AIZAWL/BORDUMSA: International Women's Day was celebrated at Aizawl and Bordumsa and on Monday. In Bordumsa, the occasion was observed at Gidding in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh while the occasion was held by the Serchhip Battalion of Assam Rifles in Mizoram.
To achieve the motto of 'Winning Hearts and Minds of Local Populace' and in a bid to motivate women, the Serchhip Battalion of Assam Rifles conducted a campaign namely 'Equal future in a COVID-19 world' at Serchhip. The campaign was conducted to convey to the masses the importance and equality of women in the society and the need to strengthen the status of women in the society through education and economic support and to make them legally capable and socially independent.
The lady doctor along with the women and family members of the Serchhip Battalion visited the 'Swadhar Greh Home', Serchhip' and distributed ration and other essential commodities. The team also motivated the women about their role and their equality with men in all endeavours. Furthermore, every possible assistance was assured by the team.
OUR BORDUMSA CORRESPONDENT ADDS: Addressing the gathering as the guest of honour on the occasion at Gidding, Senior Nursing Officer at District Health Department, Namsai Krishna Mossang said, ''Celebration of International Women's Day doesn't imply that women across the globe should challenge the male counterpart of the society. It refers to the wholehearted process for promotion of mutual assistance and thus move ahead together with mutual respect for the balanced development of the society.''
Various socio-cultural and sports activities were held during the event organized by the 'Bordumsa Mahila Mandal' in association with SHGs (Self Help Groups) and its units.
In the early phase of her career, Mossang also served as a nurse. She is also a prominent entrepreneur of the Miao-Kharsang area; and is also known for her charitable works. Despite being the wife of an MLA of the area, she toils hard in her agricultural farm daily.
''There is no denying the fact that all women are able administrators at home -- both for our children, spouses and our neighbours too. We have even greater responsibilities towards our society as the community in general expects us to perform our respective obligations in the true sense of the term. I will give all possible support to the women of the Circle so that they come forward and take bold strides in various aspects of their lives, said Mossang.
Earlier in the morning, the women belonging to various communities also took out a peaceful procession from Gidding Secondary School to Gidding Tinali.
Among the successful women entrepreneurs, social workers and public leaders of the Bordumsa area are Pisilu Singpho, Kaidim Singpho, Roitop Singpho, and Nandita Chowlu. Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were Panluwa Atta, Bohom Bo, K Maio, and Wakhet Game Ong.