WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATED IN FOCUSSED AND UNIQUE MANNER BY EAST COAST RAILWAY
√■"Women's Day, 2019 ECoR focuses on Health and Wellness of its Lady Employees".
√■This is different from other celebrations, today.
√■Only ECOR has observed a Theme - based Women's Day.
In a unique manner totally dedicated to welfare of Lady Railway Employees, contractual workers & lady passengers, East Coast Railway Celebrated and observed International Women’s Day at all the three Divisions under its jurisdiction – Sambalpur, Khurda Road & Waltair. The focus of the celebrations was –
a.Women’s Empowerment Seminars
b.Awareness of Rights of Women Contractual Works.
c.Special Railway Security check for Women’s Safety.
d.Cancer Awareness and other vital Health Check-ups.
e.Distributions of Medicines for Anaemia.
The focus was more towards Education and Awareness and also targeted towards Lady Contractual Employees who actually need to be educated about Women’s Rights. Special Checks were organised by RPF and TTEs from the point of view of security of Women. Medical condition of Lady Railway Employees got a major attention from Railway Doctors who conducted Cancer Awareness Programmes & Anaemia detection programmes. Free medicines in the form of Iron & Folic Acid were distributed to Lady Employees who required the same.
Different programmes and activities related to Women have been observed at Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Cuttack, Angul, Puri, Palasa, Talcher, Paradeep, Bhadrak & Jajpur Kendujhargarh Road under Khurda Road Division; Sambalpur, Balangir, Titilagarh & Kantabanji under Sambalpur Division and in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Rayagada under Waltair Division along with Headquarters at Bhubaneswar to mark International Women’s Day Celebration.
The Rights of Women Contract labour, their minimum wages, leave, maternity leave, equal pay for equal work, duty hours, night duty coercion and government provided birth control facilities have been discussed in a seminar where a number of contract lady employees were present. Apart from this, a Literacy programme for illiterate women contract labourers has also been launched