DIMAPUR, April 25 - Nagaland and Assam Governor PB Acharya has urged the womenfolk to come out of the inferiority complex as women are the backbone of the society. Addressing the Lotha Women�s Summit under the theme �Towards Pledge for Parity� in Wokha, the Governor said women play a pivotal role in making the society spiritually and economically strong and added that all are equal in India.
The seminar was organised by Lotha Eloe Hoho (LEH) in partnership with Department of Women Resource Development, Nagaland.
Acharya observed that for the first time an independent organisation LEH has taken a bold step to fight for equality and parity for the women.
�We are living in a civilised society for thousands of years and we are all equal. We are second to none,� he said adding that women cannot be discriminated as they are the mothers, daughters and sisters and there is no life without them. He further urged the womenfolk to come up with a clear goal and to stand up and organise themselves to strengthen our economic system.
LEH president Mhonchumi Humtsoe, in her keynote address, said this summit was organised in continuation of the LEH effort towards socio-economic uplift of the women and in line with the International Women�s Day theme �Pledge for Parity�. The Hoho aims to create a platform for women to interact directly with policy makers, government officials and provide opportunity to avail all information about government schemes and policies, she added.
Women Resource Development department Joint Director Vilone Sakhrie also spoke at the programme. Meanwhile, the Governor reminded that Nagaland is an earthquake-prone area and we have already experienced several earthquakes this year. �This is happening because we are playing with the mother Earth and disturbing the ecological system all these years. Our mountains and forest are barren now,� he pointed pout.
Coinciding the Earth Day, Acharya, during the Summit, said women can play a very strong role in controlling and containing this problem and save our environment by encouraging people to plant more trees as they are the lungs of the Earth.