New Delhi: As today is celebrated internationally as the Women’s Day, issues of women’s empowerment and equal rights were discussed by the Members of Parliament to give more power to our “Nari Shakti” in Rajya Sabha. This issue was discussed in the upper house during the budget session of Parliament on Monday.
Addressing the fellow members, Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said that International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political contributions and achievements of women all over the world as well as to honor their indomitable courage for those achievements.
Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi: “We need more Women Leaders:”
Paving the way to politics for women in the country, Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi raised the issue of giving 50 percent reservation to women in Parliament and Legislative Assemblies. She said, 24 years ago, we had proposed to give 33 percent reservation for women in Parliament.
“Today, women should get 50 percent reservation in Parliament and Legislative Assemblies. When we are 50 per cent of the population, why should it not be found? During the era of Covid, the most impact has been on women. I want us to discuss all these issues in Parliament,” said the Shiv Sena MP.
Supporting Priyanka’s narrative, NCP MP of Rajya Sabha, Dr. Fauzia Khan, expressed concerns over the fact that alleges that not more than 6 percent women are in the leadership, she said, “We should think about it. We can make a start by giving 33 percent reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. ”
In addition to these women empowering speeches, request to observe International Men’s day was also raised in today’s RS meet. BJP MP Sonal Mansingh raised the issue of celebrating International Men’s Day. He said in Rajya Sabha that International Men’s Day should also be celebrated.
The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911, by Germany, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland. After this, the day got formal recognition across the world in the year 1975, when the United Nations started celebrating it.