International Women’s Day at ICAR-CIARI

Port Blair
8 Mar 2018

The Women Cell of ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair celebrated International Women’s Day 2018 on 08.03.2018 with various programmes chalked out for the occasion. Dr. B. Gangaiah, Director Incharge, ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair was the chief guest. He emphasized on the need of economic and social empowerment of women to ensure gender equality in the society. Dr. T. Sujatha, Senior Scientist and Chairperson, Internal Women Complaints Committee of the Institute welcomed and appraised about the theme ‘Time is Now: Rural and urban activists improving women’s lives’. Dr. Pooja Bohra, Scientist and I/c, Women’s Cell, ICAR-CIARI coordinated the event. Mr. Sushil Kumar Singh, SAO, ICAR-CIARI spoke on ‘Sexual harassment of women at work place’. Dr. B. A. Jerard, Dr. P. K. Singh, Dr. S. K. Zamir Ahmed, Dr. Nagesh Ram, Dr. Jai Sunder and Dr. R. Kirubasankar expressed their views on the importance of women empowerment and their role in society and nation. Various competitions like extempore and fun games were held in which 95 farm women and staff of the Institute participated enthusiastically.The celebration concluded with prize distribution and vote of thanks.