NALBARI, Sept 30 - The 7th Women Convention of the Assam College Teachers Association (ACTA ) was held at Nalbari College here today. The women convention began with the hoisting of the ACTA flag by Dr Kshireswar Norah, president of the ACTA.
It was followed by the hoisting of seven flags of the Nalbari zone, while ACTA general secretary Dr Jyoti Kamal Hazarika initiated the smriti tarpan.
The delegates discussed the problems faced by lady teachers in various colleges while calling for gender equality, strengthening of the women cell, reforms in the election procedure of the ACTA, voting rights to women cell, ensuring women�s involvement in college development works, involvement of the ACTA in the process of syllabus preparation in various universities, among others.
A total of 200 delegates from 199 colleges in the State took part in the convention. The vice president of the women cell of the ACTA, Minuwara Begum said that the women cell should have a clear vision to step on the right track and in the context of digital India, the lady teachers should be well equipped with the developments in the field of information technology.
The convention also decided to extend voting right to the women cell members from the next session. The souvenir was released by Minuwara Begum.
The open meeting, presided over by Dr Kshireswar Norah, was addressed among others by Nandita Narayan, president of the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA), Dr Nirada Devi, principal of Cotton College, Guwahati, former education minister Ramani Barman, Dr Dipak Goswami, principal, Nalbari College as special guests.