Pride of Nation Excellence Award-2021
Delhi: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha Sunday advocated the freedom and opportunities to women all over the world to develop their potential to the fullest.
Women are not just a shadow of men, they have their own existence, own individuality, power, and soul,” Sinha said while speaking at the Pride of Nation Excellence Award-2021, being organized by Respect India, Delhi on the eve of International Women’s Day.
OM Brila, Speaker Lok Sabha was the Chief Guest on the occasion, while B.P Singh, former Governor Sikkim and Shri Manoj Tiwari, Member Parliament were also present on the occasion.
On the occasion, the dignitaries felicitated the women achievers from various fields.
During his inaugural address, Sinha congratulated the distinguished women from India and abroad who were conferred awards on the occasion.
He termed this year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme “Choose to Challenge” as absolutely accurate given the current circumstances. Today’s world is full of challenges that need caution and can be managed only by women.
Giving them encouragement and opportunity is constantly needed so that women can contribute to their potential and strength to the fullest, he said.
He laid special emphasis on promoting the women work force in the economy and to recognize and respect women’s ability, contribution, freedom, ambitions, and self-respect. He further stressed on the need to raise awareness about women’s equality and women power.
“We have to create a world where there is no discrimination, no comparison and develop a new civilization, in which balanced representation of men and women can lead to development”, observed Sinha.
Speaking on the constitutional rights of the women in India, Lt Governor observed that the Indian Constitution has put women on equal footing with men and has given them equal rights along men without any condition or discrimination.
“The Prime Minister has given priority to schemes related to the empowerment of women, and today we are seeing the results of that as well,” he said.
Throwing light on the great legacy of the women folks in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, he said that the abilities of women and the merit of their great leadership have a rich history.
Be it Lal Ded, Habba Khatoon, Usha Kashyap, Krishna Mistri, or Begum Zainab’s first woman force in the world, which fiercely fought Pakistani tribes in 1947, if you look at the history and present of Jammu and Kashmir, you will find that the women have raised the pride of our tricolor all over the world and left an enduring mark in every field, the Lt Governor maintained.
The Lt Governor made a special mention of Ms. Arifa from Srinagar who was among the seven women achievers to whom Prime Minister had dedicated his Social Media account on the occasion of International Women’s Day last year.
While mentioning the recently held Convocation of Islamic University of Science & Technology, the Lt Governor observed that out of 163 Gold medalists, 105 were girls. It is a matter of pride for me as a Chancellor of the University, he added.