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Women's Day: Street play on witch-hunting

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our Staff Correspondent

DIBRUGARH, MARCH 8: Assam Women’s University (AWU) conducted a well-charted out programme on Intertiol Women’s Day on Sunday in Kalbari village of Banhphola, West Jorhat to sensitize the women of the rural areas about their rights and to elimite superstition from the society.

The area, chiefly domited by the Mising community in which development is still a far cry, was selected for observing the occasion. State Bank of India, Assam Agricultural University Branch sponsored the programme. More than 100 rural women took part in the programme with great enthusiasm.

The AWU press communiqué issued here stated that AWU students conducted a street-play on witch hunting drawing a huge crowd to the venue. The assembled people were moved by the street-play to a great extent and they promised to elimite such evil practices from the society. Officer-on-Special Duty, AWU, Dr Swabera Islam, delivered the welcome speech and discussed about the significance of the day. Professor, Directorate of Extension Education, Assam Agricultural University Dr. Utpala Goswami, while delivering the speech as chief guest, talked about the rights of women and stressed upon maintaining health and hygiene in the households. Official of the SBI AWU branch, Bishnu Ramanujan, took part in an interactive programme with the people and encouraged them to think about holistic development of the society.

Principal of Tribal Higher Secondary School, Kalbari D. Das thanked the university faculty, students and others for conducting such a programme in the interior place. Several women of the vicinity also expressed their thoughts and feelings on the occasion.

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