"Women have successfully obtained 33 percent seats in politics; now, they must acquire all the posts that men can get," said Santhosh Kumar Bhandary." />
Mangalore, Mar 8: "Women have successfully obtained 33 percent seats in politics; now, they must acquire all the posts that men can get," said Santhosh Kumar Bhandary, the president of DK Zilla Panchayat, after inaugurating the World Women’s Day programme and exhibition jointly organized by DK Zilla Panchayat, Department of Women and Child Welfare, Federation of District Mahila Mandals, District Legal Aid Authority, and Karnataka State Women’s Commission at Town Hall on March 8, Monday.
Stating that the state government has devised a number of welfare schemes for women, Mr. Bhandary urged all beneficiaries to avail of these benefits. He also said that Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Dr. D Veerendra Heggade is also working for the welfare of rural women through the establishment of self-help groups.
Chairperson of Health and Education Standing Committee, Mangalore, Rajashree Heggade released a book authored by Dr. Rathidevi, professor at Kasturba Medical College. Rekha Shetty, advocate of Mangalore, delivered a lecture on the topic "Women’s Security Act from Family Harassment 2005"
MLA Yogish Bhat, who presided over the function, said that the state government has implemented a number of schemes for women, adding that the government gets the credit when the beneficiaries avail of these schemes. Many of these schemes are for backward caste and scheduled caste women and will be successful only when the beneficiaries utilize them to the fullest extent. The government also plans to give Rs 100 as monthly pension to tailors, auto drivers, and others during their old age. Anganwadi teachers are also the beneficiaries of this scheme, he informed.
Lokeshwari Vinayachandra, winner of the Kittur Rani Awaard and social worker, and Jayalakshmi, winner of the National Award, social worker, and anganwadi teacher, were felicitated for their contributions and achievements. Various self-help groups and children were also honoured for their achievements.