International Women’s Day Celebrations at NAARM on  March 8, 2018

“All women are great irrespective of field of activity. Decision making capacity of women is influenced by the family”, said Dr Nalini Gangadharan, Founder, CAP foundation, Hyderabad, who was the chief guest on International Women’s Day celebrations at NAARM on March 8, 2018. The theme for this year celebration is #Press for progress  for 2018. She advocated women not to depend on men, and stressed the fact that men like independent women. Never fight for your rights with other women, but try through men, she added. Through her life experiences, she elicited the learning points. She complimented Indian women who quickly learn from the situations with their inherited skills and talent coupled with time management. We should push women to work even though they are financially in comfort zone in order to increase the national productivity in the long run, she exclaimed.

While addressing the gathering, Dr Usha Verma, Scientist G, ASL Hyd., DRDO, said leadership is about one life influencing the other. Leading ourselves to lead others is uphill task, and women need to come out crossing all the obstacles, challenging themselves with risk taking ability. Having vision is as important as the consistency to achieve the same along with good communications skills and integrity, she added. Dr Usha requested to treat women as individuals by respecting their dreams, opportunities, and decisions.

Dr Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, NAARM said women are so compassionate, adjustable and adoptable to any given situation. Agriculture is no exception where in women are encouraged to take up the entrepreneurship activities. He advised the working women employees to raise up to the emerging responsibilities on both fronts. Women should get quality time for themselves, which bring them happiness, he added.

Dr Manju Gerard, Principal scientist, NAARM welcomed the participants. NAARM women employees, scientists, staff, farm women, research associates, contract women workers participated in the celebrations.

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