Women with outstanding achievements were presented 'Freedom Awards' at an International Women's Day function held by an non-profit group at Peeragarhi here on Sunday.
"The contribution of women in India's gross domestic product is 17 per cent, which is very low. The percentage of women in the labour force of the country was 34 per cent in 2004, it has reduced to 25 per cent. This is a worrisome situation," he said.
A conference on the topic "Freedom of Women-A dream" was held as part of the event. Around 60 women were presented 'Freedom Awards' for their achievements in various fields during the event.
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