Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Youth Development Forum (JKYDF) has organized a one day conference at Town Hall on ‘Women Empowerment and role of women towards in society .
The event was aimed at acknowledging the women who are breaking stereotypes and doing commendable work in different fields by felicitating them.
While emphasizing the importance of empowering women in J&K, chief guest for the event, Ruheena Shahzad said "women empowerment in real sense means to provide opportunities to every woman in the same way as we care for ourselves". She further added that, "I commemorate the journeys of all the females who are present here and admire their commendable work for creating a niche for themselves in the society."
Farooq Ganderbali, A renowned social activist of Jammu & Kashmir While addressing the august gathering Said. “The decade long conflict has pushed our womenfolk to the walls the need of an hour is to empower them and connect them to the main stream to let them work freely in all sections of the society and represent us”.
Rehana Parvaiz, A women corporator in Srinagar Muncipal Corporation in his note said to take Jammu and Kashmir to new heights the role of women is important. In addition to it she added that. “I am appreciating the role of Jammu and Kashmir Youth development forum for playing tremendous role for empowering the women of Jammu and Kashmir”.
While as Shehreyar Dar, President Jammu and Kashmir Youth Development Forum said, JKYDF is vocal in empowering our women as we in chain of the initiatives are organizing different programs to provide a platform for our women to eradicate the menace of gender inequality.
The Exemplary women who were felicitated during the event included Rehana Parivez (SMC), Dr Farkhanda Rahman (Social work) , Arifa Bilal (Sports ), Syed Masrat Qadri (Social Work) ,Muskan-Un-Nisa (research scholar )Advocate Shahesta (Women Empowerment ) , Dr Rabiya Rasool(Sports), Zehra Kursheed (Sports), Afreen Akthar (Mountain lover ), Rukhsan Bhat (Sports) , Nargis Showkat (Writer ) , Tawqeer Un-Nisa (Poet ), Sumiya Ashraf (Adventure), Nabla Begum (councilor) , Ifra Bashir (Singer) , Ruheena Shahzad (Social Activist) and Masoor Muneer (Cycling.)