Sunday, March 8, 2015

International women’s Day-2015-oranised by OZONE, TNBCE, SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School and other women organizations.

Women procession marking International Women's Day-2015

OZONE, TNBCE, SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School and other women organizations celebrated International women’s Day-2015.OZONE, The sOuth Zone BOard of CoNtinuing Education, Tamilnadu Board of Continuing Education and SEVAI, a Trichy based NGO and SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School teachers and women staff members jointly commemorated the International Working Women's Day -2015 in Arumbuharnagar premises of Pettavaithalai of Trichirapalli District. Women opinion leaders of Villuthukal SHG Federation, working women, Women of Self Help Groups and women leaders of various walks of life participated in world women’s day celebration of 2015 organised by these organizations. Mrs.P.Vanitha, the co-coordinator of Villuthuhal Federation presided over the function. 

Noted Writer V.Jawahar Arumugam presented a book namely PENN to School Principal Mrs.Chitra Balasubramanian
Noted writer and President Trichirapalli District Writers Association Mr.Jawahar Arumugam delivered the Key note address on this occasion and handed over a book namely “Penn” to the Principal of the Higher Secondary School Mrs.P.Chitra, marking the occasion of IWD. Jawahar Arumugam in his key note address mentioned that the first International Women's Day was held in 1911 and is celebrated annually on 8 March with thousands of events across the world. That all manner of ingenuity needs to be applied to make educational opportunities available to women in all walks of life across both economic and human dimensions. Women’s life experiences in the past two decades are stimulating and exciting way to develop a critical understanding of women’s position and experience in contemporary society, culture and politics. Such celebration of IWD opens up the thought using cross-cutting, powerful themes such as gender, class, race, sexuality and diversity. Women needs to be encouraged and assisted to get assisted supportive, interactive environment, and are facilitated in communication, analytic skills transferable skills that can be used in further women empowerment. The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights. A day dedicated to women, the International Women's Day is celebrated to inspire women and honour their achievements. This day also sees men honouring the women in their lives, be it their mother, sister, daughter, by giving them a gift as a token of respect, love and care. The day is observed with a specific theme each year. It aims to influence and strengthen people at large on community's commitment to put an end to violence against women. It intends to introduce a positive change to balance the status of women and men in an unequal world. 

Listening to speakers with full involvement by participants
Earlier SEVAI Shanthi Higher Secondary School Principal Mrs.Chitra Balasubramanian spoke, “IWD -2015’s theme is ‘make it happen’ and aims to encourage effective action for advancing and recognizing women. It focuses on women in different professional sectors; the arts, female-owned businesses, in senior leadership roles, and all aspects of working environments. Gender equality is at the very heart of human rights and values. Effectively ensuring women’s human rights requires, firstly, a comprehensive understanding of the social structures and power relations that frame the economy, social dynamics and family and community life such as civil, cultural, economic and social, including the right to development as universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated. Women Human rights and fundamental freedoms are the birthright of all human beings; their protection and promotion is the first responsibility of our society.”. 

Mrs.P.Vanitha who presided over the function mentioned, "To be truly transformative, the women development priority must be gender equality and women’s empowerment. International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by women who have played an extraordinary role in different fields”.

Ms.Bakyalakshimi  spoke on this occasion
Ms.Bakyalakshimi who spoke on this occasion highlighted the history of women’s Day and further said that this is the right time to uphold women’s achievements, recognize challenges, and focus greater attention on women’s rights and gender equality. The earliest Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York in remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. In August 1910, an International Women's Conference was organized to precede the general meeting of the Socialist Second International meeting in Denmark. International Women's Day (IWD is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements. The political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. Thus International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies”. 

Ms.Indira spoke on IWD
Mrs.Indira, another speaker enlightened the audience on the importance of International women’s day celebrations. She added, “Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. Many global corporations have also started to more actively support IWD by running their own internal events and through supporting external ones. International Women's Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. Started as a political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries. The political and human rights theme as designated by the UN runs strong and social awareness of the struggles of women” worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner.Ealier a March was conducted marking the occasion. 

Ms.Kavitha in her introductory speech mentioned, “Celebrated globally on
Ms.Kavitha on IWD
8 March, International Women's Day enlightens a
historic roadmap that sets the agenda for realizing women's rights. While there have been many achievements since then, many serious gaps are yet to be bridged. This is the time to uphold women's achievements, recognize challenges, and focus greater attention on women's rights and gender equality to mobilize all people to do their part. Women need to focus on critical areas of concern, and each woman can exercise her choices, such as participating in equivalency education having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination especially when it comes to getting women into leadership roles and stopping violence against women”. The indigenous food has been served for all participants of the IWD celebrations. Mrs. Maria and her team sang women awareness songs.Miss.Kavitha welcomed the gathering and Mrs.Janathamani proposed vote of thanks on this
A section of Participants of IWD -2015

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