Monday 2 October 2023

Nari shakti : Yuva Bharati October 2023


Nari shakti

The successful soft landing of Chandrayaan 3 on Moon is significant on more than one count. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has seen the active participation and contribution of women scientists in various roles. Women scientists at ISRO have played pivotal roles in missions such as the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan) and the Chandrayaan missions. Their achievements have not only showcased their capabilities but have also inspired young girls to pursue careers in science and technology.  This surge in the presence of women in public sphere is due to the various measures taken by the Govt to empower women. The Indian government has launched various initiatives to promote women's empowerment, such as the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (Save the Girl Child, Educate the Girl Child) campaign, the Mahila Shakti Kendra scheme, and the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (a maternity benefit program). These initiatives aim to improve the status of women in society, ensure their education, and provide support for maternal health. Access to education for women has improved in India. Various scholarship programs and reservations in educational institutions have been introduced to encourage women's education and promote gender parity in academia. Women's participation in the workforce has increased, with more women joining diverse sectors of the economy. Programs like MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) have supported women entrepreneurs by providing financial assistance for starting and expanding small businesses. Women's representation in politics has been steadily increasing in India. The reservation of seats for women in local government bodies (Panchayats and Municipalities) has led to greater political participation. The Women's Reservation Bill, which seeks to reserve one-third of seats in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of India's parliament) and state legislatures for women, will provide more impetus to the women empowerment drive. Bharath has always been a land which respects and reveres women. The latest enactment will ensure that our country women will get more opportunities at the Governance too, which they rightly deserve.

                                                                                                                                  V.V. Balasubramanian