Working women’s hostels to also house widows and women in distress: Rakesh Srivastava, Secy, Women and child Development Ministry

22 August, 2017


Working Women’s Hostels will soon house widows and women in distress. This was revealed by the Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development – Rakesh Srivastava at an ASSOCHAM Conference at New Delhi. The secretary also revealed that the government will felicitate 100 women achievers in November.  

The guest of honor on the occasion was the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare – Krishna Raj who reiterated the government’s commitment to women’s welfare. She announced that the 15th of October would henceforth be observed as Women Farmers Day. 

Also, present on the occasion was the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women – Lalitha Kumaramangalam who lamented the condition of women in the country. She noted that while women farmers do 72% of work, they own only 4% of the agricultural land. 

The conference also witnessed the release of a knowledge paper titled “Women Friendly Initiatives by Companies”, besides discussions on the theme – Women in Workplace – the Role of Leadership.  Prominent dignitaries that graced the occasion included the Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women – Swati Maliwal; Head, Diversity and Inclusion – India, Capgemini – Gayathri Ramamurthy; Chief Marketing Officer, India and Chairperson, Diversity, Capgemini – Sarika Naik; Director, Talent Strategy, Human Capital and Diversity, Accenture – Dhanya Rajeswaran; Secretary General, ASSOCHAM – D. S. Rawat and CMD, SMC Global Securities Ltd – S. C. Aggarwal besides many others Corporate Leaders.