New Delhi, 1st March 2023: Indian women are already empowered but still need an opportunity to showcase her talents and abilities to the world, stated the chairperson for the National Commission for Women (NCW), Mrs Rekha Sharma.
Speaking at an interactive session organised by the apex trade association, ASSOCHAM, Mrs Sharma stated that the central government has taken several proactive steps in the last few years to empower the women workforce in the country. “However, we still talk about the security and the safety of the women. No country can talk about empowerment unless every girl child, every woman is safe and secure not only outside but also inside her home,” she explained.
She informed that there is a need to ensure that all public places are safe to travel for women regardless the time during which they want to travel. “There is a need to change the mindset not only for men but also for women as well. Because most of the time it is the women in the family who restrict the girls from travelling. Families also need to give equal opportunities to the girl child to grow,” Mrs Sharma added.
Mr. Anil Rajput, Chairperson ASSOCHAM National CSR Council and President, Corporate Affairs, ITC Ltd gave his welcome address and talked about women empowerment where learned individuals celebrated the power of women but also univocally agreed that 50% of population are equal partners to make nation grow and prosper to achieve sustainable development. He added that the priority of country is to improve lives of women and increase participation for New India collectively taking responsibility for empowering women.”
Famous golfer and social activist Ms. Neelam Pratap Rudy spoke about the importance of a work-life balance, empowering women via financial inclusion, and encouraging entrepreneurship.
“Women should encourage one another in the paradigm change from the conventional to the modern approach in order to provide women with equal possibilities and distinctive identities. increasing women’s self-confidence and self-esteem. elimination of all sorts of violence against women and girls as well as prejudice,” she informed.
Dr. Aishwarya Mahajan, President of the M3M Foundation stated that empowered women are changing the perception of an empowered nation.
“Girl children are demonstrating their roles and duties in terms of constructing society even in small cities. Encouraging women’s sense of self-worth, their autonomy in making decisions, and their entitlement to have an impact on societal change for both themselves and other people,” she informed.
In her final remarks, Dr. Upasana Arora, Chairperson of the Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital and Chairman of the ASSOCHAM National Empowerment Council, stated that empowering women would enable them to make their own decisions.
“During the years, women have suffered a lot with violence, discrimination and it is high time to bridge the gender gap,” she added.