District Administration honoured Women’s on Women Day
The District Administration Bathinda in association with Department of Women and Child Development and Malwa Heritage Foundation today honoured women from different walks of life during the district level International Women Day celebrations held at SSD Girls College Bathinda and administered oath.
Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra, ADC Shena Aggarwal and SDM Sakshi Sawhney honoured around 22 women from economically weaker section of society.
Speaking at the event Diprava Lakra stated that today 22 women were honoured for proving their mettle. These women surpassed all kinds of problems and are true examples of women empowerment. He added that a healthy society cannot even be imagined without immense contribution of women and that the sons and daughters should be given equal rights.
The women honoured include drivers Pushpa Rani and Shinder Kaur, petrol pump attendants Anju Arora, Amandeep Kaur and Veerpal Kaur, workers at hotel Rekha and Nisha, tea canteen owner Anjali Verma, Indira Verma who teachers others and self employed Surinder Kaur.
Similarly green grocers Shama, Barkha and Madhu Chaurasia, painter Swati Devi, shopkeeper Kamla Devi, Ankila and Ram Dulari, fruit sellers Sangita, Hiramani Devi and geeta Devi, Bindu, labourer Kiranjit kaur, midwives Mukhtiar Kaur and Malkit Kaur were honoured.
A panel discussion was also held at the event wherein DC Diprava Lakra, ADC Shena Aggarwal, SDM Sakshi Sawhney, CJM -cum-secy DLSA Dr Mandeep Mittal, SP (D) Mr Swaran Singh, Professor MRSPTU Sweena Bansal, Proferssor GRC Seema, Bar association president Ranjit Jalal participated.
The scheme Pankh Maar udari of the Department of Women and Child Development was also started at the event. Dr Anjali Gupta educated young women about menses and the hygiene required to be maintained during menses. Students of SSD Girls College presented cultural program. District program Officer Rakesh Walia was also present