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SJVN organises motivational talks by Mary Kom, Anju Bobby George


Shimla, 8 Mar: In order to propagate the message of “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow” on the occasion of International Women’s Day, SJVN organised two motivational talks by renowned Indian women achievers Mary Kom, World Amateur Boxing Champion, and Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha; and Anju Bobby George, the famous Olympian Indian Athlete, at Shimla. The talks were organizsed for the company employees at Kufri, and at Chail, today.
Addressing the senior executives at Chail, Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, said that women are breaking traditional biases and achieving New Heights. He further said that our social fabric still must go a long way in our fight against these biases. He lauded the efforts of Mary Kom, Geeta Kapur the first full time Director in the Board of Directors of SJVN, in breaking these biases.
On the occasion, Sharma also felicitated the only woman driver in Himachal Roadways Transport Corporation (HRTC), Seema Thakur. He further stated that efforts like that of Thakur are required for achieving gender equality in society. He also presented a citation and cash reward of Rs 25,000 to Seema Thakur.
In her talk, Mary Kom, a recipient of Padma Vibhushan, related the challenges she faced in coming up to the level of international boxing. Mary Kom is the only woman to win the World Amateur Boxing Championship six times, the only female boxer to have won a medal in each of the first seven World Championships, and the only boxer to win as many as eight World Championship medals.
Earlier, welcoming the Chief Guest, Nand Lal Sharma, and Mary Kom, Director (Personnel), SJVN, Geeta Kapur, said that the objective of organising such motivational talks is to instil the spirit of sportsmanship among all the employees of the company, especially the women.
In her motivational talk, Anju Bobby George related how she was able to carve history for the nation when she won the bronze medal in the long jump at the 2003 World Championships in Paris. With this achievement, Anju said that she became the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a World Championships in Athletics, jumping 6.70m. Anju George had been awarded the Arjuna Award in 2002, Khel Ratna in 2003 and Padma Shri in 2004.