At World Working Women’s Day
Women achievers in various fields were honoured at the World Working Women’s Day observation organised by Department of Women’s studies, Bharathidasan University, here on Friday.
Sister Stella, founder of Asisi Farm and Training Centre, Kanyakumari, was honoured for her social service and Thenmozhi, Tamil writer for her Tamil writings.
Karpaga Kumaravel, Syndicate member, Bharathidasan University, gave the awards to the achievers.
A. Puratchikodi, faculty, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Anna University, Chennai Regional Office, said sexist tendencies started even at the level of brining up children. Daughters were discriminated against sons. Preference for son still prevailed in spite of strides made in various fields.
“Women are afraid to even walk on the streets of Delhi after 8 p.m. and they openly concede this,” Ms. Puratchikodi said.
N. Manimekalai, Director and Head, Department of Women Studies, Bharathidasan University, said that inequality should be removed.
Prizes were distributed among winners in various competitions.
Students of Srimad Andavan Arts and Science College here won the first prize for group dance.
Students of Chettinad College of Arts and Science College won the second prize, and Bharathidasan University Constituent College at Lalgudi won the third prize.