Dwarka: Here's what you can't afford to miss this Women's Day
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Dwarka: Here's what you can't afford to miss this Women's Day

Residents have a chance to attend discussions, workshops and film screenings on women’s issues as eminent dignitaries will also share their thoughts.

Dwarka: Here's what you can't afford to miss this Women's Day Picture used for representative purpose only

Dwarka is set to mark International Women’s Day on March 8 with various programmes that will be organised by social organisations, RWAs, educational institutions and NGOs.

While at some places discussions on women's issues are being organised, in other places workshops on women’s rights and dignity are on the cards. Some programmes will have peace-walks and film screenings focused on women power and women empowerment. Here are a few events that you can't afford to miss:

1) Dwarka Hello Moms, an organisation of women residents, is organising a programme from 11.30 am at Balmiki Chaupal in Pochanpur, Sector 23, Dwarka. According to Raje Kurup, president of the organisation, lectures on various women’s issues by experts would be given.

The chief guest and the speaker on educational rights is Anil Parashar, former joint registrar of National Human Rights Council of India [NHRCI]. The guest of honour is Pallavi Prakash, a film maker and an author, who will speak on women empowerment. She will also give a PowerPoint presentation and show the trailer of her movie. Parul Makkar, manager of human resource, Welcomhotel Dwarka, will speak on skill development and employment for women. Aman Rajput, deputy director, ministry of defence, will be speaking on self-defence as the need of the hour.

"We are trying to cover several subjects in our programme,” Kurup said.

2) In Sector 6, Sahaj Sambhav, an NGO working on drug de-addiction, is organising a programme at SDMC park from 3 pm. The event will focus on saving the girl child.

Rekha Jhingan, general secretary of the NGO and a resident of Peepal Apartments, Sector 17, told City Spidey, “Our theme is ‘Ban FGM’ [Female Genital Mutilation]. Besides lectures and cultural programmes, we are organising a peace walk from the park to the Sector 6 market. This walk will be significant as it will spread the message of saving the girl child.”

3) Sahas, a social organisation, is organising an event called ‘Kadam Mila Kar Chalna Hoga’ at Dwarka Mor from 3 pm to 6 pm. They will be screening the movie Parched, which will be followed by a discussion.

4) Choti si Khushi, another social organisation of Dwarka’s women residents, is organising an event for under-privileged women where it will raise awareness about financial management of a family.