PM Modi’s unique idea encourages women empowerment in J&K

Published By : Admin | June 15, 2023 | 15:03 IST

Be it the education of girl child, the upliftment of the downtrodden or the empowerment of women, all of these facets have gained prominence under PM Modi’s leadership.

Bali Bhagat, Former Minister in Jammu and Kashmir narrates an interesting anecdote on PM Modi’s thrust to Nari-Shakti in Indian Politics. Bali ji says that when PM Modi was the in charge of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in the year 1997-98, in one of the committee meetings he asked whether District and Mandal teams were formed, to which the members replied with a ‘Yes’ and further elaborated that ‘Morchas’ or teams were formed for the Youth, SCs and the STs.

Then Shri Modi further asked if there was a ‘Mahila Morcha’ or a team of women. To this the members replied with a ‘No’ on which Shri Modi asked as to why there was not a dedicated team comprising of women to take up the various issues for their empowerment. The members replied that women were not open to taking up leadership roles.

For this Shri Modi suggested that ‘Mahila Morchas’ were of utmost importance and that during weddings and associated functions, there usually is a woman who takes lead of the various arrangements wherein she facilitates all the procedures. Women who undertake such activities possess leadership qualities and they can be approached also lead the ‘Mahila Morchas’, thereby encouraging women empowerment.

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