Women's Day celebrations should not be limited only to condemn the atrocities committed on women but also to recognise the services rendered by women to the welfare of the society, observed litterateur Dr. Sandya Reddy here yesterday.

She was speaking on 'Mahila Shakthi: Savalugalu mattu Sadhyathegalu', at a function organised by Prajapita Brahmakumari Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya to mark International Women's Day at Kalamandira in city.

She also stated that women had the grit and power to contribute to the society despite their busy schedule at homes and they express their anger by remaining silent despite having the strength to protest in public, which has rendered them unable to find like-minded people to share their views.

Dr. Vijayalakshmi Balekundri of Jayadeva Heart Hospital, Bangalore, veteran actress Shylashri Sudarshan, Playback singer B.K. Sumitra, Karnataka Police Academy Deputy Director Dharanidevi Malagathi and former legislator Parimala Nagappa were felicitated on the occasion.

Earlier, the members of the Vidyalaya, accompanied by tableaux, cultural troupes and bands took out a colourful Mahila Sadbhavana Jatha from Kote Anjaneya Swamy temple to Kalamandira where music programmes given by B. K. Sumitra and members of Sangeetha Kala Sangha from Bangalore enthralled the jam- packed audience.

Belimutt Seer Sri Shivarudra Swamiji, Chief Convenor of the Vidyalaya Brahmakumari Lakshmiji and others were present on the occasion.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore