Mayor of Delhi highlights the need for greater representation of women in public bodies
Delhi Mayor Shelley Oberoi on Monday stressed the need for greater representation of women in government bodies and said they should actively participate in public life.
She has spoken at the Women’s Leadership Conclave and Intercollegiate Gender Festival organized by Kalindi College’s Women’s Development Cell in collaboration with Delhi University’s Transgender Cell and Gender Sensitization Committee.
The theme of the program was Ordinary Women: An Extraordinary Life. The purpose of this was to create a critical space for women’s involvement in issues such as development, education, health, political participation and violence against them, Kalindi College Women’s Development Cell said in a statement.
Oberoi, who was the first speaker at the event, spoke about her journey from teaching at the University of Delhi to Delhi’s first female mayor.
“She emphasized the need for greater representation of women in government bodies and interacted with college students, encouraging them to actively participate in public life,” the report says.
The event was also attended by BJP MP Loket Chatterjee, who spoke about her transition from actor to MP.
Chatterjee turned to Lakshmi Bai and Savitribai Phula to highlight the inspiring role of women in nation building.
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