J&K State Commission for women organized one-day legal awareness Program (LAP) at District Office Ganderbal in association with National Commissioner for Women, New Delhi.The objectives of the programme was to sensitizing the women in general and female students particularly about various women-centric legislations and women-friendly initiatives of the Government and also aware them about the mandate and functions of the J&K State Commission for women.Chairperson of State Women’s Commission, Nayeema Ahmed Mehjoor was the chief guest on the occasion.Additional District Development Commissioner, Ganderbal, Nazir Ahmad Baba, Resource person speakers, Advocate, Mohammad Altaf Khan, and Assistant Professor, University of Kashmir, Shazia Malik participated in the programme. Besides, District Social Welfare Officer Ganderbal, District Programme Officer, ICDS, District Officers and a mammoth gathering of School and College students also attended the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chairperson, Nayeema Mehjoor said that Commission has the mandate to monitor all matters relating to constitutional and legal safeguard provided for women. She stressed the need to uphold the honour and dignity of women. She said that such programmes are aimed at spreading awakening upon the participants about various laws constituted for the safety of women. She also said that commission will continue to uphold such programmes in future.The resource persons/speakers threw light on the issues faced by the women at various levels. They pitched for equal rights for women in all walks of life and called for a change in social mindset.The programme concluded with an interactive session in which the participants evinced a lot of interest and raised many questions regarding various gender issues as well as the role of Commission.