THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Tears of woman should not be seen as a sign of her weakness but as a representation of her power, rights and strength, ADGP R Sreelekha has said.
She was delivering the keynote address at a seminar on women empowerment titled ‘Tears of Fire’.
According to Sreelekha, when a woman cries, it is the flames of her anger that emerges out. Citing personal instances, Sreelekha stressed on the importance of women empowering themselves.
She said women would be attacked if they consider themselves weak. It is the responsibility of parents to make their daughters strong. Parents should not avoid or intimidate their daughters and thereby make them weak, she said.
Journalist Jacob George, who spoke at the seminar cited instances from Malappuram to show how women embraced freedom through education. Chalachitra Academy Vice- Chairperson Bina Paul said the mindset of society to place women a step lower than men was also a form of harassment. Dubbing artist Bhagyalakshmi and psychologist Dr Gireesh addressed the gathering.
Rotary Governor Suresh Mathew presided over the function and Rotary Chairperson Parvathy Reghunath delivered the introductory speech.