Diyun, 8th Mar: AMYAA NGO today organized first ever International Women’s Day Celebration at Diyun with the theme ‘Press for Change’. It was celebrated with pomp and gaiety in association with Arunachal Vikas Parishand (AVP), Chakma Women Welfare Society (CWWS) and Deori Women Association (DWA).
Thousands of women from different tribes came together as one to make the event grand success, Indian Army, Dumba Camp Captain graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Mrs. Preeti Doji Tabing, Madam-EAC, Diyun as the Special guest. A host of Head of Departments, PRI members, GBs/Headman, Public leaders and other dignitaries were also present.
Extending his greetings to the women of Diyun on the occasion, RK Paul, Secretary, AMYAA NGO said “International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women however the movement for women’s rights, equality and justice is still far from being over.” He also encouraged that next year on, the women folks alone without the help of AMYAA NGO must take this initiative to celebrate this momentous day. He further educated the women of their rights enshrined in the constitution of India which empowers women and children against any kind of injustice, harassment and atrocities.
Special Guest, Mrs. Preeti Doji Tabing who herself is an entrepreneur also applauded the first ever women’s day celebration at Diyun. She also spoke on the significance of this great day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. She also encouraged women to lead the change in the society to make a better tomorrow.
Chief Guest, Captain of Dumba Army Camp in his inspirational speech said that everyone has the capability to shine bright. “We all have it in us to overcome the hurdles, which are part of our existence. Dream big and then work hard towards achieving it. Never lose hope! Staying strong is important and nothing can stop you”.
Other dignitaries including the President of Chakma Women Welfare Society, Deori Women Association and Hajong Women Group also spoke on the occasion to encourage and motivate women folks to be agent of change in the society. Various challenges faced by the women in the patriarchal society is also being highlighted which need immediate attention of women of Diyun area.
Cultural dance performances and folk songs by the women of different tribes including Chakma, Hajong & Deori were also some of the other major attractions of the event.