President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, AICC president Sonia Gandhi, Opposition leader Sushma Swaraj should take initiative to pass the Women Bill in Parliament, Telugu Desam Mahila district president P. Kusuma Kumari demanded on Thursday.

Speaking to newsmen at Rajampet on International Women's Day, Ms. Kusuma Kumari asserted that although women were forging ahead in all fields, male domination prevailed. In the political, employment, business and technological sectors, women had freedom but have to bear male domination, she said. She urged the Union government to create awareness among SC, ST and weaker section women on reservation and the benefits available for them. The TDP leader demanded deterrent action to check the growing atrocities towards women.Felicitation

Ms. Kusuma Kumari gave away fruits and sweets to girl students at Balasadan and felicitated teachers by presenting shawls and mementos. The teachers in turn felicitated Ms. Kusuma Kumari.