Help solve problems in rural areas, women told

Women taking out a procession as part of the International Women’s Day celebration in Chikmagalur on Tuesday.

He was speaking after inaugurating the International Women’s Day celebration organised by the Multipurpose Social Service Organisation at the Silver Jubilee Hall of the St Joseph’s Church here on Tuesday. He said that women make their presence felt in all fields in the society. The role of women in making various scheme benefits available to deserved beneficiaries is praiseworthy, he added.

Women should give more emphasis to solve the problems of the people in rural areas. The decentralisation has given more opportunity for women to participate in the local administration, he said.

“Women can check corruption in the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). Similarly, they can also solve the problems of the poor, who were denied BPL cards,” Fr Rosario opined.

Chikmagalur Diacese Bishop Fr Thomasappa Anthony Swamy said that the International Women’s Day is being celebrated in 100 nations across the world. “The Indian culture is most precious. Human beings should offer prayers to parents more,” he advised.

All women should become literate and provide education to their children, the Bishop said adding that several families are leading respectable life in the society by availing loans from their organisation.

The Medical Officer of the Holy Cross Hospital Dr Bhagyalakshmamma said women can come to the mainstreams of the society through unity. It is a good gesture that women in large number prefer to opt government jobs nowadays, she added. A procession was carried out from the Old Taluk Office premises as part of the celebration. Various sports and games events were organised for women.

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