Jajpur:13/7/17: Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) of Tata Steel, located in Sukinda block of Jajpur district organized a workshop today on Health Awareness and Social Security for Women at Sukinda Bhawan near Sukinda
Around 200 women, members of Women Self Help Groups of villages of Sukinda, participated in the workshop. Noted women activist and member, Juvenile Justice Board, Khurdha district was the Chief Speaker on the occasion who deliberated on various topics like provisions in law to protect women, latest changes in laws on juvenile justice, sexual harassment at workplace, domestic violence and various schemes of Government of Odisha and Government of India to support the women. Dr Anita Nanda of SCM hospital spoke about hygienic practices which need to be adopted by children and women in their day to day activities and how common ailments need to be tackled. The technical session was followed by a question and answer session where many of the women clarified their doubts on relevant issues.
Steel Women Aspiration Team Initiative (SWATI), SCM unit, an initiative led by women employees of Tata Steel had coordinated the programme with help from Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS).
Commending Tata Steel for the initiative, Mr Gharai said such awareness sessions will help the village women broaden their outlook and address their day-to-day health and social issues more effectively.
Echoing his thoughts, Ms Chaddha, who is also the Chairperson of Mahila Adhikar Abhijan urged the ladies to try to acquire more knowledge about their rights as both central and state governments are coming up with many women friendly legislations regularly.
Among others present on the occasion included Smt Padmabati Jena, Chairperson, Sukinda Block, Shri Dibyaranjan Baral, Vice-Chairman, Sukinda Block , Sarojin Raj, Zilla Parisad of Zone number 39, Smt Swarna Prabha Mallick, Zilla Parisad of Zone number 38, local journalists, Mr Goutam Chakrobarty , Head, Administration, Ferro Alloyes and Minerlas Division, Tata Steel, Mr Ravindra Kumar, Unit Head, Tata Steel Rural Develeopement Society, Ms Mamta Panda, Secretary, SWATI, employees of Tata Steel and villagers.