National Women’s Parliament to be held in Amaravati next month

Vijayawada, January 13: Amaravati, the upcoming capital of Andhra Pradesh, will host ‘National Women’s Parliament -2017’ for three days from February 10.

Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in association with MAEER’s MIT School of Government, Pune will be organising the event.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Speaker Kodela Sivaprasad Rao today reviewed the arrangements for the event.

All women Members of Parliament and Legislative Assemblies of all states in the country, along with over 10,000 girl students from colleges of higher education would participate in the deliberations of the National Women’s Parliament.

The speaker said Amaravti declaration would be passed at the three-day Parliament. He said 18 committees were constituted to conduct the deliberations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to inaugurate the event.

The National Women’s Parliament (NWP) would be a common and non-political platform for women from diverse background like politics, education, sports, industry, media, cinema, arts and culture, judiciary and young aspiring girl students to share their experiences and knowledge in the area of women’s social economic and political empowerment.

Eminent speakers who are likely to participate include Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu kyi, American businesswoman and philanthropist Melinda Gates, Indra Nooyi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Haseena.

Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Dalai Lama, Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu, Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, Delhi High Court Chief Justice G Rohini, sports personalities Sachin Tendulkar and PV Sindhu have confirmed their participation,

The speaker said  though are almost half of India’s young generation are women, they find themselves under-represented and far-removed from decision making levels.

He said Andhra Pradesh was giving top priority to women. He claimed that no other state was giving this priority to women and their issues.

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