by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
CHANDIGARH, AUG 31
“The status of women could be improved by women themselves and nobody else”, this was stated by Geeta Bhukkal, Education Minister, Haryana at a session organized by PHD Chamber and BIMTECH on Women Empowerment: Reaching New Horizons here today. “The status of women would improve only if they educate themselves and grab every opportunity to become stronger and more powerful than before”.
Steps should be taken to promote equality of treatment and full integration of woman in the total development effort of the country. The main stress should be on equal work and elimination of discrimination in employment, emphasized Bhukkal.
Dalip Sharma, Regional Director, PHD Chamber said that “women is the integral part of the society and no society could develop without the women being given equal rights and opportunities to excel”.
Mr Alok Bhardwaj, Associate Professor, BIMTECH shared the International scenario and spoke about his book on women empowerment. He also gave examples of various successful women who faced difficulties and fought battles to rise. Ms Shylaja Iyengar, Assoc. Professor, BIMTECH, G. Noida moderated the session and saidthat “empowerment essentially means that women have the power or capacity to regulate their day to day lives in the social, political and economic terms – a power which enables them to move them from the periphery to the centre stage”.
Ms Satinder Sachdeva, Prof, PEC University of Technology summed up the
Session and said that change of mind sets is important to bring change and bring empowerment in its true sense. She also said that Internal empowerment is as important and essential as external empowerment.
Also present in the session was Ms Sudha Sharma, IRS, (Retd), Director Investigations who encouraged the students with her motivating remarks besides women employees of various organizations of the city, and young female students.