MANGALDAI, March 8 - Just at a time when District Women�s Cell, Darrang and district headquarter-based other women�s organisations could not spare time to publicly observe the International Women�s Day here, the Mangaldai branch of SBI and the women�s cell of Mangaldai College Teachers� Body observed the day with a difference organising a free health check-up camp for the disadvantaged rural women and a wall magazine contest among the students of Mangaldai College.
The day-long health camp organised in association with the Joint Director of Health Services, Darrang at Chamuapara village recorded an attendance of around 300 women patients who were provided free consultations by specialist government doctors including Dr Prashanta Goswami, Dr Harajyoti Deka, Dr Gautam Saikia, Dr Rohini Goswami and Dr Rinku Deka, among others. The patients were also supplied with free medicines in the camp.
The women�s cell of the College Teachers� Body in association with the Women Study and Research Wing of Mangaldai College also organised a wall magazine contest on women-related themes among students today. Later, a public meeting was held with Dr Bijoy Kr Sharma, president of the College Teachers� Body in the chair where the organisers offered felicitation to a differently-abled promising student of the Political Science department Krishna Bharali.
Participating in the meeting as the appointed speaker Dr Sachindra Saharia, president, Darrang and Udalguri Teachers� Zone highlighted the significance of the day. The objective of the meeting was explained by Dr (Capt) Leena Saikia, secretary of the College Teachers� Body. The meeting was also addressed by Dr Chandrama Goswami and Sangita Gogoi, Coordinators of Women Study and Research Wing and Women�s Cell respectively.
Our Kokrajhar Correspondent adds: Along with the rest of the nation, the International Women�s Day was celebrated here by various organisations in a befitting manner.
The All Bodo Students� Union (ABSU) celebrated the day at the Kokrajhar Basic Training Centre with a day-long programme. The programme started with the hoisting of the union flag and an open session was held at 12 noon. The open session was chaired by Rangina Bargayary, asst education secretary, ABSU where Jennifer Liang, chief functionary, ANT, an NGO attended as the chief guest. Barbara Thimm, NGO consultant from Germany also attended the programme as the guest of honour, among others. UPP vice president and chief editor, Bibungthi (The Opinion) attended the session as the appointed speaker.
Ensuring the rights of women, protecting them at vulnerable times, creating awareness on trafficking of women are the main objectives of the function, said Rangina Bargayary, Asstt education secretary, ABSU.
Jennifer Liang, chief functionary, ANT, an NGO underlined the importance of equality and social justice for women.
To create awareness about women empowerment and several other issues relating to women, Marwari Yuva Manch, Jagriti branch, Kokrajhar also organised a mass rally in Kokrajhar town this morning. The Manch felicitated a few leading women of Kokrajhar town who had done remarkable works in their respective fields and had set examples for women in the society. Jagyawati Mohilary, DSO, Kokrajhar attended the programme as the chief guest.
NERSWN, an NGO also celebrated the day in a colourful manner at Chandrapara, Kokrajhar. The day-long program started with the hoisting of the flag followed by games and sports, open session etc. ABSU president Promod Boro, Raju Narzary, executive director, NERSWN, among others, attended the programme.