Women’s Day observed focussing on gender equality
Dimapur, November 10: Commemorating the International Women’s Day, Kohima District Legal Services Authority (KDLSA), in collaboration with Mount Olive College, Kohima, conducted a programme on November 8 with Imtiakum, Public Prosecutor & Ex-Officio Member, KDLSA, as the guest speaker.
The programme was chaired by Sunjib Rana, panel lawyer of KDLSA, while Mrs. Mezivolu T Therieh, NJS (Chief Judicial Magistrate & Secretary KDLSA), in his address, pledged to help women and girls achieve their ambitions without gender bias.
Speaker, Imtiakum highlighted on the brief history of International Women’s Day and emphasised on the theme, ‘Pledge for Parity.’ He stressed on as to how we should work together in unity to create gender equality. He challenged the women folks to stand up for their rights as the present society has changed tremendously. He went on to say that the World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that the current rate of global gender parity will not be achieved until 2095.
He added that if women were given the responsibility of leadership, they could do much more than men. He went on to say that everyone – men and women-can take concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly to enable them achieve their ambition. He stressed that each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and commit to take pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity.
He winded up his presentation by quoting this lines of Napoleon Bonaparte who said, “Let France have good Mothers and she will have good sons.”
The welcome address was delivered by Ms Swede, vice principal of Mount Olive College, who also acknowledged the Kohima District Legal Service Authority (KDLSA) team for commemorating the International Women’s Day with the College.
Ms Nyanbeni Lotha, student of Mount Olive College, shared her personal thoughts on the topic “My expectations as a girl child.” She emphasised on how women are being projected only to get married, bear a child and administer the family. While focussing on the need to change mindset, she believed that women are at liberty to practice and live a life with opportunities and an environment free of chaos.
Ms Kughatoli Aye, Assistant professor of Mount Olive College, while delivering the vote of thanks, acknowledged the Kohima District Legal Service Authority (KDLSA) for celebrating the International Women’s Day with the college faculty and students and also for imparting awareness on gender parity.
Mrs Mezivolu T Therieh, Chief Judicial Magistrate & Secretary KDLSA, in her closing remarks, conveyed her appreciation to the college authorities for their cooperation in commemorating the International Women’s Day at their college. She further shared about the activities of the Kohima District Legal Service Authority (KDLSA). She also gave gists about the gender equality and highlighted the need to change the mindset and move forward for gender equality and the positive aspect of men being a part of the celebration.