Vimukti Charitable Trust®, Pothnal
with the collaboration of Loyal and Janodhya Manvi celebrated
international women’s day at public ground Manvi on 16th March 2017.
1020 SHG group members participated in this event. women’s took out
rally through the main streets of Manvi City by holding placards and
banners containing the message on the needs of protecting the rights
of women, campaign on RTF, and to create awareness on adverse impact
of child marriage in the society; and demanded the concerned
officials to take stringent measures in this regard to impose fine
on those who violate these laws. The main aim of the rally was to
sensitize privileged citizens to protect and demand their Rights on
RTF campaign and other entitlements of the poor in Manvi Taluka. The
participants, after marching through the main road of manvi
conversed with the local press media where women activist spoke to
them and memorandum was submitted to the concerned authority
regarding RTF campaign and its implications.
One of the participants shared her experience of being a sister,
wife and mother. She encouraged all the women to educate the girl
children for she believes that if one girl child is educated the
whole family is educated. Director explained as Pope Francis has
aptly said, “Women face a variety of challenges and difficulties in
various parts of the world; at times they still experience
discrimination in the workplace; they are often forced to choose
between work and family; they frequently suffer violence in their
lives as fiancées, wives, mothers, sisters and grandmothers. In poor
and developing countries, women bear the heaviest burdens: it is
they who travel many miles in search of water, who too often die in
childbirth, who are kidnapped for sexual exploitation or forced into
marriages at a young age or against their will. At times they are
even denied the right to life simply for being female”.
Mrs. Adhyimuni Veralakshmi, Zella Panchyath President Raichur was
the chief guest of the celebration said “There is nothing more
complex or special in this world than a woman. She is full of
mystery and wonder that makes her special and one of a kind.
The dignitaries on the dais lauded the innovative experiment of
making the day entertaining and educative one. Indeed it was
fabulous program as we got the feedback from the gathering who
appreciated it very much.