Collector M. Karunagaran on Thursday flagged off a rally, organised to mark the International Women's Day.

The awareness rally saw the participation of women including members of self-help groups.

The participants carried placards and raised slogans on women's rights and freedom of women.

They marched from the Collectorate through the Red Cross Building to the VOC Park Grounds.

Earlier, prior to the start of the rally, the Collector administered the International Women's Day pledge to the women gathered there.

Magalir Thittam Project Officer G. Gurunathan, Pudhuvazhvu Thittam Project Manager Devakumar and other district officials participated in the function at the Collectorate.

Participants raised slogans on women's rights and freedom of women