New Delhi: In a significant moment for Indian democracy, the much-anticipated Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, also known as the Women’s Reservation Bill, was passed by both houses of Parliament, ushering in a new era of gender equality and empowerment.
The bill’s passage was met with applause and appreciation from Women Members of Parliament, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing his delight at this landmark achievement.
The Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, emphasized the thoughtfulness and significance of the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, recognizing its pivotal role in India’s ongoing development process.
She stressed the importance of building consensus and showcasing the government’s unwavering commitment to the economic and social empowerment of women.
During a discussion on The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023 in the Rajya Sabha, Minister Sitharaman highlighted the critical stage of India’s development journey, where gender equality and women’s empowerment are indispensable for progress.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been a staunch advocate for women’s rights, shared his elation following the bill’s passage. He had the honor of meeting with dynamic women MPs who played a pivotal role in championing the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam. Their enthusiasm and dedication were palpable as they celebrated this historic moment.
PM Modi stated, “It is gladdening to see the torchbearers of change come together to celebrate the very legislation they have championed. With the passage of the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, India stands at the cusp of a brighter, more inclusive future with our Nari Shakti being at the core of this transformation.”
The Women’s Reservation Bill aims to provide 33% reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies. This landmark legislation not only addresses gender disparity in politics but also underscores India’s commitment to gender equality and women’s participation in decision-making processes.
As the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam moves closer to implementation, it heralds a new era where women’s voices will be amplified in the highest echelons of power. It is a significant step towards creating a more equitable and inclusive society, where the invaluable contribution of women to the nation’s progress is duly recognized and celebrated.
India now stands poised to embark on a path of greater gender empowerment and societal transformation, driven by the strength and potential of its Nari Shakti.