by Rons Bantwal - Daijiworld News Network - Mumbai
Mumbai, Sep 25: Janet D'Souza, a native of Kinnigoli near Mangalore has been appointed as president of Maharastra Women Congress by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
Forty-four-year-old Janet D'Souza hold B Ed, MA degree from Mumbai University and presently is the principal of Little Flower High School at Ghatkopar. She has been active in politics for the last two decades.
Congress spokesperson Rita Bahugun has officially released the news about the nomination of Janet D'Souza to the much-coveted post. According to sources, the appointment was done by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday September 25.
Janet is expected take charge on Wednesday September 27 from the out-going president Alka Desai.
Janet, currently a resident of Mulund is the daughter of former MLA, political leader and well-known social worker, the late Celine D'Silva. She also heads 'Celine D'Silva Mahila Mandal', a group of more than 1,000 women.
Daijiworld has learnt that she was instrumental in Priya Dutt's victory in the Parliament elections.
Janet has served as former president of Lions Club International and many other political as well as social organizations.