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Awareness rally on women empowerment held at Chumoukedima, Tseminyu, Jalukie

Awareness rally on women empowerment at Phek

Dimapur, June 22: To commemorate the 250th birth anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, an awareness rally on women empowerment was conducted at Registering Office, Department of Art & Culture, Chumoukedima on June 22.
The rally, which saw the participation of 250 people, including students from St. Joseph’s Hr. sec School and Govt. Middle School, Chumoukedima Block IV, started at the Department of Art & Culture, Chumoukedima, and culminated at 7th Mile Village Gate. It was flagged off by ADC, Chumoukedima, Dr. Kuzo Duadeo.
Kuzo, speaking as a special guest, said in commemoration of the 75th year of independence multiple programs and schemes are coming up where women’s empowerment has been greatly emphasized.
He mentioned that for women’s empowerment, the most basic thing is education, as education empowers a person to know what to do, what is right, and know what decision to take. Another women empowerment is Gender equality and Identity.
He urged the students to not only look for empowerment but strive to go for the best and give their best. He maintained that in today’s competitive world, smartness is a new beauty- our bookish knowledge is not taking us anywhere if we are not practical in what we learn, he said.
As part of the programme, the Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation based in Kolkata, West Bengal organized an awareness rally on women’s empowerment with the participation of at least 250 school children preferably girls, teachers, and local district authorities in 250 districts all over India. Some activities of Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation all over the States are assistance towards building up of adequate stock of books and reading materials; assistance towards the development of rural book deposit centres and mobile library services; assistance to libraries for construction/ renovation of library buildings; Assistance to libraries run by a voluntary organization (NGOs); Assistance towards the celebration of 50/76/100/125 years; assistance towards the organization of workshops, seminars, etc; assistances towards providing facilities for differently-abled users in the libraries.
Jalukie: Department of Art & Culture, Peren organized awareness rally on women empowerment at Jalukie, Peren on June 22 to commemorate the 250th birth anniversary of Raja Rammohan Roy. The rally which saw a participation of around 250 school students holding placards with the awareness messages started at St. Xavier Higher Secondary School, Jalukie and was officially flagged off by EAC Peren, Ihoilung Chuilo.
The EAC gave a brief life history of Raja Rammohan Roy and his fight against the sati system and about the inheritance rights of women which was not there before.
In his speech, he also spoke about the need for a new generation of social reformer who can bring in change and empowerment to women in the 21st century and further extorted the students to be the next social reformer.
Tseminyu: Awareness rally of schoolchildren on women empowerment in commemoration of the birth anniversary of Raja Rammohun Roy, organized by District Cultural Office, Kohima Art & Culture Department, was held on June 22 at town hall, Tseminyu with SDO (Civil) Tseminyu, Tsutsowe Kupa as special guest.
Kupa said Raja Rammohun Roy was a strong proponent of women’s rights and education. His effort led to the abolition of the Sati system. He said women empowerment doesn’t mean the movement is opposed to men, rather it empowers women mentally, emotionally, etc.
He encouraged students to see their inner talent as they all can reason and rationalize things. He said women’s sex ratio of Tseminyu is 1022, the male literacy rate is 88% and the female is 76%.
(Page News Service)

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