District Admin Srinagar organises International Women’s Day function at S P College
Div Com Kashmir, DC Srinagar felicitate Women Achievers
SRINAGAR: To commemorate International Women’s Day, celebrated on the 8th of March every year, an impressive function was organized by District Administration Srinagar here in the Auditorium of SP College under the theme ‘Embrace Equity’.
The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri was the Chief Guest on the occasion, while Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad attended the function as Guest of Honour.
During the function various mesmerizing programmes related to women’s empowerment were presented, besides women achievers of Srinagar were also felicitated by the District Administration.
In his presidential address, Divisional Commissioner, highlighted the achievements of women in diverse fields of life. He also referred to various schemes of the Government launched for the welfare of women, especially those from underprivileged sections of society.
The Div Com complimented the District Administration Srinagar, S.P College, and Social Welfare Department for collaborating to celebrate International Women’s Day.
The Div Com called one and all to contribute to women’s empowerment for the overall prosperity of society.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, congratulated female faculty members and other female Staff members working in S.P College for being part of the change in J&K’s Higher Education Scenario.
The DC said even though decades have passed since Lal Ded and Habab Khatoon were born in Kashmir, people of the valley have always given due respect to female folk. He expressed his happiness over learning that 40 percent of faculty members of SP College are Women folk.
With regard to some unfortunate incidents which happened in the recent past in Srinagar, the DC lauded the courage of female students who took to social media to raise their voices. He also urged all stakeholders, particularly parents, to lay stress on inculcating moral values among their children so that such shocking incidents do not happen in the future.
The DC also urged all participants to support the movement for gender equality and women’s empowerment by advocating for policies, supporting women’s businesses and mentoring and educating, challenging gender norms, and speaking out against violence to help women in distress.
The DC encouraged female students to stand up against social evils like eve-teasing and domestic violence etc. He stressed that Technology provides a platform for women to raise their voices, share their experiences, advocate for their rights, and connect with like-minded women and at the same time lodge complaints, if any, with the Administration or other concerned authorities. The DC also make a mention of various initiatives towards women emancipation ensuring their complete safety and protection and implementation of Mahila Shakti Kendra and One Stop Centres