To mark International Womens Day,the Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association honoured five women from the city working in various fields of social work at Government Museum,Sector 10 today.
Dr Ranjana Malik,President of the Army Wives Welfare Association and Army chief General Ved Prakash Maliks wife,was the chief guest on the occasion. She commended the role of women in the Indian society. She also questioned what our society is doing to protect women. There is a lack of sensitivity towards women.
Narrating her childhood experience,she passed a message to the audience present on the occasion as well as for other women in the society that a woman should have the capability to stand on her own feet and step out with confidence.
The five women who were honored on the occasion were Shakuntala Mahajan,Director,Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary School-27,for her contribution in the field of education. Dr Savita Gulati,gynaecologist for her contribution in the field of medicine,Santosh Bhan,in the field of Cancer Support and Social work,Savita Bhatti for awareness against social evils through mass theatre and lastly Ritu Singhal for her entrepreneurship in the manufacturing of synthetic leather.
Association President Brig (retd) Keshav Chandra addressed the audience on the role of women down the ages not only in bringing up and holding together the families but also exercising the sobering influence and instilling sanity in times of stress. He also talked about woman empowerment for which the first step is to educate them which is still not a priority in our society.
He further explained about the Project Shakti being carried out by the association which caters to the education of poor girl child in Bapu Dham Colony,providing medicines and vaccination and adoption of the mentally challenged children.
Savita Bhatti,on the occasion said that the biggest asset is to remain happy and look for the ways to keep oneself happy all the time. She also made the audience laugh by narrating two jokes relating to women.
Giving a message to the women,Santosh Bhan,Vice president,Sahayta Cancer Sahyog said,Women should give priority to herself in terms of her health. Cancer is spreading fast and if treated on time,we can cure it.