- About Dist.329
Born in a joint family, Shampa Banerjee is the 2nd child and only daughter of her parents with 2 loving brothers.
She moved to Ranchi with her parents where she grew up as a small-town girl. Shampa had great interest in sports from her young days, apart from her studies. She believes because of this interest, she learnt sportsman spirit, team work & goal drivenness. Soon after completing her graduation in pure science, she got married in Kolkata. Shampa is keen learner and learnt various skills such as computer proficiency, Ikebana, tennis, golf & swimming. Her hobbies also include music, cooking and hand work .But travelling is her passion and she has travelled 27 countries and almost all the states of India.
Shampa has done her SANGEET VISHARAD in Rabindra Sangeet from Chandigarh University. Shampa had a keen interest for social services from a very young age. She was very actively attached with various NGOs in her stay in Burma. She had worked at grass root level at the time of devasted cyclone – Nargis.
Shampa joined Inner Wheel in the year 2008 under able leadership of PDC Sarmila Bose as the District Chairman of Inner Wheel Club of South West Calcutta. She served in the club as ISO, Secretary and President twice. Her Happy school at Chetla slum area, and sanitary napkin vending machine during her presidentship are the projects to be mentioned specially. She joined the district EC on 2017-18 as the District Editor. She served District in the district as ISO, Treasurer, Secretary and Vice Chairman. She has attended 3 Association President’s Installation two South Asian Rallies three Triennials & one IIW Convention amongst which she won the best District ISO in Varanasi & had the honour of accepting prize from none other than Minna Kapoor.
Shampa is blessed with a son & a daughter. Son Shayak is an Electrical Engineer Standford University and MBA from Kellogg business school, Chicago. He is married to Moumita, a PHD in Machine Learning from Delaware University. They are working & living in San Jose California. Daughter Shohini has done her Masters in International development from Clark University, Boston. She had dared to work in places like South Sudan and Malawi with International NGOs and currently working freelance on gender. Her husband, Souvik is a computer Engineer from Chandigarh University and is self-employed and works on niche web designing. They are living in Delhi. Shampa’s husband, Shyamal is Chartered Accountant, Management Accountant & Company Secretary, who worked with multinational companies, and is currently working as Senior Vice President in IFB AGRO.
She is an emotional person and believes emotion is what makes us human. She believes humility, honesty and compassion are the qualities that all of us should develop within us. Her motto is ‘TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK’. And believes in – “GIVING IS LIVING”.
Congratulations on taking up the highest post in your club. Congratulations to your predecessor for doing a wonderful work on ‘Pink first’ under the able leadership of dynamic District……..
The IIW theme for the year 2022-23, WORK WONDERS is a theme which doesn’t restrict us to a particular direction but gives us the liberty to work towards broad spectrum for the needy and society at large.
The Association President’s goal is complimenting the IIW theme, that is WE CARE.
A beautiful goal – yes, we do care… from caring comes courage. Hence, do not limit yourself. Because we do care about women, about the children, about seniors, about the deprived.
We women at Inner Wheel are courageous breed. Nothing stops us from doing good work. We went to Sunderbans, after the disastrous cyclone Amphan. We have dared to overrule Covid and worked in providing medical help,…. and what not…
Focus on educating children, specially a girl child. It is the necessity, not an option. An Educated mind is a free mind, which understands the nuances of the world, can stand for herself and for the society.
Women’s health is another very important matter, where you should focus on. Because a healthy woman means a healthy family. And hence a healthy society.
Keep doing your work with great passion, bring smiles to the needy and thus change the world.
Dear president, remember that a leader is someone who demonstrates what is possible, is someone who creates a healthy ambience in the club, appreciate the members hard work and brings everyone together.
So, BE TOGETHER, WORK TOGETHER ,INCREASE MEMBERSHIP, ENJOY INNER WHEEL & SEE HOW WORK WONDERS.