Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mahila Satta celebrates Women’s Day Amidst sanitary workers

The Lok Satta Party’s women’s wing, Mahila Satta, celebrated International Woman’s Day amidst Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation’s women sanitary workers.

Mahila Satta leaders including K. Gita Murthy, D. Lakshmi, S. Manorama, T. Padmaja Rani, Y. Ramadevi, Bhavani and Annapurna distributed masks and sweets to sanitary workers and held an interactive session with them in the GHMC auditorium.

A number of workers pointed out that they had to part with their hard-earned money for their spouses’ addiction to liquor. They were happy to learn that Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan had facilitated direct remittance of wages into sanitary workers’ bank accounts and enabled them to enjoy provident fund facility in Kukatpally, which he represents in the Assembly. Illiteracy and ignorance stood in the way of women’s empowerment, they conceded.

Mahila Satta leaders pledged to conduct such interactive sessions with a view to empowering them.

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