Jamshedpur, March 8: International Women�s Day was celebrated by the women wing of the International Human Rights Association (IHRA) on Wednesday, March 8 with the objective to make women aware of their rights.
At an event held in a hotel in Sakchi, several women pledged to educate girls and promote �Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao� campaign and up the ante against killing of girl child. On the occasion several rural women were felicitated for their work towards women empowerment.
Guest for the occasion were senior labour union leader Rakeshwar Pandey , IHRA national vice-president Kamal Akhtar, Jamshedpur Block deputy head Afzal Akhtar and Sita Singh, Priti Sinha, Tripura, national general secretary of IHRA Usha Singh and several others. All the guests were felicitated with flower bouquets and mementoes.
On the occasion guests appreciated the initiative taken by the association. They said that the Indian values call for respecting women. 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. We might celebrate several Women’s Day but the truth is that women in this country are not safe in their homes nor are they outside.
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. But in recent times the cases of eve teasing and sexual harassment is on the rise and we should take steps to curb the incidents.
On the occasion IHRA women wing district president Chandana Chatterjee, Sushmita Sarkar, Uma Koda, Malti Tiwary, Prabha Tiwary, Harjit Kaur and others were present. .