TANGLA: Political philosopher and Policy Director of Voters’ Party International, Bharat Gandhi said that no power could deter women from being empowered. Addressing a rally organized by Mahila Morcha of the party at Goreswar in Baksa district on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Sunday, he said that the society imposed social restrictions on women in the past which were imbibed by the religions and sects later giving rise to gender inequality for which the entire globe was struggling today. He asserted that society had to change its perception towards women folk to end gender bias and discrimination.
He advocated for a voters’ bill for establishing a new politico-economic order by empowering voters by making a law to distribute the money produced by the labor of machines and revenue generated by natural resources so that every voter was financially empowered and the aim of social security-empowered society could be achieved.
Addressing the meet, president award-winning teacher, Golaplata Goswami stressed the need of the womenfolk to hone their skills in their respective work fields and develop their temperament for building a work culture through which women could be at par with their male counterparts and be socio-politically empowered. Teacher Jahanara Begum said, “Women have been dominated in every sphere and only by providing them the freedom to work in the field of their interest can end gender bias.” The meet was presided over by Baksa chapter president of VPI, Dipali Sarania Boro and attended by Assam chapter president Lalit Pegu.