Media Coverage | 15-05-2022
Lokmat Women Summit gives new energy to empowerment of women
Women are capable right from birth. She always fights against the customs and traditions that try to enslave her. Every woman has a dream. She keeps on struggling to fulfill it. The ninth Lokmat Women Summit provided inspiration to women to dream big. The message of dignity of women spread all over the country. This provided new energy to the women empowerment movement.
The Lodha Gold TMT Bar supported ninth Lokmat Women Summit in association with Pigeon and Nirmal Ujjwal Credit Cooperative Society Limited, Nagpur, was held at Hotel Centre Point on Saturday.
The theme was ‘Udne ki Aasha’, the dream of every woman to fly high.
The summit was inaugurated by State energy minister and Nagpur guardian minister Nitin Raut, who lit the ceremonial lamp. Chairman of editorial board of Lokmat Media and former member of Rajya Sabha Vijay Darda presided over the function.
Principal secretary (environment and protocol) Manisha Mhaiskar, president of Gravittus Foundation Usha Kakade, founder of Nirmal Ujjwal Credit Cooperative Society Limited Pramod Manmode, senior vice-president of Goel Ganga Group Sunita Shirodkar, secretary of Khanderaya Pratishthan Saagar Balwadkar, Lokmat Media Group’s director (Operations) Ashok Jain, group editor of Lokmat Media Vijay Baviskar and Lokmat Nagpur edition’s executive editor Shrimant Mane were prominently present on the occasion. Lokmat Sakhi Samman state-level awards were also presented during the Summit.
Chairperson of Maharashtra State Commission for Women Rupali Chakankar, Amravati police commissioner Arti Singh, founder of Indian Muslim Women’s Movement Zakia Soman, director of Innovation and Incubation Centre of Savitribai Phule Pune University Dr Apoorva Palkar, Captain Shivani Kalra of Air India, Sunita Kar of Indian Leadership Forum Against Trafficking, actress Isha Koppikar, actress Rasika Dugal, Kathak danseuse and actress Sanjana Sanghi and crusader for women with alopecia Ketaki Jani participated in various panel discussions and highlighted the achievements of women in various fields. Shweta Shelgaonkar conducted the proceedings.
‘Will implement women empowerment policies’
Contribution of women is higher than men in all sectors. Women have provided capable prime ministers, presidents, and chief ministers to the country. Nowadays, girls top all the examinations. MVA government is firmly behind women in their journey to success, said Nagpur Guardian Minister Nitin Raut adding that the state government would implement women empowerment policies in a better way. Due to the initiative taken by Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule, girls in India could get educated. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Constitution provided gender equality, he added.
‘Mothers should empower daughters to struggle’
The struggle for girls begins from the womb. It is the duty of the mothers to empower their daughters for this struggle, said chairperson of Maharashtra State Commission for Women Rupali Chakankar. She further said that everybody faced physical discomfort during the Covid pandemic. Mental discomfort skyrocketed during this period. Most cases of domestic violence took place during the pandemic. A major campaign had to be launched to prevent child marriages. The State Commission for Women had to start a helpline in view of increased crimes against women. We had to launch the ‘Aayog Aplya Dari’ campaign. Chakankar was anguished that the society had developed a perverted mentality about women narrating atrocities against women in society.
The winners of Lokmat Sakhi Samman Awards (front row from left) Rashmi Kulkarni, Ragini Kamtikar, Dr Tara Maheshwari, Padma Shri Dr Smita Kolhe, Nalinitai Navrekar, Meenatai Jagdhane, Sakshi Chitlange, Mohini Bhoge, Ratnatai Kamble along with (standing from left) executive editor of Lokmat (Nagpur) Shrimant Mane, senior vice president of Goel Ganga Group Sunita Shirodkar, founder of Nirmal Ujjwal Credit Cooperative Society Limited Pramod Manmode, principal secretary (environment and protocol) Manisha Mhaiskar, chairman of editorial board of Lokmat Media and former member of Rajya Sabha Vijay Darda, president of Gravittus Foundation Usha Kakade, secretary of Khanderaya Pratishthan Saagar Balwadkar and group editor of Lokmat Media Vijay Baviskar during the ninth edition of Lokmat Women Summit at Hotel Centre Point in Nagpur on Saturday. Rajesh Tickely
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