New Delhi (Uttam Hindu News)- On the second day in the new Parliament, when the Women’s Reservation Bill was discussed in the Lok Sabha, many celebrity actors and sportspersons reached the Parliament and expressed their solidarity towards the steps taken by the Modi government for women empowerment.
Boxer and former Rajya Sabha MP Mary Kom said, “We are happy that prominent players have been invited to visit Parliament and women reservation will play an important role in women empowerment”. Congratulating the Prime Minister, former Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj said that 33 percent reservation for women will increase women’s participation in governance.
Indian hockey player Rani Rampal also expressed happiness over the possibility of greater participation of women in Parliament and state legislatures. Paralympic athlete Deepa Malik called it a beautiful gift on Ganesh Chaturthi and said, “Our democracy is for the people, by the people and for the people. And people’s participation will be complete only when there is participation of women”. Deepa Malik further said about the new Parliament building, “The first thing I noticed was that there was no place in the new building that my wheelchair could not reach.” Actress Bhumi Pednekar said the move will ensure that women’s voices are included in debates, policies and law making, while Shehnaaz Gill said women’s reservation will ultimately help bring gender equality in a more meaningful way.