Imphal July, 13,
Encouraging the spirit of the group of women who have come out to disseminate small newspapers published in evening here in Imphal, Humanist Foundation Manipur presented five (5) rain coats to the women hawkers yesterday evening.
Wahengbam Rorkychand, President of the Humanism Foundation while speaking on the occasion said that as soon as he received the news about the launching of Women hawkers by the name Socialist Women Newspaper Hawkers’ Association, he felt exited and took it as an important changing phenomenon .
“The kind of work initiated by the Socialist Women Association (SWA) by setting up a newspaper distributors only for women is not only for empowering of women but also to groom work culture in the state”, Rorkychand said.
The Socialist Women Newspaper Hawkers’ Association was launched on the evening of July 10, with five volunteers taking oath to face all challenges in disseminating the evening newspaper
The SWA had already procured five bicycles and handed over to the women hawkers. The presentation of Rain Coats to the women hawkers will help them working even in the rainy days.
Speaking on the occasion, SWA general Secretary Yumnam Bijenti said that the women hawkers do face some difficulties in distributing the newspaper as they are new in the profession. She appealed the people of the state to encourage the women hawkers by becoming subscribers.
At present the hawkers will be confined in Singjamei area and Khurai area. Interested supporters who are interested in becoming subscribers of the said area can sent their detail address at whatsapp no. 8962860745.
Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. A National level Rugby player and a regular Trekker and Nature Lover, loves spending time in lap of Mother Nature. Jeet is the father of two lovely kids. Jeet can be contacted at [email protected]
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