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Women�s role in society underlined

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 21 - The first foundation day of Sadou Asam Mahila Karmachari Suraksha Parishad was observed today at the campus of the Sadou Asam Karmachari Parishad, Panjabari.

The programme was presided over by Lakhimi Das, president of the Parishad. The secretary of the Parishad, Pakhila Kalita welcomed the guests and dwelt on the genesis of the Parishad which was set up on the structure of the 25-year-old Mahila Karmachari Parishad.

Addressing the function as chief guest, senior journalist DN Chakravartty said human civilisations owed their origin to the basic contributions of the womenfolk, right from the use of fire for cooking food and language for communication to strengthening social relationship for nation building. He mentioned how, through the ages, women had been enriching human civilisations through self-sacrifice, invention and a spirit of social service. He said women have now occupied important places in running the society, even at the village level.

Chakravartty said that when the Indian administration or the political system had been corrupted by baser elements of society, it was women who, through their basic honesty, dedication and spirit of service, could cleanse the society of all evils afflicting it.

Khanindra Chandra Das, a leading member of the Guwahati Senior Citizens� Association and a former office-bearer of the Assam Employees Association, expressed the hope that the Mahila Karmachari Parishad would inspire its members to render relentless service to the people.

Das said at a time when the administration has been badly affected by corrupt elements, woman employees could play a key role in checking greed and other malpractices at their homes, offices and in society.

SAKP general secretary Basab Kalita and Mrinalini Devi also spoke. A souvenir brought out on the occasion was released by author Harapriya Barukial Bargohain.

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