On Wednesday, President Draupadi Murmu stated that the country has a good representation of women in decision-making institutions at the grassroots level, but as we move up the hierarchy, we see fewer women.
Murmu shared an article on the indomitable spirit of Indian women on International Women’s Day to extend her best wishes on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Her article “Every Woman’s Story, My Story!” discussed the social status of women.
The article lauded examples of women’s empowerment in the country, saying, “In the 21st century, when we have made unimaginable progress in every field, till date no woman has become the head of state or government in many countries.”
“My election as the President of the world’s largest democracy is a part of the story of women empowerment,” she added.
She went on to say that today, countless women are contributing to nation-building by working in their chosen fields.
She observed, “We have a good representation of women in decision-making institutions at the grassroots level. But as we move upwards, the number of females gradually decreases.”
She went on to say, “I strongly believe that there is a need to change the mindset prevailing in the society. In order to build a peaceful and prosperous society, it is necessary to understand and break free from ingrained prejudices based on gender inequality.”
Our world would be a better place if women were treated as equal partners in human progress. Until the centenary of India’s independence, the ‘Amrit Kaal’ is the time of young women. My election as President of the world’s largest democracy is a chapter in the story of female empowerment.
“Today I want to urge each and every one of you to dedicate yourself to making a difference in your family, neighborhood, or workplace – any change that puts a smile on a child’s face, any change that makes her Increase your chances of getting ahead in life.,” she further said.