Goa Governor Mridula Sinha inaugurated “Savitri Phula”, a three day festival for women by women, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, organised by Ravindra Bhavan here on Thursday.
While speaking on the occasion, Sinha urged women to venture into all fields along with men.
“Women should not compete with men in the name of equality. They should work in tandem with them to achieve the desired goal. Women have to face a lot many challenges in their life. These challenges could be resolved with due assistance from their counter-part,” she said.
Extending her wishes to women on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Governor said women too had been joining the mainstream development of the family as they too had become breadwinner of the house and felt that the Men’s responsibility towards their wards has increased.
MLA Alina Saldanha, speaking on the occasion, said it was duty of everyone to express love and gratitude towards the contribution of women in the society.
“Women have the capacity to excel in every field,” she added.
Anjali Sehrawat, IAS, District Magistrate, asserted that awareness was the first step towards solution.
She urged the society to make every attempt to bring women in limelight, especially those who try to be away from such thing.
“The family, society and the Government support is crucial to bring out the best in them and take them to greater heights,” she pointed.
The three day festival will have dance, quiz, singing and various competitions and events.
Chairperson, Margao Municipal Council, Babita Angle Prabhudessai and Sai Panandikar, Vice Chairman, were amongst those present on the occasion.
Prashant Naik, Chairman Ravindra Bhavan, welcomed while Mayura Naik proposed the vote of thanks on the occasion.