New India formation only through women empowerment – VP Mr. Naidu

Lauding MP, Vice President said state has made history in women empowerment

Women power emerged in the form of women self-help-groups- CM Mr. Chouhan

CM makes announcements for self-help-groups

lead18.12.17Bhopal, December 18, 2017 (Muslim Saleem):  Vice-President Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu said that formation of new India is possible only with women empowerment. He said that all states should support the law to give reservation to women in Parliament and Vidhan Sabhas. He said that strong will power for implementation is essential along with law for women empowerment. Mr. Naidu was addressing the State Level-Training Co-Conference of Women Self-Help Groups at local Jamboori Maidan. Terming the event as historic, amazing and extraordinary, Mr. Naidu praised Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan for promoting women self-help-groups. He said that this is a superb conference. Chief Minister is superb and a strong committment for women empowerment has been taken. He congratulated the state government for the initiative of connecting 23 lakh families of women self-help groups. Mr. Naidu said that woman is no longer helpless and daughters are a a boon not a burden. They are fulfilling their responsibilities in different areas.The country’s Defence Minister is Mrs. Sitaraman.

Mrs. Sushma Swaraj is the Foreign Minister and Mrs. Sumitra Taiji is the Speaker in Parliament. He said that women have made unequaled contribution in the freedom struggle. The Vice-President said that women empowerment has brought about a wave of change in the society. There is need to change our outlook. Madhya Pradesh has created history in the field of women empowerment. He said that the initiative of Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan in making bank loans available to self-help- groups is laudable.

Mr. Naidu said that in India, honour and dignity is affiliated with women. Due to this, the Earth is known as Bharat Mata here. A major change will result in the society by giving 50 percent reservation to women in local bodies and in government jobs. He said that if women are given opportunity to move ahead, they can bring about a major change in society and protect their own rights. If women are allowed to move ahead in their families, it will result in prosperity of the entire family. The Vice-President said that the self-help group movement was confined only to South India but now it has caught up in Madhya Pradesh also.

Stressing on the need to push Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao campaign, he said that every individul has some or the other talent. Hence, talents must be fully utilised. They should be given adequate training and opportunities to move ahead. He praised CM Mr. Chouhan for his efforts in this direction. He stressed that Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s mool mantra of Reform, Perform and Transform should be implemented.

Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the federation of women self-help groups will be entrusted the responsibility of running the factory of take home ration manufacturing. Markets will be established in big cities for the sale of their products.Their products will be displayed and sold in rented shops in malls in the cities. Government will take the guarantee of bank loans up to Rs 5 crore to be provided to women self-help-group federation. He said that government will repay 3 percent interest payable on the loan taken by other self-help groups formed under State Livelihood Mission. Stamp duty will however not be applicable for them.

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