CHANDIGARH,07.03.20-"Each woman for every woman" should be our motto and women need to support each other to fulfil their aspiration: Mrs Neerja Sekhar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Government of Haryana.
There is a barrier in the society and women needs to work doubly hard to prove their mettle: DPR, Panjab University, Chandigarh
"Each woman for every woman" should be our motto and women need to support each other to fulfil their aspiration said Mrs Neerja Sekhar, Principal Secretary, Government of Haryana. Mrs Sekhar said stereotyping has been part of most of the cultures around the world and men also being the victim of patriarchal mindset as he has to follow the system. Mrs Sekhar was speaking during a round table with a theme on "Empowerment of Women" being organised today at ICSSR complex in Panjab University, Chandigarh
ADG, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ms Devpreet Singh welcomed the dignitaries. Expressing confidence, she said Government of India has been vociferous in promoting empowerment of women through its various schemes.
Prof. Geetanjali Kalra Associate Professor, PGGC, Chandigarh deliberated on Women Education and said education is one of the foremost instruments to empower the women and investing in girl's education is the highest investment in the developing world. Stressing that national literacy rate for women being less than the global average, Professor Kalra said poverty and safety issues are some reasons for inhibiting women literacy in India.
Resident Editor, Indian Express Ms. Manraj Grewal said that young women journalists are facing prejudices and many challenges while covering stories on the field. However, things have changed and women are donning leadership positions in media organisations with Indian Express being a pioneer in the landscape. She also expressed confidence in women's support for each other and this will definitely lead to empowerment.
Addressing the participants Mrs Renuka B. Salwan, Director Public Relations, Punjab University, Chandigarh told the participants that there is a barrier in the society and women needs to work doubly hard to prove their mettle. She said while many women in rural areas are coming forward in decision making, men and women are two wheels of the society and support of every kind is need for achieving women empowerment.
An interaction with special invitees was also part of the round table which saw the women achievers from varied field sharing their experience leading to their success. 94-year old, Mrs Harbhajan Kaur being the oldest entrepreneur in the field of food industry. While Ms. Ramanjeet Kaur the youngest among the invitees narrated her motivational journey from being an avid runner to a successful Mountaineer. Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) trained Mrs. Kiran Sharma narrated her successful story to an independent woman supporting her family. RJ Shatabadi from 93.5 Red FM said that being independent is a different feeling which you know when one pays one owns bills.
The Round Table, organised by Press Information Bureau, Chandigarh saw the discussion among the participants from fields ranging from administration, media, education sector etc. The Director, Regional Outreach Bureau, Shri Ashish Goyal presented Vote of Thanks.
The Ministries of Information & Broadcasting as well as other ministries of Government of India have been observing a campaign to observe International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020 as a run-up to 8th March, celebrated as International Women’s Day all over the world. Under this, all regional units of the Press Information Bureau are organising round tables on the 7 themes at different universities, colleges and institutes all across the country and Bureau of Outreach and Communication in different districts of India right from the North-East region to Maoist insurgency affected district of Chhattisgarh.