To encourage women, who are excelling in every field, International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on the 8th of March. Taking a cue from that, International Women’s Day is celebrated today, in VSEZ also in the administrative building, at Duvvada campus by felicitating the women employees. On the occasion, the women employees planted Sapplings of Sandal Wood as a commemoration of Women’s Day and A Rama Mohan Reddy, Development Commissioner, VSEZ symbolically distributed Floral bouquets and sweets to the women employees of Visakhapatnam Special economic zone. Also, a Ladies Lounge has been inaugurated by the DC for use by lady employees of VSEZ on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Reddy said that ladies have excelled in all fields in the world on par with their male counterparts. He appreciated the role of a woman as a mother, sister, wife, daughter, teacher, nurse, housekeeper and frontline health workers, etc. Mr Reddy commended the contribution of Women who contributed a lot to the Nation like Jhansi Lakshmi, Sarojini Naidu, Indira Gandhi, Sushma Swaraj, Sheela Dikshit, Jayalalitha, Nirmala Sitharaman, and philanthropists like Sudha Murthy. Economists like Arundathi Bhattacharya, Chanda Kochhar, and all are eminent personalities says Reddy.
Similarly, the women of India who made fame in the US, are Kalpana Chawla, Sunita Williams, and Swati Mohan who led the Mission at Nasa Rover landing and the head of Pepsi Indira Nooyi. The list of successful women is unending says Reddy. The credit for rearing a warrior-like, Shivaji and Mahatma Gandhi owes to their mother. Everywhere only mother is credited. Women is unique in every field as a Mother, a sister, a wife, a daughter, a teacher, an administrator.
Women always backed the men in their endeavors. Now the whole world agreed to account for the contribution of Housewives to GDP. Now, the women in India have entered every field including Army, Navy, and Air force. Many industries like IT, Brandix, Apache, World Wide Diamonds, Bhartiya international, Hobel bellows, Waachi international, Pharma companies, are all led by women in large numbers. In VSEZ 32% are women out of total of 4 lakh employees in all 3 states.
He appreciated the role of women in achieving the highest exports to the tune of 96236 cr during the current financial year, and achieved a growth of 12.5%, the highest in the country among all the 7 Zones of the Country, despite pandemic. Women can be a very strong force in the country in the coming years says Mr Reddy. On the occasion were present many women representatives from the units, and JDC Kiran, DDC Phani, and other ADCs.