Virtusa, Hyderabad, celebrated International Women's Day with a guest lecture and a host of other activities including a mehendi competition, a press release informed on Thursday.

The activities coincided with the recent launch of the global ‘Women of Virtusa' initiative, the note said.

International Women's Day was celebrated in Tarnaka by Rural Development Society and the state Social Welfare Department.

More than 300 participants attended the programme where prominent women of the city spoke, a press release informed on Thursday.

SAFA, a non-governmental organisation working for socio economic empowerment of marginalised women, launched a programme titled ‘SAFA Ke Sitarey'.

The project will support young girls from impoverished families in their education for two years till intermediate level.