Over hundreds of women honoured on International Women’s Day at Bokaro
International Women’s Day celebrated with pomp and glory in Bokaro and Coal city Dhanbad; women from different walks of life, who have contributed and played an important role towards the development of society, were felicitated during several programs held across the twin districts. Over hundreds of women were honoured on this eve in Bokaro.
‘Walkathon’ an awareness rally was organised with an innovative approach by Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) as well as district police separately to raise awareness on women’s right and to empower them. At least 31 women were felicitated by BSL management for their outstanding contribution in different fields.
Several women were also honoured at different functions organised by many groups including, BPSCL, BCCL, CCL, ABVP, Bokaro Vikash Forum, Bokaro Mahila College Charta Sangh, Dalmia Cement, Tejeshwani Mahila Samuh, Saath Foundation. The District administration Bokaro organised ‘Swachhta Shakti Saptah’ at Kala Sanskriti Bhawan Chas. Bokaro Deputy Commissioner M K Baranwal was also present on the eve. Speaking on the occasion Baranwal described women’s status as most revered and respectful in the society, “woman is a mother, a sister, a wife and a
daughter and every relation is wonderful and makes the society most beautiful,” he added.
DPS Bokaro families celebrated the day with a difference. A programme by Primary Wing students was held at school highlighted the importance of Women’s Day and Women’s Empowerment in today’s era.
On this occasion, the students dedicated a special poem “The Empowered Women” to their Director and Principal, Dr. Hemlata S Mohan. The Star Performers were awarded a trophy and a certificate by Mohan.
Honouring the day SE Railway installed a Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines at Bokaro Steel City Railway station (in women’s waiting hall) which was inaugurated by a female railway employee Shiv Kumari. The Adra Division GM of South Eastern Railway Sarad Kumar Srivastava was also present on the occasion.
International Women’s Day honours and remembers the work of the Suffragettes celebrates the achievements of women over the years and reminds the inequalities that are still to be redressed. In the year 1911 the first International Day was celebrated, said Poonam a social activist at Bokaro.