GUWAHATI, March 11 - The Fransalian Agency for Social Care and Education in India (FAsCE India) today celebrated International Women�s Day at the SFS School in Narengi, and lauded the political, social and economic achievements of 40 women's self help groups (SHGs) facilitated by it.
�It is an integral part of the women empowerment programme of FAsCE India to spread awareness on their contributions, roles and achievements as these women are from socially and economically marginalized sections,� a statement from the organisers said.
Assamese actress Chetana Das was the chief guest at the function, while Rev Fr George Panthanmackel, provincial of MSFS North East India Province, and Rev Fr Saji George, executive director, FAsCE India, were the special invitees.
The event saw a prayer dance by children of the FAsCE Supplementary Education Centre, which was followed by dance performances by members of the SHGs. A skit on the dowry system was enacted by the Aklan Self Help Group, Patharquarry, to spread awareness on the practice, violence against women and to promote gender equality.
Chetana Das appreciated the women for their efforts towards building a better future and emphasized on having a positive approach to life.
The Asha Self Help group of Ekrabari and Jyoti Self Help group of Amsing, Jorabat, received the Best SHG Award for 2017.