Srinagar, Oct 26 (UNI): Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursdayhonoured the women achievers of Kashmir Division at a felicitation event and said the empowerment of women is pivotal for the empowerment of J&K.The event was organised by the Chinar Corps here.
In his address, the Lt Governor congratulated all the women achievers who have carved a niche for themselves and inspired other women to dream and accomplish new heights of success in various fields.
Empowerment of women is pivotal for the empowerment of J&K, the Lieutenant Governor said.
He said in the last few years, the J&K Administration has given priority to women’s empowerment based on the principles of equality, equal rights and equal opportunities as enshrined in the Constitution, the Lt Governor said.
He lauded the noble initiative of Chinar Corps to empower Nari Shakti and acknowledge their contribution to nation-building.
“I am proud to say that half of our population has made an immense contribution to the prosperity and growth of J&K,” he said.
Lt Governor highlighted several schemes and programmes being implemented in J&K, under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which are intended for holistic empowerment of women and realizing their full potential.
“We have taken several steps through Schemes of NRLM, Mission Youth, JKTPO and Industry & Commerce for the speedy economic empowerment of women in urban and rural areas”, he added.
In academics, our daughters are scripting new history and charting a new future with new confidence and a sense of self-esteem, the Lt Governor said.
On the occasion, Women Achievers were felicitated by the Lt Governor for their extraordinary contribution in diverse fields like Education, Law, Entrepreneurship, Social Work, Health, Literary, Sports and Journalism.
Lt Gen Rajiv Ghai, GOC 15 Corps; Maj Gen Mohit Seth, GoC Kilo Force, senior officers from the Army, eminent personalities from diverse fields and family members of women achievers were present.