JAMMU 20 FEBRUARY:(KNS) Party Chairman Dr. Farooq Abdullah stressed today that the National Conference has always strived for gender equality and today emphasized the political empowerment of women and their greater role in politics and decision-making.
The participation of women in decision-making and policy planning is necessary to achieve comprehensive, impartial and sustainable development that will eventually lead to harmonious growth of society,” said Dr Afternoon.
The Provincial President of the Women’s Wing, Ms. Satwant Kour Dogra, introduced the new officers at the brief event. Among others, the Provincial President Mr. Rattan Lal Gupta was present on this occasion.
dr Farooq Abdullah referred to actions taken by the National Conference over the years to empower and emancipate women, saying it was necessary to foster leadership roles among them.
dr Farooq congratulated the newly appointed officers and said that due to the prevailing situation, the women of Jammu and Kashmir are the worst sufferers. Discrimination and depravity on a societal and domestic level among our mothers and sisters are not unknown in this part of the world, he added.
“Rising unemployment and inflation at J&K are also affecting our promising women. However, it is gratifying to see that girls are second to none and have actually excelled in various fields, especially education. Having women in politics will, of course, tailor party politics to the needs of women and prepare them for leadership roles to meet the challenges of the present and the future. I hope that the newly elected officials will help strengthen the party at grassroots level and also contribute to peacemaking and development in the region,” he added.
He urged the newly constituted body to work together to strengthen the party’s footing, saying that today’s generation of women and girls have outstanding and outstanding female figures to draw inspiration from. The need of the hour is to provide a platform for aspiring women and help create impactful voices to take on the challenges ahead. He hoped the officials would reach out to people and help them solve their problems.
On that occasion, Ms. Satwant Kour Dogra, President of the Provincial Women’s Wing, recalled the opportunities that the National Conference has offered since its inception by providing a vibrant platform for women to excel in politics, administration and other fields of activity. In this context, she referred to the pioneering role of Madr-e- Mehrban Begum Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, especially in the area of literacy for women.
She said the women of Jammu and Kashmir will always be indebted to Madr-e-mehrban who brought about a tremendous turnaround in women’s literacy and as a result of continued efforts girls are now excelling in academics and excelling in administration and other areas apart from playing their role in democratic institutions.
The Women’s Wing Provincial Committee included Atiqa Jan, DDC member from Mandi, Poonch was nominated as Sr. Vice President while Hamida Rana from Mendhar, Khurshida Begum from Rajouri, Rama Sambyal from Samba, Soma Devi from Hiranagar, Rama Gupta from Udhampur, Pushpa Dogra from Chenani, Asha Mehra from Jammu, Shama Begum from Ramban and Raj Kaur from Jammu were nominated as Vice Presidents.
Seema Mehra and Manveer Kaur, both from Jammu, Urban, have been nominated as provincial secretaries
Shamim Akhtar, DDC member from Moughla, Shamim Begum DDC member from Dansal, Rubina Begum Bhat DDC member from Inderwal, Anju Grover and Veena Mangotra from Jammu and Praveen Sila from Reasi are nominated as joint secretaries.
Also present were Former Minister Ch. Ramzan, Former Minister Nazir Ahmed Gurezi, Former Minister Abdul Gani Malik, YNC Provincial President Ajaz Jan, Ex-MLA Bimla Luthra, Ex-MLA Ghulam Rasool Naz, Ex-MLC Depinder Kaur, DDC Member Begum Suraiya, District President Jammu (R) Daljeet Sharma, District President Reasi Asha Devi, District President Kathua (R) Ashu Rajput, District President Samba Rajni Devi, Dr. Sheikh Amina, District Vice President Jammu Charanjeet Deol, Shakuntala Devi and others were present.