8th March 2017. Bhubaneswar.
The ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, observed International Women’s Day on 8 March 2017. The theme for 2017 International Women’s Day is “Be Bold For Change”. Dr (Mrs) Bindu R Pillai, HoD, APED & Chairperson Women Cell of this Institute gave the welcome address and she described the various activities undertaken by the women cell of ICAR- CIFA. Dr J.K. Sundaray, Director, CIFA on his address mentioned that during the last 30 years the Institute had operated a number of sponsored projects with women as beneficiaries. He expressed his heartfelt thanks to Women Cell of ICAR-CIFA for organizing the programme. He stressed on meaningful participation of women in aquaculture. Prof Sangamitra Mohanty, President, Odisha Bigyan Academy and former Vice chancellor, North Odisha University graced the function as Chief Guest. Prof Mohanty said without Nari, Nara is incomplete. Working women have to balance both work and home. Male counterparts need to be sensitive to this and ensure that women’s potential are fully utilized. Women are true computers with normal God gifted intelligence to make the world like a Robot through their computing abilities said Prof. Mohanty.
Smt Lopamudra Mohanty, Addl Sub-Collector, Puri also addressed the gathering. She spoke about women’s role in teaching, freedom fighting, nation building and in other walks of life. She urged women employees to be bold and bring out positive change in society.