We believe that where women are honoured God resides there. So women have respect in the Indian society. Our society is changing fast. Materialistic developments are increasing but social values are being neglected. So, womanfolk have to play a vital role to strengthen the social values which is the need of the hour”said Smt Sadhinata Mahanta, Rtd. Principal of Darrange College at a seminar titled Women – Indian concept, thoughts and present day scenario. The seminar was organised at the Vivekananda Kendra auditorium on June 2 by the Kalyan Ashram, Tezpur, Assam.
Addressing the seminar Smt Charu Chaharia Nath, Principal Tezpur College who was the Guest of Honour of the function said, “Education is a tool of women empowerment. We have to educate our family socially, culturally along with academic education. We have to aware our society too.” Smt Bina Bora gave keynote address. She expressed that, “The motherhood in our country has been playing vital role of preserving, protecting and promoting Bharatiya culture through ages. Swami Vivekananda openly praised the Indian women folk which symbolise motherhood in America and Europe.”
Various scholars and educationists presented papers. They ventilated their thoughts as – Women and men are not competitors but they are complimentary to each other; We have to educate our daughters and teach them to respect elders; Women have to strengthen our families; We should not blindly imitate western way of life in the name of modernisation; We have to get modern education but we should not forget our traditions.
Eminent personalities like Smt Dipti Borah, Smt Amia Chetri, Smt Chinu Pathak, Smt Ranju Goswami, Smt Anju Borah, Smt Mira Boro, Smt Hemalata Pathak, Smt Chanra Probha Khaund, Smt Mamu Sarma, Smt Bina Kalandi, Smt Promila Kilingpi, Smt Jonali Chaora and Smt Namita Brahma, graced the occasion.
More than one hundred delegates were present in the seminar from Odalguri, Shonitpur, Nagaon and Golaghat districts. Vote of thanks was given by Smt Jonaki Boro.
The seminar was organised on the occasion of 150th birth year celebration of Swami Vivekananda.Three other such seminars were organised by the Kalyan Ashram Mahila Samiti at Dibrugarh, Diphu and Kokrajhar in the month of May.