Saturday, March 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India


N C R   S T O R I E S


‘Empower women to help build nation’
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, March 8
Dr S. P. S. Dahiya, Registrar of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) of Rohtak, gave away the prizes to students at the annual prize distribution function of Hindu Girls College here on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Dahiya said that the girls always outshone boys in the field of education, as they were taking keen interest in academics. He cited the examples of various eminent women personalities who have become a source of inspiration to the students. He also asked the students to follow the ideals of Arya Samaj founder Swami Dayanand Saraswati whose vision was a reminder for the women’s causes. Commenting on the Women’s Day celebrations, Dr Dahiya stressed upon the importance of the economic empowerment of women. By becoming empowered, women in turn, would contribute to nation building, he said.

He also lauded the role of the management of the Hindu institutions and said that these institutions had made concerted efforts to provide education to the students of this region.

Earlier, Ms Lajja Goel, principal of the college, read out the annual report highlighting the achievements of the college in various fields, particularly in education and sports.

A colourful cultural programme was presented by the students on the occasion. Chanting ‘shlokas’ to invoke Goddess Saraswati was the main attraction of the evening.



Activists clamour for women education
Our Correspondent

Rohtak, March 8
The activists of different apolitical and social organisations observed International Women’s Day today. Addressing the gathering, Ms Neerja Malik, Chairperson, District Child Welfare Council said education was essential for the uplift of women. She exhorted the women to be educated and also get their wards, especially girls, educated

The members of Haryana Sarv Karamchari Sangh, Students’ Federation of India and Aanganwari Workers and Helpers’ Union jointly observed the women’s Day by gathering at Chhotu Ram Park here. They resolved to observe the day as a ‘Virodh Diwas’ against internal conflict and terrorism being faced by the country. They expressed sympathy for those killed in riots in Gujarat and sought compensation for their kin.

The members of the district unit of All India Mahila Sewa Samiti observed the day at nearby Lakhan Majra village. Ms Ompati Devi, sarpanch of the village described the inclusion of women in village panchayat as a positive step. Ms Nirmala Rathi, member, Haryana State Women Commission hailed the decision of Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala on setting up the first women commission in the state and separate women police stations at district level. The activists of All India Mahila Sanskritik Sangathan gathered at the Mansarover Park here to mark the day. Ms Kaushalya Sharma, who presided over the function, urged the women to take a pledge to fight atrocities on women.


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