o celebrate the achievements of women and to have a better understanding of the issues faced by them, every year International Women’s Day is celebrated across the globe. Women Cell of ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair also celebrated the day with the theme “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow” on March 8, 2022. The event was chaired by Dr. E.B. Chakurkar, Director of the Institute. Dr. Chakurkar called upon the women participants to prioritize their life goals and to explore and strive for the opportunities in the areas of their choice. Dr. Pooja Bohra, in charge, Women’s Cell gave a presentation on glorious achievements of Indian Women Scientists and presently available opportunities for female students to pursue their career in Science. It was followed by three spot games for the participants, which were coordinated by Dr. Deepitha R.P. and Dr. Sirisha Adamala, Scientists of the Institute. Winners of the competitions were also awarded on the occasion. The event was attended by Institute staff including contractual project staff.
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