Women empowerment key to national progress: VP Naidu

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu addresses during the release of a book on the life and parliamentary debates of Umar Alisha in Visakhapatnam on November 05, 2021. (PIB)

Visakhapatnam: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on November 5, 2021 said that the empowerment of women is essential for accelerated national progress.

He was addressing a gathering at the release of a book on the life and parliamentary debates of Umar Alisha, the former pontiff of Sri Viswa Vignana Vidya Adhyatmika Peetham in Visakhapatnam.

The Vice President also underlined the importance of the education of girl child for the economic prosperity of the individual, family and the nation.

He called upon the youth of the country to take inspiration from the sacrifices of the freedom fighters and strive towards a harmonious and inclusive society.

He observed that building a society free of all kinds of discrimination is the real tribute to the sacrifices of our freedom fighters.

The Vice President paid rich tributes to Umar Alisha for his contributions during the freedom struggle. Describing him as a humanist, VP Naidu noted Alisha’s efforts in the literary and social sectors as well as for women’s empowerment.

Referring to the spiritual outlook of Umar Alisha, the Vice President suggested that religious and spiritual leaders should take the message of ‘service’ to the common people.

It should be conveyed to the people that spirituality and service are not separate, and they essentially seek social welfare, he added.

Andhra Pradesh State Tourism Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao, Umar Alisha, writers, linguists, and others participated in the event. (Press Release)


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