JAMMU: Governor N. N. Vohra on Wednesday conveyed his greetings and good wishes on the occasion of International Women’s Day which is being celebrated on 8th March across the world.
He noted that considering the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day – “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists transforming Women’s lives”- all segments of our population must come forth to launch a sustained campaign for strongly supporting various endeavours which seek to protect women against violence, gender bias and unequal treatment of any kind.
Vohra said that there is a vast array of state and the central government Schemes which have the specific objective of promoting women’s health, education and empowerment. Each of these schemes needs to be effectively implemented if the cause of women is to be promoted. Cautioning against the empowerment of women being confined only to individual success stories the he observed that it is important to ensure the balanced growth, empowerment and well-being of all women.