By Sunil Sonker
Mussoorie, 15 May: A meeting of the All India Women’s Council was held here, in which Chief Guest, AIWC National President Rakesh Dhawan, and Secretary Kalyani Raj inaugurated the programme by lighting the ceremonial lamp.
Founder member of the institution, 1962, Sita Hari and Shashi Garg were felicitated on the occasion for the good work they had done for the organization. Rakesh Dhawan provided detailed information on women empowerment and said that the Council was continuously working for the development of women. Many schemes were being run to benefit women. In addition to the empowerment of women in rural areas, many important schemes were being run for their development. Help was also being provided so that they could empower themselves and run their livelihoods better.
Secretary Kalyani Raj spoke about various public welfare programmes being run by the council to help women financially, especially in the fields of education, medicine and employment. She said that considerable help was provided to the victims of disaster in Uttarakhand, also. The council was working actively for the progress and welfare of women and children. It was also holding awareness programmes about how the Constitution of India helped the women make full use of the fundamental rights granted to them. It worked to reform a society in which women faced all kinds of violence, especially domestic violence and sexual harassment, and to empower women and prepare them for leadership roles.
The programme was conducted by Kamal Sharma. Treasurer Dr Manju Kak, Gurinder Manchanda, Neeta, Usha Dhanai, Renu Goyal, Asha Gupta, Smriti Hari and many others were present on the occasion.