Arunachal observes International Women’s Day

ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Along with the rest of the world, International Women’s Day was observed all over the state on Friday.
The theme for this year’s women’s day is ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change’.
The purpose of the theme is to achieve gender equality by putting innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts.
Greeting the womenfolk of the state during a programme organized by Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) in collaboration with the Department of Women and Child Development and Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society, Governor B D Mishra’s wife Neelam Misra called upon the womenfolk to concentrate and focus on their positive aspects in life to progress and empower.
She said that shaping the future generation depends on the thoughts attitude, and approach of the women, particularly the mothers. “It is the mother who can bring the change in the child. She exhorted the women to instil discipline and self-supporting instinct in every child, both boy and girl,” she added.
Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women chairperson, Radhilu Chai Techi, Jarjum Ete, Gumri Ringu and Mitali Tingkhatra besides, a large number of women from community-based organizations, women officers and officials of various departments, institutions and girl students participated in the celebration.
In Namsai, the day was observed by a local NGO Khun-Ta-Nau Welfare Society.
On the occasion, a sanitary napkin manufacturing unit financed under MLA LAD of 47-Namsai and implemented by department of Industries Namsai in association with district administration was also inaugurated.
Speaking on the occasion, Namsai MLA Chau Zingnu Namchoom urged the women members to take utmost care of hygiene while manufacturing the napkins so that the product can compete in the market. He also assured to extend all possible help to the local NGOs involves in manufacturing sanitary napkins.
Namsai deputy commissioner, Dr. Tapasya Raghav and Namsai Assistant Director Industries, B.R. Dey also attended the event.
The day was also observed at Lapang Hati playground, here by Making Arunachal Green, Incredible & Clean (MAGIC) Club, Indo Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) and Department of Social Work, RGU.
Games and sports activities as well as a skit on raising awareness about sex determination was organized by the organizers for the residents of Dokum Colony, Donyi Colony and Lapang Hati.
Binyum Taba, the first women tempo driver of the state also attended the celebrations.
International Women’s Day 2019 was also observed at Donyi Polo Mission School for Hearing & Visually Impaired, Itanagar under the aegis of AAPSU Women’s Wing.
As a part of the programme, a team of AAPSU’s Women’s Wing led by its president Rosy Rangai interacted with the teaching staff and the students and also distributed stationary items, sports kits, sanitary pads etc for the students.
The Nari Kalyan Kendra (NKK), Daporijo in Upper Subansiri district observed the IWD with the theme ‘Nari Shakti Ke sat’ at Ligu village.
Emphasizing on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a large number of women under the banner of NKK conducted social in and around Ligu village. They also organized a tree plantation programme at Govt Higher Secondary school Ligu.
NKK Chairperson Yayum Ligu, in her speech, urged the people to keep their surrounding clean for healthy and happy life.
At Yingkiong, the Upper Siang district administration and Women & Child Development department in collaboration with the District Legal Services Authority, Women Welfare Society, Upper Siang unit observed the International Women’s Day in a befitting manner at the Multi Purpose Community Hall, here on Friday.
Yingkiong DMO Dr. Dubom Bagra, speaking on the occasion, encouraged all the women folk to avail the government welfare schemes for their betterment.
DVO Monya Kato Jini DVO, in her address, elaborated on the history of the International Women’s Day celebration.
Yingkiong JMFC Mary Kamsi spoke on various Acts for the welfare and safety of women folk. (Raj Bhawan/DIPRO)