TEZPUR, Dec 16: “Mental harassment upon women is becoming a serious issue than physical torture in our country at the present-day scenario. Many incidents have been occurring frequently and some of the incidents that happen in our society do not come to light. The victims often remain mum as they fear that exposing the truth may hurt their dignity,” said artist Anil Kumar Bhattacharya while addressing the concluding session of the weeklong Anti-Woman Atrocity Day observed by Tezpur District Mahila Samiti in the memory of 98th birth anniversary of the woman leader Late Mina Agarwala.
Commemorating the noted woman leader, Bhattacharya further mentioned that it is an open secret that a woman after her marriage faces dowry related harassment from the woman section only.
“We all have witnessed situations related to dowry in our neighbourhood which is often created by women to spoil the life of another woman,” he said adding that woman empowerment is only a topic for discussion in public platforms.
Another speaker, Jaimini Bhagawati, former high commissioner, speaking on the ‘women empowerment’ issue said that Late Mina Agarwala has an unmatched contribution towards women empowerment in the region. Terming ‘knowledge is power’, Bhagawati further said that women should make themselves strong with knowledge which would help in decreasing the woman atrocity in society.
Earlier Iru Devi Agarwala spoke on the importance of the day and expressed her gratitude towards all for extending their helping hand in promoting women empowerment in the society, while Late Mina Agarwala’s daughter Minakshi Agwarala, adviser of Tezpur District Mahila Samiti spoke on the life and contribution of the noted Gandhian woman leader towards the society.
Santana Baruah, Mitali Goswami, Geeta Sinha, Sarujini Barkataki presented a borgeet while Beauty Bezbaruah recited a poem and Jaisree Agarwala subsequently offered vote of thanks. Earlier all present in the event paid their rich tribute to the late woman leader.