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UDHAMPUR: Chairperson, J&K State Commission for Women Nayeema Ahmed Mehjoor today visited Udhampur and had an interactive session  with the Students, AWWs, ASHAs at Conference Hall, DC Complex here with a view to generate awareness among the women about their rights guaranteed by the Constitution. The main objective of holding such interactive sessions is to sensitize the women in general and female students in particular about various women centric legislations and women friendly initiatives of the Government besides making them aware about the working and functioning of the State Commission for Women, said the Chairperson.

Stressing on the education of girl child, the Chairperson said that the Mother of a Girl child should ensure that her child gets education and equal opportunities adding that the empowerment of women should start from home. The need of the hour is to change the perception of society towards the women and this can happen only if she gets education and equal opportunities like men, said the Chairperson. Besides this, it is very important that a girl student gets sufficient facilities at her school such as Toilets and other facilities so that she can complete her education without any hurdles, she added.

The Chairperson, during her address , further said that only a healthy woman can run her home and office efficiently hence, it is very important that a woman gets proper diet and take good care of her health. The Chairperson further said that an Internal Committee must be constituted at workplaces so that various complaints related to harassments at workplaces, domestic violence can be redressed. She said that our state can progress manifold, only if the women gets equal opportunities and equal rights like men.

Earlier,  DDC Udhampur Niraj Kumar welcomed the Chairperson. CMO, Dr. Chander prakash also threw light on PCPNDT act and some other issues. Students of various educational institutions and Anganwadi Workers presented various awareness programmes highlighting several women related issues on the occasion. Secretary , State Commission for Women, Aijaz Abdullah, J&K  , Member State Commission for Women , J&K , Kavita Suri , ADC Avny Lavasa , Joint Director Planning Rakesh Jamwal, PO-ICDS Rakesh Badyal, Dy DEO Sapna Kotwal, DSWO Rachna Sharma, other district officers besides AWWs, ASHAs, Teachers and students in large attended the programme.