GUWAHATI, March 9 � On the occasion of International Women�s Day, Women Development Centre (WDC) organised a day-long programme on March 8. The programme started with �Biya naam� competition for the women of the locality, a press release stated.
In her speech, freedom fighter and Padmashree Hem Bharali said that peace is the need of the hour. All the religions have the same teaching of peace. There is violence and bloodshed all over. But if we are not able to remove violence within the family we have no right to say anything. First we should start this at home. As the saying goes, �Charity begins at home�. If we want to abolish violence then we need a platform for it. The day we are able to stop violence and corruption from the nation our children will live freely, get proper education.
In her speech Bhubaneswari, manager NBARD stressed on the education of women. As Gandhi has rightly said, �if a women is educated the entire family is educated.� Woman�s education and literacy is very important, even from the economic point of view.
Archbishop Thomas said that we should give greatest importance to spiritual strength in the family, society and whole world. Two ways of spiritual strength are values and relationship. Women are the guardian of values in the family, society because they have the power that nobody else has.
Meanwhile, a separate press release stated that the Women sub committee of the Gauhati Division Insurance Employees� Association observed International Women�s Day through meeting and distribution of learning materials among the children of housemaids of Basistha Chariali, Guwahati.
On the occasion a meeting was organised at the Janata Hindi School at Basistha which was presided over jointly by Arati Sarma and Binode Rn Kalita. Maitreyee Mishra explained the objectives of the meeting. The meeting was addressed by Bhabendra Kr Kalita, general secretary, Gauhati Division Insurance Employees� Association, Dipanjali Dutta, headmistress, Pilingkata High School, Sundari Das, secretary, housemaids� union and Dipali Majumdar, leader of the Democratic Women�s Association.
Learning materials were distributed among 40 children of the housemaids. The members of the sub-committee also participated in a meeting organised by the working women co-ordination committee on the occasion of International Women�s Day held at BSNL Recreation Club, Panbazar.