The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Mrs. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi at the inauguration of the All India Women Journalists’ Workshop, in New Delhi on November 21, 2016. The Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Mrs. Krishna Raj and the Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ms. Leena Nair are also seen.
WCD Ministry Holds Second All India Women Journalists’ Workshop
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): Over 100 journalists from across the country, representing various media organizations came together on a single platform at the second ‘All India Women Journalists’ Workshop’ organized by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in association with Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in New Delhi on Nov 21.
The Minister of State for Women & Child Development, Mrs. Krishna Raj addressed the journalists and exhorted them to carry forward the message of the Government for various interventions being made for women and children especially in saving the girl child. The government is committed to providing a safe life to women and protecting their dignity, and a lot of work is being undertaken to empower them and provide them health and education, she added. The media can become an important partner of the government in this endeavour, Mrs. Krishna Raj added.
A presentation was also made on the key initiatives and achievements of the Government over the last two years. Measures like Jan Dhan Yojana, Nari Shakti, providing affordable housing to the poor, building infrastructure especially rail, roads and highways, stepping up power generation, swachch bharat, farmers’ welfare, new social security schemes etc., were highlighted.
Three exhibitions were also organized at the venue showcasing the live monitoring system of Childline – Child Helpline 1098, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao as well as Real Time Monitoring of Anganwadi Centres.