‘Family rests on the shoulders of a woman’

SHILLONG Mar 15: Director, Social Welfare, R M Kurbah on Thursday said that while it is a privilege to be a woman the dreams of the family rests on the shoulders of a woman.

Kurbah was speaking during the observance of the International Women’s Day at U Soso Tham Auditorium.

Director, Social Welfare also said that a woman is a symbol of utmost perfection handling multi tasks at a time.

She called for starting women’s empowerment from the home itself and said that sons and brothers should be educated to treat women with respect and dignity.

Kurbah also commended the activities of various NGOs who have had the courage to stand against the atrocities meted out to women.

The function was organized by District Social Welfare Office, East Khasi Hills in collaboration with State Resource Centre, Social Welfare Department. The theme of International Women’s Day this year is Time is Now: Rural and Urban activists transforming women’s lives.

Earlier, the Chief Guest also felicitated Ama Mary Kharbuki with the Outstanding Woman Achievement.

The students of Martin Luther Christian University, Department of Social Work, presented a short skit on Domestic Violence during the occasion.

Among others who spoke were I Warjri, Mission Director, State Resource Centre for Women and A M Pariat, Secretary, District Legal Services Authority.