Dimapur, March 5: National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM) Nagaland in collaboration with Assisi Centre for Integrated Development (ACID) on Saturday celebrated International Women’s Day here at Assisi Auditorium, Lake View Colony, Dimapur.
The event had District Nodal Officer of District Tobacco Control Cell Dimapur Dr. Reyosalu Lase Vizo as the chief guest and member of Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) Susan Lotha as speaker.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Vizo stressed on the importance of education in the life of a woman, explaining that education brings opportunities and awareness about rights. She encouraged the attendants to take up the task of running small businesses to become self-reliant but added at the same time that woman are often seen getting so busy that they neglect their own health which should not be the case.
She also touched on the issues of gender inequality, sex selective abortions, child marriage, sexual abuse, and domestic violence in her speech.
Earlier, Lotha in her address made the attendants aware of the dos and don’ts related to keeping themselves from getting infected by coronavirus. She asked them to not just believe in everything they come across on social media or TV and forward the same as if they do so they might be spreading misinformation and fake news too.
During the welcome address, Sr. Pramila Lobo mentioned that without women, the world and everything in it is incomplete. The event, which was dotted with a number of cultural performances performed by different cultural groups, was attended by hundreds of women across race and religion.
(Page News Service)