By A O News Service
NAHARLAGUN, Oct 04: India is known as Bharat Mata while many women have carved special niche with their unparallel roles for the world to appreciate, including astronaut late Kalpana Chawla, first woman IPS officer Kirean Bedi, NE India’s sports icons Marry Kom and Hima Das, said Lohit district Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) coordinator Dampanglu Minin to underscore the importance of women.
Regrettably, women are yet to be part of decision making process while only three are women of total 60 MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh, she said, adding this Himalayan state could progress if women are allowed walk matching their steps with men counterparts, including as decision makers, she said addressing the 7th state level conference here on Friday.
“The ABVP gives a call to the state Govt to ensure 6 Ss, i. e., sikshya (education), swastha (health), swabalamban (self-reliance), samajik nyaya (social justice), sambedansil (humbleness) and samata (equality) for the womenfolk to achieve the goal, Minin sais as the gathering shouted “phul nehi chingari hey, Bharatki nari hey”.
She concluded with Sanskrit hymn – jatra naryastu pujyante ramante tatra devata (divinity blossoms where women are honored), to the thunderous applause of the gathering. State secretary Akrumso Ngumgum expressed similar views.
Highlighting the invaluable contribution of ABVP to nation building, it’s all India university in-charge Hari Baurikar, who has worked in Jammu & Kashmir and NE India to empower the youth, said that the youth have a vital role to play for peace and prosperity of this great nation.
Appreciating the delegates for arriving from all parts of the state, including from far-flung areas, Baurikar said this reflected their patriotism and commitment to ABVP which should be maintained in national interest.
Highlighting various activities, ABVP state president Dr Vijay Raji said that there are vast areas where ABVP could play a proactive role to bring the much desired socio-economic-political changes in this tribal society. He also stressed on giving due right to state’s women folk.
Earlier, a cultural rally by the delegates took out a rally from Model Village to Hati Matha Point when “Arunachal ho Kanya Kumari, Gujarat ho ya apna ghar, ye desh hey Bharat mati,” slogans rented the air. About 350 delegates, over 60% girls and women, from all over Arunachal Pradesh left the onlookers dumfounded not only with their patriotic spirit but with their most colourful and attractive traditional dresses.
ABVP national executive member Dr Joram Anya Tana was instrumental in organizing the event.