PACE GM honoured on Int'l Women's Day
Annapoorna Sehgal said they were committed to empowering children and disabled young people through education and vocational programmes.india Updated: Mar 13, 2004 13:11 IST
Dr Feodor Starcevic , Director, UN Information Centre (UNIC) presented the International Women's Day Award 2004 to Annapoorna Sehgal, GM-Education of the Hindustan Times' Educational Programme on March 8, 2004, The other recipients were Dr Aparna Basu -President, AIWC, Dr Mohini Giri - Chairperson, Guild of Service and War Widows Association), Dr Shyama Chona - leading educationist and Padmashree awardee, Veena Verma - Executive Chairperson, Nehru Bal Samiti and ex-Rajya Sabha member, and Veena Tandon, a social activist.
The awards were given in recognition of dedicated and outstanding work for the development, rehabilitation and welfare of the girl child and women of the country.
SP Govil, Hon Secretary and Director of the Samiti, in his address, emphasised the strength of conviction and dedication of teachers in providing education for all and said that they needed due recognition.
UNIC Director Starcevic, who gave away the awards, said the Nehru Bal Samiti had a special significance due to the close ties between Prime Minister Nehru and President Tito. He said this was the day to make a fresh determination to ensure that every single woman is given equal rights, especially women in rural areas.
Annapoorna Sehgal said that PACE was committed to empowering children and disabled young people through education and vocational programmes and would partner with the Nehru Bal Samiti in their good work.