Swaraj pitches for women empowerment at Nari Kumbh in Vrindavan

MATHURA, Dec 10: Union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Nirmala Sitharaman pitched for women empowerment and equality, citing examples of women who have brought laurels to the nation.
At the concluding day of the ‘Nari Shakti Kumbh’ in Vrindavan on Sunday, Swaraj, the External Affairs minister, said the society needs to change its attitude towards women.
She said, “Women need to take a lead in the “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” campaign.”
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said this is the time the society gives equal rights to women as they have excelled in every field.
“Now, women are not limited to four walls of their home, they have brought laurels for the country in different fields,” she said.
The two-day event, organised by the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department, was attended by Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya, UP Governor Ram Naik, state ministers Rita Bahuguna, Shrikant Sharma, among others. (PTI)