Bengaluru March 8: KASSIA (Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association), ICEC – India China Economic and Cultural Council in association with Rotary Bengaluru Green City Dist – 3190 and others celebrated International Women’s Day with a theme “#Balance For Better: Indian Women” at KASSIA Auditorium, Vijayanagar.
Mr Basavaraj Javali, President of KASSIA in his welcome speech said without protecting the women first, the women empowerment cannot be accomplished. The government and society should be committed to upholding women’s dignity by using technology and expert systems. Nowadays women have achieved a lot in all sectors and one in five houses has a women entrepreneur and government has taken an attentive role towards increasing the same.
The celebration was inaugurated by
- Dr Tejaswini Ananth Kumar, founder of Adamya Chetana
- Dr. Shalini Rajneesh, Principal Secretary to Government Planning Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department Govt. of Karnataka
- Mrs. Rtn. Anitha Hari,1st Lady of Rotary International District 3190.
- Mr.Basavaraj Javli, President KASSIA
- Mr. Ramu Raju, VP KASSIA
- Jairaj Srinivas, Head India China Economic & Cultural Council(ICEC)
- Ms. Veena Sujaykumar, Founder & CEO Konekt UP
- Smt. Shubhamangala Sunil, CEO & Managing Director, Global Cyber Security Response Team Pvt Ltd.
- Dr. Asha Vijay, Founder and Medical Director, GARBHAGUDI
- Gayathri Suresh, Co Director Dr Suresh Diacare
- Smt. Latha Girish, Former President of Peenya Industries Association
- M. Shankar, CEO Director, Rio Production
- Sri Hanumanthe Gowda, Immediate Past President, KASSIA
- Sri Ravikiran Kulkarni, Hon. Gen Secretary, KASSIA
- Sri Suresh N Sagar, Joint-Secretary Urban, KASSIA
- Sri Vishveshwaraiah, Joint-Secretary Rural, KASSIA
- and others.
While delivering the Keynote address on Women in Governance Ms Shalini Rajneesh said “At least in Karnataka we need to bring in a small revolution in every village and household where we start making people aware and skilled to bring the best in them and every support from every person is welcome. This is the real governance we could offer”
While Veenasujay Kumar talking about Economic empowerment of women, she mentioned that there has been an increase of 48% of women seeking loans to start businesses. Women are truly empowered when she is financially independent and financially empowered and she is able to empower other women in the system. She said women equality should start from home.
Dr. Tejaswini Anantkumar spoke about the humanitarian contribution by women and mentioned that humanitarian is the born quality of women. She said Indian Culture is the oldest and surviving culture in the world. whilst other cultures such as Mesopotamian or Babylonian perished, its only the Indian culture that flourished and that was because of the women who have upheld the culture and values in the form of thoughts, concepts, traditions and also in habiliment.
Mr Jairaj Srinivas of Indo China Economic and Cultural Council said that good progress has been made across the nation to reduce gender disparities, however, the achievements have not spread widely and even across the entire nation. Much more needs to be done to reduce the gender gap and improve the lives of all women and girls of India.
During the event, around 10 Women Achievers were honoured.