GUWAHATI, Feb 15 � Nearly 100 local woman committees under the Brihattar Noonmati Nari Niryatan Birodhi Oikya Mancha will observe International Women�s Day on March 8 with a daylong programme involving brainstorming and cultural sessions.
The Mancha takes the initiative in organising awareness programmes annually on the occasion of Women�s Day.
This year, the programme will be held in the community hall of Samuhik Bhawan, Noonmati. Tejaswini, the annual mouthpiece of the organisation, to be published on the occasion, will be released by actor-director Dr Santana Bordoloi during a public meeting on the same day.
Distinguished feminist writer and researcher Dr Renu Devi will be the chief guest of the open meet, while journalist Ajit Bhuyan will participate in the event as the distinguished guest.
Abha Bora and Madhuri Bora, founder leaders of Jagrata Mahila Parishad and Nari Mukti Sanstha respectively, and writer-social activist Mukut Singh Chutiya will be the appointed speakers of the event.
�International Women�s Day is an occasion to remind the society about the need to empower women and stand united against crimes against women. Though the occasion is globally celebrated, the condition of women throughout the world, including India and Assam is far from satisfactory. Our programme is aimed at increasing awareness on women-related issues,� said Mancha president Himadri Devi and general secretary Pranita Talukdar in a statement.