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North East women more empowered than other places: Manipur Guv

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

Heptulla today said women from the North East were "more empowered" than those in the rest of the country.

Speaking at a function on the occasion of at here, Heptulla said women in the region are economically and socially independent, and are treated with respect and honour, particularly in

The also said had fulfilled her "lasting dream" by giving the Defence portfolio to a woman.

Altogether 16 women from every district of the state were today felicitated for their achievements in various fields.

N Biren Singh also extended his greetings to women. "Commemorating women's rights and achievements to form an inclusive and gender-equal society," he said.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 00:05 IST