GUWAHATI, March 5 - International Women�s Day 2020 is being celebrated by the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) with a 10-day long series of events this year.
�This year, special emphasis is being given for overall improvement of the working culture of the women employees in all spheres. The celebration assumes significance because the Railway is employing a good number of women every year. The women employees are performing tough field jobs � acting as train driver, guard, �gateman�, �gang-man�, TTE, train examination duty and Railway Protection Force (RPF), braving scorching sun or rain at par with their male counterparts,� said Subhanan Chanda, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of NFR.
As part of the celebration on March 1, a �well-being talk� was held at the NFR Central Hospital, Maligaon, and at other divisional hospitals spread across the zone.
Women participants like nurse, matron, doctor, and scouts and guides participated in the discussion and provided suggestions about how to give better service to the nation by remaining physically fit. Various women participants shared their experiences vis-�-vis present-day challenges.
On March 2, a workshop was held on �Stress-free life management� for women employees at the NFR headquarters. During the workshop, senior women officers spoke about the need for meditation and mindfulness for women employees so that they can perform their duties without getting stretched.
Similarly, a debate competition was held on March 3 at Maligaon on the topic of �New challenges for women at workplace�. Similar debate competitions were also held in all divisional headquarters.
On March 4, a musical event for women employees was held at Rang Bhawan, Maligaon. A workshop on self-defence for women employees was also held in the Railway Indoor Stadium today which was coordinated by the women RPF jawans.
Chanda said that various other events will also be held during the period, including street plays, walkathon for women officials, drama and mime on gender equality for women, poetry and shayari recitation by women, and exhibition on handicrafts and paintings by women employees.