BANGALORE: Various organisations across the city celebrated International Women’s Day on Thursday.
A rally was organised by women workers at garment factories in assocaition with Garments Mahilaa Karmikara Munnade and Garment and Textile Workers Union. They demanded for a committee to ensure minimum wages paid, and also to put an end to harassment at work place. They asked the government to implement labour laws strictly and provide creche at work place.
Centre for Women’s Studies had organised celebrations on Jnana Bharathi Campus. Kannada actress Shruthi, Director for National Gallery of Modern Art, Shobha Nambisan were present on the occasion. Apollo Hospital held ‘Well Women Fest- 2012’, a three-day workshop, which was inaugurated by Minister of Energy Shobha Karandlaje. Justice Kathyayini of Central Administrative Tribunal, Dr P P Bapsy, Sr Consultant - Medical Oncologist and Consultants from Apollo Hospitals were also present.
Dr Ramesh Hospital had organised an awareness campaign, ‘Join Your Hands to fight against Cervical Cancer.’ Several women organisations, Stree Shakti groups (Women self-help groups) took part in the campaign.
Meanwhile, Art of Living organised a special ‘Happy Home Makers 101’ workshop. As many as 60 women aged between 26 and 70 years participated at the workshop.