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Rallies, felicitation mark Women?s Day

SEVERAL ORGANISATIONS of the City held programmes on the occasion of International Women?s Day here today.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2006 14:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

SEVERAL ORGANISATIONS of the City held programmes on the occasion of International Women’s Day here today.

STREET CORNER PLAY: All-India Women Federation, Janwadi Mahila Samiti, Mansi Swasthya Sangathan, Rupankan, Pahal and Ipta jointly organised a rally and street corner play programme to create awareness about domestic violence on women and inequality to mark International Women’s Day.

Many women labourers participated in the programme organised at Shahid Bhawan, Malwa Mill. A play ‘Aurat’ written by Safdar Hashmi was staged on the occasion. Women representatives of different organisations expressed their views and motivated participants to fight against injustice. Economist Jaya Chaudhary, Prabha Bhabhry and others addressed the programme.
Kasturba Gram secretary Pushpa Sinha was also present.

INDORE DIOCESE SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY: The women members of self-help groups who have worked to create awareness and to improve the living standard of the women living in slums were felicitated at a programme organised to mark International Women’s Day by Indore Diocese Social Service Society on Monday.

Ma Ambey Self-Help Group and Malwa Shanshah Self-Help Group were also felicitated at the programme. Senior women members who provided guidance to these self-help groups were also felicitated while several women with two girl children were also felicitated. Dr Nisha Dubey was chief guest and Masih Vidya Mandir’s Father Prasad presided. Society director Richard Peter, Sister Joshin and Vishnu Shukla welcomed the guests. Anita Yadav conducted the programme and Archana Gadkar proposed the vote of thanks.

SEWA SETU SAMITI: ‘Women’s empowerment is the need of the hour. The government solves various problems of women by organising special camps. The problems cannot be solved unless the society awakens and works towards the cause,’ said Madhya Pradesh State Women’s Commission President Relam Chauhan at the inauguration of project ‘Udan 2006’ started by Sewa Setu Samiti today.

She said that female education was also very important. Madhya Pradesh Seed and Farm Corporation President Mahendra Singh Yadav said that women do not lack potential, but the society lacks encouragement for them. Samiti president Hemant Shinde informed that ‘Udan 2006’ would help women become self-reliant.

Corporator representative Veena Verma and Corporator Balram Verma also addressed the programme. Sushil Shrivastav, Manish Chaturvedi, Vijayant Shinde and Kavita Sharma welcomed the guests. Nirmala Pathak, Anita Sharma and Kamlesh Soni were felicitated at the programme. Meghna Saluja conducted the programme and Atul Karnik proposed the vote of thanks.

OJASWINI JAIN MAHILA SANGH: The Sangh organised a programme to mark International Women’s Day today. Various competitions like funny dress, funny ad, mono acting and tambola were conducted for the women. Meena Bhandari was chief guest and Shashi Prabha Bam was the special guest at the programme. Snehlata Pokharna, Pramila Jain and Sunita Jain won the first, second and third prize in funny dress competition.

Mamta Jain and Shahi Achlioya won tambola while Shashi Gugalia and Chanda Bafna were winners of lucky game. Jaishree Sisodiya conducted the programme and Anila Porwal proposed the vote of thanks. Tarisha and Nirmala Sharma were programme coordinators.

MAA AHILYA KALA SHAIKSHANIK EVAM SANSKRATIK SAMITI: A programme on ‘Women: The builder of a knowledgeable society’ was organised by Maa Ahilya Kala Shaikshanik Evan Sanskratik Samiti today. Kirti Khimesara was chief guest. She said women have today achieved success equal and sometimes more than men. Sarita Mangwani said that women should recognise their potential and work to make it better.

Social activist Anita Sharma said women must fight for their rights in this male dominated world. The guests donated fruits, study material and toys to Shradhhanand Orphanage at Kothari Market. Sarthak Swayam Sidham Group coordinator Sapna Jain, City Congress General Secretary Satish Vyas, Umesh Baghel and others participated in the programme.

ADULT AND CONTINUOUS EDUCATION ENTENSION PROGRAMME DEPARTMENT, DAVV: ‘The future of women lies in their own hands. They can choose from various options available to them today,’ said Jyoti Shram of Business School at a programme on International Women’s Day. Department head Dr Bharti Joshi informed that a block printing training programme for women of backward classes was organised by the department in association with Manu Memorial Education Committee in January.

Jyotsana Khandelwal of Shrivatsa Institute was special guest of the programme. Manu Memorial School principal Vinita Tiwari informed about development and training programmes for women. Books on block printing were distributed in the programme. Dr Bharti Joshi conducted the programme and Alaknandini proposed the vote of thanks.

STATE BANK OF INDORE: The bank organised a programme at its zonal office. Deputy General Manager N K Nagar presided over the programme. Female bank employees were felicitated and finance was provided to parents of poor girls. Nagar said each person must make efforts towards female education. Employees’ Union member Kailash Bhalke and Officers Association member Shyam Pandey addressed the programme.

Shakuntala Naidu of Bank’s Women Cell assured that the women’s club would organise more of developmental activities. Bank Assistant General Manager N K Goyal, Shirish Tamhane, Krishnakant Agnihotri and Office Manager R K Jain participated in the programme.

Bank’s Community Service Banking Cell in-charge Brajesh Kanungo conducted the programme and Suresh Upadhyay proposed the vote of thanks.

First Published: Mar 09, 2006 14:30 IST