Port Blair, March 09: On the auspicious occasion of International Women’s Day the NGO namely “WITH YOU” has launched officially at Tagore Govt. College of Education (TGCE), Middle Point, Port Blair on 08/03/2020 at 2.30 pm for the socio-economic development of Women’s of these Islands by Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma, the Member of Parliament, A & N Islands in presence Mrs. Shanti Lakra, Padmashree Awardee of these Islands as the Guest of Honour, Mr. Subir Chander, Adhyaksh, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman and Mr. Traun Kumar, PCCF, IFS and other dignitaries presented on this occasion.
At the outset, Ms. Mariyam Bibi, President of “WITH YOU” NGO, welcomed the delegates wholeheartedly and expressed gratitude to the dignitaries from various institutions and the large gathering of Womens. She informed that today in the International Day our NGO is going to felicitate the women which are doing excellent in the different fields. She emphasised that this NGO has established exclusively to develop women empowerment and socio-economic life of women’s, so that the women’s can raise their voice for themselves by confidently. The initiative was started from “WITH YOU”-NGO from Andaman Islands with the distribution of “Free Ration Items to needy women’s from rural areas of the union territory, The NGO “WITH YOU”- has started working towards empowerment of women.
Earlier the Programme was started with traditionally lightening the lamp followed by welcome song and Dance performed by the Tagore College.
Mrs. Shanti Teressa Lakra, Padmashree, Awardee said that launching of NGO “WITH YOU” in the auspicious day of Women’s International Day with theme is to development of the socio economic statues of the women and She appreciated the team of the NGO and She handed over the free ration items to the 12 needy persons also.
The Chief Guest Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A&N Islands unveiled the plaque and inaugurated NGO-“WITH YOU”.
Further, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma, the Member of Parliament in his key note address he appreciated the team of WITH YOU for handed over the free ration items to the needy women and felicitate to the women who is doing excellent work in the different fields. He emphasized that there is a need of women empowerment by developing their skills for the socio–economic activities. He further explores the ways in which innovation can work for gender equality, and enhance public services and infrastructure that meet the needs of women and girls. women are also participating in every field in equivalent to men’s, hence by establishment of NGO-“WITH YOU” is a major step towards development of women’s of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. He further added that to meet the needs of women and those most marginalized at the bottom of the pyramid, public services, infrastructure and social protection require innovative approaches to increase the quality and affordability for women livelihood, Women and girls must also have a voice in how innovations are shaped, so that they can truly benefit and contribute to real change.
He felicitated with the memento to 16 achiever for doing excellent in the different fields of work and the winners of the College students also for writing essay on the theme of women’s day is “The Generation Equality” Each for equality which was conducted by NGO with You. The programme ended with the vote of thanks by Reva Devi, Vice President, With You, NGO.