By holding different forms of events, International Women’s Day was observed at many parts of Manipur on Sunday.
Apart from events organized by many social organizations, the district administrations also observed the day at their respective district headquarters under the leadership of the concerned deputy commissioners.
With a run to encourage and create awareness, the International Women’s Day cum Kishori Mela under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) initiative was observed at Imphal East District with the theme ‘I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights’.
The district administration, Imphal East organized the observation which also saw the launching of PoshanPakhwada 2020 under Poshan Abhiyaan which will conclude on March 22.
Chairman R K Taruni of ZillaParishad, Imphal West, chairperson P Bimola Devi of Zilla Parishad, Imphal East, and deputy commissioner Dr Rangitabali Waikhom of Imphal East attended the observation.
All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union also observed the day by honouring the women journalists in the State.
There are also reports of observing the day at many parts of the state capital.
The district administration of Bishnipur also observed the day under the aegis of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) Cell, Bishnupur in collaboration with the district administration under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme.
Deputy commissioner Neeta Arambam of the district administered Poshan Pakhwada Pledge during the observation in presence of superintendent of police Priyadarshini Laishram and district programme officer Th Shantibala Devi of ICDS Cell, Bishnupur.
Deputy commissioner Armstrong Pamei attended the observation at Tamenglong district headquarters, 150 km west of Imphal.
He also administered district level Poshan Pakhwada Pledge.
The event was organized by district administration with United Women Organization Tamenglong.
Tamenglong Autonomous District Council members including G Apoukhui and Ramning Pame attended as special guests.
The Thoubal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles also organized awareness programme for women to commemorate the International Women’s Day at Salampatong village in Kangpokpi district.