Women in J&K’s Administartion – Heroines of their life

Woman is the sole way to the world of creation. The flower gender is responsible for creating life. A woman is an important part of our society. She plays different roles in our lives- as a mother, as a sister, as a friend, as a daughter. Women are a source of inspiration and  “Eleanor Roosevelt” very rightly said that “ A woman is like a tea bag- you cannot tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water”.

A Woman handles her home completely without anybody’s help and that is a commendable and tiring job, they neither ask for salaries nor do they forward an application for a day off. All she expects after such hectic day is love and affection from family and friends. But when she steps out of her kitchen and decides to follow her passion and dreams, there is nothing that can stop her from doing so. We have varied examples in our state itself wherein many women are handling various departments competently.

It is rightly said that a woman who believes that opportunities should be constrained by gender are entitled to the same opportunities. Courage is the only way to achieve dreams

We have Mrs Dev Lata who is a law graduate and is holding the position of chairman in Services Selection Board, J&K. You can reach her at idevlata@yahoo.com. She took over this position on 31st March 2015 and since then she has been working efficiently and with dedication to ensure that the competitive examinations in our state can be held without any chaos.

Further we have Manesha Devi Sharma as the Director of Command Area Development Jammu. She has done MA and M Phil and chased her dream to be an IAS officer. You can reach her at manisha.devi.sharma@gmail.com

The women power is not restricted to education departments only , the competent economics graduate Kamla Devi is handling the Cooperative Department as Special Secretary.

The list does not ends up here only, we have Ms. Reva Gupta as the Registrar of Jand K Special Tribunal, Ms. Sarita Chauhan as Commissioner of Higher Education Department,  Ms. Mandeep Kour as the Commissioner of Jammu Municipal Corporation, Ms. Tasneem Maajid as the Special Secretary of Power Development Department, Ms. Sheetal Nanda, Deputy Commissioner of Samba district, Ms. Yasha Mudgul, Deputy Commissioner of Baramulla district, Ms. Sushma Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner of Samba district, Ms. Dilshad Khan as Comissioner of Enquiries Civil Secretariat , J&K, Ms. Rifat Arif and Ms. Babila Rakwal as Administartors of Associated Hospitals, Srinagar, Ms. Kusum Badyal as Additional Director Handlooms Department, Ms. Leena Padha, Special Secretary, Agricu;lture Production Department, Ms. Nitu Gupta, Special Secretary , Higher Education Department, Ms. Smita Sethi, Director School Education Jammu, Ms, manisha Sareen, Joint Director Handicrafts Jammu,  Ms. Rubeena Kounser as Executive Director of State Rehabilitation Council, Social welfare Department, Ms. Shubra Sharma, Deputy Excise Commissioner(Accounts), Jammu , Ms. Suriya Jabeen as Chief Executive Officer of Jammu Urban Development Agency, Ms. Vipin Kumari , Joint Registrar, Cooperatives(Hqr) jammu, Ms. Jyoti Rani Salathia as Joint Director Employment Jammu, Ms. Anu Behl as Programme Officer, ICDS Project ,Jammu, Ms. Usja Kumari, General Manager DIC, Kishtwar, Ms. Narinder Kour, Deputy Director Social Welfare Department Jammu, Ms. Priyanka Bhat, Deputy Director Information Department Jammu and many more.

These women have proved with their hard work and passion that relegating women to work in homes only is a past thing, the latest trend is to change the mentality wherein we think male is the only gender capable to handle positions of power.

This women’s day, we would request you all to take a step towards gender equality. We need to break the spell that women are just decorative pieces who needs to stay home and take care of the children. These stereotypical ideas challenging women’s abilities need to be changed. It is true that women are much more emotional than men but we cannot draw a conclusion based on this particular trait only. Their will power, strength, compassion, sacrifices, dedication, care makes them unique and this patriarchal society needs to comprehend this reality.

So, let us consider it as our responsibility to educate girl child and give her what she is worthy of- a secure and independent future.

Cheers to women power!