Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan exhorts women to fight to save girl child

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan on Sunday agreed that while unequal opportunities and discrimination against them was partially true, women should realise they themselves were responsible for it.

Addressing the valedictory session of the All-India Women Lawyers' Conference-2011 here he said women were endowed with moral and spiritual courage that they were expected to leverage.

Stress on education

Mr. Narasimhan said “Giving them access to education and ensuring they go to work is our responsibility as parents.” Women were known for balancing family and work.

“Every woman should work to save the girl child,” he said, referring to one of the three themes of the conference s--‘Law and rights of children', ‘March of law and empowerment of women' and ‘Functioning of family dispute resolution system'.

Justice Gyansudha Mishra, Supreme Court Judge, wondered what women had achieved with so many conferences.

It was high time they shed rhetoric and come to grips with practicality, she said, recalling her experiences in Rajasthan and Chattisgarh.

Mindset was a global reality. It was basically an issue pertaining to the mindset and equality too was in the mind.

Others who spoke were Justice Ghulam Mohammed, Judge, Andhra Pradesh High Court, D. V. Seetha Ram Murthy, Advocate-General, A. Narasimha Reddy, Chairman, Bar Council of AP.

Sheela Anish, founder-president, All-India Federation of Women Lawyers, was in the chair. A. Anasuya, vice-president welcomed.

A. Jayanthi, vice-president and secretary, Federation of Women Lawyers of AP, proposed a vote of thanks.

Director of Brahma Kumaris Raj Yogini Kuldeep was present.

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