TEZPUR, March 11 - International Women�s Day was celebrated by various organisations here. To mark the day, a peace march was taken out from the Chandraprabha Saikiani Centre for Women�s Studies, Tezpur University with the participation of nearly 500 people. The march was formally flagged off by the chairperson, Sankardeva chair, Tezpur University, Prof Ranjit Deva Goswami.
Among those who participated in the peace march included those associated with the department including Head, CSCWS, Dr Madhurima Goswami, Registrar, Dr Biren Das, Dean Students Welfare, Prof Dhanapati Deka, Joint Registrar, Hridoy Saikia, Head, Department of Cultural Studies Prof Pradip Jyoti Mahanta, Dr Debarshi Prashad Nath, Dr Mousumi Mahanta, Ivy Daimary, Sonali Boro, Abhijit Baishya and Pranjal Sharma.
Two skits on violence and women empowerment were also staged by the students of the Department of Education and the Centre for Women�s Studies, Tezpur University. The Women�s Studies centre also organised another orientation programme on Women Studies at Darrang College here wherein Dr Mousumi Mahanta, Assistant Professor of WSC stressed on the significance of women�s studies as an academic discipline. She also opined that due to lack of proper academic gender training, NGOs and various Government schemes fail to meet the challenges faced by women. The event was attended by the Principal of College Dr Jaishankar Hazarika.
On the other hand, AGP�s sister organisation Asom Mahila Parishad held a daylong programme at the Hem Baruah Hall wherein a good number of noted personalities including noted litterateurs Geeta Upaidhyai and Sadhinata Mahanta, Assamese cine actress Krishna Das Nath and national athletes respectively Anu Mahanta, Sahida Khatun and Mrinali Sarma were felicitated. The event was inaugurated by the State executive of the woman�s body, Mamoni Bora was conducted by state president Boroda Kalita and along with other noted personalities it was attended by local MLA, Brindaban Goswami.