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International Women's Day-2023 : Minister Tinku Roy focuses on gender equality in Digital era

Women in the country are advancing in every field. Women are achieving self-reliance as well as guiding society to march forward, said Minister of Social Welfare and Social Education (SWSE) Department Tinku Roy and highlighted gender equality in view of the advent of the digital system. 

The Minister was speaking at a State-level program held in Agartala to mark International Women's Day-2023 on Tuesday (March 14). The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day was “Digital: Innovation and Technology for gender equality”.

Among others, Chairperson of Tripura Commission for Women, Barnali Goswami, Mayor of Agartala Municipal Corporation Dipak Majumder, and secretary of SWSE department Tapas Roy were present. 

Roy accorded the importance of reducing domestic violence and urged people to become more aware to curb the incidences of domestic violence. He said, the Government alone cannot handle the issue of domestic violence – clubs, social organizations and NGOs need to step forward for curbing the incidences of domestic violence against women. 

He also said, “Men and women have equal rights and responsibilities in building a society. There are many successful women in our country who are working for running the country successfully”.

He also highlighted Government initiatives for the welfare of women and said, “In all the schemes launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the State Government, women were given a priority”.

Roy pointed out only three MLAs were elected in the 2018 elections. The number of female legislators in this year's assembly is nine. Out of 60 members, 9 are women members. He said that this is the change of the state. Women are handling major central ministries.

Speaking on the occasion, Barnali Ghosh said women are symbols of Matri Shakti. She said This year the event of international women’s day put the spotlight on the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces and addressing online and ICT-facilitated gender-based violence. Goswami urged women to step forward in digital and technological aspects.   

The Minister also handed over mementoes to self-entrepreneurs – Swapna Debnath, Dudhulaxmi Debbarma and Sabita Tripura. Besides, he also awarded MBB College students - Ankur Saha and Bibidha Bhattacharjee for their speeches on International Women’s Day celebration. Artists of the Meghabalika Band presented songs in the programme. 

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