YSRCP committed for empowerment of women

Press Release

Hyderabad, March 8, 2013: YSR Congress has
celebrated International Women’s Day at the Party office here with the Honorary
President YS Vijayama reiterating the Party’s commitment for empowerment of
women and to carry forward the legacy of YSR.  

“YSR has been a strong votary of
women power and he demonstrated it by introducing various welfare schemes like
pavala vaddi to usher in economic independence and the same ideology will be carried
forward by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy,” YS Vijayamma said during a function organised
to celebrate the event here on Friday.

Addressing the gathering, she said,
“YSR has allocated Rs 24,000 crores for women welfare schemes which has
benefitted over one crore women while his predecessor N Chandrababu Naidu had
allocated only Rs 1,400 crore.”

 Anganwadi workers were ill-treated
by TDP government while YSR has done full justice to them. In addition to the
YSR schemes, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced Amma Vodi shceme under which
money for the children’s education will be directly credited to the mother’s
bank account.

 While PCC president Botsa
Satyanarayana had passed unsavoury remarks against women, TDP has ill-treated
them, she said.  Though there has been
tall talk of women empowerment, gender discrimination
is still rampant in the country and the recent rape case in Delhi stands out as
an example of the status of women in the country.  

Political and economic empowerment
will improve the quality of living and the status of women in the society, she
said. The day is celebrated world over, 
to mark the victory of working women in America and Europe in getting
better wages and reduction of working hours and the women power came to the
fore in 1909 in the US and the next year in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.  

MLA Mekathoti Sucharita, Party Women
Cell Convenor Kolli Nirmala Kumar, Film actress Roja and others participated in
the function.

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