A two-day National Conference of Women Legislators held in New Delhi from 5 March to 6 March 2016. The theme of the event was the Women Legislators-Building Resurgent India. The conference was inaugurated by the President Pranab Mukherjee. The Valedictory Ceremony was held in the Central Hall of Parliament House.
The conference intended to hone the skills of legislators to perform their legislative and non-legislative roles with greater effectiveness. The conference was equipped the women legislators from across India with latest knowledge in relevant areas and provide them with the right perspective, motivation and guidance in their roles as legislators and powerful agents of socio – economic progress and change as well as good governance. It has updated them about current national and international issues that are relevant to their field of work.
Speaker of Bangladesh Shirin Chaudhary attended the conference and was the Chairperson of the Plenary Session. It was also attended by Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former President Pratibha Patil, Union ministers Sushma Swaraj, Najma Heptullah and Maneka Gandhi, Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and women MLAs, MLCs, MPs and Union Ministers.
In the conference President Pranab Mukherjee has pitched in for a revival of the Constitution (108th Amendment) Bill, aimed at giving 33 per cent reservation to women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies. “How can there be empowerment of women without proper representation,” he said. The President also lauded Prime Minister Modi for the “Beti bachao, beti padhao” initiative.
Apart from president, PM Modi also addressed National Conference of Women Legislators. He addressed the valedictory session of National Conference of Women Legislators and stressed on women-led development lauded the role of women in strengthening the nation.
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1. The National conference of women legislators has held at which place ?
2. Name the person who has inaugurated the National Conference of Women Legislators?
3. What was the theme of the National Conference of women legislators event ?
Courtesy : PIB News