Ravindra College for Engineering for Women celebrated Women's Day here on Thursday.
DSP Latha Madhuri attended the function as chief guest and addressed the gathering. She called upon students to face any problem boldly as law was completely in their favour and even society was also sensitised about women's issues. She felt that education would offer many solutions to problems faced by women.
College Chairman G.V.M. Mohan Kumar presided over the function while degree College Principal Mamata, coordinator G. Soumya were present.
At a function in the Collectorate, Padmaja Ramsankar Naik, wife of the Collector, called upon women not to neglect their education saying it alone could remove the discrimination. Judicial First Class Magistrate Haritha and others were present.
Collector flags off rally
The government is extending benefits of almost every scheme mainly to women, district Collector V. Anil Kumar said on Thursday.
Women should forge ahead in society with confidence and create history, he said while flagging off an International Women's Day rally from Kadapa Municipal Corporation. Empowerment of women would help develop their families. Female foeticide was a scourge, he remarked.
It was talk on women's emancipation and accolades for achievers, when the International Women's Day was observed on Thursday.
At SVIMS University, its first woman Director B. Vengamma asked women to shed parochial views and expand their horizons of knowledge. “Every woman should believe that marriage is not the end and there is career after marriage too,” she said, while highlighting the year's slogan ‘Empowerment of rural women to eradicate poverty and illiteracy'.
V. Subhadra Devi, SVMC Vice-Principal and T. Bharathi, gynaecology professor at Government Maternity Hospital, were honoured. Women's cell president A.Y.Lakshmi, secretary Andal, SVIMSNET president Vijaya Kumari spoke.