Billiground, March 09: ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (CIARI), North & Middle Andaman in association with N & M Andaman administration and Gram Panchayat Harinagar organised a programme to celebrate “International women’s day” at Vegetable Market, Harinagar on 8th March 2020. On the occasion Mrs. Aegnis Barthelona, SI, A & N Police; Mrs. Bimla Suthar, Member, Zila Parishad; Mrs. Aarti Mondal, Samiti Member; Mr. Uttam Mondal, Pradhan, Harinagar; Smt. Silavanti Kujur, Ex pradhan Swadeshnagar; BDO, Mayabunder Tehsil; Sarpanch; PRI members, Dr. B. L. Kasinath, Head, KVK, N & M Andaman and KVK staff were present. The programme started with women’s rally in the Billiground Market to showcase the unity and strength of women folks. The function was inaugurated by the chief guest Smt. Aegnis Barthelona. In her inaugural address Smt. Barthelona expressed happiness to be honoured as the chief guest on the occasion of “International Women’s day”. She shared her working experiences in the police department and issues related to the women’s. She informed the participants that there are enough provision in the law to safeguard the rights of a women, the need of the time is to educate the girl child so that she can understand her rights and responsibilities. On the Occasion, Dr. B. L. Kasinath greeted all the women on international women day. Dr. Kasinath highlighted the achievements of women in various field particularly the contribution of women in agriculture and allied sector. In the programme, all the dignitaries shared their views on the occasion of international womens day. During the programme, Smt. Manjushree and associates also organised a cultural programme for the women’s. In his closing remarks, Mr. Uttam Mondal appreciated the women’s participation in the programme and thanked the KVK for organising programme in convergence mode. A total of 102 no. of women’s were benefitted from this programme. The programme was conducted under the supervision and guidance of Dr. B. L. Kasinath, Senior Scientist and Head, KVK, Nimbudera, and Dr. B. A. Jerard, Director, CIARI.