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Venkaiah Naidu calls for a national movement to empower women

Vice President stresses the need for a change in societal mindset to end discrimination against girls

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New Delhi , 23 Aug 2020

The Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu today called for a national movement for women’s empowerment and to ensure that no girl child is left out of school.While observing that  the flagship scheme ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ has undoubtedly created a positive impact, Shri Naidu said that much more needs to be done to change the societal mindset.In a Facebook Post titled “End Discrimination, Empower Women”, Shri Naidu pointed out that with women constituting about 50 percent of India’s population, progress cannot be  achieved unless they are given equal opportunities in all spheres, including the political arena. “We need to show in action and in deeds that gender discrimination no longer  exists—that should be our goal”, he stressed.Urging all political parties to arrive at a consensus at the earliest on the long-pending proposal to provide adequate reservation to  women in parliament and state legislatures at the earliest, Shri Naidu also emphasized the need for giving equal property rights to women for their economic emancipation.The  Vice President recently released a report- ‘Status of Sex Ratio at Birth in India’ which mentioned that there has not been any change in the sex ratio at birth in India from 2001- 2017--the number of girl children born is much less than what is the general or natural norm. 

It was brought out by the Indian Association of Parliamentarians for Population and Development (IAPPD).Referring to the report, he said it is an alarming issue that needs to be  addressed on a war footing by all the stakeholders—from the society at large to parliamentarians, government, policy makers, opinion leaders, media organizations and various  organizations working to empower women.Urging elected representatives at all levels to draw the attention of people in their respective areas to the alarming aspect of skewed  sex ratio, Shri Naidu called upon every citizen to act as a warrior in completely eradicating social evils like dowry system and in eliminating 'son preference' mindset.Stressing the  need for rigorous implementation of Pre-conception & Pre-natal Diagnostics Techniques (PC & PNDT) law to bring about a balance in the sex ratio, the Vice President said there  should be zero tolerance towards any kind of discrimination or violence against girls and women.Calling upon the people to collectively declare a war on poverty, illiteracy and  other social hurdles coming in the way of building a New India, Shri Naidu wanted every Indian citizen, particularly the youth to join in the Yagna of building a prosperous and  happy India where there will be no discrimination of any kind.

 

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