No IPR (PR) 3/2008                                                     Dated Naharlagun Sept 3, 2009


Only women can bring changes: Singh

Itanagar, Sept 3: Any society or a State excels because of its womenfolk, said State First Lady Anupam Singh, while interacting with Anganwadi workers, NGOs and Self Help Groups at Khonsa yesterday.

Woman’s role in the society is of utmost important as she is main member in the family who provides food, inculcates culture, ethics and value system to the other members of the family especially the children. And if these values are healthy in all respect, the future generation will be healthy, she pointed.

Today, we, the woman folks have huge responsibilities towards our wards and to the society. For a better tomorrow, we have to be humane and systematic in our approach. With little more organized, we can be quite a strength that can bring changes in the society from good to better, Singh asserted.

Appreciating the woodcrafts, artifacts and other handicrafts and handloom products of the district, the first lady said, it is of very high standard and exquisite ones. Interacting with the craft masters, weavers and artisans, Singh, while extending her willingness to enhance their inborn talents said, if required we can invite designers from outside so that we can make our produce more marketable in the metros and other parts of the country and aboard.

She added, I have already taken up with organizers of Delhi Haat. They are more than happy to provide five to seven stalls for us, but for that we have keep our produces already and in good numbers.

Further advising on marketing factor, Singh asked them to prepare a catalogue of all the items with photographs, exact dimension along with the pricelist. We may then upload it in the Internet for further increasing our marketing areas, she added.

Large numbers of women, including ICDS Deputy Director A. Lowangcha, Circle Officers Anu Bamin and Mitali Namchoom were present during the meeting. They were very pleased, as the First Lady gave a patient hearing to their problems and aspirations.

The members from the NGOs, while assuring to their best to her suggestions, expressed gratitude for the Raj Bhavan initiatives because of which they participate in Arun Mela and received lots of appreciations from all, especially from the President of India during her visit to the State, reports DIPRO.

Sd/- Purabi Taikam, PRO



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