SILCHAR, March 10:To raise awareness among women to recognize challenges and focus greater attention to mobilize them from the past achievements, to sensitize them on prevailing critical areas of livelihood of society, free from violence and discrimition, as accepted globally, Group Centre CRPF Dayapur near this town celebrated Intertiol Women’s Day at Men’s Club of the Centre under the banner of ‘Make it happen’.
Those who graced the occasion included Dr. Snigdha Das Roy, head, department of Sanskrit, Krish Sinha, lecturer, Assam University, flight lieutents Tanya Singh, Rithika Tomar, Sanjivani Mohite, Parul Tiwari, flying officers Vaishali Lakra, Manisha Ghera from Air Force Station, Dr. Mary Heanngul, 21 Assam Rifles, Y K Bhati, deputy commandant, assistant commandants Anubha, Rajni, Tripti Upadhyay, and assistant matron Manitombi Devi from CRPF, were the guests of honour and all family members of CRPF jawans participated in the celebration.
Intertiol Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1990 in New York. The origin of this event lies in women’s fight against discrimition based on gender, right to suffrage and right to hold public posts. Since 1996, the United tions has been the torchbearer by giving themes for the celebration each year. For the year 2015 the theme is “Empowering women, empowering humanity: picture it!”
Till today, women still continue their struggle for rights which have taken various dimensions over the decades. Although commendable progress has been achieved in so far as right to adult franchise is concerned, womenfolk still have a long way to go. With the demands of modern society increasing, their role is also multiplying. Decades or so ago, role might have been confined within the four-walls of their respective homes. But today, women are playing important roles at home, places of work and social sphere. In a way, the more the challenges multiply seem to display more dexterity in each of their ascribed as well as achieved roles.
CRPF celebrates the day, pointed out Babita Joon, president RCWA, to inspire the womenfolk, renew energy and commitment to bonding and inter-dependence. The energy is focused on bringing together women from different culture, economical and regiol background who would share their experiences for the common good. Above all, the pledge to celebrate being women with all its joy and flaws.