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Indian Army observes Women's Equality Day in Kashmir to promote female empowerment

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Aug 27, 2022 11:00 PM

Read Time: 2 minute

On the occasion of Women's Equality Day, which is observed annually on August 26, the Indian Army held an event with the theme 'Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow' to promote the agenda of women equality and empowerment in the Panzgam area of Kupwara.

This day is observed annually to commemorate the passage of women's suffrage in the United States and to remind people of the obstacles overcome by the courageous females who faced violence and discrimination in order to propel the women's movement forward.

The event drew 540 young girls and women

Bisma Rasool, an Influencer and Law student from Handwara, was invited to conduct an interactive session on the 'Rights of Women' in society for the Indian Army event. The event, held at the Girls Higher Secondary School Lunahare, drew 540 young girls and women from Panzgam's surrounding villages.

In regards to young girls' rights and how they are affected by domestic violence and child abuse, Bisma dispelled all of the misunderstandings that exist in their thoughts. She instructed them on how to register complaints and provided advice.

It was encouraging to see the girls participate and get over their stage fright anxieties to do a group song show and a skit about how important it is for women to fight for equality in the home.

The event's quiz competition, which evaluated the young women's knowledge and provided a stage for them to demonstrate it in front of a huge crowd, was actively engaged in by them.

Ms Tajamul Islam (International Kickboxing Gold Medallist), a rising sports star from Kashmir, delivered a motivational speech to encourage women to pursue sports as a career.

Discussed about the challenges she faced

She openly discussed how she faced similar challenges in her home and society, where everyone discouraged her from pursuing her passion for sports, and how her parents supported her throughout her journey to achieve the success she had always desired.

The event concluded with prize distribution to participants and a pledge by the locals to empower women and ensure gender equality.

The Indian Army in Panzgam has been actively involved in encouraging women to come forward and share the same platform as men by creating and operating skill development centres where women are trained to be frontline health workers and develop cutting and tailoring skills so that they can earn a living from such talent. Over the last year, these skill centres have trained over 270 girls and women.

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