Women rights are natural rights and are not ‘things’ or ‘materials’ to be given by someone, said Prof at Karnataka State Open University, Dr Jyothishankar.
She was speaking at the inauguration of debate programme organised by Sharana Sahitya Parishat, Mysuru Chapter at JSS Arts, Science and Commerce College, recently. She said, “The contributions of Vachanakaras, their lifestyle and the history suggest that a woman attains her rights naturally and has equal status in the society like that of men. Women have stepped in to all fields today and have contributed immensely to the development of a society or a nation. Women have independently started executing many works in the society.”
Earlier, inaugurating the debate competition, chief executive officer of JSS College, Prof B V Shambashivaiah said, “If we look back at history, women are given a great place in the Indian society. Today, men should introspect and look women equally in the society. Indian constitution has given various rights to women that protect her and helps in the welfare of women community in the society.”
In the debate competition, Sindhu, MA student, bagged first place, Adithi from first PUC bagged second place and Chaya bagged third place.
On the occasion, President of Sharana Sahitya Parishat, G R Parameshwarappa, Pushpa, Dr Sarajammanni, Sujatha Kumari and others were present.