International Women’s Day was celebrated at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chandel with the theme “Women Leadership in Agriculture: Entrepreneurship, Equity and Empowerment” today. In the first session of the programme, online programme of the celebration attended by Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and other dignitaries were shown to the participants. In the second session, Ts. Gladney Monsang, District Agriculture Officer, Chandel and Ng. Barbara President Women Development Society, Monsang Pantha Village graced the function as Chief Guest, Guest of Honour respectively in the International Women’s Day celebration at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chandel. Dr. Y. Prabhabati Devi, SMS (Home Science.) welcomed the dignitaries, students and the Farm Women. She gave the keynote address on International Women’s Day. During the function, prizes were also distributed to the students for debate competition on Women Empowerment. 7 women entrepreneurs were also felicitated on the occasion.
Ts. Gladney Monsang, District Agriculture Officer, Chandel encouraged the farm women to be empowered in adopting new agriculture technologies as well as accessing to financial services offered by public and private sectors. She also emphasize for involving in decision making and developing our society. Ng. Barbara President Women Development Society, Monsang Pantha Village also stress women empowerment and entrepreneurship development to sustain one’s family and society as a whole. During the programme, exhibition of farm produced and value added products of the women entrepreneurs under KVK Chandel were displayed. The programme was attended by 43 farm women, students and staff of KVK Chandel.
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