Chairperson of the Karnataka State Commission for Women was speaking after being conferred with the Mysuru Nakshatra Award
“Even today women are considered as the second-class citizen of our country,” said Chairperson of the Karnataka State Commission for Women (KSCW) Manjula Manasa.
Sneha Sinchana Trust in association with Suddiya Kaigannadi Patrika Balaga on Sunday organised a programme to confer Mysuru Nakshatra Award on Manjula Manasa at the Rotary auditorium.
Receiving the Mysuru Nakshatra-2016 award Manjula Manasa said, “Even though women are getting jobs and working in various fields irrespective of hurdles they still have to face hordes of problems. Women, thus, have to be strong and fight against injustice and harassment and face the challenges boldly. Today, though she is well qualified and financially strong harassment at workplace continues to be on the rise.”
“Though women have come a long way, they still continue to be seen and treated as second-class citizens. What is saddening and worse is that instead of women being treated as a victim she is seen as an accused,” she added.
Delivering the inaugural address Deputy Director of Department of Kannada and Culture Nirmala Matapathi said, “Though women are considered to be on par with men, women are accorded low status. A woman looks after her family with utmost concern. Thus, in daily life, she holds the ministry of health, education, finance, home, child welfare and many others. Women bear the overall responsibility of the family and ensure that every one of them is happy. At the start of the 12th century, various reformers fought for the equal rights of women.”
Ilai Alvar Swamiji of Vangipur Mutt, Vice Chancellor of Karnataka State Dr Gangubai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University Dr Sarvamangala Shankar, President of Sneha Sinchana Trust M N Lathamohan, social worker K Raghuram, T Mahadevaswamy and others were present.
The others conferred with the award were retired Dean and Director K R Hospital Dr K Geetha Avadhani, Principal, Police Training School B T Kavitha, former Zilla Panchayat President Dr Pushpavathi Amarnath and Director of City Co-operative Bank S Nagarathna.
Caption: KSCW Chairperson Manjula Manasa, Dean and Director K R Hospital Dr K Geetha Avadhani, Principal, Police Training School B T Kavitha, former Zilla Panchayat President Dr Pushpavathi Amarnath and Director of City Co-operative Bank S Nagarathna with Mysuru Nakshatra Award on Sunday.