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Many organisations celebrate Women?s Day

SEVERAL PROGRAMMES were organised by various social organisations to mark International Women?s Day in the city on Wednesday.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2006 16:53 IST
HJT Correspondent
HJT Correspondent

SEVERAL PROGRAMMES were organised by various social organisations to mark International Women’s Day in the city on Wednesday.

BARLI INSTITUTE FOR RURAL WOMEN: A programme was organised at Barli Institute for Rural Women to celebrate International Women’s Day, which also coincided with the conclusion of a training workshop. A total of 100 trainees from Dhar, Jhabua, Chhattisgarh, Chandoli and other places participated in the programme. Former chairperson of State Women Commission Dr Savita Inamdar was chief guest.

In her address, Dr Inamdar lauded the Institute for conducting such programmes. Mayor Dr Uma Shashi Sharma was also present. Mayor in Council Chairman Shankar Lalwani presided over the programme. Dr Neerja Puranik, who was special invitee, said that superstitions and evil practices prevailing in the society should be discouraged. Institute Director Dr Janak Palta McGilligan welcomed guests.

ADARSH NAGRIK MANDAL: Presidents of around 30 self-help groups were felicitated at a programme organised under the aegis of Adarsh Nagrik Mandal and Nikhileshwar Mahila Swayam Sahayata Samuh yesterday. These women were felicitated for their contribution in creating awareness about small savings, education, malnutrition, polio and women’s empowerment.

Cookery expert Rekha Pandit was chief guest and Om Shanti Bhawan’s Preeti Behan was the special invitee at the programme presided over by former minister Tulsi Silawat. Sulekha Shukla presented a welcome song. A street play based on weeding out evils from society was also presented. Mandal president Ajay Yadav conducted the programme and Sadhna Puri and Ajay Parte proposed the vote of thanks.

UNIVERSAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT: “Every educated woman is not necessarily empowered. Though laws of land are in favour of women, a majority of female population of country lacks awareness and knowledge about their rights,” said State Bank of Indore General Manager (Planning and Development) Annie Pawar. She was speaking at a seminar organised on ‘role of educated empowered Indian women in transforming plight of their lesser sisters’ to mark International Women’s Day on Saturday.

Traffic warden and social activist Nirmala Pathak was the guest of honour and Betty delivered the welcome speech. Prakash Chandra Sen proposed the vote of thanks.

PRIYADARSHINI MAHILA UTHAAN MANCH (MP): A ‘Gramya Utsava’ was inaugurated by former president of State Society Welfare Board Chanda Sisodia at a programme organised by Priyadarshini Mahila Utthan Manch Madhya Pradesh on the premises of Star School yesterday. Women representatives from rural areas lighted the ceremonial lamp.

Addressing the gathering, Chanda Sisodia said it was not sufficient to celebrate Women’s Day once in a year, it should be kept in mind all through the year that development of women was necessary for development of society.

Women from different fields, including social work and education, were felicitated at the programme. Chanda also said various programmes had been conducted to create awareness about social issues in rural areas and more such programmes would be conducted in future. Sunita Thomarey conducted the programme. Dr Poonam Singh proposed the vote of thanks.

First Published: Mar 10, 2006 16:53 IST