Bhubaneswar:26/12/20: “Empowerment of women is the empowerment of the nation. No household, society, state, and country has ever moved forward without empowering its women,” said Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Supremo Naveen Patnaik while addressing the partymen on 24th Foundation Day of the party here today.
He described ‘women empowerment’ as his favorite programme of his administration.
“I am confident that the mothers and sisters who run their households so efficiently will run the Panchayat Samiti and Zilla Parishad with equal competence,” he said quoting late Chief Minister Biju Patnaik.
“Mothers are the Axle of wheel in the society. Without their progress, the chariot can never move forward,” he added.
Thanks to Naveen Patnaik’s initiatives, today more than sixty thousand women in Odisha are doing remarkable jobs as Ward Members, Sarpanchs, Block Samiti, Zilla Parishad Members, and Presidents.
Patnaik alleged that the national parties in their Manifestos have repeatedly spoken about women’s empowerment, but somewhere when it comes to walking the talk – there is a deafening silence”.He urged the people of Odisha to ensure that the voice of BJD’s seven women candidates is heard in the hallowed halls of Parliament and hoped that the movement that has started from Odisha will be followed by all national parties.
Patnaik further said that BJD is the only political party in the country that had given 33% tickets to women in 2019 general elections.