Shillong March 8th 2021(MMP): Meghalaya along with the rest of the world observed International Women’s Day today.The day is celebrated on the 8th of March every year to help forge a gender equal world, celebrate women’s achievements and their increasing visibility in every sphere of life. This day celebrates the cultural, political, economic and social achievements of women. The Women’s Cell of ICAR NEH marked the day today with colourful celebrations at the MS Swaminathan Hall. Speaking on the occasion Senior Scientist Animal Health and I/c Chairperson Women’s Cell Dr K Puro highlighted the role of women in the society and said that the female section of the society should raise their voice against any injustice.
Women’s Cell celebrated the day with appreciating the efforts of “Women Leadership in Agriculture. Assistant director, Dept. of Social Welfare Govt. Of Meghalaya Mrs Ioolang War, highlighted the laws and the legal rights of women in the society. The day also witnessed a series of presentations on successful women’s farmers.
In unison with the theme for the year 2021 “Choose To Challenge It indicates that a “challenged world is an alert world, and from challenge comes change”. This year, we can all choose to challenge everything that has been holding us back, and become better allies. Women’s Cell celebrated the day with appreciating the efforts of “Women Leadership in Agriculture: entrepreneurship, Equity and Empowerment. Few women farmers from the Meghalaya were awarded for their undying spirit and efforts in agriculture during the Covid 19 pandemic. MMP