Governor Shri Bandaru Dattatraya while interacting with newly appointed Chairperson of Haryana State Women’s Commission Smt Renu Bhatia. She called on Shri Dattatraya on the occasion of 30th foundation day of the National Commission for Women
Chandigarh, January 31, 2022: The schemes launched by the Central and State governments for women’s empowerment have been implemented effectively thanks to more powers, which have been granted to the Commission for Women at the national and state level. By taking advantage of these schemes, women have established their identity in every field.
This was stated by Haryana Governor Shri Bandaru Dattatraya while interacting with Chairperson of Haryana State Women’s Commission Smt Renu Bhatia at Raj Bhavan on Monday. She had called on Governor Shri Dattatraya on the occasion of 30th foundation day of the National Commission for Women.
Shri Dattatraya said that schemes like Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, One Stop Centre, Women Helpline, and Ujjwala started by the Central government for women empowerment have proved to be a boon. There is a need to give more publicity to these schemes at the ground level so that the maximum number of women are benefitted.
He said that 50 per cent of the population in the country is women. Only by empowering women completely, they will be able to play more important roles in nation building. Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution, believed that women can be empowered only by educating them. It is on these thoughts that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has prepared many schemes for the welfare of women. He said that more work should be done to curb cyber crimes against women.
Shri Dattatraya said the Central government has taken several progressive steps like right for daughters in their father’s property, raising the age limit of marriage of girls from 18 to 21 years. He said that in Haryana, welfare schemes like Mahila and Kishori Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Matritva Yojana are being operated in a better way.
Thanks to these schemes of the government and increasing respect for women in society, there has been an improvement in the sex ratio. Haryana has become a perfect example of sex ratio reform where in 2014, there were 876 girls out of 1000 boys. Now this number has increased to more than 914. He has appealed to the general public, especially women officers, that they should give maximum publicity to the schemes related to women’s welfare and motivate them to move forward.