Women & children were given their due in S.M. Krishna’s administration: Former MP
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Women & children were given their due in S.M. Krishna’s administration: Former MP

March 9, 2017

Political Parties and Organisations fete women achievers

Maintaining that women and children were given their due when S.M. Krishna was the Chief Minister, former MP A.H. Vishwanath lauded late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for her tough decisions for the betterment of   the country.

He was speaking at the International Women’s Day celebrations organised by Mysore City (District) Mahila Congress Committee at Town Hall yesterday.

Noting that women have made rapid strides in all fields, Vishwanath said that Indira Gandhi should be the role model for today’s woman politicians.

Recalling that he, as Education Minister in the S.M. Krishna Cabinet, had introduced mid-day meal scheme for school children and free education for girl children upto PUC, Vishwanath said that former CM Krishna should be credited for introducing many welfare schemes.

Former Zilla Panchayat (ZP) President Dr. Pushpa  Amarnath, in her address, observed that Women’s Day celebration would be more meaningful if men join hands in the celebration.

Emphasising the need for ending gender discrimination, she said that women needed more encouragement for exhibiting their skills and talents.

Former Maharaja’s College faculty Prof. Vasanthamma, Medical Practitioner Dr. Kamala Raman, former ZP President Dr. Pushpa Amarnath, former ZAK Chairperson Susheela Keshavamurthy, senior leaders Vijayakumari, Nandini Chandrashekar and Rathna Urs were felicitated on the occasion.

City Congress President T.S. Ravishankar, Women’s Wing President Radhamani, ZAK Chairperson Mallige Veeresh, former Mayors Modamani and Pushpalatha T.B. Chikkanna, Mysuru District Women’s Congress President Nandini Chandrashekar, MyLac Chairman H.A. Venkatesh and Senior Congress leader Shivanna were present.

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The programme, which was scheduled to commence at 3 pm, commenced one-and-a-half hour late as women Congress workers failed to turn up at the venue in time. Even former MP Vishwanath, who was to inaugurate the event, arrived late.

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