Bhubaneswar: November 2: ‘The role of women in parliament is enormous, and their presence by itself will surcharge the atmosphere in legislatures”, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar said while delivering the Platinum Jubilee Address of Miranda House on the topic – “Role of Women in Indian Parliament”.
Recognizing that women will be able to bring to the table their experiences worth the life they live through and the challenges they face, Shri Dhankhar asserted that “this would certainly help the governance in the evolution of policies that would lead to the resolution of larger issues.”
Describing the passing of Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam as an epochal development in history, VP said “This is a great development which will ensure that Bharat@2047, when the nation celebrates the centenary of its independence, we’ll be on peak.”
Mentioning that he selected 17 women parliamentarians to lead the Upper House when Rajya Sabha discussed the women’s reservation bill, the VP called upon the female students to never allow themselves to be on the back bench or the back foot.
“The world belongs to you; the world has to be shaped by you. Today, Indian women are occupying the position of power in global institutions, making all of us very proud,” he added.
Referring to the election of the highest number of women parliamentarians in Lok Sabha in the 2019 General Elections, Shri Dhankhar credited this success to various women empowerment initiatives by the Prime Minister over the last years.
Noting that the phenomenon of ‘Sarpanch Pati’ is largely gone, he said that now no one dares to occupy a seat meant for women representatives