to women architects of outstanding caliber.
Ar. Krupa Zubin of ZZ Architects and Ar. Hemanti Sutaria from Prashant Sutaria Architects, delivered their vote of thanks to AIS for its constant support and encouragement to women architects.
Green Angle’s Ar. Meenal Sutaria and Alumayer’s Ms. Sonali Bedre, appreciates and salutes the role of womanhood in architecture.
Ar. Swati Pandit and Ar. Nikita Mehta from Hafeez Contractor mention about following their dreams and aspirations, appreciating gender equality in the corporate world and wishing every women all the success and happiness.
Lastly, Ar. Brinda Somaya of Somaya and Kalappa Consultants, spoke about the sense of equality and support women all over the country have been receiving in various fields.
These talented women architects along with many others like Ar. Tejaswini Pandit and Pearl Contractor were the ones felicitated personalized mementos from AIS for their dedication and contribution in the field of architecture. It was a moment of immense pride for the awardees, and their stunned, happy faces lit up this special day!
There was a lot of excitement among the people over the mementos as everyone wanted to have a glimpse of it and hold it. The appreciative smiles on everyone’s faces spoke more than mere words and put a wide, bright smile on our faces too. Smiling is contagious too, didn’t you know?
The day was further spent with great fun, games, and cakes at various architectural offices. AIS kicked off the celebrations at the offices with a cake cutting ceremony which featured innovatively designed cakes celebrating the essence of a woman. A toast was raised to women through engaging activities and fun games.One of the innovative concepts was providing the staff with AIS Decor Lacquered Glass of different shades. Every shade had a matching personality trait assigned to it. For example, Venetian Red for a woman of confidence, Black Pearl for a woman with power, Snow White for the independent spirited woman and so on. Each woman had to dedicate a shade to another woman in the same office. This game involved a lot of fun and love as women attributed
One of the innovative concepts was providing the staff with AIS Decor Lacquered Glass of different shades. Every shade had a matching personality trait assigned to it. For example, Venetian Red for a woman of confidence, Black Pearl for a woman with power, Snow White for the independent spirited woman and so on. Each woman had to dedicate a shade to another woman in the same office. This game involved a lot of fun and love as women attributed colours to one another, and was a thoroughly enjoyable experience with women emerging all smiles on seeing the coloured glass matching their personality.
Another game with a twist that was played was ‘Glassnary’ – a variant of Pictionary but with glass. Glass words were used as hints for the teams to give the right answer. Example, water repellent glass, heat reflective glass etc. This was an extremely engaging game that saw active participation by the women. Needless to say, everyone had a whale of a time!
The day saw ZZ Architects raise a toast to womanhood with a huge cake followed by fun games and activities that kept everyone completely entertained.
At Anil Sharma & Associates, a gorgeous cake in the shape of a woman signifying the spirit of a woman was first cut, followed by the innovative games of Shades of a Woman and Glassnary which was enjoyed by one and all.
Pink theme dominated the celebrations at Design Plus Associates and Arcop Associates Pvt. Ltd. with rosy pink bouquets and lovely pink themed cakes that were presented to the women staff of the offices. The women at both offices were full of cheers and made merry on this day!
The women had a fabulous time playing Shades of a Woman at ARK Designs Pvt. Ltd. There was a spirit of bonhomie and warmth here that added great moments to this special day.
A sinfully delicious chocolate cake heralded the celebrations at Alumayer, Sankalpan and Architect Reza Kabul’s office. The games of Glassnary and Shades of Woman kept everyone involved and delighted right till the end.
Hiten Sethi Architects and Faquih and Associates saw the women emphasize the qualities of confidence, power, independence and vibrancy through the Shades of a Woman activity. The supportive and friendly atmosphere here was tangible and beautiful to experience!
We also witnessed firms in Bangalore like Mantri Builders and Education Design Architects, celebrate women’s day with immense glee and joy.
Everyone wanted to continue the fun and celebrations but like everything else, all good things come to an end, for the time being at least. AIS is committed to celebrating and honouring the spirit of women every day. Women’s Day was an opportunity to reach out to ordinary women who are extraordinary beyond measure. The personalized glass memento gifted to the women emphasize a woman’s extraordinary strength and dignity through all the roles she plays.
Woman empower one another, cheers to womanhood!