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Governor inaugurates Auditorium in Rani Lakshmi Bai Mahila Bhawan sector 38

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | November 09, 2021 06:47 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sh. Banwarilal Purohit, Governor, Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chanigarh inaugurated auditorium in Rani Lakshmi Bai Mahila Bhawan, sector 38 here today in the presence of Smt. Kirron Kher (virtually), Sh. Dharampal, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, Sh. Ravi Kant Sharma, Mayor, Chandigarh.

While addressing the gathering in the auditorium, the Governor said that Women empowerment cannot be successful if women from each section of the society are empowered. After the onset of the 21st century, women belonging to the grassroots level have found many vocational works that were only reserved for men. Today there are many female masons, bus drivers, petrol pump attendants, farmers etc. And all these women are doing their job extremely well. Undoubtedly women are making their presence felt on the earth as well as on the space. Sky is the limit for them now.

The Governor said that I am so happy to see the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh itself headed by a woman is doing its bit towards this cause of women empowerment and getting the much needed Auditorium in Rani Lakshmi Bai Mahila Bhawan inaugurated. He also congratulated the team MCC for creating this highly innovative, thoughtful and modern auditorium which is going to be the hub of socio-cultural activities in future.

Smt. Kirron Kher addressed the gathering virtually. She said that women shouldered critical responsibilities even in India's struggle for freedom. The history of Indian Freedom Struggle would be incomplete without mentioning the contributions of women. The sacrifice made by the women of India will occupy the foremost place. They fought with true spirit and undaunted courage and faced various tortures, exploitations and hardships to earn us freedom.

She also said that the role played by women in the War of Independence (the Great Revolt) of 1857 was creditable and invited the admiration even leaders of the Revolt. Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi, whose heroism and superb leadership laid an outstanding example of real patriotism.

Sh. Ravi Kant Sharma, Mayor said that the structure of the auditorium building spread over in 1.3 acres was constructed in the year of 2015 and now to make it functional, the furnishing work has been carried out with state of art facilities. The main objective of this Auditorium is to promote cultural and traditional activities particularly in Southern Sectors of the city. To make it more useful and viable the 2nd floor of this building has been given to various Academies of Chandigarh for performing Art and Incubation Centre namely Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh Sahitya Academy and Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy. In addition to these live stage performances, live display with Projector and Screen, State of Art Hi - Fi Sound and Lighting System will also be there.

Earlier, Sh. Arun Sood, former Mayor and area councilor welcomed all the guests including Chief Guest and said that this auditorium will be a boon for the budding artists of this area specially the women artists. He said that gone are the days when women had to be dependent on their fathers or husbands to get things that they wanted. From the 20th century onwards women got more opportunities to join the workforce. He said that the main objective of this Auditorium is to promote cultural and traditional activities particularly in Southern Sectors of the city.

In addition to that cultural programmes were organized including GaneshVandna, Vande Maatram, Giddha, solo classical performances of women artists.

Sh. Dushyant Kumar Gautam, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Sh. Parveer Ranjan, IPS, DGP, Sh. Nitin Kumar Yadav, IAS, Home Secretary, Sh. Mandeep Singh Brar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, MCC, other councilors, officers of MCC and prominent persons of area were present during the inauguration programme.

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