Jamshedpur, March 8: International Women’s Day was celebrated by the women’s wing of the International Human Rights Association (IHRA) on Tuesday with the objective to make women aware of their rights.
Several women present on the occasion called for need to educate girls with and take up ‘Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao’ campaign as well as to ante against killing of girl child. Some rural women were felicitated for their work towards women empowerment on the occasion.
Jancita Kerketa, DSP CCR, Priyanka Anand SHO Sakchi, Kamal Akhtar, IHRA national vice-president, Bulurani Singh, zila parishad chairperson, Afzaal Akhtar and a host of other guests were present on this occasion.
Usha Singh, national general secretary of IHRA, felicitated the guests by presenting them with mementos. Speaking on this occasion, Kerketa appreciated the initiative taken by the association. She said that the Indian values call for respecting women.
Afzaal Akhtar said that the Jharkhand government is implementing several schemes for women, but in the absence of information they are not getting all the benefits. To get all the benefits of the government schemes it is important to spread awareness, especially among rural women.
Kamal Akhtar, national vice-president of IHRA, said the association would provide all support to panchayat representatives in order to implement ‘Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao’ campaign in the rural pockets. He further said that small steps lead to big things in the society and same thought prevails in mind of women in IHRA.
Usha Singh presided over the function. She said that in a democracy, everyone should have equal rights. Every woman should come forward in order to make their voices heard in a male-dominated society and up the ante against the atrocities the women face. “Women have made their presence felt in every field and are rising ahead of the men.
Women are a symbol of peace and power that is why our country is known as Bharat Mata,” she added.
Others present on the occasion includedy Chandana Chatterjee, Sushmita Sarkar, Prabha Tiwary, Sanju Kalindi, Ramawati, Rashmi, Shobha, Dharam, Uma, Harjit Kaur, Geeta Alda, and Surjit Kaur.