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PRE-CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2021 IN RI BHOI DISTRICT, MEGHALAYA, NORTH EAST STATE OF INDIA . As part of the International Women ‘s Day 2021, the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Ri Bhoi District, Nongpoh,Meghalaya ,a North East state of India organized a Pre Celebration programme on Prime Minister’s mission of self reliant called ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat ’ and ‘ Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ .It is a campaign by the Government of India that aims to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services intended for girls in India. It is also translated as “Save the girl child & Educate the girl child” . The event was conducted in collaboration with the Meghalaya Handloom Industries at District Library Hall, Nongpoh in the august presence of the Deputy Commissioner, Ri Bhoi District, Smt. R.M Kurbah IAS as the Chief Guest and Ms. Hitha Yelluru, a 16 years old youth icon from United States of America as the Guest of Honour, Shri Raghu Yellaru, father of Ms. Hitha began with lighting of the auspicious lamp by the Chief Guest and dignitaries. Ms.Hitha was handpicked by Unite4:Good after visualizing her vision and mission to work with the youth of India for a better world. Unite4:Good then involved her to follow the Hon’ble Prime Minister ,Shri Narendra Modi on the “Atmanirbhar Bharat ” or self reliant mission with the school children and the youth of India .Unite4:Good assisted her all along with Ms.Rosy Ahluwalia in different schools to create the awareness of her mission to be self reliant and inspire the youth to be united for this change in an environment to be more healthy, peaceful, full of kindness and compassion , post this pandemic The programme was attended by the ADCs, EACs, Government officials, weavers from different parts of the district, fashion designers, school children, teachers and others. The motive of the programme was to encourage women to be strong, confident and self-reliant and also to promote weavers on Khadi textile and handloom as well, to encourage families to save and educate their girl child. Songs, traditional fashion 30 • HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY 25

show was performed by the weavers and school children that marked the celebration..“Choose to challenge” said

UNITE4:GOOD TEAM WITH MS.HITHA FELICITATING DC, RI BHOI DISTRICT, MEGHALAYA

“Choose to challenge” said the Deputy Commissioner of Ri Bhoi District to women while speaking at the Pre - celebration of International Women’s Day as the Chief Guest. There are many ups and downs faced by women in their day to day life but they must know that at the end of the day, they have to face the world on their own ability. She mentioned that there still existed a very less percentage of supporting and understanding parents. She lauded and appreciated Ms. Hitha’s parents for supporting and guiding their daughter who is a talented teenage girl and has set an example to other youths of India.