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Women advocates' meet tomorrow

Last updated: 14 April, 2011
Mysore, Apr 14, DHNS: 21:34 IST

The city will host two-day state-level conference of women advocates at the sports auditorium of National Institute of Engineering starting April 16, said Mythili, president of Mysore District Women Lawyers Forum here, on Wednesday.

Addressing a press meet, she said the the programme will host various sessions on bar and the role of women. The first day of the session would deal with professional expertise and ethics and personality development.

While, the second day of the conference would discuss subjects like dowry harassment act, sexual harassment in work places and domestic violence. The conference will have an open session on April 17 between 2 pm and 3.30 pm, she said.

M Rama Jois, Rajya Sabha member and former governor of Bihar and Jharkand will inaugurate the conference. Justice Manjula Chellur, Judge, High Court of Karnataka, S A Ramdas, Minister for Medical Education and District In-charge will be chief guests.

Opposition leader in the State Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah, MP H Vishwanath, Sheela Aneesh, Director, FIDA, Bhaskar Lakshmi, president, All India Federation of Women Lawyers’ Association will be chief guests.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa would attend the valedictory of the two-day conference, she said.

The Federation of Women Lawyers’s Association in association with the Mysore District Women Lawyers Forum will jointly organise the meet.

Advocates Hemalatha, Majula Manasa, Savithri and others were present.

Lecture today

Meanwhile, an Advocate’s Forum for Social Democracy has organised a programme on “Social Justice and Reforms” at Kalamandir on April 15 at 4 pm.

In a press meet, Appaji Gowda, president of the Mysore Bar Association told reporters that Janata Dal (Secular) MP and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy will inaugurate the programme.

Senior advocates M A Sampath Iyengar, B Basavaiah, Doddaveeregowda and S J Lakshme Gowda will be chief guests.

H K Jawaregowda, former Rajyasabha member and senior advocate would preside.

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