Punjab Governor Calls For Action-Oriented Approach For Women
Gen. (Retd.) S.F. Rodrigues, Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, has demanded a stern introspection and action oriented approach for women empowerment by executing the different Legal & legislative measures, through an institutional and responsive system.
Mr. Rodrigues also said that there is a need to launch a general awareness campaign regarding this major societal concern, and public-private partnership plans for giving equal status to women.
In a message on the eve of Women’s Day, he said, “There is a need to launch a general awareness campaign, for which public-private partnerships are a must.”
Rodrigues said that women play a multi-dimensional role in our social system and make significant contribution in the process of development.
He further said that women play a multi-dimensional role in our social system and make a noteworthy contribution in the process of development in each and every field of endeavour.
It is a matter of grave worry that all the growth parameters such as health, education, employment, social security and governance, signify an awfully low social development position in the majority of areas. It is, therefore, crucial for all of us to be more reactive to the fears relating to women and to deal with the problems confronted by them on a priority basis in daily life.
While showing his anguish over the rising rates of cruelty against women, dowry deaths, marital violence, oppression and female foeticide, he said that there is also a need for a mass movement for encouraging the idea of gender equality via moral and social pressures from the members of society.
“All development parameters like health, education, social security and governance indicate an abysmally low social status of woman,” he added.
In the meantime, Aruna Asif Ali Memorial Trust observed Women’s Day by taking out a car rally on Saturday.
Members, women and children participated in the march. A group of cars and tempos exhibiting banners and placards on women’s rights went through the city’s main streets and assembles at Sector-17 plaza.