DHUBRI, March 8 - With various organisations conducting events to celebrate and honour womanhood, International Women�s Day was also celebrated here with fervour and enthusiasm.
Under the aegis of Dhubri District Women Congress Committee (DDWCC), the day was observed at Rajiv Bhawan here with a day-long programme where prominent women from various walks of life were felicitated.
The programme was presided over by Baby Begum, president of DDWCC in the presence of Jasmin Sarkar, secretary of Assam Pradesh Women Congress and Mohua Das, district chairman of Women Congress Legal Cell.
An NGO named Vivek Kalam also observed the day at Jhagrarpar Gram Panchayat office. The proceedings were attended by Parvin Sultana, Assistant Professor of PB College and Juhi Das, Head of the Assamese Department at Dhubri Girls� College, as chief guests.
IN DHEMAJI: The Rural Volunteers Centre (RVC), which is a leading Dhemaji�based NGO in association of Gramya Unnayan Manch and Murkongselek Block State Rural Livelihood Mission celebrated International Women�s Day at Jonai Town Club today, our Correspondent adds.
Attending the celebrations, Jonai Assistant Commissioner Pritam Kumar Das urged the womenfolk to be aware of their rights and legal protections. Stating that the government was putting topmost priority on women�s welfare, he urged the womenfolk to be aware of their rights and legal opportunities.
RVC Director Luhit Goswami explained about women and children�s rights and appealed to the womenfolk to fight against social evils.
President of Jonai Kalyankami Mohila Somity Juvati Doley appealed to the women to come forward in order to eradicate social evils and reform the society.
Women SHGs having a good track record were awarded with memento, citation and certificates.
Earlier, the women took out a procession through the roads of Jonai town and shouted slogans in support of their rights and sensitised the common people about women�s rights.
The day was also celebrated by different schools and colleges at Dhemaji, Gogamukh, Silapathar and Jonai areas within the district.