International Women's Day was celebrated at various parts of the city on Thursday. At a programme organised by the Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA), MLA D. Chandrasekhar Reddy called upon the women to make better use of the facilities being provided by the State government and schemes like ‘Pavala Vaddi' as well. He said the Assembly passed a resolution proposing 50 per cent reservations to women in local bodies.

Additional Joint Collector B. Rama Rao stressed the need for girl child education and wanted all members of women self-help groups to send their girl child to school without fail. Project director of the MEPMA K. Jeevan Babu was present.


Activists of the Telugu Desam Party's city unit felicitated Deputy Superintendent of Police B. Sai Sri on the occasion of Women's Day. Competitions in sports and games were conducted to the teaching and non-teaching staff of engineering and pharmacy colleges run by the Aditya group to mark the occasion.