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International Women’s Day celebrated at ICAR-CIBA

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ICAR-CIBA celebrated International Women’s Day with an emphasis on Women Leadership in Agriculture: Entrepreneurship, Equity & Empowerment (3E’s) on 8th March 2021. In the forenoon, about 40 participants including women aqua farmers, women staff of ICAR CIBA viewed the Women Day Celebrations held at Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi by on-line, wherein, the Hon’ble Union Ministers of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Parshottam Rupala and Shri Kailash Choudhary, participated and greeted the women scientists, women entrepreneurs and farm women. In the post-lunch session, Dr.M.Bhanupriya, Consultant, Radiation Oncologist gave a special talk on ‘Women’s Health Care’ and Mrs.Gayathri Thiagarajan, Regional Nutrition Training Manager, Nestle India, presented a talk on Role of women in changing the nutrition of households’. Dr.S.V.Alavandi Director-In-Charge welcomed the speakers and highlighted the significant roles played by the women in the family and felt that education alone emancipates them from the socio-economic clutches. Dr.R.Saraswathy and Dr.P.Mahalakshmi, Principal Scientists, CIBA, in their address stated that only empowered women can provide the needed fillip to the development of the nation and stressed upon women self-dependent. Further, as a part of the fortnight long Women’s Day celebration an event was organized on 27th February for farm women folk in Muttukadu Experimental Station of CIBA about preventive measures of COVID-19 & hygienic practices. About 25 aqua farmers including 15 women aqua farmers participated in the programme. The programme was co-ordinated by Dr.D.Deboral Vimala, Principal Scientist & Chairperson, Women’s Cell, CIBA.