Mahila Congress, December 2015
The month of November was full of various activities organized by Mahila Congress across the country.
The AIMC President participated in Election Campaign and exhorted Mahila Congress to work harder at the grass-roots to ensure a grand victory in ensuing bi-Elections in Jhabua and Dewas Assembly on 17th November 2015. Smt. Shobha Oza was the Chief Guest in a program organized by Smt. Sumitra Chauhan, President Haryana PMC to celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Smt. Indira Gandhi on 19th November in Sirsa, Haryana. Shri Ashok Tanwar, President, Haryana PCC, Smt. Neetu Verma Soin, General Secretary, AIMC & Incharge Haryana PMC, Smt. Veena Rani Deswal, Secretary, AIMC and a huge gathering of Mahila Congress workers participated in the program.
Mahila Congress workers from across the country came to Delhi in a large number to attend the Birth Anniversary Celebration of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on 14th November 2015 which was organized by the AICC. Smt. Anita Rawte, President, Chhattisgarh PMC organized a protest against hike in Electricity rate on 4th November 2015. Smt. Anjali Tapre, Secretary, AIMC & Incharge, Chhattisgarh PMC also participated in the same. Jammu & Kashmir Pradesh Mahila Congress joined PCC in a gherao of civil secretariat in Jammu to protest against the non- performing PDP-BJP Govt. on 9th November, 2015. Mahila workers were led by Ms. Indu Pawar.
Police used force against them and arrested the Mahila workers. Mahila Congress Odisha PMC President Smt. Sashmita Behra staged a protest agitation at Master Canteen Square, Bhubaneswar and burnt the effigy of former minister and Biju Janata Dal Women’s wing President Smt. Pramila Mallik on her derogatory statement on Farmers’ Suicide on 16th November 2015. On behalf of Tamil Nadu Mahila Congress, Thiruvallur South District, Flood relief materials was given by Tamil Nadu Mahila Congress President Dr. S. Vijayadharani, MLA. The relief material such as clothes and edible items etc., were arranged by Vice president Smt. Shantha Sreni and District President Smt. Bhuvaneswari. Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Smt. Indira Gandhi ji were organized at Duburi, Sukinda block, Jajpur district by Sukinda block Mahila Congress Committee on 19th November 2015. OPMC President Sashmita Behera, Ex Minister Sarat Rout, PCC General S e c r e t a r y , Sulochana Das and District Mahila Congress President Smt. Arati Swain also spoke on the occasion. More than 2000 women attended the meeting. Similar programs were organized by Mahila Congress units throughout the country, to celebrate the occasion.
Smt. Charulata Tokas, newly appointed President of Maharashtra PMC visited Yavatmal, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Gondia and Thane District and attended organizational meetings to rebuild the Mahila Congress organization in these districts from 30th November to 3rd December 2015. Smt. Raisa Malik, President, Bhopal District Mahila Congress organized a protest against the increasing prices of everyday commodity items on 3rd December 2015 in Bhopal.
(Dr. Shobhna Shah)