Daasotsava, was the first program of new EC. Empowerment of women had been taking roots in India after Nirbhaya Case. The theme of Daasotsava was women empowerment and the dedication of women in various aspects of our life – ASHTA LAKSHMI. The back drop was a life size statue of Lakshmi in vibrant colors. The events of the day commenced with Kumkum archane to the Lakshmi idol in the back drop. Members enjoyed the fancy dress competition based on religious theme was presented by tiny tots of the Koota. Ladies and men of the Koota Sang Soulful in appreciation of Goddess Lakshmi. High light of the day was a very colourful ASHTA LAKSHMI Tableau with various groups of children performing acts like Tiger Dance, Kamsale dance and a lady possessed by the Devi in front of the spectacular tableau. Delicious and authentic Bale Yale oota was relished by members in traditional style.
During this event the Koota Appreciated the yemon service rendered by two of Ex-Presidents who had recently relocated to India, Dr. Peter D’Souza ( 2008 ) and Shri Eknath Vernekar(2001).