IMPHAL, March 8 � International Women�s Day was observed across Manipur today. The All Manipur Women�s Voluntary Association (AMWOVA) observed the day by holding a public function at the GM Hall here.
Social activists speaking on the occasion stressed the need to take up initiatives for the empowerment of women in Manipur where women have a different role to play in a patriarchal society.
The busy markets in Imphal also witnessed the observation of the Day with the members of the Khwairamband Keithel Saktam Kanba Lup holding a discussion on the women�s issues in the State. The Manipur State Women Commission observed the Women�s Day at Imphal West DC�s office complex at Lamphelpat.
Sit-in staged: Residents of Uripok Khaidem Leikai staged a sit-in to protest against the life attempt on Dr Tarunibala last night.
Dr Tarunibala was shot at in her clinic at Uripok Canteen Road Machin here at around 9.30 pm last night. She is out of danger but under treatment at the RIMS Hospital.