WILLIAMNAGAR/ANINI: The East Garo Hills District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) and also the Dibang Valley district administration in separate programmes celebrated the International Women's Day with the women SHGs (Self Help Groups) on March 8.
In East Garo HIlls, the programme at the office premises of the Block Development Officer, Songsak C&RD Block. Speaking on the occasion, District & Sessions Judge, M Skhemlon lauded the women SHGs for bringing about a socio-economic change in the society. He urged the women to report violence against them to the 'One Stop Centre' thereby enabling the DLSA to take up the issues and file the cases in the Court.
Speaking about the roles of women in the society, Songsak BDO (Block Development Officer) Diana G Sangma lauded the women SHGs for their contribution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by distributing face masks among the masses. She also urged the women to come forward and hold the key posts in the VECs (Village Employment Councils).
The Centre Manager of Williamnagar 'One Stop Centre', Sancheama Sangma deliberated on the topic 'Equality of women in the society'.
On the occasion, awards also were given to the four best SHGs for their tireless works during the COVID-19 lockdown, stated a release.
SAMANDA BLOCK OBSERVES WOMEN'S DAY: The NRLM, Samanda C&RD Block in collaboration with the District Legal Services Authority and the Krishi Vygian Kendra celebrated the International Women's Day, with the theme, "Women in Leadership : Achieving an equal future in COVID-19 world" celebrated at DRDA Hall – 1, Williamnagar, on 8 March where a large number of women SHG members and others participated.
The chief guest on the occasion, Albert G Momin, BDO, Samanda, spoke at length about the roles of the women in the society and lauded the women Self Help Groups for their contributions towards uplifting the socio-economic conditions.
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Chisak G Momin, while speaking about the roles of women in the society stressed on the importance of giving education to women while Benesa N Sangma, First Class Judicial Magistrate stressed on the need to protect the women from the crimes against women and domestic violence.
The others who spoke on the day included Dr. Tredy A Sangma, Horticulturist and Dr. S Nirupama Chanu, Agriculture Engineer of KVK, Samanda Me.gagre, Ringringchi Ch Marak, Counselor of One-Stop Centre, Williamnagar and Pauline T Sangma, Coordinator of North East Regional Domestic Workers Movement.
On the occasion, awards also were given to the best SGHs, ICRP best cadres and the best Bank Sakhi cadres.
ANINI CORRESPONDENT ADDS: The Dibang Valley district administration celebrated the International Women's Day with the theme 'Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 World'.
The celebration was organized under the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Abhiyan' by the District Administration in collaboration with the Department of Women & Child Department, and Information & Public Relation among others.
Highlighting the importance of the day, Deputy Commissioner Minga Sherpa said that the theme of the celebration will encourage the female gender to challenge themselves, break free from the barriers to get equal opportunities, which due to historical differences and problems still lack in many spheres.
On the occasion, women officers and achievers were felicitated. A colourful cultural programme on th theme was presented by the various Selhf Help Groups (SHGs) of Dibang Valley.
Earlier, a colourful cultural programme highlighting the 'Significance of Women' was presented by the various SHGs of Dibang Valley. The Students of J.N.V School performed a skit on COVID-19 awareness and importance of vaccine and vaccination.