Bhopal: Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Kamleshwar Patel said that ‘Sabla Mahila Sabha’ will be organized in 22 thousand 812 gram panchayats of the state on March 8 on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Discussion will be held on issues like social, economic development of women, folk traditions and social evils. A government female officer/ employee has been appointed nodal officer for organizing each ‘Sabla Mahila Sabha’ successfully.
Patel said that with a view to register active participation of women in the Panchayat Raj system, the manifesto also had the promise to organize women gram sabhas. In this sequence, the state government has decided to organize “Sabla Mahila Sabha” on March 8 and “Priyadarshini Mahila Sabha” on November 19 as a special Gram Sabha on two occasions in the year.
Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development Manoj Shrivastava informed that all preparations for the success of “Sabla Mahila Sabha” have been completed in the state. Sabla Mahila Sabha will be organized in the entire state simultaneously. The main Sabha will be organized in Chhindwada district in which Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Kamleshwar Patel will be present as special guests. He informed that the Sabla Mahila Sabha will be presided over by female Sarpanch, female Panch or senior female member. Tom-toms will be used to inform about the venue and time of the Sabha in the gram panchayats. He informed that the issues to be discussed in the Sabha have also been decided.
The Health and Family Welfare Department will discuss health programmes of women, girls and children in Sabla Mahila Sabha. Various schemes and programmes, including Kalyani Pension, Kanya Abhibhavak Pension run by Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Department will be discussed in the meeting. Instructions have also been given to discuss programmes for women empowerment and encouraging girl child birth. Shrivastava said that instructions have also been given to script the details of Sabla Mahila Sabha and to ensure action on it.
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