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Awareness rally held for women’s empowerment

The event organised by Magic Bus India Foundation had organised saw hundreds of women standing up for access to rights on par with men in the society.

Demanding the government and the male-dominated society to ensure women are able to access rights on par with men, hundreds of women joining hands with self-help groups conducted an awareness rally from Maharaja’s College Grounds to Kalamandira to mark the International Women’s Day celebrations on Tuesday.

Holding placards a majority of women expressed deep concern over protecting baby girls to ensure better sex ratio, equal rights, fight against child marriage and harassment of women. Magic Bus India Foundation had organised the International Women’s Day celebrations.

Speaking at the event, Manager of Magic Bus organisation N T Venkatesh said despite girls excelling in academics, women continue to be targeted owing to lack of representation in the mainstream of the society.

Also speaking at the event, Mayor B L Bhyrappa stressed that the Indian Constitution enshrined equal rights for women. He recalled the contribution of former prime minister Indira Gandhi to the nation’s growth. He further noted the contribution of Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar towards the women’s education and empowerment.

Retired Prof Dr R Indira and advocate M S Savithri were present.

Encouraging women, Deputy Mayor Vanitha Prasanna lauded organisers for supporting the women. She also pointed that the society should stop assault against women and ensure equal rights as enshrined in the Constitution.

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