Chandigarh, March 11
Haryana Sahitya Akademi celebrated International Women’s Day by honouring women journalists at its premises here on Friday.
The function was organised by Haryana Urdu Academy and Sahitya Academy.
While speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest, Dr. Sonia Khullar said that it’s a matter of immense pleasure that today women in our society are independent to choose their career and continue to grab big positions in government and corporate sector by their hard work.
She said that working in the field of journalism was never easy for women but they have shown their worth by dedication and honesty and that’s why journalism has become a preference for women these days. Dr. Chander Trikha, Director of Akademi said that Journalism is not only a way to earn money but also a social service.
While congratulating all the women journalists, he said that women are really doing commendable jobs in print, electronics and even in digital media.
Those honoured at this occasion include Nonika Singh Shayada Bano, Archna Sethi, Shimona Kanwar, Vandna Batra, Geetanjali Gayatri, Dr. Bindu, Lily Swarn and others.