_Cultural programs, Skits, Felicitation of women achievers, Open discussion mark the celebration of IWD 2023 in Doda_
Publish Date : 13/03/2023
The International Women’s Day (IWD) 2023 was celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal at Community Hall Doda here today.
On the eve of International Women’s Day, District Administration Doda in collaboration with Social Welfare department Doda, Mission Shakhti Doda, Childline Doda and other Allied departments organised a program on the this year theme, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality,” highlighting the role of innovative technology in promoting gender equality and meeting the health and developmental needs of women and girls.
The event was attended by women from all walks of life.
Some of the women/ girls who are inspiration for others spoke of their experiences and their participation in the growth story of the County.
Cultural programmes, skits by the girls of Nari Niketan Doda highlighting women related issues, songs and speeches on gender discrimination, laws, and initiatives taken by Govt to empower women were main highlights of the programme.
DC Doda, while speaking on the occasion, appreciated the Social Welfare department Doda for organising the event. He said that mankind exists because of women. Women can be empowered only by the active participation in every field of the women itself, urged them to come forward. Besides, he informed that Govt as well as district administration are taking various initiatives and are implementing various programs to uplift the status of women equal to the men.
Some Sanitary Pad Vending machines donated by Ankur Maitrika hospital Jammu and Foregen Healthcare Ltd were also distributed by DC Doda among government girls’ schools during the programme.
Later on, 21 women achievers were felicitated on the occasion who have excelled in the field of social activism, art, culture, education, sports, competitive examinations, singing etc, besides the participants of various activities were also felicitated by the concerned.
DC Vishesh Mahajan along with SSP Doda Abdul Qayoom, ADDC Doda Pran Singh, ADC Doda Dr R K Bharti, participated in the programme.
Among others present during the program were Dy Director Employment Doda Idrees Lone, District Social Welfare Office Doda Tariq Qazi, DIO DIPR Doda Mohd Ashraf Wani, Principal DIET Doda Parshotam Goria, BMO Bhaderwah Dr Versha Kotwal, Dr Sanya Khan Gender Specialist District Hub for Empowerment of Women, Humaira Balwan Gender Specialist District Hub for Empowerment of Women, Nazia Munshi Principal Govt Girls Higher Secondary School Doda and other dignitaries.