Not good for women to not rule over men, says Lal Thanzara
Aizawl (mizonews.net): Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl (MHIP), the largest women’s organisation in Mizoram, yesterday observed its 38th anniversary and several programmes were held across the state and also in Shillong.
Government offices were closed as the day is a declared state holiday.
Parliamentary Secretary Lal Thanzara who was present at an event organised by various branches of the MHIP in Aizawl thanked the organisation for their “cooperation with the government” in various fields. However, he sounded a note of caution about the role of women in the state when he told members of the group that “since God created woman to help man, therefore, striving for the sole benefit for herself could be a stumbling block for receiving God’s blessings”.
“While there are great numbers who depend on women for their livelihood, it is not good that the woman should rule over man,” he added.
He said there “is great difference” in the status of women before and now, which shows the progress of the Mizo society. “The women even equalled men in government services and other works; these are the results of the initiatives of MHIP,” he said.
“The responsibility of women is high in making a good society, and in preventing the public from consumption of tobacco and alcoholic products,” Lal Thanzara said, urging women to build a “true Christian family”.
Khatla South MHIP Branch and Hunthar Veng MHIP Branch observed the day with variety of programmes like singing and games & sports and with a feast in the evening.
In Lunglei South, S.Laldingliana, Parliamentary Secretary graced theMHIP Day event as chief guest, while his wife Lilypari Sailo was the Guest of Honour.
The MHIP Day at Theiriat was celebrated at the Community Hall, where the programme was conducted by C.Laldinpuii, President MHIP Theiriat. It was attended by large number of people besides the village leaders.
“MHIP is a great organisation that helps the needy; we should uphold this attitude and in this way we are serving God; and helping the poor and needy is indeed our responsibility,” Laldingliana said.
In Shillong, the Day was observed at Mizoram House in Cleve Colony where Chief Minister Lalthanhawla’s wife Lal Riliani also President, Indian Society on Tobacco & Health, Mizoram Chapter, graced the programme. Besides the entertainment shows, discussion on health and awareness on the effects of smoking and related products was taken up. Lal Riliani spoke on how women could play in anti-tobacco movement, protection of children and grooming children in a dignified manner.