The International Women’s Day was observed today at Lakhimpur Commerce College in North Lakhimpur with calls to allow women to have their rights equally. A meeting was organized for that occasion by the Women Cell of the college and the NSS unit which was inaugurated by Dr Premananda Howborah, retired professor Lakhimpur Girls College and it was chaired by Dr Lohit Hazariuka, Principal. The objective of the meeting was explained by Dr Manju Mani Saikia, Convener of the Women Cell of the college.
The meeting began with a solo violin performance by Dr Sikha Moni Borgohain, professor of Economics followed by a song by Himadree Deka of the college office staff. Songs were also performed by Dr Arupa Dutta, professor of Education, Dr. Harini Patowary Das, professor of English and Jyotishmitya Borah of Economics. Mridushmita Hazarika, professor of Assamese read five micro-short stories of her own at that function. A poem was recited by Dr. Biva Dutta of the Assamese department. Retired Vice-Principal of Lakhimpur Girls College, Dr Banti Howborah attended the meeting as the resource person. She spoke details about the evolution and events led up the observance of International Women’s Day. She appropriated the importance of the day in the rich cultural and spiritual traditions of India since the ancient times and urged everyone to carry forward the message of equality to the rural masses. A dance performance was also performed by Mridushmita Hazarika, Jyotishmita Borah, Pinkey Burman, Rang Priya Saikia and Himnadree Deka on that occasion. The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Pankaj Lochan Das, coordinator of NSS-Lakhimpur Commerce College.