Diocese of Miao Celebrates International Women’s Day
15th July, Seva Kendra, Miao: Seva Kendra, the social service wing of the Diocese of Miao organized Self Help Groups General Body Meeting cum International Women’s Day celebration on 23rd March 2013 at Namphai – I. About 50 women from Miao and Kharsang took part in the celebratio with a theme: “Women as Agent of Change”. Sr. Rincy Kozhimala Director of Seva Kendra, Miao inaugurated and felicitated the occasion. Resource Person Sr. Rosamma CSSJ, the Women Coordinator for Women’s Commission, Diocese of Miao presented a speech on International Women’s Day. In her speech, she explained to the participants the history of International Women’s Day and the change that had taken place as a result of this celebration.
“Women have access to all kinds of works. They can work wonders in the area of social, cultural and economic development of our people, health, child care, environment protection, literacy and small saving schemes. Yet women have a long way to go. Women are underpaid, under educated, under represented and fed less,'” she said. She also added, “In the census of India the aspect ratio of women, and literacy rate girl children are much lower than that of men. Indeed there are solutions to all the problems. Goodwill and efforts are needed both from men and women.”
After the input session, the women group organized an entertainment programme, which saw all the participants on stage with a variety of cultural dances in beautiful traditional costume and songs. One of the songs was composed by women themselves on the theme ‘Women as Agent of Change’. All were enthusiastic and eager to take part in all the items.