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Change of mind-sets critical for Women Empowerment: Venkaiah Naidu

Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri M .Venkaiah Naidu today met the Women employees of the Ministry of I&B on the occasion of International Women’s Day. While interacting with them, the Minister acknowledged and appreciated the efforts undertaken by the Nari Shakti in the Ministry to mainstream the vision of Reform, Perform and Transform. He further mentioned that he was hopeful of political empowerment of women becoming a reality soon under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister.

On the issue of reservation for women, Shri Naidu said that a strong political will and change in mind sets were critical elements in addressing the larger issues related to women. It was also critical to firmly establish the 3E’s i.e Women Empowerment, Emancipation and Equality within the institutional framework of society and should be facilitated by all stakeholders.

Shri Naidu also said that, it’s time to celebrate all the women in our lives – our Mothers, Sisters, Daughters and Wives. Each and every woman is gentle, caring and kind. He said that woman is synonymous to perfection, hard work, efficient, multi- tasker and compassion that have made this world more humane. It was imperative that we must appreciate and respect their beautiful hearts. He urged all to acknowledge and celebrate all the things they have achieved. Although Women’s Day was celebrated today, but Celebrating women and girl child should be an everyday ritual.

He mentioned that Women who have always been referred as the ‘better half’ in a relation were actually the ‘best half’ in any relation. They have always been our Friend, Philosopher and Guide in each and every aspect of our life. Mentioning the importance of woman in our lives, the Minister also quoted Brigham Young that, “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation”.

This is for the first time that such a n interface with women personnel was organized on the occasion of International Women’s Day by the Ministry. Women staff from all sections and ranks participated in the interaction with Shri Naidu. The Minister also interacted with the staff on their experiences in working in the Ministry.

 

 

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