New Delhi, February 10: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said Friday that the Centre would pass Women's Empowerment Bill very soon. Naidu was addressing the first apolitical National Women’s Parliament (NWP), a first-of-its-kind three-day conclave in Amravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh today.Minister said he was extremely happy to attend the historic event which was being attended by women from all walks of life from across the country. Naidu said women need to be empowered for their voice to be heard and to have space to develop. He said, Discuss, Debate and Decide and Do not Disturb and Delay was the proponent given by the President of our country with respect to empowering women.
He quoted Swami Vivekananda, who had said there is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of the women is improved in society. Swami Vivekanand said the world cannot progress, you cannot say there is welfare in the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is impossible for a bird to fly on only one wing, so you need both the wings, means man and woman.Today, gender inequality has emerged as the most pressing concern across the world. It is because of the subordination of women in all spheres of life, not only in India in entire globe women are demanding that they should be empowered, they should be given equal opportunities, he added.
Significantly, The three-day National Women’s Parliament, being organized by Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly with the theme of ‘Empowering Women-Strengthening Democracy’. Notably, In the House of 245, the BJP currently has 56 members, the Congress 60 members and the rest of the seats occupied by regional parties like SP, BSP, RJD, JD(U) and AIADMK.