Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Avail of reservations, appeals Mahila Satta

The Mahila Satta today celebrated the passage of the Women’s Reservations Bill in the Rajya Sabha by distributing sweets and appealing to women to avail themselves of the historic opportunity to play a meaningful role in politics.

Mrs. N. Saroja Devi, State Mahila Satta President, recalled that although the Lok Satta offered to field women in a minimum of 33 percent of seats in the 2009 general elections, very few women came forward to contest the elections. There would not be any material difference in the situation unless women shed their aversion to politics. It is only through active participation in politics that society can be transformed, she added.

The participants, who included Vice President M. Mahalakshmi, adopted a resolution thanking all political parties for helping Indian women realize their 14-year-old dream. GHMC president T.Padmaja Rani, Gajanani, Y.Ramani, Sridevi are among the participants.

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