The Jain community raised a toast to the 18 women who brought laurels for the country at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
The women were honoured with gold medals for their effort at a function organised by the Jain International Women's Organisation (JIWO), a unit of Jain International Trade Organisation here on Saturday.
Five of the 18 women, who made it to the function, received the medals, each weighing 40 gm, from Finance Minister K. Anbazhagan. Speaking on the occasion, he traced the history of Jainism and the community's contribution to Indian culture and society.
He congratulated the Jain International Trade Organisation for organising a daylong event ‘Happy Women Happy World' which included sports and colourful cultural programmes for women.
JIWO wanted the governments to increase outlay for women in their budgets and passing of Women Reservation Bill at the earliest.