Chief Secretary releases first edition of IASOWA magazine; Calls ‘Udaan ’highly inspiring & colourful
SRINAGAR : Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today releases the first edition of IAS Officers ’Wives Association (IASOWA), J&K magazine titled Udaan.
The magazine was released here in a simple function organized by the Association and attended by Principal Secretary Information and PDD, Rohit Kansal besides the members of this body.
On the occasion the Chief Secretary applauded the efforts of these women and asked them to make this publication a periodical affair. He commended them for bringing out such an impressive layout with diverse contents.
Dr Mehta maintained that these women had done what their husbands would rival to achieve. He congratulated them for being one step ahead of them. He asked them that this is a good platform to promote different kinds of social activities.
He expressed jubilation on the fact that despite having pressing engagements at home these women have carved out time for this social work. He thanked them for all the social work the group has done in mitigation of corona concerns besides other initiatives.
On the occasion Kansal also lauded the efforts of this Association. He asked them to continue all their good work besides creating awareness among public about various positive things. He said that these women have made a good beginning that deserves appreciation. He underscored the need of recognizing good things and providing feedback for any improvements.
In her message the President, IASOWA, Amita Mehta called ‘Udaan’ a piece of hard work of all the active members in penning down their thoughts. She urged all the members to utilize this platform for personal and professional growth. She encouraged them to showcase their professional knowledge, experience and talents among their peers.
In her message the editor of Udaan, Shveta Kansal called it a transformation from the realm of thought to that of reality. She called it a small step towards a long journey. She said,“It is a platform through which we can pause to think about contributing back to our society and country which has blessed and nurtured us”.
The newsletter has wide range of topics including empowerment of women and children, safeguarding nature and environment, cooking tips, fashion and other activities carried out by IASOWA in the UT.
It was further elaborated during the event that other objectives of the Association comprises of welfare of society, physical and mental health, experience sharing & caring, health care counseling, celebration of festivals and Yoga.
The magazine showcases glimpses of different events organized by this all women association. These events include women empowerment, World Environment Day, International Yoga Day, World Nature Conservation Day, World Ozone Day etc. It also includes articles written by different members including Shveta Kansal, Geetanjali Singla, Sapna Agarwal and Dr Mehak Khateeb.
The other members of the editorial board are Anita Choudhary, Anuradha Jangid, Rajni Kumar, Geetanjali Singla and Aashna Gupta.
The slogan of the magazine as inscribed on it is ‘IASOWA J&K is working towards the welfare of society and environment’.