Interaction organised in capital

Kathmandu, March 8

BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation in association with 'WOW' magazine today organised a new series of 'Conversations', a programme on the woes of working women, to mark the International Women's Day at Kings College, Kathmandu.

Five women speakers Suvina Shrestha from Al Jazeera, Amuda Mishra from Ujyalo Foundation, Santoshi Rana from Bihani Social Venture, Sharmila Thapa from Samida Women Development Forum and writer Shivani Neupane shared their views on the advantages and disadvantages of being a working woman.

The speakers dwelled on various issues regarding women's development and also challenges faced by them. Particularly interesting was Thapa's narrative of the challenges she underwent.

A student from St Mary's school was so touched she came over to the stage and hugged her.

Jaspreet Sharma, secretary at BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation, stressed on the role played by the foundation in increasing the outreach of artists, crafts persons, scholars, etc among the public.

Meanwhile, Partnership Nepal with support from Germany-based Action Medeor today distributed gift hampers to more than 100 new mothers and pregnant women in Koteshwor and its surrounding areas.

The gift hamper included a set of dress for new mother, shawl, sanitary pad, a set of dress for new baby, dettol, soap, body oil, dry food and other materials worth Rs 3,000 each.

Pushpa Bhatta, director, Partnership Nepal, Margaret Mooler from Action Medeor and senior gynecologist Dr Indira Satyal had jointly handed over the gift hampers to 106 new mothers and pregnant women.