Call for women’s reservations
- Governor for long-term security policies
Vijayawada: Union Minister of State for Science, Technology & Earth Sciences YS Chowdary has called for reservation for women.
Speaking at the National Women’s Parliament at Amaravathi on Saturday, he said reservation for women was need of the hour. He also said interdependency between male and female should be respected. “Every home is being managed by women. Women are the king-makers in every home and they influence most of the decisions of the family”, he said. Chowdary said India is the largest democracy in the world by having different cultures and religions. He exhorted the women to realize their capabilities and try to be independent and contribute to development of the nation.
Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana ESL Narasimhan said long-term women security policies based on gender equality will be helpful for socio-economic development of women. “In order to build a healthy society, we have to focus on health and education of the women”, he added.
Justice Rohini, Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, said education, power and financial security will enable the empowerment of the women. Right to equality is a Constitutional right under Article 14 and it has to be implemented in letter and spirit. “The crimes against women like domestic violence, dowry harassment, child marriages could be encountered through education of women. Education mixed with ethical values will give self-confidence and courage to face the challenges in life.
In the three-day conclave, over 405 women MLAs, 92 women MPs, Union ministers and ministers from State Government are attending. Over 10,000 girl students are also participating to establish direct connect with policy-makers, leaders and other women of eminence about grass roots challenges being faced by young women in India. –NSS