NEW DELHI: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday advocated measures to sensitise men on bringing gender parity in media, entertainment and other sectors to end the “discrimination” faced by women.Inaugurating the national dialogue on ‘An equal space: Gender parity in media and entertainment sector’ organised by Assocham, Javadekar said that the world has lost a lot by not giving women equal opportunities and not recognising their talents.
Maintaining that women are making their mark in every field and taking over men, Javadekar said, “If Vidya Balan and Kangana Ranaut could single-handedly bring success to a movie then it should be a worry for Salman (Khan) and others.”
“Since ages, mankind has been unable to use such a great pool of talent, potential and capability, as it did not recognise the power of women. And even today we don’t know whether or not America will get its first female President,” he said.
Underlining the need to create an awareness campaign, particularly in family and in office, Javadekar said, “With education, awareness and empowerment, I think the day of equal opportunity is not far off.”