VISAKHAPATNAM: The future belongs to women, as there would be more opportunities for women in all fields, said HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao while addressing the International Women’s Day celebrations organised by the district administration here Sunday.
Ganta Srinivasa Rao recalled that former chief minister late NT Rama Rao focussed on women reservation and their rights in properties. Taking cue from him, the TDP government was implementing many welfare programmes like Mahalakshmi Scheme as part of which `25,000 would be deposited in the name of a newborn girl child, he said.
Vizag MP K Hari Babu spoke about the schemes launched by the Central government for women. Anakapalle MP A Srinivasa Rao also spoke on the occasion.
Meanwhile, as many as 400 bus conductors took part in the Women’s Day celebrations conducted by the APSRTC. Inspector of police Bangaru Papa, who attended as the chief guest, inquired women bus conductors about issues they face during bus travel and told them to avail the ‘Abhayam’ and iClik services.
Andhra University professor Prasanna Sree and APSRTC regional manager Y Jagadeesh Babu were present.
Forum for Women-Hindustan Shipyard Limited celebrated Women’s Day on its premises here Sunday wherein chairman and managing director NK Mishra, DCP G Ram Gopal Naik and others participated.