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India has given prominence to culture and tradition, says MLA

WOMEN POWER: J.K. Sujatha, former zilla panchayat member, inaugurating a function of the BJP Women’s Morcha in Shimoga on Wednesday.

WOMEN POWER: J.K. Sujatha, former zilla panchayat member, inaugurating a function of the BJP Women’s Morcha in Shimoga on Wednesday.  

Special Correspondent

‘It is heartening that women have been able to keep India’s culture alive’

SHIMOGA: MLA from Shimoga Rural constituency K.G. Kumaraswamy said here on Wednesday that if India had remained a powerful undivided nation it was largely because of the splendid contribution of women who were revered as mothers.

Addressing a women’s convention organised by the BJP Rural Women’s Morcha, he said it was heartening to note that women, who had kept India’s rich culture and tradition alive, had been able to hand them over to posterity which had further strengthened it.

He said that nowhere in the world culture and tradition was so prominent in public life as in India. “Perhaps, it is because of the lack of cultural practices elsewhere in the world that it was not possible for many countries to come out of their many dilemmas despite the fact that they enjoyed freedom,” he observed.

A former zilla panchayat member, J.K. Sujatha, who inaugurated the convention, said it was a matter of regret that women who constituted 50 per cent of the population were being remembered only at the time of elections.

She, however, said that it was gratifying to note that the State Government had started formulating several programmes for the welfare of women. She added that the Government’s policy on this issue had been a ray of hope for women.

She expressed the hope that with 33 per cent reservation being promised to women in the local bodies, there had been a marked change in the social status of women.

Ms. Sujatha said that the governments had helped women to a great extent to shake themselves out of their domestic routine and actively participate in politics as equal partners of men.

She said that there were instances when women elected representatives were sidelined by their husbands to dominate in the governance of local bodies taking advantage of their [women] being illiterate. She said that it was time for women representatives to give priority to understanding their responsibilities.

President of BJP Women’s Morcha Gouramma presided over the convention.

The leaders of the BJP District Women’s Morcha Rohini Nagaraj, Suvarna Shankar, Sudhamani Boraiah and Padmini were present.

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