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To commemorate the 250th birth anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, an awareness rally on women empowerment was conducted at Registering Office, Department of Art & Culture, Chumoukedima on 22nd June 2022.

The rally- which saw the participation of 250 people, including students from St. Joseph's Hr. sec School and Govt. Middle School, Chumoukedima Block IV- started at the Department of Art & Culture, Chumoukedima, and culminated at 7th Mile Village Gate. The rally was flagged off by ADC, Chumoukedima, Dr. Kuzo Duadeo, NCS.

Dr. Kuzo, speaking as a special guest, said in commemoration of the 75th year of independence multiple programs and schemes are coming up where women's empowerment has been greatly emphasized.

He mentioned that for women's empowerment, the most basic thing is education, as education empowers a person to know what to do, what is right, and know what decision to take. Another women empowerment is Gender equality and Identity.

He urged the students to not only look for empowerment but strive to go for the best and give their best. He maintained that in today's competitive world, smartness is a new beauty- our bookish knowledge is not taking us anywhere if we are not practical in what we learn, he said.
As part of the programme, the Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation based in Kolkata, West Bengal organized an awareness rally on women's empowerment with the participation of at least 250 school children preferably girls, teachers, and local district authorities in 250 districts all over India. Some activities of Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation all over the States are assistance towards building up of adequate stock of books and reading materials; Assistance towards the development of rural book deposit centres and mobile library services; Assistance to libraries for construction/ renovation of library buildings; Assistance to libraries run by a voluntary organization (NGOs); Assistance towards the celebration of 50/76/100/125 years; Assistance towards the organization of workshops, seminars, etc; Assistances towards providing facilities for differently-abled users in the libraries.

The programme was chaired by N.Longshio Lotha. The welcome address was delivered by Registering Officer Department of Art & Culture, Chumoukedima, P. Kughato. A special song was presented by John Kent.

(Tovikali IA, Chumoukedima)