Move beyond women development to women-led development

We, women are kinetics of this men centric world. India had glorious and magnificent historical precedent, where too many great women had created an example. For a balanced societal ecosystem, women are equivalent responsible. Despite of this fact we are still combating for the right acknowledgement and place. Why are we forgetting?

यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवता:

(Yatra Naryastu Pujyante Ramante Tatra Devata)

“Where Women Are Honored, Divinity Blossoms There.

On March 6, 2016 Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed valedictory session of the two days National Conference of Women Legislators in the Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi.

It was the event for celebrating and acknowledges women power in Parliament. This event was conceptualized by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and also jeweled by speech of former President Pratibha Patil.

Union ministers Sushma Swaraj, Najma Heptullah and Maneka Gandhi, Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, Congress president Sonia Gandhi were few names who joined this conference.

Women representatives from both Houses of Parliament, State Legislative Assemblies and Councils have attended the two-day conference.

Narendra Modi, who always encourages women empowerment, hailed the women power in his speech.

He stressed on the importance of women-led development. He urged to think beyond “women development” and move towards “women-led development.

Prime Minister asked to recognize the inner strength of women by themselves only. We cannot recognize ourselves till we do not get the opportunities to face the challenges.

Narendra Modi took the example of a house with no woman, neither a man can run the family for long nor he can live for long when he loses his woman, in contrary surveys reveal a woman without man can run her family alone.

Modi added, “How do we empower someone who is already empowered? Who are men to empower women?”

Women are bestowed with an inherent strength and capabilities, all they need to understand.

A popular term in managerial world is Multitasking. PM talked about the multitasking ability of women, who easily manages their inner and outer world. “When it comes to multi task activities, nobody can beat women. Such is the strength and we must be very proud of it,” PM added.

Wherever a women get opportunities, their arch of success is always uphill.

He gave an example of Rwanda in Africa; there was a massacre where most of male count was murdered. Women took the responsibility and d now their Parliament has 65% of women who lifted country from political crisis.

He said, a nation cannot build strong by budget, infrastructure, road, airports, buildings, a nation can be strong through its citizens and a woman as a mother is only institution which builds these responsible citizens.

All a woman needs to understand and asses their value without bogging down with inferiority complex.

Man is not as anticipative as a woman. Women are gifted to understand the problems before their occurrence and they should use their power in constructive manner. He asked women representatives to use their power and understanding for betterment of society.

They should get acknowledgement for their work.

He added, “Women are more easily technological adapted than men.” As a public representative, how we can use technology to reach out to voters and understand their problems. How we can work for our constituency using technology.

He said to women members of parliament to prepare an E-portal where their thoughts and issues can be raised there.

The Prime Minister described his own experience in this regard, and spoke of the enriching thoughts and views he has been receiving through the MyGov platform and Narendra Modi App.

He emphasized the importance of technology which is rooting even in distant corners of country now. PM Modi asked them to be a good communicator and influential person who would help them to rise and solve every issue of their constituency and area.

Women should be maestro in one subject of their interest and grip to enhance their personality. They should be continuously in learning phase.

Narendra Modi has started many programs for women empowerment and he is continuously working towards it.

A woman is half of constitute of this universe and they are balancing wheel of life’s cart.

Let’s celebrate Women Power.

Contributor: Sudha Ram Joshi