from a correspondent
Shillong, March 8: Along with the rest of the world, International Women’s Day was celebrated at ICAR Research Complex here on Thursday.
The theme of the programme was “Time is now: Rural and urban activities transforming women’s lives”.
The welcome address was given by K Puro, Principal Scientist ICAR Research Complex. She said that women’s day is celebrated to provide respect to the entire women fraternity, to appreciate them and to express love for them.
As women are the major part of the society and play a great role in the economic, political and social activities, International Women’s Day underlines appreciation womanhood all over the world.
She further added that it is the duty of a woman to uplift other women and bridge the gap between the rural and the urban society.
The other dignitaries who spoke on the occasion were Prathibha Kulsherestha, former Professor of History, Delhi University.
Addressing the gathering she highlighted the role played by women in today’s’ society. She further added that empowering women is very necessary for bringing gender equality.
Those societies flourish well where women are given equal respect and are not taken for granted. Women today have got equal potential and should be trusted and valued.
Today’s women realize their strengths and abilities and step out in order to contribute to the society and the world as a whole. Bhavna C Soso, Medical officer, CPGS, enlightened the audience on menopause and how a women needs to take care of herself to take care of her family while contributing towards the society.
The programme also witnessed special speaker Swapna Deb Kanango, Branch Manager, State Bank, ICAR Umiam Branch, stressing on the fact that education is very important for the development of the fairer sex.
She emphasized that it is our duty to educate and upgrade women who are deprived. She highlighted on the schemes provided by the State Bank, especially for women customers. She said that women should know their value and have faith in themselves.
In-charge Director KK Baruah stressed on the need of education and awareness among women about their rights. The programme witnessed huge participation by the staff who also staged a musical programme.
from a correspondent