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Indian Embassy marks ‘International Women’s Day’ with talk sessions and street play performance


Kathmandu, March 8, 2017: To mark International Women’s Day, the BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation of Embassy of India organized a three-day-long celebration from March 6-8.

On March 6, the first day, a talk programme with Padma Shri awardee Ms. Anuradha Koirala was held at National Law College, Lalitpur. More than a 100 students of law background participated in the talk session. On the occasion, Koirala not only discussed about issues of girls’ trafficking, but also elaborated laws pertaining to trafficking.

Similarly, on the second day, a talk programme with Mohna Ansari, a Member of Human Rights Commission was held at Nepal-Bharat Library. Ansari highlighted the need for more participation from men than women in these celebrations. On the occasion, a documentary on Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) was also screened. More than 100 persons involved in women’s rights activism participated the session.

Meanwhile, on the last day, i.e. today, three street plays were staged at Patan Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, and Durbar Marg. The street play titled ‘Sikri’ was staged in collaboration with the Women Empowerment Organisation. The artists of the Sumeru Sarobar Theatre group had staged the street play, giving an empowering message on women and children’s rights.  The play gathered huge crowds at all the venues it was staged.

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