(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Empowering Women

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Empowering Women

Topic: Empowering Women


  • Ira Singhal, (Indian Administrative Service Officer & UPSC Topper 2014)
  • Sanjhi Rajgarhia, (National Awardee 2020, Best Startup)
  • Lalitha Kumaramangalam, (Former Chairperson, NCW)

Topic Description:

Invoking Goddess Durga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reaffirmed the central government’s irrevocable commitment to women’s empowerment. “From opening Jan Dhan accounts for 22 crore women, giving soft loans to them under the Mudra Yojana, to launching Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao initiative, granting permanent commission to women in the armed forces and extending maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks, the Prime Minister listed out reforms that his government has carried for the betterment of women. He also said anti-rape laws were made more stringent to include the death penalty. Noting that Goddess Durga was worshipped as a symbol of ‘Shakti’, PM Modi said his government was consistently working for the empowerment of women.

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Courtesy: RSTV