Celebrating the true spirit of rural women on International Women's Day in Baksa

Baksa: To celebrate the true spirit of rural women and to recognize their contribution to the society, Assam Centre for Rural Development (ACRD), an NGO working for the development of women in the poor backward districts of Assam, felicitated four extraordinary women for breaking gender stereotypes and becoming truly successful in their own right. The program was held with support from the State Bank of India Foundation under the bank’s flagship ‘SBI Gram Seva ‘ program.

A meeting was held where women from the local community gathered to talk about their stories, struggles, and their dreams. Speaking on the occasion, Pinaki Sharma, an advocate from Guwahati High Court encouraged women from the villages to come out of their homes and participate in all levels of the society. She also emphasized on ensuring all girls are educated so that they can become independent and well-rounded individuals.

Premoda Dutta, a septuagenarian who has been working as an Anganwadi worker for the past 45 years in Sonapur village was felicitated for her contribution. “I am happy to receive this honor and thank the NGO for recognizing my work,” she said after receiving a memento. Revati Sharma, General Secretary of ACRD talked about education, women empowerment, rehabilitation of trafficked survivors, child rights, disability, skill development and other issues that the NGO has been addressing in Baksa, Udalguri, and Kamrup districts of Assam, stated a press release.

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