Visakhapatnam: International Women’s Day was celebrated across the region on Friday, as people unite to support women’s rights and gender equality. Some organisations offered women a half-day off work, while others conducted cultural programmes and felicitations.
Vizag-based Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL) celebrated the successes of women and reflected on the importance of gender equality. Brahma Kumari Anjali from Shanti Sarovar, Hyderabad was the guest of honour.
On the occasion, she said, “Indian society was inherently a woman centric one as demonstrated by women deities. However, over a period of time she has lost value. It is essential that modern woman recognises her worth and inculcate the same in her family.”
World Vision India’s Karunamaya Area Programme observed Women’s Day in a unique way by celebrating the success among mothers of children groups with district and block officials at Kondathamarapalli in Vizianagaram district.
More than 300 women participated in the programme with a theme of the day – Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.
World Vision manager Pattapu Syam Babu encouraged the participants on innovative ways in which advancement can be seen in gender equality.
Also, he shared on the importance of removing structural barriers and ensuring that no woman and no girl is left behind and it is vital that women’s ideas and experiences equally influence the design and implementation of the innovations that shape the future.
On the occasion, food demonstration and elocution competitions were conducted on importance of first 1,000 days in 96 Anganwadi centres and 192 winners were awarded with prizes. Also nine mothers received food basket kits.
A Vizag-based scientist in the field of chemistry donated Rs 4 crore to IIM-Vizag in memory of his late daughter, who was an alumna of IIM-Ahmedabad.
Eminent scientist Dr B.R.L. Row donated the money for the constructing a building in the permanent campus of IIM Vizag and also to present a gold medal every year to the girl student standing first in the MBA programme.
On the occasion of Women’s Day, he recalled his daughter late B. Vani who had an untimely demise at a young age of 47.
She had a distinguished career in consulting and investment banking in India and the US....