Women Reservation Bill could be game changer to empower women says ex-Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit

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New Delhi: The only way to empower women in India is to increase their political presence in the Parliament and women should step in into politics as a mission, said former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit while speaking in a women centric event.

On the eve of International Women’s Day, FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) in collaboration with SheThePeople.tv organised “She Leads India”, today at FlCCl.

While addressing she further said Rajiv Gandhi did tremendous work to politically empower the women but that is not enough. “Now, the country needs Women Reservation Bill to empower women.”

Replying to a question of AAP government’s performance she said, “The development of Delhi has stopped wherever we left. Moreover, AAP failed to complete the projects where we had started.”

In a bid to commemorate International Women’s Day, which is celebrated worldwide on March 8, 2018 there could have been no better way to revel in the power of womanhood with an eminent panel of the nation’s leading women; women who are inspirational role models and have contributed immensely to nation building and sustainable development, in their own areas.

Former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit, Neeria Birla Philanthropist; Aditi MittalComedian; Priyanka Rainasocial entrepreneur; Shreya Singhala Lawyer; Rashmi BansalAuthor & Manisha RaisinghaniFounder-‘Loginext Solutions; Shivani Malik, Da lVlilano and Nistha Satyam, UNWomen shared their experiences.

Speaking on the event President of FLO, Vasvi Bharat Ram said, “Women definitely propel economic growth of a nation, with around 20% contribution to the GDP by women. Over the past few years, though lndia has seen strong policy focus on the empowerment of women and on women centric issues, we have a long way to go as far as the percentage of women leaders. This is the need of the hour. if we have to achieve a faster pace of growth rate it is imperative to tap and converge the powerhouse that women are, by bringing them into the mainstream and giving them the leadership roles.”

Shaili Chopra, Founder of SheThePeople.TV, which is india’s biggest platform for women, conceptualised the programme. Chopra, who conceptualised She Leads lndia said, ”There is no better time than this for women to come together as a collective voice. At She Leads India we bring together women

who empower, engage and elevate making them inspirations for half a billion women.

Vasvi Bharatram further added, “Collective action and shared
ownership for driving gender parity is what makes international Women’s Day successful. I am sure all of us would agree that it is imperative to reflect upon the critical need for awareness amongst women of their rights and a proper nurturing of our minds towards what we have to accept or reject.”

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