Walkathon on women safety


‘Need to adopt ‘zero tolerance’ towards issues of women safety’

Women participating in the walkathon for women’s safety from B.V.B. College to K.C. Circle in Hubli on Sunday.— Photo: KIRAN BAKALE

Women participating in the walkathon for women’s safety from B.V.B. College to K.C. Circle in Hubli on Sunday.— Photo: KIRAN BAKALE

Several woman entrepreneurs, girl students, and people from different walks of life participated in the walkathon organised to highlight making Hubli city ‘safe for women’ on Sunday.

WE (TiE), the women entrepreneurs wing of Hubli branch of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), organised a walkathon mainly with the objective of sensitising the public on making Hubli city ‘safe for women’.

As scheduled, participants who had registered for the walkathon gathered at the entrance of BVB College of Engineering and Technology. Apart from the members of WE(TiE), members of Hubli branch of TiE and people from a cross section of society also took part in the event.

After a few words from some of the office bearers and guests, the walkathon began with the participants holding placards and banners on woman safety.

More than 300 people participated in the walkathon that passed through Vidyanagar, Mahila Vidyapeeth, Hosur, and Basava Vana before concluding at Kittur Chennamma Circle.

At the circle, the participants signed a banner making a pledge on women safety.

The speakers said there was a need to adopt ‘zero tolerance’ towards issues of women safety.

‘Raising voice’

They also highlighted the need for raising one’s voice against atrocities against women whether it was within the four walls of the house or outside. Founder of WE (TiE), Hubli, Neelam Maheshwari, gynaecologist Dr. Sabita Kalyanpurkar, Rita Handa of Human Rights organisation, CEO of Sankalp Semiconductor Vivek Pawar, CEO of Deshpande Foundation Naveen Jha, Director of Institute of Management Studies and Research (IMSR) Prof. Prasad Roodagi and several others took part in the walkathon.

 

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