T. S. Atul Swaminathan
Women neglect their health after marriage and slog for the family, said Saradha Nambiarooran, State Information Commissioner (Retd). Speaking at the International Women's Day Celebration organised by the Tamil Nadu Co-operative Audit Women Welfare Association, Tamil Nadu State Finance Department, at Natesan Institute for Co-operative Management, Anna Nagar, recently she emphasised that women should undergo screening tests at regular intervals and pointed out that breast cancer is curable if diagnosed at early stages. She said that a family and society would prosper if women were educated, so they should avail the various Government schemes to get themselves educated. Women empowerment is not just financial independence but also being knowledgeable.
Women should read newspapers and keep themselves well-informed, she added.
“Changes in society had led to the decline in the joint family system and our culture and tradition. Women should strive to raise a family bound by moral values,” she observed. She said that divorce with in a few months of marriage is on rise today due to poor tolerance level. “Respect and mutual understanding is necessary for a cordial relationship,” she pointed. Later, she gave away the prizes to the winners of various cultural competitions held as part of the celebration. K. Shobana, president, Tamil Nadu Co-operative Audit Women Welfare Association, welcomed the gathering. In her address, she took a dig at the entertainment media for portraying women in bad light.