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Heptulla calls for removing gender biases in education

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IMPHAL, Nov 20 - Manipur Governor Dr Najma A Heptulla has called for removing age-old gender biases in education, health, social, legal and economic sectors to build a healthy society. She was addressing the 9th State Level Ladies Day Celebration here on Saturday.

She stated that her association with women�s cause has been from her student days and became more intense when she was nominated to National Committee for Women constituted on the occasion of the First World Women�s Conference in 1975 by Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi. �During those days, the focus of the issues was social marginalisation and welfare. There is nothing that women cannot achieve�, she added.

On Friday, Heptulla attended a function relating to the improvement of the health care system in the State.

She disclosed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen to introduce the Australian model of flying doctors and flying dispensaries in hilly and remote places in order to provide proper health care facility to the needy populance.

In this system, the doctors are taken to the remote places using helicopters or small aircrafts to serve the needy people and it later they are flown back to their respective places.

Sangai festival: The annual tourism festival Manipur Sangai festival will be inaugurated here tomorrow. Chief Minister of Chin State of Myanmar, Ambassador of Japan and others will attend the festival this year, official sources said.

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Heptulla calls for removing gender biases in education

IMPHAL, Nov 20 - Manipur Governor Dr Najma A Heptulla has called for removing age-old gender biases in education, health, social, legal and economic sectors to build a healthy society. She was addressing the 9th State Level Ladies Day Celebration here on Saturday.

She stated that her association with women�s cause has been from her student days and became more intense when she was nominated to National Committee for Women constituted on the occasion of the First World Women�s Conference in 1975 by Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi. �During those days, the focus of the issues was social marginalisation and welfare. There is nothing that women cannot achieve�, she added.

On Friday, Heptulla attended a function relating to the improvement of the health care system in the State.

She disclosed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen to introduce the Australian model of flying doctors and flying dispensaries in hilly and remote places in order to provide proper health care facility to the needy populance.

In this system, the doctors are taken to the remote places using helicopters or small aircrafts to serve the needy people and it later they are flown back to their respective places.

Sangai festival: The annual tourism festival Manipur Sangai festival will be inaugurated here tomorrow. Chief Minister of Chin State of Myanmar, Ambassador of Japan and others will attend the festival this year, official sources said.