IWD celebrated statewide

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: To mark the International Women’s Day, a marriage registration programe was organised in Koloriang by Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) and Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Service Authorities which witnessed a large participation.
Resource persons Raknyo Konya, law coordinator APWWS and member of APSLSA imparted legal awareness about women rights and women protection, process of marriage registration besides benefits of marriage registration and legal cell for women seeking legal consultation.
The programme was also attended by Kurung Kumey deputy commissioner, Santosh Kumar Rai and central executive member of APWWS, Itanagar, Bengia Dipti Tadar.
The day was celebrated by women officials and officers of the Chief Engineer E/Z, W/Z, P&D, Superintending Engineer office, Itanagar and Director Soil & Water Conservation, here on 8 March.
Chief Engineer (WZ), Taking Welly and Chief Engineer P&D,RWD, Doli Nyodu gave a patient hearing to deliberation of the day and assured to address grievances faced by women employees of the respective departments.
The day was also celebrated at Don Bosco College, Itanagar. Former chairperson, Arunachal Pradesh Commission for Women, Jarjum Ete also attended the celebrations. In her address Jarjum exhorted the students, especially the girls to preserve the indigenous identity of the state.
In Aalo, the Arunachal Women Welfare Society Aalo unit and women and Child Development Department observed the IWD at the DIC conference hall on 8 March last.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, retired deputy commissioner, Tayor Jempen said, “The women of today should act as the role model for the girls to build confidence in them to emulate their feats to become ideal women of the society in the years to come.”
Prosecuting officer, Gamde Padu spoke at length on legal parameters that protect the women.
Later, in charge deputy director ICDS, Bahe Koyu, announced the names of women workers who bagged prizes and three girls who were being sponsored with monthly fees for education.
APWWS president, Barbom Bagra, Advisor Gedam Lollen and many other women and officers from line department also spoke on the occasion.
The day was also celebrated at the North East Frontier University.
The Arunachal Pradesh unit of All India Malayalee Association (AIMA) Women’s Wing celebrated the day with the residents of Kamakhya Kanya Chatravas (KKC), an orphanage-cum-hostel for girls run by an NGO-Uttar Purvanchal Janjati Seva Samiti at Pachin, Naharlagun. The AIMA also distributed clothes, stationery and blankets amongst the girls.
The Opu Aama Society & Arts Club, DNGC, organised a painting competition on this year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme ‘Balance for Better’ at DNGC auditorium, Itanagar to mark the occasion. A total of 30 students participated of which Bikash Das, Ligang August and Terjum Ete won the 1st, 2nd & 3rd position respectively in the painting competition. Renowned artist Jene Hai was the Judge and a total of 30 students participated in the programme.
In Tirap, the Day (IWD) with the theme ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’ was celebrated in various parts of the district.
At Khonsa, the IWD was celebrated at the Nehru Stadium under the aegis of the Women Welfare Association (WWA).
Tirap Deputy Commissioner, P.N. Thungon, in his address, urged upon the women of the district to join hands with the district administration and government as a whole to eradicate the anti-social activities like brown sugar addiction amongst children and peddling of opium from the region.
‘The women are the backbone of every family, every society and country,’ Thungon said adding that women can play a pivotal role in educating their children in a right direction especially in the field of health education.
36Bn CRPF Commandant S R Behura, WWA chairperson Sontung Bangsia and organizing president Hacham Bangsia also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, Veer Nari Chasan Dada, wife of Martyr Hangpan Dada and Mother of Martyr, Hugu Chimyang were felicitated on the occasion.
In Borduria, the International Women’s Day was celebrated at General ground under the aegis of the Nocte Women Association (NWA). Women from 36 Nocte villages from Tirap district attended the programme.
The Patkai Hills Welfare Society, a Tirap based NGO celebrated International Women’s Day at Soha village under Deomal circle, Tirap. More than 200 women from nearby villages participated in the celebration.
Addressing the gathering, chief functionary of the NGO Jasmine Shin said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream to build a new India should not remain as dream rather it should come into reality for which we need to stand by to achieve the set goal.
“We the womenfolk have equal responsibility in all developmental spheres in the society. We are in 21st century of Digital India. We need to come forward and work together to build the Nation,” said Shin, while appealing all to be a role model in their respective family.
As part of celebration, sports events and cultural items were organized.
Patkai Hills Welfare Society is a registered NGO working for women empowerment in the district for last 10 years. (DIPROs and sources)