Protest march and awareness camp mark International Women’s Day Patna

Protest march, awareness camp and meetings were organized by different organizations to mark the International Women’s Day on Sunday in the state capital.

Activists of Women Power Connect and Gramin evam Nagar Vikas Parishad led by Anju Sinha and Ramkishore Prasad Singh submitted a memorandum to governor R L Bhatia demanding reservation of 33 per cent tickets for woman in the coming Lok Sabha elections. The memorandum also carried the signatures of 7,819 women.

Bihar Obstetric and Gynaecological Society, Patna, organized a function at the IMA building. Dr Sharda Sahay was felicitated with Lifetime Achievement Award on the occasion. Earlier, president Dr Pramila Gupta welcomed the delegates while secretary Rita Dayal presented secretary report and her views regarding empowerment of women. Dr Sushma Pandey highlighted the importance of empowerment of woman.

Dhinkar Academy organized a women’s Kavi Gosthi on the premises of Kala Kaksh on Sunday. Prominent among those who participated included Kashinath Pandey, Madhurima Mishra, Punam Singh and Chandraprakash Maya.

Sukh Sansar, a voluntary organisation, organized an awareness camp on `Women: Their Rights and Respect’ at Kadamkuan. Speaking on the occasion, senior advocate Indu Shekhar Prasad Sinha gave detailed information about Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005.

Bihar Domestic Workers’ Welfare Trust took out a procession in the state capital to mark the occasion. Later, the procession reached St Joseph’s Convent where a meeting was organized.

Activists of All India Mahila Sanskritik Sangathan took out a protest march in the state capital over burning issues. The procession later reached Patna Junction roundabout where a meeting was organized. Those who addressed the gathering included Anamika, Sadhna Mishra and Indu Kumari.

Members of All India Progressive Women’s Association took out a march from the party office to Patna Junction roundabout where it converted into a meeting. It was addressed by several leaders, including national general secretary of the organisation Meena Tiwary.

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