'Women Empowerment Hampered Due to Gender Discrimination'
Report and pics from Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (RD/AF)
Mumbai, Mar 12: Women's wing of Billava Association recently celebrated ‘World Women's Day’ with gusto, here.
Jayanti Ullal, president of women wing, inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp at Billava Bhavan, Sri Narayan Guru Auditorium, Santacruz (East).
Harwinder Kaur, deputy police commissioner of Greater Mumbai, appealed to women at large in her presidential address and said, 'Every day should be considered as Women's Day. For the women, it’s the daily duty to take care of the family. Women have made significant progress in every sphere at present which brings honour to all women. They have been surging ahead in politics with honesty, total commitment and without fear. Women have bagged key posts that were held by men in the past.'
'However, owing to female infanticides and oppression against women led to their backwardness in the society. Moreover, women empowerment suffered due to gender discrimination. Therefore, every woman should be enlightened to fight for her rights,’ she added.
Janet Lawrence D’Souza, president of Mumbai Pradesh Women Congress, who was the guest of honour, said that politics serves merely as a platform for social service. Society will view women with respect when they consider women as ‘Laxmi’ of the family. Let every woman contribute for national progress by making her presence felt in every sphere, she added.
Dr Mugda Raut, gynecologist, Dr Chita Nair, eminent dermatologist, Uma Takoor, beauty consultant, Rohini Salian, public prosecutor were the specially invitees present at the occasion.
Janaki Nagesh, vice-president of women's wing, Mohini V Kotian, Sudha L Amin, Shashikala Nityanand Kotian, office bearers and others were present at the occasion.
Nityanand D Kotian, honorary secretary of Billava Association, commended the yeomen service of women's wing members.
Shashikala S Kotian, honorary secretary of women's wing welcomed and compered the programme. Sumitra Bangera, joint secretary proposed the vote of thanks.
Y Nagesh, L V Amin, vice-presidents of Billava Association, Vasudev R Kotian, deputy chairman of Bharat Cooperative Bank and others were present on the dais.