Budgam, March 08 :To celebrate International women’s day, Department of Agriculture Budgam today organized one day awareness cum training workshop under National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) for woman progressive farmers of the District here.
District Development Commissioner, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar presided over the function as chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC Budgam said it is the duty of a civilized society to empower women socially and economically.
She said with the right support, women are overcoming all the challenges thrown at them in every sphere of life. The DDC said that in present day and age women are part of administrative sector, service sector, education and agricultural sector. “Women should not feel themselves as weaker gender,” said the DDC.
The workshop was attended by large number of progressive farmers, besides field staff, trained agricultural scientists and other concerned also attended the function.
Earlier, in his introductory address the District Chief Agricultural Officer Shabir Ahmad Alaqband highlighted the achievements and initiatives the department is going to rollout during current farming season. He said new dimensions and strategies are being added to boost the agriculture production in the district.
At the workshop, the DDC felicitated four farmers with cash incentive of Rs 10,000 each for their achievements in the field of farming.
Similar programmes were also organized at the Town Hall Budgam and Town Hall Khansahab to mark the day. At Town Hall Khansahab the programme was presided over by the CJM Budgam, Tabasum Parray. The programme was attended by Department of Information, scores of women, Asha/Anganwadi workers and senior citizens. SDM Khansahab, SDPO, Tehsildar, BDO and CDPO Khansahab also graced the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Judicial Magistrate threw light on the importance of this day. She said better empowerment and equality in gender will demonstrate fruitful results for the civilized society.
At town hall Budgam the programme was organized by department of ICDS Budgam under the chairmanship of ADDC Budgam Khursheed Ahmad Sanaie. ADC/DPO Budgam Khursheed Ahmad Shah, CDPO Budgam, Mohammed Azhar Lone, female officers of employment, revenue and health departments were present on the occasion. The programme was attended by large gathering of Asha and Anganwadi workers, NGOs, concerned Officers and officials.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, the ADDC said the International women’s day provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the progress made in making women equal partners in the development of the society. He urged upon women to take inspiration from success stories of many women who have distinguished themselves globally.(ANH)