JAMMU, Oct 1: Priya Sethi, National Executive Member Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and former Minister has asserted that the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi led Government has accorded top priority to women’s entrepreneurship as a result of which women across the nation including the Union Territory are availing the benefits of various schemes specially launched for them. She said that this has boosted the morale of women as these schemes ensure that they would not have to depend on others now.
She expressed, this while addressing an august gathering at a function where she along with Sanjita Dogra, president J&K Mahila Wing inaugurated ‘Karwachauth and Diwali Special’ lifestyle exhibition today.
The exhibition has been organized by Divya Abrol Lifestyle Exhibitors at Hotel ‘Zone By The Park’ near Jammu Tawi Railway Station.
The former Minister said women entrepreneurs can be seen everywhere in the startup-up ecosystem of India. Women too are seen leaving their high-profile jobs as well as some stepping out of the four walls of their homes and joining the pool of entrepreneurship in India.
“Women-owned businesses enterprises are playing a prominent role in society inspiring others and generating more employment opportunities in the country. However, to promote a balanced growth in the country, there is need for sustainable growth of women entrepreneurs,” Priya Sethi said, adding that at present women are more in numbers among the beneficiaries of significant Mudra schemes. The increasing presence of women in the business field as entrepreneurs has led to the change in the demographic characteristics of business and economic growth of the country, she added.
While lauding Divya Abrol for the strong initiative to become a job provider instead of a job seeker thus generating employment avenues, Priya Sethi appealed to the women of J&K to come forward and establish their own ventures under the schemes rolled out by the Modi Government.
Sanjita Dogra in her address on the occasion said that Government has taken a number of steps to strengthen the cause of women’s empowerment. From Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao to improved health and education facilities and a range of initiatives to improve both their living conditions and their long-term prospects and the Government’s actions have touched a chord with the nation’s women, she asserted.