GUWAHATI, Oct 22 � A meeting of the office bearers of Assam Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (APMC) was held recently at Rajiv Bhawan here under the presidentship of Mridula Saharia, president of the Committee.
The meeting was also attended by Shahnaz Haque, secretary, All India Mahila Congress Committee.
The main purpose of the meeting was to review the work taken up by the Assam Pradesh Mahila Congress to generate legal awareness for safety and security of women, about various government welfare schemes for empowerment of women and environmental conservation.
The resolution to generate legal awareness was taken up in the last executive meeting of the Assam Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee.
Mridula Saharia, in her speech expressed deep concern about the safety and security of women and girls in the present scenario. �Most of the women who are facing various problems in the form of domestic violence, rape, molestation, sexual harassment at their working place, witch-hunting, trafficking and dowry etc., are not aware of their legal rights,� said Saharia, adding that it was important to create awareness among women to fight for their rights.
It may be mentioned that the APMC had resolved to bring awareness among the women by forming a Legal Aid Cell in every district. The cell provides counselling and legal assistance to the victimised women, with the help of police and the respective district authority, after receiving complaints relating to their atrocities.
Saharia urged the members to work with dedication for the benefit of the party and the people.
On the other hand, Saharia also condemned the heinous act of witch hunting in the state.
Shahnaz Haque, Secretary, AIMC, in her speech, said that in today�s world, all women should be socially aware and technically sound. She suggested that APMC should form an active social media team and render IT training to them, to facilitate publicity about all the developmental work done by the APMC. �Importance should be given to public relations and publicity,� she added.
She further assured all help and support to the APMC whenever necessary. Haque also spoke at length about forming a new committee of the APMC with only around 30 active members from all districts with immediate effect.