W20 meeting begins in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, discussion on giving direction to ‘women power’
Chennai: The two-day 20 Inception meeting began on Monday in Maharashtra’s Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar. The meeting was inaugurated by Union Minister for Women & Child Development and Minority Affairs Smriti Zubin Irani. During the meeting, it was discussed to focus on giving direction to ‘women power’ in all aspects of life. 150 women delegates from G20 countries participated during the event. Addressing the inaugural session, the Union Minister said that the W20 can provide guidance on how to use best practices to create greater empowerment for women.
Indian Presidency’s G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant said that women-led development should be a key focus of India’s Presidency for growth and greater prosperity, therefore India has made women-led development a very integral part of the G20 Presidency. During this, W20 President Dr. Sandhya Purecha said that gender equality, capital and prestige in women’s leadership development are the main themes of this meeting.
Dr Purecha told reporters that all the delegates have been divided into five groups to discuss five priority areas. These groups are – Women Entrepreneurship, Women’s Leadership at the Grassroots Level, Bridging the Gender Digital Divide, Education & Skill Development and The Role of Women in Climate Change Action. Dr. Purecha said that India’s G20 presidency would be a historic moment as it would strive for practical global solutions for the good of all and thus reveal the true spirit of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.
On this occasion, Union Minister of State for Finance Dr. Bhagwat Karad, Union Minister of State for Railways, Raosaheb Patil Danve, Minister for Cooperatives, Government of Maharashtra Atul Bachao also addressed the inauguration ceremony. All of them welcomed the delegates at the historic place of Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar.