Bakdil organized the 3rd All Garo Hills International Women’s Day cum Exhibition and Sale of Farmers and SHGs’ Products on 7th and 8th, March, 2019 at Dikki Bandi Stadium,Dakopgre, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya in collaboration with the following departments:
- Chief Minister’s Special Rural Development Fund
- Meghalaya State Commission for Women (MSCW)
- Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (MBDA)
- Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of Meghalaya
- National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
- Meghalaya State Rural Livelihood Society (MSRLS)
- Meghalaya Rural Bank (MRB)
- Tura Diocesan Women Commission
Thousands of women from across the districts of Garo Hills region attended the celebration of the 3rd All Garo Hills International Women’s Day cum Exhibition and Sale of Farmers and SHG Products with the theme “Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change”.
The theme “Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change” puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality. This theme also emphasizes that for achieving a gender-equal world, it requires social innovations that work for both women and men and leave no one behind. Acknowledging the contributions of local women is essential to realize true equality and respect in our homes, our workplaces, and all of Garo Hills as a whole. The objective for this year’s International Women’s Day is to make the women of past proud, the women of current inspired, and the women of the future envisioned. Women have made great strides in equality yet there is still a great deal to be achieved. This International Women’s Day cum Exhibition and Sale of Farmers and SHG Products provided a unique and global opportunity to reignite, inspire and channel women’s equality for the future.
Women are the cornerstones of our communities working tirelessly and making countless differences in the lives of those around them. During the two day programme all women are acknowledged; those in small remote villages, those living in mud and straw thatched homes, urban areas, and rural areas; those in the workplace, the poor, the rich, and the unemployed; those in the schools, colleges and universities, those who are mothers, working women, and those who do both; those who are single, married, divorced or widowed; those who are young, older or physically disabled; and those whom we know and those who are strangers.