Mahila Congress brigade celebrates Women’s Day

Port Blair
10 Mar 2017

International Women’s Day 2017 was celebrated by the Andaman Nicobar  Mahila Congress Committee  at  Andhra Association Hall, Port Blair on 9th March, 2017. Mr Bhagat Singh, Chairperson, A & N State Cooperative Bank, Port Blair  was  the  chief guest  on the occasion.  Addressing the  large number of  ladies    attended  the  function Mr Bhagat Singh  stressed the need for women empowerment through self employment and  highlighted  various  schemes extended by the A&N Administration and Central Government  for encouraging women  to be financially independent and requested to avail such facilities.    Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma, President, ANTCC   also attended the meeting and expressed his views.    Shri Kuldeep said that  International Women’s Day celebrates the   social, economic, cultural and political  achievement  of women and stressed the need for action  to accelerate gender parity.   Smti Shanta Singh, Chairperson, A & N Mahila Congress Committee discussed  upon social evils like alcoholism, dowry system and  bad-effects of tobacco.  She urged the administration to  initiate action for opening  Working Women’s hostel  at Rangat, Mayabunder and Diglipur  for the benefit of  ladies working / employed in various departments / establishments there.  Smti Shanta Singh  further underlined the need for registering landed properly  in the joint name of husband and wife. The gathering was also addressed by Miss. Mariyam Bibi, Smti Ratna Kannan, General Secretaries, A & N Mahla Congress and Smt Anurada Lall, President, Clean City Organization. The speakers  urged  the younger generation especially  the women  to come forward  against the social evils prevailing in the society.   Smti Neela Devi, General Secretary, A & N  Mahila Congress  welcomed the gathering  while the programme concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Smti Ramawathi, Congress leader.   Smti Zubaida Begum coordinated the meeting.