STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: For overall development it is high time to promote women’s empowerment to give sense of self-worth their ability to determine their own choices and their right to influence social change for themselves and others. This was stated by Ajay Kumar Sadhotra while addressing a meeting of prominent women leaders of Marh Block at his residence here on Thursday.
He said it is unfortunate that after about 75 years of independence, despite a great deal of progress women and girls continue to face discrimination, violence and sense of insecurity.
It shows much more needs to be done for empowerment of the women, he added.
Sadhotra emphasized the need of social, political especially economic empowerment of the women so that sense of equality without any discrimination is felt by women.
He said it was the vision of National Conference leadership that party have a special programme of women empowerment in its “Naya Kashmir Programme”.
Sadhotra demanded immediate comprehensive policy for women empowerment specially economic empowerment.
Empowerment of women will lead to overall development of the Country, he asserted.
Others who spoke on the occasion include Ghar Singh, Corporator Darshana Bhagat, Seema Devi, Darshana, Pooja, Sheetal and Jyoti Devi.