Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was the symbol of female empowerment: Gehlot

Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was a symbol of female empowerment and she showed how a woman can rule, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on International Women’s Day on Tuesday. .

He also directed officials to ensure the effective execution of the Udaan scheme, under which sanitary napkins are provided free of charge, in the state.

Addressing a state level function on the occasion, he said the state government is committed to providing a safe environment for women and there will be no shortage of funds. to provide them with self-defense training. The Udaan program was launched in December under which free sanitary napkins are provided to women. The state government has allocated a fund of Rs 200 crore for the scheme.

Gehlot said he hadn’t seen any movies in the past 20 to 25 years, but when work on the project was underway, he watched the Padman movie and was greatly inspired.

He also said that women in the villages should watch the film and asked the Minister of Women and Child Development, Mamta Bhupesh to make arrangements accordingly. The Chief Minister said former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was the symbol of female empowerment who showed how a woman can rule.

He said that in India the right to vote was given to women when the Constitution was drafted and this fact reflected that the rulers of that time under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawahar Lal Nehru had progressive thoughts for women. .

Minister Bhupesh and Chief Secretary Usha Sharma also addressed the function and highlighted the state government’s programs and policies for the welfare of women.

Gehlot has also honored several women in different categories of the Indira Mahila Shakti Awards. Before approaching the program, Gehlot visited an exhibition and interacted with women representatives of various NGOs and organizations and learned about their work. He was also given a display of self-defense by Nirbhaya Brigade of Jaipur Police. PTI SDA ANB ANB

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Mara R. Wilmoth