VP Naidu for providing equal property rights to women

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu (File Photo/PIB)

Nellore: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today called for providing equal property rights to women and highlighted the importance of fully empowering them for the country to make progress.

Participating in the 20th-anniversary celebrations of Swarna Bharat Trust at Venkatachalam, Nellore, he pointed out that women constituted nearly 50 percent of the country’s population and said they should be encouraged to participate in various fields on par with men.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah was also present on the occasion.

Deploring atrocities against women, VP Naidu reiterated the need to provide reservations to women in Parliament, apart from imparting skills in various vocations.

Expressing his satisfaction that the Swarna Bharat Trust over the last 20 years has been fulfilling his dream to empower the needy and marginalized sections, particularly in the rural areas, the VP said that thousands of young rural men and women have been trained in various vocations with many of them becoming successful entrepreneurs.

“Most importantly, farmers, women, and youth constitute the focus of this Trust. Such service to people is the highest form of devotion”, he added.

The VP maintained that he always believed that the poor and marginalized sections need to be empowered through education and vocational skills.

Pointing out that the Trust had never taken any kind of help from the government, he termed it as “no mean achievement” and complimented the Managing Trustee Deepa Venkat, trustees, and all those who enabled the Trust to meet its objectives.

Underlining the important role of agriculture in the country’s economic progress, he called upon all stakeholders to bestow greater attention on agriculture. Similarly, India’s demographic dividend should be fully realized by skilling and empowering the youth.

Referring to the urban-rural divide, the Vice President called for bridging it with increasing urgency and said that it would also check migration to cities and urban centres from our villages.

President of Swarna Bharat Trust, Kamineni Srinivas, Trustee of Swarna Bharat Trust Deepa Venkat Immani, Muppavarapu Harshvardhan, trustees, staff, and trainees of the trust were among those present on the occasion. (Press Release)

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