WCD, UGC, PIB, others to organise week-long campaign for Int’l Women’s Day

New Delhi: The Ministries of Women and Child Development (WCD), Information & Broadcasting and other Ministries of the Government of India like Health &Family Welfare (H&FW), Human Resource Development (HRD), Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare (A&FW), Rural Development (RD), Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA), Finance, Defence and Home are launching a campaigns to observe International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020 as a run-up to 8 March, celebrated as International Women’s Day all over the world.

The campaign has a theme for each day, beginning from 1 March. The themes include education, health and nutrition, empowerment of women, skills &entrepreneurship and participation in sports, special circumstances, rural women & agriculture, and urban women.

A special program by celebrity chef, Sanjeev Kapoor will be telecast by Doordarshan from 1 to 7 March, highlighting special recipes of healthy and nutritious food for women during pregnancy and lactating period.

Fourteen women-oriented Hindi movies will be telecast on Doordarshan from 1 to 7 March. Some of the films that will be telecast are Sarabjeet, Raazi, Tumhari Sulu and Parineeta.

Doordarshan is also organising special programs to commemorate the contribution of women members of the Indian Constituent Assembly to honour their contribution in the foundation of the Indian Republic.

DD Kisan will telecast programs on women agriculturists, inventions in agriculture by women, the role of women in animal husbandry and food processing. The regional units of the News Services Division of All India Radio will also conduct extensive programs like talk shows, features and exclusive programs for women.

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare will organise camps for women on health and wellness and Anaemia. The MHRD in collaboration with the University Grants Commission (UGC) is conducting round tables on women empowerment on the 7 themes in about 40 central universities around the country.

Roadshows are being organised by MoHUA during this period on Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in Lucknow, Patna and Thiruvananthapuram to educate and inform women on how to benefit from the PMAY scheme.

On 7 March, the Ministry of Rural Development is organising an event in New Delhi where women Self-Help Groups (SHGs) will be invited to interact and discuss various issues related to SHGs with Ministers and senior officials.

Ministers and Secretaries of various Ministries and experts from different fields will be writing articles in their areas of specialization related to women.

All regional units of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) will organise round tables on the 7 themes at different universities, colleges and institutes all across the country. Field outreach programmes are also being organised by PIB and Bureau of Outreach and Communication in different districts of India, from the North-East region to Maoist insurgency affected districts of Chhattisgarh.

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