Sadhotra calls women’s empowerment a game changer for their upliftment – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism
JAMMU, April 13: Former Minister and senior National Conference official Ajay Kumar Sadhotra today called for effective measures to encourage substantive equality and opportunity for all to grow at all levels, saying that the economic empowerment of women in particular could be a game-changer for their upliftment.
Interacting with the women of Lower Muthi in Jammu, Mr. Sadhotra also highlighted the need to close gender gaps in jobs, entrepreneurship and other economic activities.
The former minister said that during the different periods of the National Conference government, significant progress has been made in this regard and that much remains to be done, especially in rural and semi-urban areas. To achieve the goal of emancipation and empowerment of women, special attention is imperative to meeting the needs of girls and women in terms of education, health care and career advancement, he said. said, adding that economic empowerment is equally important to their overall growth.
Expressing his joy at the increasing involvement of women in decision-making, Mr. Sadhotra said that this process must be redoubled to end gender bias, as well as to ensure their greater participation in the development of society.
Mr. Sadhotra said the story is a testament to the National Conference’s efforts to promote women’s literacy and ensure their economic empowerment, even when girls’ education was a taboo in many states across the country. In this context, he referred to the tireless efforts of Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah and in particular Madr-e-Meharban Begum Abdullah, who devoted herself to the cause of the girl child.
Women, he said, have contributed greatly in various fields, be it administration, studies or health care. Given the opportunity, he added, they proved unrivaled. The education of women is all the more important for the healthy development of society, he said, referring to the adage that if a woman is educated, the whole family is educated.
Mr. Sadhotra urged women to play their destined and appointed role in the emancipation of society as responsible mothers. It is on them that the responsibility for a healthy and progressive society rests, he added.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Ghar Singh Chib (Company Captain), Satya Jamwal, Sreshta Manhas, Asha Mehra and S Gurnam Singh.