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International Women�s Day observed in Manipur

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, March 8 � International Women�s Day was celebrated in Manipur today with a series of discussions on women issues and their role in the Manipuri society.

This year, International Women�s Day is themed �Make It Happen,� a much-needed call to get cracking on some of the major issues for women around the world.

The All Manipur Women�s Voluntary Association (AMWOVA) observed the Day by holding a public function here today. Dean of Social Sciences, Manipur University, Prof Ksh Bimola, Meira Paibi leader Ima Memchoubi and AMWOVA president Y Kunjarani attended the observation.

Social activists speaking on the occasion stressed the need to take up initiatives for the empowerment of women in patriarchal Manipur.

Mahila Congress unit of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee also observed the Day which was attended by former Health Minister DK Korungthang.

Ima Panthoibi women street vendors association observed the Day in the presence All India Trade Union Congress Manipur State unit leaders by holding a discussion on women�s issues in the State.

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