Wangkhei assembly constituency MLA Th Arunkumar on Tuesday said that the women sports persons of Manipur are also taking major roles in promoting the state to the rest of the world, and people need to be proud of them.
He was speaking at the 12th Foundation Day of Young Women Help Organisation cum Presentation to the Distress widow at Preview Theatre of Manipur State Film Development Society, Imphal.
The women of Manipur are taking major roles not only in the sports but also in other fields in society also, and women of the state are also shaping the society.
There are huge differences between Manipuri women and women from outside the state when it comes to taking responsibilities. Starting from household activities, Manipuri women are taking major roles in various critical issues happening in the state, including the safeguarding the indigenous people of Manipur, he added.
In the state, incidents of domestic violence are still occurring and women face such violences from their husbands who drink. He appealed to the society to cooperate with one another in order to root out the menace of intoxicants to prevent such crimes.
The present government has been taking various welfare schemes, especially for women and they should take the opportunity, said Arunkumar.
Young Women Help Organisation president Thangjam Shanti; Adakshya, Imphal East P Bimola and others attended the function.
As a part of the programme, gift items were presented to distress widows and a book, ‘Nupi gi Punshi’ was also released.