Culture Ministry celebrates International Women’s Day 2022 with the theme #BreakTheBias and #SharingIsCaring

The Union Minister of State for Culture and External Affairs Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi celebrated the International Women’s Day 2022 at Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts, Janpath today .

 

The event was graced by the Women Ambassadors of countries like Guyana, Venezuela, Poland, Bulgaria, Madagascar, women officials of the ministry of Culture and distinguished members of the BRICS-CCI.

The event, organized by Ministry of Culture, supported by BRICS – CCI, was celebrated with much fervor as a mix of artists performed Vedic Invocation by students of Sri Satya Sai University of Human Excellence, western and classical music by Band of Hindu College, Delhi University, Lifestyle Management workshop by Professor TanujaNesari, Director, AIIA.

 

 

In her address, Smt.Meenakashi Lekhi said that today we are  celebrating Shakti Parv as part of AzadikaAmritMahotsav and  it is time to remember the sacrifices that women made during the freedom struggle. She also highlighted the fact that in Indian society women could become priests  as well as empresses.

 

The Minister said it  is noteworthy that all the women who are present  here have broken the bias in one way or the other and this is  today’s event theme ‘breaking the bias’. They have transformed  their lives and those of many others around them as well. SmtLekhiurged that  men should come forward and support the cause of empowerment of women. At the same time,  it is important to remember all good men whom we have come across in our lives.

The highlight of the event was the interaction with the audience by Minister of State Smt. Lekhi herself who encouraged women to share their stories of breaking the bias. The Ambassador of Rwanda to India H.E. Ms. Jacqueline Mukangira, the Ambassador of Venezuela Her Excellency Coromoto Godoy Calderón shared how they broke the glass ceiling and  the struggles they had to go through  to reach their present position.

Smt. Lekhi also inaugurated Art Exhibition on prominent women of India and handed over mementoes to the women achievers of the Ministry of Culture.

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