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Women urged to take part in trade union activities

AITUC NATIONAL Secretary Amarjeet Kaur today called upon women officers and employees of the banking sector to actively participate in trade union activities.

india Updated: Mar 20, 2006 14:29 IST

AITUC NATIONAL Secretary Amarjeet Kaur today called upon women officers and employees of the banking sector to actively participate in trade union activities.

Addressing a symposium on the occasion of International Women’s Day organised by the women cells of the Madhya Pradesh Bank Officers Association and Madhya Pradesh Bank Employees Association here today, Kaur said in the wake of globalisation and liberalisation women should not play second fiddle to men in trade union activities.

“They have to come to the forefront for getting equal opportunities and status in the society,” she said. Prominent among those present on the occasion were Paren Daji, Mayor Dr Uma Shashi Sharma, State Bank of Indore General Manager Annie Pawar and All-India Bank Officers Association President Alok Khare.

All-India Bank Officers Association Deputy General Secretary D K Poddar, Madhya Pradesh Bank Employees Association Deputy General Secretary V K Sharma, All-India Bank Officers Association Organisation Secretary M K Bindal, Madhya Pradesh Bank Officers Association General Secretary Suresh Upadhyaya and vice-president S K Dube also attended the symposium.

Kaur added further that the nation’s main agenda should be shaped in such a way that everybody benefits from development. The social and financial condition of women should be the barometer to measure development and progress of society.

At present, things are not all that rosy as cases of dowry-related deaths and female foeticides are on the rise. These social evils should be rooted out from the society, Kaur said.

In her address, Mayor Dr Uma Shashi Sharma said there is commendable progress in the women empowerment programme in Indore through women self-help groups. She hailed the activities undertaken by the bank’s women employees and officers.

First Published: Mar 20, 2006 14:29 IST