KC NEWS DESK
Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Thursday said the empowerment of women was pivotal for the empowerment of J&K.
An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that honouring the women achievers of Kashmir division at a felicitation event organised by Chinar Corps, the LG said that in the last few years, the J&K administration had given priority to women empowerment based on the principles of equality, equal rights, and equal opportunities as enshrined in the constitution.
“I am proud to say that half of our population has made an immense contribution to the prosperity and growth of J&K,” he said.
Sinha congratulated all the women achievers who have carved a niche for themselves and were inspiring other women to dream and accomplish new heights of success in various fields.
He lauded the initiative of 15 Corps to empower women’s power and acknowledge their contribution to nation-building.
The LG highlighted several schemes and programmes being implemented in J&K, under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which were intended for the holistic empowerment of women and realise their full potential.
“We have taken several steps through schemes of NRLM, Mission Youth, JKTPO, and Industry and Commerce for the speedy economic empowerment of women in urban and rural areas,” he said. “In academics, our daughters are scripting new history and charting a new future with new confidence and a sense of self-esteem.”
Sinha also felicitated women achievers for their extraordinary contributions in diverse fields like education, law, entrepreneurship, social work, health, literature, sports, and journalism.
GOC 15 Corps, Lt Gen Rajiv Ghai, and GoC Kilo Force Maj Gen Mohit Seth were also present on the occasion.