“Development and Empowerment of women should not be just confined to studies but efforts should be made to bring them to mainstream of society,” opined Dr. R. Indira, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Mysore.

She was speaking at an interaction programme organised by Samruddhi Foundation on ‘Saluting Lotika Sarkar, Vina Mazumdar and Sharmila Rege: A tribute to their life and work’ at Maneyangala in Rangayana premises here on Friday.

Dr. Indira pointed out that the three eminent scholar-activists who passed away recently had left an indelible mark on the struggle for gender justice in India. She said that Lotika Sarkar coming from an affluent family was the first Indian woman to graduate from Cambridge University who strived for the welfare of tribal women.

Former Director of Centre for Women Studies, University of Mysore Rameshwari Varma, Dr. Shanti of VILD and others spoke.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore