Tag: Maneka Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi visits Maneka Gandhi at Women of India National organic festival

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Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday October 31, paid a surprise visit at the Women of India National organic festival organised by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi. Held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, the fifth edition of the festival was inaugurated on October 26[Read More…]

UP: Vrindavan instates home for 1000 widows

UP: Vrindavan instates home for 1000 widows

A special home to house around 1,000 widows will be inaugurated at Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh on Friday by Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, official sources said. ‘Krishna Kutir’ – said to be largest such facility constructed by a government – was constructed on 1.4 hectares at a cost of 57.48[Read More…]

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Indian couples, single mothers prefer adopting ‘girl child’

Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), under the Maneka Gandhi-led Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), claimed that since 2012, nearly 60 per cent of those adopted across the country were girl children. CARA CEO, Col. Deepak Kumar, recognises the change as progressive and broadening of mindsets among Indian parents.[Read More…]

'Sanjay Gandhi was made of sterner stuff'

‘Sanjay Gandhi was made of sterner stuff’

I can’t claim that I was close to the entire Gandhi family, but there was a time when Sanjay, Indira Gandhi‘s younger son, was a good friend. In fact, he even tried to teach me to fly a plane, without success but with considerable daredevilry. I first got to know[Read More…]

Maneka for death penalty in child rape cases

New Delhi: Following a public outrage over the gang rape of a minor girl in Jammu and Kashmirs Kathua, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday declared that her ministry intends to amend the POCSO Act, making provision for death penalty in child rape cases. “I have been deeply, deeply disturbed[Read More…]

Maneka asks Maharashtra CM to sack forest minister

Committed to eliminating child labour, says Maneka Gandhi

India is fully committed to working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.7 to eliminate child labour, Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi said on Thursday. While speaking at the 4th Global Conference on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour at Buenos Aires in Argentina, the minister[Read More…]

She-box to ensure safety of women at workplace

She-box to ensure safety of women at workplace

In an attempt to ensure that women are safe in workspaces, the Union women and child development (WCD) ministry is launching an online complaint box. ‘She-box’ will ensure that help is now a mouse-click away for the women government employees who face sexual harassment at work. This online complaint box[Read More…]

Govt working on framework to regulate pre-schools

The Union women and child development ministry is working on a policy structure to regulate pre-schools that provide basic education to children under six years and ensure a questionable quality of service. It is generally run by Anganwadi centres plus private agencies. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights[Read More…]

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