INDEX Pennsylvania celebrated Dominican Mother’s Day with a luncheon in Philadelphia, PA.


Philadelphia, PA: In an act held to celebrate Dominican Mothers’ Day, the Institute for Dominicans Abroad (INDEX), Pennsylvania, hosted a lunch meeting with more than one hundred Dominican mothers where they were awarded gifts and surprises.


The act began with the invocation to God and was followed by the notes of the Dominican National Anthem, the North American Anthem, and the Hymn to the Mothers, written by the Dominican poet, Mrs. Trinidad de Moya. Masterfully played by the outstanding saxophonist, Jorge Ferreira.


The man in charge of the Index, Leonardo Henríquez, gave the words of welcome to all those present and Tomasina Sosa, Head of the co-development Section of the INDEX, was in charge of the words of thanks to the mothers and the personalities and special guests present.

As special guests were the representations of the Dominican consulates of New York and Pennsylvania. Mrs. Susana Cedeno represented the honorable Dominican consul of Pennsylvania, Dr. Alexis Henríquez, and the vice-consul, Carolina Sosa, represented the honorable Dominican consul in New York, Eng. Eligio Jáquez.

Also present were Indira Santana, from the Dominican Medical Association, and Lina Bonó, deputy director of Pala, among others.

The INDEX Codevelopment Manager, Tomasina Sosa, finished the delivery of the raffles and gifts with the other INDEX members, Loly Martínez, Juan Cubilete, and Edwin Peña.

Mrs. Vice Consul, Carolina Sosa, thanked the distinction on behalf of the Mothers and expressed her gratitude to the Architect Carlos de la Mota, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and executive director of INDEX for the courtesy of always empowering the effort of Dominican women to preserve the family values and their attachment to the country, even in foreign lands. In addition, she urged Dominican women to continue being a model of hard work and development inside and outside the Dominican Republic.

The winners also received gifts from the institution and the aforementioned Dominican consulates. The ceremony concluded with the words of Mrs. Tomasina Sosa inviting the audience to enjoy the lunch prepared for the occasion. The activity was held at the Red Wine Restaurant in the city of Philadelphia.



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