Simha hails Indira Gandhi for grit, courage

Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha said, women are as brave and courageous as men, and the late prime minister Indira Gandhi was one such tough woman of India.

Speaking during the International Women’s Day celebration, organised by the district administration, zilla panchayat and Women and Child Development department, here on Wednesday, he said, cutting across the party affiliations, Indira Gandhi is a good example in the history of India for taking firm decisions.

MLA M K Somashekhar said, women want neither to be glorified as Goddess nor worshiped, all they need is equal opportunities.

MLA G T Devegowda said, women can check corruption in the society effectively by educating the men in their family like husband and children that money earned through legal means is sufficient for leading a peaceful life.

Deputy Director for Women and Child Development K Radha said, Women’s Day should be celebrated like a national festival. “Steps should be taken for the establishment of special courts to try domestic violence cases. Liquor should be banned effectively to make the society a better place for all,” she said.

Anganwadi workers, members of self-help groups and ASHA workers were felicitated for their contribution for the Swachch Bharat mission.

Several organisations like National Women’s Front, Mysuru city (district) Mahila Congress committee, Mysuru city (district) women’s unit of the JD(S), Economics and Cooperation departments of the UoM, UoM Evening College, Maharaja’s College, Organisation for the Development of People, UoM Law department, AIMSS, JSS Hospital, Janani Trust, Institution of Engineers, HCG Hospitals, Nataraj College and Maharani’s College celebrated the day.
 

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