OfERRJaffna has organized a special program to celebrate the women’s day on 31st March 2016 at divisional secretariat, Valigamam, Uduvil. The special invitees Ms.Agalya Jegaraj(Additional divisional secretariat), Mrs.Srikandhalakshmi Arulanadham (Chief librarian-Jaffna university), Mr.Nanthagobalan(Valigamam south divisional secretariat),Mr.C.Chandrahasan(Founder and treasure-OfERRCeylon) and Ms.Sooriyakumary (President-OfERRCeylon) participated as chief guests for this session.
This program entitled as “Women empowerment for sustainable community development”. Ms.Sooriyakumary, who is the president of the OfERRCeylon advised women to scale new heights in all the aspects of life. She said that women should fight against the gender discrimination and help rural women to make them literate. Mr.C.Chandrahasan, who is the founder and treasure of the OfERRCeylon, in his message said that woman is the life giver to the whole human race and it is the responsibility of everyone to give her a respectable status and honor in society. He advised women to empower themselves without waiting for any external agency to help them. He also shared his experience on women’s day celebration in Tamilnadu. There was a special competition for handicap people who are designing and making handbags and then winners were honored with prizes and shields. Finally Uduvil Shankara art committee’s students performed a villisai session and central college students presented a dance to entertain the participants.