International Women's Day was celebrated on 9 March, 2022 at ICAR-IIRR

 International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 9,2023 at ICAR-IIRR

 ‘’International Women’s Day’’ was celebrated on March 9, 2023 by the ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad at the institute auditorium. All the women personnel from scientific, technical, administrative and SSS were acknowledged and felicitated for their immense contribution to the institutes’ progress by the Director, ICAR-IIRR, Dr. R. M. Sundaram in his inaugural address.  The senior most woman scientist of the institute Dr. K Surekha, PS & Head, Soil Science was the guest of honour and senior most Administrative Staff Ms. Sudha Nair, AAO was felicitated by Director, IIRR. The UN designated theme, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” was elaborated upon by defining the gender digital divide and on the positive side how digital literacy is enabling women to reach out to vulnerable women by Dr. Amtul Waris, PS, IIRR. The guest speakers, Ms. Mounika Desitti, a student entrepreneur explained about the which provides tasty and nutritious food at your doorstep. Ms.Uzma Khatoon and Zainab Khatoon have developed, which is a very unique India’s only Bike Taxi service for women, driven by women which aims to increase women employment.  The IPM app developed by in-house team of IIRR Drs. B. Sailaja, Ch. Padmavathi, D. Krishnaveni, B. Sreedevi & K. Surekha was demonstrated. The significance of acknowledging the contributions of women by dedicating a special day was elaborated upon by Dr. B. Nirmala, Senior Scientist, IIRR. To add to the fun quotient an eclectic quiz on women achievers and cultural heritage of our Nation was organized by Drs. Brajendra, Mangrauthia, and Arun which was well enjoyed and enthusiastically participated by the IIRR staff. Dr. P. Muthuraman, Head, Transfer of Technology and Training proposed the vote of thanks and reiterated the significant contributions of women to the Nation and institute building.