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 by Maneka Gandhi with the aim to boost the organic culture and promote women organic farmers and entrepreneurs.
Being the country’s largest organic festival, it bears witness to the fact that women are the torchbearers of the nation’s organic movement. With over 500 women entrepreneurs coming together from the remote area of the country to national capital with their organic products such as cereals, rice, pulses, skin-care products, fabric, jewellery, etc, the festival is the perfect example of creating revolution and making women self-reliant.
Sonia Gandhi, who is seen to be quite active in attending meets and fairs promoting women development, had recently visited Russia at the Eurasian Women’s forum at St Petersburg, where she said that women across the world face common challenges. Sonia urged an equal share for women in workplaces and public office and advocated for change in the mindsets to ensure this.