ANHLGT had organized International Women’s Day on 8th March 2016 at Brahma Kumaris Ashram Hall. Smt Vimla Mehra, IPS, retired Sr. Special Commissioner Delhi, stated that there are many opportunities for the women now ,to do independent work. Every woman should try to do a little bit of social service and she informed that she was very happy to do work with the prisoners of Tihar Jail.
Mr. Mukesh Sinha, Managing Editor of Dwarka City spoke about the history of International Women’s Day. It started from New York (America) in 1910. The women there, were suffering from inequality and atrocity. Next year neighbourhood countries such as Switzerland, Germany etc joined the rally in Chicago on 8th March 1911. That day is called as International Women’s day. In 1975 United nation recognized International Women’s Day on 8th March and had wished all the ladies Happy International Women’s Day.
In progressive countries International Women’s Day is celebrated as a big festival and in Russia, China and Afghanistan International Women’s Day is a national holiday. Men greet women with flowers and gifts.
Mrs Neeru Gupta ,joint secretary of ANHLGT ,narrated numerous achievements of the organisation since inception.
A cultural programme was also organised. Mrs. Romila Gandhi had written and directed a play on empowerment of women. Other programmes on themes such as ; Unity in diversity , Saree is a National dress, Ladies representing sarees of 12 States performed dance on the song ‐ “Bharat Hum Ko Jaan Se Pyaara Hai”. At the end of the programme the Brahma Kumaries distributed Prasad to the audience.