Karimnagar: If women were healthy, the whole family would be better and if women were encouraged, the country and the state would develop, said Husnabad MP Vodithala Sathish Kumar.
He handed out prizes to women who won a 5km marathon held for women from the local bus depot at Shubham Garden in Husnabad on Wednesday on the eve of Telangana State Training Day.
The event was organized by the MLA in association with Husnabad Police. Speaking on the occasion, he said that empowering women politically, economically and socially was the way to achieve the country’s development. If women were encouraged, they could lead society. Social change happens in several ways like improving the status of women through education, awareness raising, literacy and training, said Sathish Kumar.
Mallamu Rama, a resident of Mallampally village, won the top prize of Rs 1 lakh. Bodige Rajitha won the second prize of Rs 60,000 and Geekuru Manjula from Husnabad City, third, won the prize of Rs 25,000 while the other 10 contestants were honored with medals.
Balamma, 65, enthusiastically participated in the competition and finished the race, becoming an ideal for all. The large-scale participation of women in the 5k race was a good thing, the MP said after presenting them with prizes.